Lieven, Dominic

Professor Dominic Lieven  


Position held

Professor of Russian History


Professor of Russian History


Non LSE positions held

Trinity College, University of Cambridge

Co-ordinator, MSc Comparative Politics (Empire)


Experience keywords:

Former USSR; Russian history; Russian politics; comparative imperial history

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Soviet Union


French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; German [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Basic]; Russian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

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Hartley, Janet and Keenan, Paul and Lieven, Dominic, eds (2015) Russia and the Napoleonic wars War, culture and society, 1750-1850. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK. ISBN 9781137527998


Lieven, Dominic (2012) Tolstoy on war, Russia, and empire In: McPeak, Rick and Orwin, Donna Tussing, (eds.) Tolstoy on War: Narrative Art and Historical Truth in "War and Peace". Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, USA. ISBN 978080148980


Lieven, Dominic (2011) Russian empires In: Cummings, Sally and Hinnebusch, Raymond, (eds.) Sovereignty After Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, 25-43. ISBN 9780748643042

Lieven, Dominic (2011) Russian empire In: Cummings, Sally N. and Hinnebusch, Raymond, (eds.) Sovereignty After Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748643042

Lieven, Dominic (2011) Mobilizing Russian horsepower in 1812 History, 96 (322). 152-166. ISSN 0018-2648


Lieven, Dominic (2010) Russia against Napoleon: the battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814 Allen Lane, London, UK. ISBN 9780713996371


Lieven, Dominic (2005) Empire, history and the contemporary global order In: Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures. Proceedings of the British Academy (131). Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 127-156. ISBN 9780197263518


Lieven, Dominic (2002) Empire's aftermath: a comparative perspective In: Cummings, Sally. N, (ed.) Power and Change in Central Asia. Routledge, London; New York, 24-41. ISBN 9780415255851


Lieven, Dominic (2001) The collapse of the Tsarist and Soviet Empires in comparative perspective In: Brix, Emil and Koch, Klaus and Vyslonzil, Elisabeth, (eds.) The Decline of Empires. Oldenbourg Verlag, Munich, 99-107. ISBN 9783486565942


Lieven, Dominic (2000) Empire: the Russian empire and its rivals John Murray, London. ISBN 0719552435


Lieven, Dominic (1999) Russia as empire: a comparative perspective In: Hosking, Geoffrey and Service, Robert, (eds.) Reinterpreting Russia. Edward Arnold, London. ISBN 9780340731345

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