City Stories, Eastern Europe

VMS 423S.01
Duda, Paulina

Explores the multicultural histories, landmarks, and architectural styles of these four major European capitals. Drawing on paintings, photos, films, histories, memoirs, and fiction, we'll trace the aesthetic, religious, and political imprints of overlapping empires Hapsburg, Russian, Ottoman, and Soviet on these fascinating cities; consider how their urban communities accommodated influential religious minorities (Jews, Muslims, Christians); and study the roles they played in their respective nations. All readings in English translation and films screened with English subtitles. Instructor: Holmgren

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Allen 304I
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