Zevakin Evgeny Sergeevich

7 November 1921 (1921-11-07), Moscow — 22 May 1987 (1987-05-23), Moscow

Biography, education, career:

On 19 April 1940 Evgeny Zevakin defended his Candidate’s Dissertation at Moscow State University; it was titled Russian-Iranian Relations in the 16th – 17th Centuries. He taught history of the East at Azerbaidzhan State University (from 1929) and Kazakh State University (1929‑1930). In 1930‑1937 he was Director of the Library and Scientific Archive of the Scientific-Research Institute of Nationalities of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR. In 1935‑1937 he occupied the position of senior researcher of the Moscow Branch of the Institute for the History of Material Culture. In 1937‑1938 he was Head of the Department of Caucasus, Museum of the Peoples of the USSR. In 1938‑1961 he was a researcher and Head of the Department of Foreign Literature of V.I. Lenin State Library of the USSR.

Areas of expertise: History and ethnography of the peoples of the Near and Middle East; History and ethnography of the peoples of the North and South Caucasus; Historiography, Source studies and Methodology of Ethnography; library science

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