Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964
This series of podcasts supports the specification content for the AQA AS and A Level History option 1H Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964, and complements the series of Oxford AQA History for A Level textbooks and revision guides published by Oxford University Press. The podcasts explore some of the key debates and controversies raised by this rich period of Russian history, and break down some of the complex issues of this era. They combine a clear and compelling analysis of events with some deliberately provocative views, challenging listeners to penetrate more deeply into the minds and actions of those involved and form their own judgements. The podcasts are enriched by a range of gripping audio material which adds colour to the historical narrative. Overall the podcasts will provide valuable support and revision material for anyone studying this examination option, and will also be welcome listening for anyone with an interest in modern Russia who wishes to understand more fully its complex political and human story. Finally, we are delighted to welcome Sally Waller in her first series for Audiopi. Sally Waller is a respected History author and she has many years of examining experience.
The series is divided into 4 sections with 6 podcasts in each section as follows:
Part One: Autocracy, Reform and Revolution: Russia 1855 -1917
The first 6 podcasts address the attempts to preserve autocracy in the years 1855 to 1894.
The podcasts in this section address the collapse of autocracy in the years 1894 to 1917. Together with podcasts in section 1, they cover the AS course for AQA 7041/1H and 50% of the A level course for 7042/1H.
Part Two: The Soviet Union, 1917-1964
The podcasts in this section address the emergence of Communist dictatorship in the years 1917 to 1941.
The podcasts in this section address the Stalinist Dictatorship and reaction in the years 1941 to 1964. Together with the podcasts in sections 1-3, these complete the material covered in the A level course for 7042/1H.