Boris Grekov

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Date of Birth: 09/04/1882

Age: 71

Citizenship: Russia


GREEK Boris Dmitrievich (1882, Mirgorod Poltava lips -. 1953, Moscow) - a historian. In 1901 he graduated from the gymnasium course. In 1901 - 1907 he studied at the History and Philology Faculty are Warsaw and then Mosk. un-ing. He was left at the University are to prepare for a professorship and taught at the Commercial uchsche. In 1914 he defended his master`s thesis on the topic: "Novgorod House of St. Sophia (The experience of the organization and the internal relations of the large estates of the church)," and became a professor of Petersburg University. As a scholar, fond of socio-economic history, it was formed until 1917, has published about 40 papers. During the First World War he was sent to Perm, where he opened a branch of Petersburg University. In 1918, the Greeks obtained leave to work on his doctoral dissertation, left in the Crimea and was a professor at Univ in Simferopol. In 1921 he returned to St. Petersburg University Press, combined his teaching job to work at the Academy of Sciences and the Central Historical Archives. Taking Marxism, the Greeks in 1934 was awarded the degree of Doctor of Historical Sciences without defending a thesis, and became an academician in the next year. The range of his scientific interests was wide. The historian of the peasantry, the Greeks wrote the work "Peasants in Russia from ancient times to the middle of the XVII century.". In the monograph "Kievan Rus" Greeks analyzed the issues of economic, social, his political and cultural life of feudal society. As a researcher of Slavic law Greeks distinguished himself in the works of "Vinodolski Statute of the Public and lytic Stroe Vinodol" and "Police Experience of studying public relations in the Police XV -. XVII century.". Catching up on Russian political history. principalities XIII -. XV centuries, a joint AU Jakubowski wrote the book. "The Golden Horde and its fall." Grekov considerable interest as a historiographer (essays devoted to historical views of MV Lomonosov Moscow State University, Alexander Pushkin, MN Pokrovsky and others.). Greeks gained fame as archaeographer named-cerned linked publication of documents:. "Russian Truth", "The Chronicle of Livonia", "Fortress manufactory in Russia", etc. Academician NM Druzhinin wrote Grekov: "The main quality as a scientist Boris Dmitrievich was a harmonious combination of independent and tonkogoanaliza complex historical sources with broad general conclusions, let us new and important answers to the next questions of science." Greeks - author of more than 350 works. Research activities Grekov combined with teaching, leaving a remarkable fame professor lecturer and head of the workshops. Close-organizer of science in challenging for historical research time, the Greeks from 1937 until his death was the director of the Institute of History of the USSR, at the same time the director Inta History of Material Culture (1944 - 1946) and the Institute of Slavic Studies, has played a major role in the development of historical research. Since 1946 he directed the Department of History and Philosophy of Sciences of the USSR. The book is about the life and works of Grekov has not yet been written.