Lawrence Langer

Ph.D., University of Chicago
Professor Emeritus

Office: Wood Hall Rm 313
Phone: (860) 486-0359
Fax: (860) 486-0641


Areas of Specialty
Russian History, Russia in the Mongol Era, Medieval Russia, Byzantine History


Articles and books on the social-economic history of Russia, 13th-15th centuries.


Selected Publications

Historical Dictionary of Medieval Russia. Lanham, Maryland; London: Scarecrow Press/Division Rowman & Littlefield, 2002

Editor (with Peter Brown) Festschrift for Richard Hellie, Russian History, Part 1, 34, nos. 1-4 (2007); Part 2, 35, nos. 1-2 (2008); part 3, 35, nos. 3-4 (2008); Parts 4 to 6, 36 (nos. 1-3), 2009

“War and Peace: Rus’ and the Mongols in the 13th and 14th Centuries,” in Everyday Life in Russian History, Quotidian Studies in Honor of Daniel Kaiser, Eds. G. Marker, J. Neuberger, M. Poe, and S. Rupp. Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica,2010. 187-201.

“For Want of Coin: Some Remarks on the Mongol Tribute and the Problem of the Circulation of Silver,” in  Dubitando: Studies in  History and Culture in Honor of Donald Ostrowski, Eds. Brian J. Boeck, Russell E. Martin, and Daniel Rowland. Bloomington, Indiana: Slavica, 2012. 856-101.

“Slavery in the Appanage Era: Rus’ and the Mongols” in Eurasian Slavery, Ransom and Abolition in World History, 1200-1860, Ed. Christoph Witzenrath. Surrey, England and Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2015. 145-69.

“Economic Stagnation or Depression: War and the  Economy in the Reign of Vasilii II,” Festschrift for Janet Martin, Eds. Gail Lenhoff and Ann Kleimola, Russian History,42, no. 1 2015:32-48.