Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zimin

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Zimin, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich


Born Feb. 22, 1920, in Moscow. Soviet historian, doctor of historical sciences (1959), professor (1970).

Zimin graduated from the history and philology department of the University of Central Asia in 1942 and became a senior research associate at the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1951. He is a specialist on the history of Russia from the llth to the 18th century, concentrating primarily on social and political history and social thought of the 16th century, as well as on historiography and textology. He has contributed, as author and editor, to a number of multivolume historical works, including The History of Moscow (vol. 1, 1952), Essays on the History of the USSR: The Feudal Period, From the Late 15th to the Early 17th Century (1955), World History (vol. 4, 1958), and The History of the USSR: From the Earliest Times Until the Present (vol. 2, 1966). He has also edited and compiled many collections of documents.


S. Peresvetov i ego sovremenniki. Moscow, 1958.
Metodika izdaniia drevnerusskikh aktov. Moscow, 1959.
Russkie letopisi i khronografy kontsa XV-XVI vv. Moscow, 1960.
Reformy Ivana Groznogo. Moscow, 1960.
Oprichnina Ivana Groznogo. Moscow, 1964.
Rossiia na poroge novogo vremeni. Moscow, 1972.
Kholopy na Rusi. Moscow, 1973.
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Evacuated to Central Asia, Shmidt continued his studies at the Central Asian University in Tashkent (a fellow student there was Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zimin, later one of Shmidt's teaching colleagues in Moscow), returned to Moscow in mid-1943, and graduated the following year.
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