Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
M.A. Columbia University, 1964
Ph.D. Cornell University, 1967
His research interests focus on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Russia. The three themes that interest him most are 1) the nature of Russian absolutism; 2) the representation of Catherine II as a female ruler; and 3) early Russian-American relations.
Some Notable Publications
- The Charters of Catherine II [with George Munro] (1991)
- “Catherine II: The Republican Empress,” in Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas, 1975
- “Plans for a Middle Estate in Catherinean Russia,” in Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 1984
- Eight articles on early Russian-American relations, leading to a major monograph on the subject.