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Bernice Glatzer Rosenthal

Bernice Rosenthal

Professor Emeritus of History
Office: Dealy Hall 617


BA in History, C.C.N.Y.

MA in History, U. of Chicago

PhD in History, U. of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

Editor of Nietzsche in Russia (Princeton University Press, 1986), Nietzsche and Soviet Culture: Ally and Adversary (Cambridge University Press, 1994) and The Occult in Russian and Soviet Culture (Cornell University Press, 1997), and co-author of A Revolution of Spirit: Crisis of Value in Russia, 1890-1924 (2nd edition, Fordham University Press, 1990), she has also published books and articles on religion and revolution in Russia, the Russian religious renaissance, the occult in Russia, and Russian women, including "The Nature and Function of Sophia in Sergei Bulgakov's Pre-Revolutionary Thought," in Russian Religious Thought (University of Wisconsin Press, 1996) and East Europe Reads Nietzsche with Alice Freifeld and Peter Bergmann in which she is co-editor and co-author of the introduction and chapter "Nietzsche, Nationality, Nationalism." Her current research interests focus on comparative intellectual history and Russian religious philosophy. Her latest book is New Myth, New World : From Nietzsche to Stalinism (Penn State U. Press, 2002). She also serves on several editorial boards and has appeared in on-camera interviews for a show on Ivan the Terrible for A&E's Biography Series.

Dr Rosenthal’s current project is a comparative study of cultural trends in prerevolutionary Russia (1890-1917) and in the United States since the 1960s. The study points out the amazing parallels in countries that were otherwise so different.

Her undergraduate and graduate courses focus on Tsarist and twentieth-century Russia , European intellectual history, and religion and revolution. She is also planning new courses on women in Russian history, food in history, and occultism in European history.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses:

HSRU 3601 - European Thought I

HSRU 3602 - European Thought II

HSRU 3604 - Enlightenment Visions Enlightenment

HSRU 3605 - The Counter Enlightenment

HSRU 3611 - Imperial Russia

HSRU 3612 - Twentieth Century Russia

HSRU 3614 - Revolutionary and Soviet Russia

HSRU 4600 - SEM: The Crisis in European Thought 1890-1930

HSRU 4605 - SEMINAR: Russia: Politics-Religion

HSRU 4606 – SEM: History of Food

Graduate Courses:

HSGA 5450 - Women in Modern Europe

HSGA 5452 - Early Modern Russia: 1462-1800

HSGA 5455 - Religion and Revolution

HSGA 5460 - Russian Thought: 1890-1990

HSGA 6461 - European Thought

HSGA 6453 - The Bolshevik Revolution

Curriculum Vitae