Pogodin, Aleksandr Lvovich

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Pogodin, Aleksandr L’vovich


Born June 3 (15), 1872, in Vitebsk; died May 16, 1947, in Belgrade. Russian historian and Slavic philologist.

Pogodin graduated from the University of St. Petersburg in 1894. In 1901 he received a master’s degree and in 1904 a doctorate in Slavic philology. From 1902 to 1908 he was a professor at the University of Warsaw and from 1910 to 1919 at the University of Kharkov. He emigrated in 1919. From 1919 to 1941 he worked at the University of Belgrade, where he became a professor in 1939. In 1941, after the fascists occupied Yugoslavia, he was sent into retirement. His works on the history of the Slavic peoples and their literature are written from a posi-tivist point of view. He was a strong critic of the views of the Slavophiles.


Iz istorii slavianskikh peredvizhenii. St. Petersburg, 1901.
Glavnye techeniiapol’skoipoliticheskoi mysli (1863–1907gg.). St. Petersburg [1907].
Adam Mitskevich, vols. 1–2. Moscow, 1912–13.
Iazyk kak tvorchestvo. Kharkov, 1913.
Istoriia pol’skogo naroda ν XIX v. Moscow, 1916.
Russko-srpska bibliografija, vols. 1–2. Belgrade, 1932–36.


Solov’ev, A. V. “Aleksandr L’vovich Pogodin.” Kratkie soobshcheniia in-ta slavianovedeniia AN SSSR, 1958, issue 23.
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