Boris Uspensky

Boris Andreyevich Uspensky is a Russian philologist and mythographer. He was born on 1 March, 1937 and graduated from the Moscow University in 1960. Uspensky delivered lectures in Moscow until 1982, but later moved on to work in the Harvard University, Cornell University, Vienna University, and the University of Graz. He was elected to many scholarly societies and academies of Europe.

Uspensky worked with Yuri Lotman and was influenced by his ideas. His major works include "Linguistic Situation in Kievan Rus and Its Importance for the Study of the Russian Literary Language", "Philological Studies in the Sphere of Slavonic Antiquities", and "The Principles of Structural Topology".

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*ru icon [http://www.krotov.info/history/11/uspensky/predisl.htm Russian text of the "Philological Studies in the Sphere of Slavonic Antiquities"]


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