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Professor Dominic Lieven FBA

Professor Dominic Lieven, FBA

Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College

Fellow of the British Academy


Dominic Lieven: Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge (from 2011) and Fellow of the British Academy (from 2001). Born Singapore 1952. Christ’s College Cambridge (1970-3), Kennedy Scholar Harvard (1974-4), Foreign Office (1974-5), PhD at SSEES/London University(1975-8). LSE: 1978-2011 Lecturer (1978) and Professor (1993). Head of Government Dept (2001-4), Head of History Dept (2009-11), Member of governing Council of LSE 2003-8). Visiting professor Tokyo University and Harvard (1992-3). Humboldt Fellow (1985-6), Leverhulme Major Research Fellow (2006-9). Residence: Cambridge, Tokyo, London.




Subject groups/Research projects

World History:

Research Interests

Imperial Russian history, history of empires, Napoleonic era, First World War, monarchy.


  • International History
  • Imperial History
  • Russian History
  • Military History

Key Publications

Russia and the Origins of the First World War (1983)

Russia’s Rulers under the Old Regime (1988)

Aristocracy in Europe (1992)

Nicholas II: Emperor of all the Russias (1993)

Empire: The Russian Empire and its Rivals (2001); The Cambridge History of Russia. Volume 2 (2006 – Editor)

Russia against Napoleon. The Struggle for Europe, 1807-1814 (2009).

Towards the Flame. Empire, War and the End of Tsarist Russia, Penguin, London, 2015: US edition: The End of Tsarist Russia. The Road to World War I and Revolution, Penguin, August 2015.