Sergei Ivanov

Sergei Ivanov

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  • 1000 years of Insights
Sergey Ivanov is a Senior Research Associate of the Institute of Slavic Studies (Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow), Professor of Byzantine Studies in the State University of St. Petersburg, and a professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Russian State University for the Humanities.

Ivanov graduated from Moscow State University in 1978 as a classicist and received his PhD in History in 1984. He has produced over 170 scholarly publications including two monographs: Byzantine Missions (Moscow, 2003, a Czech translation is in print, an English-language edition is forthcoming) and Byzantine Holy Fools (Moscow, 1994). An English translation of the latter, Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond, was published by Oxford University Press in 2006. Ivanov has also co-authored Corpus of the Earliest Written Evidence on the Slavs (2 vols., Moscow, 1991-1995) and The Fates of The Cyrillo-Methodian Tradition After Cyril and Methodius (Moscow, 2000); and he is a contributing author of The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire (Cambridge, 2008).

One of Russia’s most distinguished academic historians, Sergey Ivanov is also a leading popular historian and columnist, known for his ability to communicate to the common reader his passion for as well as knowledge of history.