Stasiulevich, Mikhail

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Stasiulevich, Mikhail Matveevich


Born Aug. 28 (Sept. 9), 1826, in St. Petersburg; died there Jan. 23 (Feb. 5), 1911. Russian historian, journalist, and public figure.

Stasiulevich graduated from the University of St. Petersburg in 1847, taught there from 1852 to 1861, and was appointed professor of world history in 1858. In 1861 he resigned in protest over the brutal suppression of the student movement. Stasiulevich wrote mainly on the history of ancient Greece and on the Middle Ages in Western Europe. He interpreted historical events from a positivist and liberal world view. Stasiulevich was prominent in agencies of municipal self-government and in public education. As a liberal bourgeois publicist, he contributed to many periodicals. Stasiulevich founded Vestnik Evropy (Journal of Europe) and was its editor from 1866 to 1908. He wrote articles on 19th-century Russian literature.


Istoriia srednikh vekov v ee pisateliakh i issledovaniiakh noveishikh uchenykh, vols. 1–3. St. Petersburg, 1863–65.
Opyt istoricheskogo obzora glavnykh sistem filosofii istorii. St. Petersburg, 1866.
[Letters.] In M. M. Stasiulevich i ego sovremenniki v ikh perepiske, vols. 1–5. St. Petersburg, 1911–13.


Koni, A. F. “Vestnik Evropy.” Sobr. soch., vol. 7. Moscow, 1969.
Plekhanov, G. V. “O knige ‘M. M. Stasiulevich i ego sovremenniki v ikh perepiske’. ” Soch., vol. 24. Moscow-Leningrad, 1927.
Turgenevskii sbornik, fascs. 2–4. Moscow-Leningrad, 1966–68.
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