Dominic Lieven

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Dominic Lieven (born January 19, 1952) is Professor of Russian studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science, a Fellow of the British Academy[1][2] and of Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the elder brother of Anatol Lieven and Nathalie Lieven QC, and a brother of Elena Lieven .


Lieven was educated at Downside School, a Benedictine Roman Catholic boarding independent school in Stratton-on-the-Fosse, near Shepton Mallet in Somerset, in South West England, followed by Christ's College at the University of Cambridge, where he gained a First in History in the class of 1973, and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard University in 1973/4.

Russian Government and Empire[edit]

Lieven is seen by some as an authority on Russian history and post-Soviet politics and on Empire and European history, notably in the areas of comparative imperial history, problems of political stability on the European periphery from 1860-1939 and Russia's confrontation with Napoleon from 1807-14.[3]

Key Publications[edit]

His main works include:

  • Russia and the Origins of the First World War, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (1983).
  • Russia's Rulers under the Old Regime, Yale U.P (1989).
  • The Aristocracy in Europe 1815/1914, Macmillan/Columbia UP (1992).
  • Nicholas II, John Murray/St Martin's Press (1993).
  • Empire. The Russian Empire and its Rivals, John Murray/Yale U.P (2003).
  • Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814. (2009)[4][5]

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