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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Areas of Interest: 
Russian history and culture


Most of my research has been concerned with Rus and Russia in the pre-modern period. I have focussed particularly on the emergence of the earliest East Slav polity and on the formation of a distinctive culture. though I have also published occasional studies of 19th- and 20th-century Russian literature. My long-term project is a cultural history of information technologies in Russia, and I am currently working on the volume covering the period c. 1450-1850.

Professor of Slavonic Studies
Professor Simon  Franklin

Contact Details

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(+44) (0)1223 335062