Karl Schlögel

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Karl Schlögel receiving the prize for non-fiction at the Leipzig Book Fair, 2018

Karl Schlögel (born 7 March 1948 in Hawangen, Bavaria, Germany) is a noted German historian of Eastern Europe who specialises in modern Russia, the history of Stalinism, the Russian diaspora and dissident movements, Eastern European cultural history and theoretical problems of historical narration.


He is the author of numerous highly acclaimed monographs and the winner of the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for non-fiction in 2018 for his most recent work.[1][2] His earlier work appeared in English in 2012 as Moscow 1937.[3][4] For this work he received the Preis des Historischen Kollegs in 2016.


  1. ^ Das sowjetische Jahrhundert. Archäologie einer untergegangenen Welt, C.H. Beck, 2017. ISBN 978-3-406-71511-2
  2. ^ Schlögel, Karl. "Karl Schlögel and the Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2018".
  3. ^ Moscow 1937. Cambridge, Polity Press, 2012, translated by Rodney Livingstone. ISBN 978-0-745-65076-0
  4. ^ Terror und Traum. Moskau 1937 (Hanser, 2008) ISBN 978-3-446-23081-1