I am approaching the end of phase II of this PhD in history. My comprehensive qualifying exams begin on Nov. 9, 2009. I still have sooooo many books to examine and so many thoughts and ideas to bring together into coherent, synthetic essays about large topics in history. For some reason, I am still calm about it all. Just another hurdle to jump. Ask me in two more weeks how I feel.
More importantly, I refuse to count down the days. That would drive me more crazy.
Well, as the title for this post says, Back to being a crazed academic - On to Muscovy Russia and the concept of ruling an empire.