Hartley, Janet

Professor Janet Hartley  


Position held

Professor of International History


co-head of the Russia Studies Programme


Experience keywords:

18th century; 19th century; Russian archival materials; Russian history; Russian social history; Siberia; Soviet archival materials

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Research interests in eighteenth and nineteenth century Russian history, including social, cultural, legal, institutional and diplomatic history. She has written a study of Charles Whitworth, English diplomat in Russia and other European countries in the first quarter of the eighteenth century, and her most recent book is 'Russia, 1762-1825: Military Power, the State and the People', published in 2008. She is currently writing a history of Siberia.


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

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Hartley, Janet and Scott, Hamish (2016) de Madariaga, Isabel Margaret, 1919-2014 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XV. 217-244.


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

Keenan, Paul (2015) The Russian Imperial Court and victory celebrations during the early Napoleonic Wars In: Hartley, Janet and Keenan, Paul and Lieven, Dominic, (eds.) Russia and the Napoleonic Wars. War, Culture and Society, 1750–1850. Palgrave Macmillan, London, 163-178. ISBN 9781349571710


Hartley, Janet (2014) A land of limitless possibilities: British commerce and trade in Siberia in the early twentieth century Sibirica: Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies, 13 (3). 1-21. ISSN 1361-7362

Hartley, Janet (2014) Siberia: a history of the people Yale University Press, London, UK. ISBN 9780300167948


Hartley, Janet (2013) Полтавская битва — поворотный пункт в англо-российских отношениях Преподавание истории и обществознания в школе (6). 60-68. ISSN 2074-4935

Hartley, Janet (2013) The army: prisons and prisoners In: Bogatyrev, Sergei and Dixon, Simon and Hartley, Janet, (eds.) History and Literature in Eighteenth-Century Russia. International conference of the Study Group on Eightenth-Century Russia (VIII). Study Group on Eighteenth-Century Russia, London, UK. ISBN 9780950331492


Hartley, Janet M (2012) Russia as a great military power, 1762–1825 In: Schneid, Frederick C., (ed.) The Projection and Limitations of Imperial Powers, 1618-1850. History of warfare (75). Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, 105-121. ISBN 9789004226715


Hartley, Janet (2011) Book review: female entrepreneurs in nineteenth-century Russia - by Galina Ulianova European History Quarterly, 41 (2). 369-370. ISSN 0265-6914

Hartley, Janet (2011) Book review: the Queen Dowager's life regiment in Finland 1772-1808 - by J.E.O. Screen Slavonic and East European Review, 89 (2). 356-357. ISSN 0037-6795


Hartley, Janet (2010) The Russian Empire: military encounters and national identity In: Rendall, Jane and Guyatt, Nicholas and Bessell, Richard, (eds.) War, Empire and Slavery, 1770-1830. War, culture and society, 1750-1850. Palgrave, Macmillian. ISBN 9780230229891

Hartley, Janet (2010) Book review: imperial boundaries: Cossack communities and empire-building in the age of Peter the Great - by Brian J. Boeck Slavic Review, 69 (4). 1000-1001. ISSN 0037-6779


Hartley, Janet (2009) Poltavskaia bitva i anglo-rossiiskie otnosheniia Voprosy Istorii I Kultury Severnykh Stran I Territorii.

Hartley, Janet (2009) Russia as a fiscal-military state In: Storrs, C, (ed.) The Fiscal Military State in Eighteenth-Century Europe. Ashgate, Aldershot, 125-146. ISBN 0754658147


Hartley, Janet (2008) Gizhiga: military presence and social encounters in Russia's wild east Slavonic and East European Review, 86 (4). 665-684. ISSN 0037-6795

Hartley, Janet M (2008) Russia, 1762-1825: military power, the state, and the people Studies in military history and international affairs. Praeger, Westport, UK. ISBN 9780275978716


Hartley, Janet M. (2006) Provincial and local government In: Lieven, Dominic, (ed.) The Cambridge History of Russia - Imperial Russia 1689-1917. Cambridge history of Russia, 2. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 449-467. ISBN 9780521815291


Hartley, Janet (2005) The patriotism of the Russian army in the 'patriotic' or 'fatherland' war of 1812 In: Esdaile, Charles J., (ed.) Popular Resistance in the French Wars: Patriots, Partisans and Land Pirates. Palgrave, Basingstoke, UK, 181-200. ISBN 1403938261

Hartley, Janet M. (2005) Napoleonic prisoners in Russia In: Erpyleva, N. U. and Gashi-Butler, Maryann Elizabeth and Henderson, Jane Elisabeth, (eds.) Forging a Common Legal Destiny: Liber Amicorum in Honour of William E. Butler. Simmonds & Hill, London, UK, 714-723. ISBN 9781898029786


Hartley, Janet (2004) War and the merchants: the Great Northern war (1700-1721) In: Bartlett, Roger and Lehmann-Carli, Gabriela, (eds.) Eighteenth-Century Russia: Society, Culture, Economy. LIT Verlag, 485-498. ISBN 9783825898878

Hartley, Janet (2004) A clash of cultures?: an Anglo-Russian encounter in the early eighteenth century In: Bartlett, Roger and Hughes, Lindsey, (eds.) Russian Society and Culture and the Long Eighteenth Century: Essays in Honour of Anthony G. Cross. History: research and science (7). LIT Verlag, Hamburg, Germany, 48-61. ISBN 9783825877712


Hartley, Janet (2003) Governing the city: St Petersburg and Catherine II's reforms In: Cross, Anthony, (ed.) St Petersburg, 1703-1825. Palgrave Macmillan, 99-118. ISBN 9781403915702

Hartley, Janet (2003) Russia and Napoleon: state, society and the nation In: Rowe, Michael, (ed.) Collaboration and Resistance in Napoleonic Europe: State Formation in an Age of Upheaval, C.1800-1815. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 186-202. ISBN 0333984544


Hartley, Janet (2002) Charles Whitworth: diplomat in the age of Peter the Great Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot. ISBN 9780754604808


Hartley, Janet (2001) Changing perspectives: British views of Russia from the grand embassy to the peace of Nystad In: Hughes, Lindsey, (ed.) Peter the Great and the West: New Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 53-70. ISBN 9780333920091

Hartley, Janet (2001) Bribery and justice in the provinces in the reign of Catherine II In: Lovell, S. and Ledeneva, A. L. and Rogachevskii, A., (eds.) Bribery and Blat in Russia: Negotiating Reciprocity From the Middle Ages to the 1990s. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, 48-64. ISBN 9780312231279


Hartley, Janet (2000) Land, law and the peasant in pre-emancipation Russia Sudebnik, 5 (1). 99-118. ISSN 1362-3710

Hartley, Janet (2000) 'Losing my best days': Charles Whitworth, first British ambassador to Russia History Today, 50 (6). 40-46. ISSN 0018-2753

Bitis, A. and Hartley, Janet (2000) The Russian military colonies in 1826 Slavonic and East European Review, 78 (2). 321-330. ISSN 0037-6795


Hartley, Janet (1999) A social history of the Russian Empire 1650-1825 Social history of Europe. Longman, Harlow. ISBN 9780582215283

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