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Georgii Vladimirovich Vernadskii

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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.