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 and of Trinity College, Cambridge. He is the elder brother of Anatol Lieven, 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
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.
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)