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Georgii Vladimirovich Vernadskii

Georgii Vernadskii, Historian. Graduated from Moscow University, 1910. Lecturer at Petrograd University, 1918-1920. After the Civil War, left Russia, 1921. Lived in Prague, 1922-1927. Head of Seminarium Kondakovium. Moved to the USA to teach at Yale University, 1927. The most prominent historian of the Eurasian movement (stressing the geopolitical concept of Russia as a special entity between Europe and Asia). Very influential at American universities, where his concepts made a lasting impression. Valuable research on Russia as part of the medieval Mongol Empire (Golden Horde). Retired, 1956. Died in the USA.

Background

  • Vernadskii, Georgii was born on August 20, 1887.

  • Career

    • Lecturer at Petrograd University, 1918-1920. After the Civil War, left Russia, 1921. Lived in Prague, 1922-1927.

      Head of Seminarium Kondakovium. Moved to the USA to teach at Yale University, 1927. The most prominent historian of the Eurasian movement (stressing the geopolitical concept of Russia as a special entity between Europe and Asia).

      Very influential at American universities, where his concepts made a lasting impression. Valuable research on Russia as part of the medieval Mongol Empire (Golden Horde). Retired, 1956. Main works: An Outline of Russian History.

      Bohdan, Hetman of Ukraine; Ancient Russia', The Mongols and Russia', A History of Russia. Russian Historiography.
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    Born August 20, 1887
    Died June 18, 1973
    (aged 85)
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