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File 001 - "Alexandre Le Grand, Byzance et L'Islam," typescript
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Part of Alexander Alexandrovich Vasiliev Research Papers and Photographs, ca. 1930s-1953

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"Alexandre Le Grand, Byzance et L'Islam," typescript

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Vasiliev, Alexander Alexandrovich (1867-1953)

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Alexander Alexandrovich Vasiliev (1867–1953) was considered the foremost authority on Byzantine history and culture in the mid-20th century. His History of the Byzantine Empire (vols. 1–2, 1928) remains one of a few comprehensive accounts of the entire Byzantine history. Vasiliev studied under one of the earliest professional Byzantinists, Vasily Vasilievsky, at the University of St. Petersburg and later taught the Arabic language there. Between 1897 and 1900, he continued his education in Paris. In 1902, he accompanied Nicholas Marr on his trip to the St. Catherine Monastery in the Sinai. During his stay at the Tartu University (1904–1912), Vasiliev prepared and published an influential monograph, Byzantium and the Arabs (1907). He also worked in the Russian Archaeology Institute, established by Fyodor Uspensky in Constantinople. In 1912, he moved to the St. Petersburg University as a professor. He was elected to the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1919. In 1925, during his visit to Paris, Vasiliev was persuaded by Michael Rostovtzeff to emigrate to the West. It was Rostovtzeff who ensured a position at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, for him. Several decades later, Vasiliev moved to work at Dumbarton Oaks, where he was a Senior Scholar between 1944 and 1948 and thereafter a Scholar Emeritus. Towards the end of his life, he was elected President of the Nikodim Kondakov Institute in Prague and of the Association Internationale des Etudes Byzantines.

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This file contains the typescript of the French version of the paper "Alexandre Le Grand, Byzance et L'Islam".

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Handwritten manuscripts of this work exist in both French and English in the "Manuscript" series of this collection.

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This record was created by James Curtin on July 15, 2013.

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Preferred Citation: Alexander Alexandrovich Vasiliev Research Papers and Photographs, ca. 1930s-1953, RP.BZ.AV, Dumbarton Oaks Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.

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