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Professor Janet Hartley, Professor of International History

Research and Publications

NB. Professor Hartley is on sabbatical leave from 2013-14.

Professor Hartley's main fields of interest are Russian history in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Her books include The Study of Russian History from British Archive Sources (editor) (1986), Guide to Documents and Manuscripts in the United Kingdom relating to Russia and the Soviet Union (1987); Russia in the Age of the Enlightenment (editor with R. Bartlett), (1990); Alexander I (1994), Finland and Poland in the Russian Empire: A Comparative Study (editor with M. Branch), (1995); Britain and Russia in the Age of Peter the Great (editor with M. Anderson et al), (1998); A Social History of the Russian Empire 1650-1825 (1999), Charles Whitworth: Diplomat in the Age of Peter the Great (2002); Russia-1762-1815: Military Power, the State and the People (Greenwood Press, 2008). She is currently completing Siberia: a People’s History, which will be published by Yale University Press in 2014.  She is a co-editor of Russian History and Literature in the Eighteenth Century, which will be published in 2013, and which will include a piece by her on ‘The Army and Prisoners’.

She has written many articles and chapters on Russian history and Anglo Russian relations, in English and in Russian. Recent publications include: ‘Napoleonic Prisoners in Russia’, in N. Iu. Erpyleva, M. E. Gashi-Butler (eds), Forging a Common Legal Destiny: Liber Amicorum in Honour of William E. Butler, London, 2005, pp. 714-26,  ‘The Patriotism of the Russian Army in the “Patriotic” or “Fatherland War of 1812’ in C. J. Esdaile (ed), Popular Resistance in the French Wars: Patriots, Partisans and Land Pirates, Palgrave, 2005, pp. 181-200, ‘Provincial and Local Government’ in D. Lieven (ed), The Cambridge History of Russia, vol. 2, Imperial Russia 1689-1917, Cambridge, 2006, pp. 449-67, ‘Gizhiga: Military Presence and Social Encounters in Russia’s Wild East’, Slavonic and East European Review, 86, 2008, pp. 665-84, ‘Russia as a Fiscal-Military State’, in C. Storrs (ed), The Rise of the Fiscal-Military State in Eighteenth-Century Europe: Essays in Honour of P.G.M. Dickson, Ashgate, 2009, pp. 125-146, ‘The Russian Empire: Military Encounters and National Identity’, in R. Bessel, N. Guyatt, J. Redall (eds), War, Empire and Slavery, 1770-1830, Palgrave, 2010, pp. 218-34.

She is a member of the Advisory Board of the International College of Finance and Economics and an advisor on recruitment to the History Department, both of which are  part of the Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

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Contact Details

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Professor Janet Hartley