Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Russia historian: Mikhail Artamonov

Mikhail Artamonov (5 December 1898 - 31 July 1972) was born village of Vygolovo. He was a Russian historian and archeologist, expert in Khazar studies.

In 1935 Artamonov was awarded the degree of Candidate, without having to defend a thesis. He lectured at the university without interruption, from the early 1930s as a professor.
In the first half of the 1930s Artamonov studied the steppe culture of the late period, the Khazar period and published a monograph, The History of the Khazar (1937). His work conformed to the Russian and Soviet tradition of being sympathetic to the Khazar narrative and it lauded the ancient rulers who nurtured the embryonic Kievan Russian.
Russia historian: Mikhail Artamonov
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