Department of History, Box 353560
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195
Since 1972, joint appointment in Department of History and Jackson School of
International Studies, University of Washington; beginning in September 2002, also a member of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature; current rank, Professor
1991-1996, Chairman, Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Program, Jackson
School of International Studies
1994-1996, Director, U.S. Department of Education Title VI Center for Russian, East
European and Central Asian Studies
1963, B. A. (Physics), Yale University
1965, A.M. (Regional Studies--Soviet Union), Harvard University
1972, Ph.D. (History), Harvard University
Graduate fields: Medieval and Modern Russia, Ottoman History, European Diplomatic History 1648-1815.
Current areas of primary interest: Medieval and Early Modern
Russia and Ukraine; Central Asia.
Fluent Russian; reading German, French; some ability in various other European
languages; study of Turkish, including Ottoman.
Lecture courses--Current: Medieval and Early Modern Russia and Ukraine; Early Russian Literature and Culture; The Silk Road. Previously taught: Imperial Russia; Russian
Civilization; Russia--10th century to present; Russian Culture to 1700; Byzantine History; Russia and Asia; (co-taught), Alternative Roads to Modernity (Russia and China), Europe Discovers the World.
Seminars/reading courses--Recent/current: Central Eurasia: The Colonial Experience and Creation of National Identities;The Great Game: The Rivalry for Control of Central Asia; Russia
in the Age of Peter the Great; Interdisciplinary bibliography and research methodology for area studies MAs; independent study reading courses on demand covering the several fields indicated by formal course titles. Previously taught: Medieval and Early Modern Russia; Imperial Russia; Medieval Russian Chronicles; Medieval Russian Documents; Eighteenth-Century Russia; Inner Asia; The Mongols; The Travel Literature of the Age of Discovery; The Barbarous Kingdome and the Terrible Turke (travel literature on Muscovy and the Ottoman Empire); Byzantine History; (co-taught) Nationalism in Russia and Eastern Europe.Note: I shall retire from teaching in
June of 2006 and therefore am no longer accepting graduate students.
Member, Board of Directors, Civil Society International; Board member and content
contributor for the Silkroad Foundation; member, Editorial Board, The Donald W.
Treadgold Papers; co-editor, educational resources section, Central Eurasian Studies Review; editor, The Silk Road (newsletter/journal of the Silkroad Foundation)
Selected Print Publications:
Slavianskie rukopisi Sobraniia grafa F. A. Tolstogo: Materialy k istorii sobraniia i
ukazateli nyneshnikh i prezhnikh shifrov (The Slavic Manuscripts in the Collection of
Count F. A. Tolstoi: Materials on the History of the Collection and Indexes to the Current
and Former Code Numbers) (Zug, Switzerland: Inter Documentation Company, 1977; 2nd ed.,
Leningrad: Biblioteka Akademii nauk SSSR, 1980), 121 pp.
The Great Turkes Defiance: On the History of the Apocryphal Correspondence of the
Ottoman Sultan in Its Muscovite and Russian Variants, with a foreword by Academician
Dmitrii Sergeevich Likhachev (Columbus, Ohio: Slavica Publishers, 1978), ix, 354 pp.
(editor), Essays in Honor of A. A. Zimin, Columbus, O.: Slavica: 1985, xiv + 416 pp.
(co-editor with M. Holt Ruffin), Civil Society in Central Asia (Seattle: University of
Washington Press, 1999). 331 pp.(Contributor; co-editor), Vagabond Life: The Caucasus Writings of George Kennan. Ed. with Intr. and Afterword by Frith Maier, with contributions by Daniel C. Waugh (Seattle, University of Washington Press, 2003), 266 pp.Istoriia odnoi knigi: Viatka i "ne-sovremennost'" russkoi kul'tury v epokhu Petra Velikogo (The
History of a Book: Viatka and the Non-Modernity of Russian Culture in the Age of Peter the Great) (St. Petersburg: Izdatel'stvo "Dmitrii Bulanin," 2003), 395 pp.
Articles (in order of publication date, earliest first)
- "Soviet Watermark Studies--Achievements and Prospects," Kritika, VI/2
(1970), pp. 78-111.
- "On the Origin of the 'Correspondence' between the Sultan and the Cossacks," Recenzija:
A Review of Soviet Ukrainian Scholarly Publications, I/2 (1971), pp. 3-46.
- Appendix I to Edward L. Keenan, The Kurbskii-Groznyi Apochrypha: The
Seventeenth-Century Genesis of the "Correspondence" Attributed to Prince A. M.
Kurbskii and Tsar Ivan IV (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1971), pp.
103-151, 226-230, comprising: "De visu Description of Manuscripts Containing
the Correspondence"; "The Writings About the Translation of the Savior's Robe
to Moscow in 1625: Materials for Further Study"; "Notes on Seventeenth-Century
Translations from the Polish Kronika of Alexander Guagnini."
- "Neizvestnyi pamiatnik drevnerusskoi literatury: 'Gramota gosudaria tsaria i
velikogo kniazia Ivana Vasil'evicha vsea Rusii k Stepanu, koroliu pol'skomu'" (An
Unknown Monument of Old Russian Literature: "Epistle of the Sovereign Tsar and Grand
Prince of All Rus' to Stepan, King of Poland"), Arkheograficheskii ezhegodnik za
1971 god (Moscow, 1972), pp. 357-361.
- "The Publication of Muscovite Kuranty," Kritika, IX/3 (1973), pp.
- "K izucheniiu istorii rukopisnogo sobraniia P. M. Stroeva" (Toward the Study
of the History of P. M. Stroev's Manuscript Collection.), Trudy Otdela drevnerusskoi
literatury (Instituta russkoi literatury Akademii nauk SSSR [Leningrad]), XXX (1976),
pp. 184-203; XXXII (1977), pp. 133-164.
- "The Lessons of the Kurbskii Controversy Regarding the Study and Dating of Old
Russian Manuscripts," in Don K. Rowney and G. Edward Orchard, eds., Russian and
Slavic History, (Columbus, O.: Slavica Publishers, 1977), pp. 218-237.
- "Azbuka znakami lits: Egyptian Hieroglyphs in the Privy Chancellery
Archive," Oxford Slavonic Papers, N. S., X (1977), pp. 46-50 (plus four
- "'Odolenie na Turskoe tsarstvo'--pamiatnik antituretskoi publitsistiki XVII
v." ("Victory over the Turkish Empire" -- a Monument of Seventeenth-Century
Anti-Turkish Propaganda), Trudy Otdela drevnerusskoi literatury, XXXIII (1979), pp.
- "Two Unpublished Muscovite Chronicles," Oxford Slavonic Papers, N. S.,
XII (1979), pp. 1-31.
- "News of the False Messiah: Reports on Shabbetai Zevi in Ukraine and Muscovy,"
Jewish Social Studies, XLI (1979), 3/4, pp. 301-322.
- "Ioannikii Galiatovs'kyi's Polemics against Islam and Their Muscovite
Translations," Harvard Ukrainian Studies, III/IV (1980) (=Eucharisterion:
Essays presented to Omeljan Pritsak on his Sixtieth Birthday by his Colleagues and
Students), pp. 908-919.
- "A Brilliant Book for the Study of Muscovite History" (on B.M. Kloss, Nikonovskii
svod i russkie letopisi XVI-XVII vekov), Russian History, 9/1 (1982), pp. 111-120.
- "A. A. Zimin's Study of the Sources for Medieval and Early Modern Russian
History," in Waugh, ed., Essays in Honor of A.. A. Zimin (1985), pp. 1-58.
- "Tekst o nebesnom znamenii 1672 g. (k istorii evropeiskikh sviazei moskovskoi
kul'tury poslednei treti XVII v.)" (A Text Concerning Signs in the Heavens in
1672--On the History of European Connections of Muscovite Culture in the Last Third of the
Seventeenth Century), in Problemy izucheniia kul'turnogo naslediia [=Festschrift
for Academician D. S. Likhachev] (Moscow: Nauka: 1985), pp. 201-208.
- "The Library of Aleksei Mikhailovich," Forschungen zur osteuropäischen
Geschichte, 38 (1986), pp. 299-324.
- "The Unsolved Problem of Tsar Ivan IV's Library," Russian History,
14/1-4 (1987), pp. 395-408.
- (Co-author and ed.), "Correspondence Concerning the 'Correspondence,'"
in Harvard Ukrainian Studies (=Kamen' Kraeug"l'n". Essays presented to
Edward L. Keenan on his Sixtieth Birthday by his Colleagues and Students), XIX (1995,
publ. in 1997), pp. 23-65.
- "Anatolii's Miscellany: Its Origins and Migration," in Harvard Ukrainian
Studies, XIX (1995), pp. 747-755.
- "Anatolievskii sbornik i problemy viatskogo letopisaniia" (Anatolii's
Miscellany and Problems of Viatka Chronicle Writing), in Shvedy i russkii sever:
istoriko-kul'turnye sviazi (K 210-letiiu Aleksandra Lavrent'evicha Vitberga). Materialy
Mezhdunarodnogo nauchnogo simpoziuma (Kirov, 1997), pp. 336-354 (published also as
"K istorii viatskogo letopisaniia" [On the History of Viatka Chronicle Writing],
in In Memoriam. Sbornik pamiati Ia. S. Lur'e [St. Petersburg: Antheneum-Feniks,
1997], pp. 303-320).
- "Exploring the 'Kongur Alps'. Unknown Side of Mustagh Ata," The
Himalayan Journal, Vol 54 (1998), pp. 25-32, plus 4 photographs.
- "Novoe o 'Povesti o strane Viatskoi'" (New Material Concerning the "Tale
about the Viatka Land"), in Evropeiskii Sever v kul'turno-istoricheskom
protsesse (K 625-letiiu goroda Kirova), ed. V. V. Nizov (Kirov, 1999), pp. 350-380.
- "K izucheniiu fal'sifikatsii pis'mennykh istochnikov po istorii srednevekovoi
Rossii," (Toward the Study of the Falsification of Written Sources for the History of
Medieval Russia), Russian History, Vol. 25, Nos 1-2 (1998) [=memorial Festschrift
for A. A. Zimin], pp. 11-20; also, "Introduction," pp. 7-10.
- "The 'Mysterious and Terrible Karatash Gorges': Notes and Documents on
the Explorations by Stein and Skrine," The Geographical Journal, Vol. 165, No.
3 (1999), pp. 306-320.(Available online here for those whose libraries subscribe to JSTOR.)
- "We Have Never Been Modern: Approaches to the Study of Russia in the
Age of Peter the Great," Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, N.F., Bd. 49, H. 3 (2001), Ss.321-345.
- "The Authoritarian Politics of Central Asia," in Donald Bragaw and Linda Arkin, eds., The Democratic Process: Promises and Challenges: A resource guide produced for the Democracy Education Exchange Project (DEEP) (The American Forum for Global Education, 2003), pp. 37-53. Online version in pdf format available for free here.
- "Religion and Regional Identites: the Case of Viatka and the Miracle-Working Icon of St. Nicholas Velikoretskii," Forschungen zur osteuropäischen Geschichte, Bd. 63 (2004): 259-278.
- "K voprosu o datirovke Velikoretskogo krestnogo khoda," in Gertsenka: Viatskie zapiski (annual of the Kirov Regional Library), Vyp. 6: 128-136.
- "The Physical and Human Geography of Inner Asia in the Early 1920s Through the Eyes and Lens of C. P. Skrine," in Cultural Interaction and Conflict in Central and Inner Asia. Papers presented at the Central and Inner Asia Seminar University of Toronto, 3-4 May 2002 and 23-24 May 2003 (=Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia, No. 6) (Toronto: Asian Institute, University of Toronto, 2004): 87-100.
Reviews in *Slavic Review, *Russian Review, Russian History, *American
Historical Review, English Historical Review, *Speculum, The Medieval
Review(on-line publication), Canadian-American Slavic Studies, Middle East Studies Association
Bulletin, Kritika, Recenzija, IPH Information, REECAS Newsletter, Bulletin of
the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies; **Nationalities Papers.
Note: *Text of reviews in journals marked thus may be searched on-line through libraries which subscribe to the JSTOR database; **text available on-line in libraries which subscribe to electronic version of journal.
Selected Electronic Publications:
The Silk Road--Materials for an e-HistoryProject coordinator and contributor, Silk Road Seattle
Medieval and Early Modern
Russia and Ukraine (a resource page)
Waugh's Central Asia (a resource page)The Pax Mongolica
Travellers on the Silk
Road (co-authored with Adela Lee and Lance Jenott), an ongoing project providing an
annotated guide to travel and travel accounts of the Silk RoadA Sven Hedin Bibliography"Unpacking Evidence: Material Culture/Objects," World History Matters [editor], "The Kyrgyz Epic Manas: Selections," translated, introduced and annotated by Elmira Köçümkulkïzï, published on the Silkroad Foundation website.
Work in progress: The letters and photographs of C. P. Skrine from Xinjiang in the early 1920s. Book and articles, ECD 2005.
Revised April 13, 2005