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Professor Dominic Lieven

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Research and Publications

Dominic Lieven joined LSE in 1978, became a professor in 1993 and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2001. He graduated first in the class of 1973 in history from Cambridge University and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard in 1973/4. Subsequently, he has been inter alia a Humboldt Fellow in Germany, and a visiting professor at Tokyo University and Harvard. He is married with two children. The family lives partly in London and partly in Japan.

His publications include:

  • 1983 Russia and the Origins of the First World War, Macmillan. 
  • 1989 Russia's Rulers under the Old Regime, Yale U.P. 
  • 1992 The Aristocracy in Europe 1815/1914, Macmillan/Columbia UP.
  • 1993 Nicholas II, John Murray/St Martin's Press. 
  • 2000 Empire. The Russian Empire and its Rivals, John Murray/Yale U.P. 
  • 2006 The Cambridge History of Russia. Volume 2: Imperial Russia, 1689-1917, CUP, Editor
  • 2009 Russia against Napoleon. The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814, Penguin,
    Winner of the Wolfson History Prize

He is currently planning a conference, articles and edited book on Russia's conflict with Napoleon.

The Tsar Liberates Europe? Russia against Napoleon, 1807-1814: Available as MP3| or Video|.


 Professor Dominic Lieven