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Nicholas V. Riasanovsky

Nicholas V. RiasanovskyAKA Nicholas Valentine Riasanovsky

Born: 21-Dec-1923
Birthplace: Harbin, China
Died: 14-May-2011
Location of death: Oakland, CA
Cause of death: Illness
Remains: Buried, Serbian Orthodox Cemetery, Colma, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Eastern Orthodox
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A History of Russia

Military service: US Army (1943-46, 2nd Lt.)

Father: Valentin A. Riasanovsky (Russian professor)
Mother: Antonina ("Nina Fedorova")
Wife: Arlene Schlegel (m. 15-Feb-1955, two sons, one daughter)
Son: John
Son: Nicholas
Daughter: Maria

    University: BA, University of Oregon (1942)
    University: AM, Harvard University (1947)
    University: DPhil, Oxford University (1949)
    Professor: University of Iowa (1949-57)
    Professor: Russian and European Intellectual History, University of California at Berkeley (1957-97)

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies President (1973-77)
    Naturalized US Citizen 1943
    Bronze Star
    Rhodes Scholarship
    Fulbright
    Russian Ancestry

Author of books:
Russia and the West in the Teaching of the Slavophiles: A Study of Romantic Ideology (1952)
Nicholas I and Official Nationality in Russia, 1825-1855 (1959)
A History of Russia (1963, history)
The Teaching of Charles Fourier (1969)
A Parting of Ways: Government and the Educated Public in Russia, 1801-1855 (1976)
The Image of Peter the Great in Russian History and Thought (1985)
The Emergence of Romanticism (1992)
Collected Writings, 1947-1994 (1993)


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