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  1. Core Texts 2 items
    1. The American Revolution: a concise history - Robert J. Allison 2011 (electronic resource)

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  2. Primary Sources for Revolutionary America 8 items
    1. Thomas Jefferson, political writings - Thomas Jefferson, Joyce Oldham Appleby, Terence Ball 1999 (electronic resource)

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    2. Sacred rights of conscience: selected readings on religious liberty and church-state relations in the American founding - Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall 2009

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  3. Other useful overviews for America 12 items
    1. The first prejudice: religious tolerance and intolerance in early America - Chris Beneke, Chris Beneke, Christopher S. Grenda c2011 (electronic resource)

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    2. The forgotten founders on religion and public life - Daniel L. Dreisbach, Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, Jeffry H. Morrison c2009 (electronic resource)

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    3. The Oxford handbook of the American Revolution - Edward G. Gray, Jane Kamensky 2013 (electronic resource)

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    4. The faiths of the founding fathers - David L. Holmes 2006 (electronic resource)

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    5. Religion and American politics: from the colonial period to the present - Mark A. Noll, Mark A. Noll, Luke E. Harlow 2007 (electronic resource)

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  4. Other useful overviews for Russia 8 items
    1. Russian Orthodoxy on the eve of revolution - Vera Shevzov 2004

      Book Background

    2. Converging worlds: religion and community in peasant Russia, 1861-1917 - Chris J. Chulos 2003

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    3. "Godless communists": atheism and society in Soviet Russia, 1917-1932 - William Husband 2000

      Book Essential

    4. Storming the heavens: the Soviet League of the Militant Godless - Daniel Peris 1998

      Book Essential

  5. Week 1 3 items
    1. Lecture 1: Introduction to the Module 1 item
      1. Chapter 4 - Religious History - Wolffe, John

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    2. Seminar 1, Part 1: Introduction to Revolutionary America 1 item
      1. The American Revolution: a concise history - Robert J. Allison 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential

    3. Seminar 1, Part 2: Introduction to Revolutionary Russia 1 item
  6. Week 2 6 items
    1. Lecture 2: Putting Religion into Revolution 2 items
    2. Seminar 1: Historiography of Religion in Revolutionary America 2 items
    3. Seminar 2: Historiography of Religion in Revolutionary Russia 2 items
      1. Reinterpreting Russia - Robert Service, Geoffrey A Hosking 1999

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      2. Sacred Stories : Religion and Spirituality in Modern Russia - Steinberg, Mark D., Coleman, Heather J. 2007

        Book Essential

  7. Week 3 3 items
    1. Lecture 3, Theme 1: The Churches and Revolution (America) 1 item
      1. Under the cope of heaven: religion, society and politics in colonial America - Patricia Updegraff Bonomi 2003

        Book Essential Read ch. 7: 'Religion and the American Revolution'

    2. Comparative Approaches to History: Essay Writing Workshop 2 items
      1. The furies: violence and terror in the French and Russian Revolutions - Arno J. Mayer 2000

        Book Essential Read pages 483-532 (i.e. Chapter 13: ‘Perils of Emancipation: Protestants and Jews in the Revolutionary Whirlwind’).

  8. Week 4 10 items
    1. Lecture 4, Theme 1: The Churches and Revolution (Russia) 2 items
    2. Seminar 4, Theme 1: The Churches and Revolution (America) 3 items
      1. New World Faiths : Religion in Colonial America - Jon Butler 2008

        Book Essential Chap. 7: 'Religion and the American Revolution'. Butler describes the Revolution as 'a profoundly secular event', but he also explores the role religion played within it.

      2. The American Revolution - A War of Religion? - Clark, Jonathan Dec 1, 1989

        Article Essential A useful summary of Clark's book-length argument in The Language of Liberty

      3. The language of liberty, 1660-1832: political discourse and social dynamics in the Anglo-American world - J. C. D. Clark 1994

        Book Background Read Chap. 4: 'Political Mobilisation: The American Revolution was a War of Religion' (pp. 296-381)

    3. Seminar 4, Theme 1: The Churches and Revolution (Russia) 5 items
      1. A life under Russian serfdom: memoirs of Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, 1800-1868 - Savva Dmitrievich Purlevskii, Boris B. Gorshkov c2005

        Book Essential Read the introduction as well as the chapter 'Myself, My Childhood and My Family', pp.51-60.

      2. Village life in late tsarist Russia - O. P. Semenova-Ti͡an-Shanskai͡a, David L. Ransel 1993

        Book Essential Read pages 31-34; 44-46; and 135-138.

      3. Chapter 9: The Church as Servant of the State - Pipes, Richard

        Chapter Essential

      4. The Prokudin-Gorskii Photographic Record Recreated: The Empire That Was Russia | Exhibitions - Library of Congress

        Webpage Background If time permits, explore the Library of Congress' online exhibition 'The Empire that was Russia'. The photographs were taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) between 1909 and 1912, and in 1915. To see some of the Orthodox landscape of Russia on the eve of the Revolution, click on the link, then 'architecture', or search the entire collection using the keyword 'church'.

  9. Week 5 1 item
    1. Lecture 5, Theme 2: Pluralism and Persecution (America) 1 item
      1. The first freedoms: church and state in America to the passage of the First Amendment - Thomas J. Curry 1986

        Book Essential Chapters 6 and 7 provide a detailed survey of shifting church-state arrangements across southern and middle states and New England during the Revolution.

    2. Week 5 Seminars 0 items
      See the instructions for last week's seminars when preparing for the Week 5 seminars.
  10. Week 6 11 items
    1. Lecture 6, Theme 2: Pluralism and Persecution (Russia) 5 items
      1. Engineers of the Human Soul - Figes, Orlando

        Chapter Essential

      2. BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, Lenin

        Webpage Background If you want to hear more about the impact of the cult of Lenin on ordinary Soviet citizens, do listen to Vitali Vitaliev (author, columnist, broadcaster and former Soviet Journalist of the Year) recollecting what Lenin meant to him in Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time programme. In this episode, Lenin the individual and the 'icon' is explored also with Robert Service, biographer of Lenin and lecturer in Russian History and Fellow of St Anthony’s College, Oxford. It was first broadcast in 2000 and you can listen to the programme by accessing the BBC's web site.

      3. Chapter 12: "Storming the Last Citadel": The Bolshevik Assault on the Church, 1922 - Brovkin, Vladimir N., Daly, Jonathon W.

        Chapter Background

    2. Seminar 6, Theme 2: Pluralism and Persecution (America) 3 items
      1. Jefferson: Political Writings - Thomas Jefferson, , Joyce Appleby, , and Terence Ball 1999

        Book Essential Key writings and letters of Jefferson, including the Virginia Bill for Religious Freedom that became law in 1786

      2. Companion to Thomas Jefferson - Francis D. Cogliano , and Francis D. Cogliano 2011

        Book Essential John Ragosta's chapter on 'The Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom'

      3. Wellspring of Liberty - John A. Ragosta 03/06/2010

        Book Background

    3. Seminar 6, Theme 2: Pluralism and Persecution (Russia) 3 items
      1. Extract from Chapter 8 - '"Exposing" the relics of Saint Sergius' [inc. Notes] - Kenworthy, Scott M.

        Chapter Essential

  11. Week 7 1 item
    1. Lecture 7, Theme 3: Religious Liberty (America) 1 item
      This lecture considers the federal constitution of the United States (1787) and the First Amendment of 1791
      1. The first freedoms: church and state in America to the passage of the First Amendment - Thomas J. Curry 1986

        Book Essential Read chap. 8 on the making of the First Amendment

    2. Seminar 7 0 items
      See the instructions for last week's seminars when preparing for the Week 7 seminars.
  12. Week 8 6 items
    1. Lecture 8, Theme 3: Religious Liberty (Russia) 1 item
      1. Russian Baptists and Spiritual Revolution, 1905-1929 - Coleman, Heather J. 2005

        Book Essential Read pages 154-179 (Chapter 8: Revolution and Opportunity).

    2. Seminar 8, Theme 3: Religious Liberty (America) 2 items
    3. Seminar 8, Theme 3: Religious Liberty (Russia) 3 items
  13. Week 9 2 items
    1. Lecture 9: Legacies of Revolution (America) 2 items
    2. Seminar 9 0 items
      See the instructions for last week's seminars when preparing for the Week 9 seminars.
  14. Week 10 8 items
    1. Lecture 10, Legacies of Revolution: Religion in Post-Soviet Russia 2 items
      1. Eastern Christianity and politics in the twenty-first century 2014

        Book Background Read Chapter 3: Z. Knox & A. Mitrofanova, ‘The Russian Orthodox Church’ in L. Leustean (ed.), Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twenty-first Century (Routledge, 2014), pp. 38-66.

    2. Seminar 10, Part 1: Legacies of Revolution: Religion and American Culture Wars 4 items
      1. Justice Scalia on the Separation of Church and State - YouTube

        Audio-visual document  Antonin Scalia, recently deceased Supreme Court Justice, and arch-conservative jurist, critiques secularist interpretations of the establishment clause

    3. Seminar 10, Part 2: Legacies of Revolution: Religion in Post-Soviet Russia 2 items
      1. Pussy Riot-Punk Prayer.mp4 10/3/2012

        Audio-visual document Essential

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