Dmitry  Shlapentokh

Dmitry Shlapentokh

Department: Department of History, IU South Bend


Research Interests: Russia, former USSR, Asia, foreign policy


mitry Shlapentokh is an associate professor of history at Inidna University South Bend. He recieved his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Born in U.S.S.R. (Ukraise), he teaches world and Russian Soviet and Post Soviet history. DHi is interested in the role of religion in national identity.



Global Russia: Eurasianism, Putin and the New Right, Taurus. (2013, Pending).

The Role of Small States in the Post-Cold War Era: the Case of Belarus. Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, 2012.

Russian Elite Image of Iran. From the Late Soviet Era to the Present, Strategic Studies                              Institute, US Army War College, 2009.

      The French Revolution in Russian Intellectual Life (1865-1905), Transaction, Rutgers         University, 2009. (Paperback edition of 1996 hardcover edition.)

Societal Breakdown and the Rise of the Early Modern State in Europe: Memory of the Future, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2008.

Russia Between East and West, Scholarly Debates on Eurasianism, Brill, 2007.

The Proto-Totalitarian State: Punishment and Control in Absolutist Regimes, Transaction (Rutgers University), 2007.

The Counterrevolution in Revolution, United Kingdom: Macmillan, 1999.

The French Revolution and the Anti-Democratic Tradition in Russia, Transaction, Rutgers University, 1997.

Soviet Cinematography 1918-1991, Ideological Conflict and Social Reality, (co-author), Hawthorne, NY: Aldine de Gruyter, 1993.

Ideologies in the Period of Glasnost: Response to Brezhnev's Stagnation, (co-author),

      New York: Praeger, 1988.



 “From ‘Ancient Regime’ to ‘New Regime’,” International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 19, 1999. (Published as a separate issue of this magazine.)             

“Drunkenness in the Context of Political Culture: The Case of Russian Revolutions.” 

      International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 4, 1994. (Published as a       separate issue of this magazine.)

“Mark Aldanov and the French Revolution: The Case of the Writer as Historian.” Stanford: International Studies Working Papers, The Hoover Institution, 1993.


PUBLICATIONS: Books Edited, Prepared for Publication

An Introduction to Afanasy Nikitin’s Journey Beyond the Three Seas: An Orthodox Russian in Medieval India, (Kindle Edition), Idea India, 2011.

An Introduction to the Heart of Asia, by Nikolai Rerikh (Kindle Edition), Idea India, 2011.


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