country of citizenship:
Soviet Union, Russia
native language: Russian
language of expression: Russian
educated at: Moscow State University, MSU Faculty of History
award received: State Prize of the Russian Federation, International Nonino Prize
student of: Yevgeny Kosminsky, A. I. Neusykhin
Aron Yakovlevich Gurevich (also spelled Aaron Gurevich Russian: Аро́н Я́ковлевич Гуре́вич; May 12, 1924, Moscow – August 5, 2006, Moscow) was a Russian medievalist historian, working on the European culture of the Middle Ages.
Gurevich's work was informed by Jacques Le Goff and Georges Duby, and he considered himself a member of their Annales School. He was also influenced by ideas of Mikhail Bakhtin, challenging some of them at the same time. Gurevich's work was considered anti-Marxist and met with hostility in the Soviet Union, but enjoyed support abroad among the Annales School, although he was not allowed to travel abroad before Perestroika.
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