L. S. Stavrianos

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L. S. Stavrianos
Born 1913
Vancouver, Canada
Died March 23, 2004(2004-03-23) (aged 91)
La Jolla, San Diego, California
Citizenship American
Fields History
Institutions Queens, Smith, Northwestern, UCSD
Alma mater University of British Columbia
Clark University

Leften Stavros Stavrianos (1913 – March 23, 2004) was a Greek-Canadian historian. His most influential books are considered to be A Global History: From Prehistory to the 21st Century and The Balkans since 1453. He was one of the very first historians to challenge Orientalist views of the Ottoman Empire.

Biography[edit]

Stavrianos was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1913. He received a B.A. in history from the University of British Columbia, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Stavrianos joined the faculty of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario and Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. He then became a professor at Northwestern University in 1946. After retiring from Northwestern in 1973, Stavrianos joined the University of California, San Diego Department of History until 1992.

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Chronological List

  • The Movement for Balkan Unity to 1912 (1937 Clark University dissertation)
  • Balkan Federation: A History of the Movement toward Balkan Unity in Modern Times (1942, 1944)
  • First Balkan Alliance System, 1860-1876 (1942)
  • Greece: The War and Aftermath ... (1945)
  • Greece: American Dilemma and Opportunity (1952)
  • The Ottoman Empire: Was It the Sick Man of Europe? (1957, 3rd ed. 1966)
  • Antecedents to the Balkan Revolutions of the Nineteenth Century (1957)
  • The Balkans Since 1453 (1958, 2nd ed. 2000, 4th ed. 2008)
  • A Global History of Man (1962)(with many co-authors)
  • Readings in World History (1962, 3rd ed. 1970), 784 p.
  • The Balkans, 1815-1914 (1963)
  • The Soviet Union: A Culture Area in Perspective (1964)
  • Sub-Saharan Africa: A Culture in Perspective (1964)(with Loretta Kreider Andrews)
  • Latin America: A Culture Area in Perspective (1965)(with George I. Blankenstein)
  • India: A Culture Area in Perspective (1966)(with Lacey Baldwin Smith)
  • China: A Culture Area in Perspective (1966)(with Roger F. Hackett)
  • The Middle East: A Culture Area in Perspective (1966)
  • The World Since 1500: A Global History (1966)
  • The Epic of Modern Man: A Collection of Readings (1966, 2nd ed. 1971)
  • The Epic of Man to 1500: A Collection of Readings (1970)
  • The World to 1500: A Global History (1970; 3rd ed. 1983; 7th ed. 1999)
  • Man's Past and Present: A Global History (1971)(abridgement of World to/since 1500, 2nd ed.)
  • The World of Mankind: Man the Toolmaker (1973)
  • The Promise of the Coming Dark Age (1976)
  • Global Rift: The Third World Comes of Age (1981)
  • Lifelines from Our Past: A New World History (1989, rev. ed. 1997)

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