Professor of History Ekaterina Pravilova Lauded for Her New Book

Dec. 9, 2015

Professor of History Ekaterina Pravilova is having a stellar year. Her new book, A Public Empire: Property and the Quest for the Common Good in Imperial Russia, has been recognized with many accolades, including three very prestigious book prizes.

Earlier this year, she won the George L. Mosse Prize for the “intellectual and cultural history of Europe since 1500” from the American Historical Association. She was also awarded the Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize for the most important contribution to Russian, Eurasian and East European studies in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences by the Association for Slavic Studies, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). Most recently, she was recognized with the Historia Nova Prize for Best Book on Russian Intellectual and Cultural History.

A Public Empire is the third book for Pravilova, a St. Petersburg native, who arrived in Princeton in 2006 to join the history department. Her work focuses on Russian history from the 18th century to the revolutions. Read more at PIIRS.


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