Theo C Prousis

Professor • Distinguished Professor

History • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Russian History, European History


University of Minnesota, Ph.D.,1982, European/Russian History
Tufts University, M.A.,1975, European History
University of Minnesota, B.A.,1973, History



Distinguished Professor Award, UNF, 2006
Runner-up, Distinguished Professor Award, UNF, 2005
Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award, UNF, 2003-2004
Mini-Grant, Academic Affairs, UNF, 2001
One-Semester Sabbatical Award, UNF, Spring Semester 2000
Summer Research Grant, UNF, 1998
Mini-Grant, Training and Service Institute (TSI), Seed Research Program, UNF, 1994
Teaching Incentive Program (TIP), UNF, 1994
Curriculum Grant, International Studies Program, UNF, 1994
Mini-Grant, Training and Service Institute (TSI), Seed Research Program, UNF, 1993
Research Scholar, American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR), St. Petersburg and Moscow, 1993
Exchange Scholar, International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX), Leningrad State University, USSR, 1987-1988
Research Grant, Continuing Education Faculty Fund, UNF, Summer Research Laboratory on Russia and Eastern Europe, University of Illinois-Urbana, 1986
Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School, University of Minnesota, 1981-1982
Exchange Scholar, IREX, Moscow State University, 1980-1981
Language Grant, Modern Greek, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Athens, Greece, 1977
Tuition Stipend, Greek Ministry of Culture, Summer Language and History Program, Institute of Balkan Studies, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1977

Publications & Presentations

A. Books

Lord Strangford at the Sublime Porte (1822): The Eastern Crisis, vol. 2 (Istanbul: Isis Press, 2012)
Lord Strangford at the Sublime Porte (1821): The Eastern Crisis, vol. 1 (Istanbul: Isis Press, 2010)
British Consular Reports from the Ottoman Levant in an Age of Upheaval, 1815-1830 (Istanbul: Isis Press, 2008). Reprinted in hardback with same title (Piscataway, N. J.: Gorgias Press, 2010)
Russian-Ottoman Relations in the Levant: The Dashkov Archive (Minnesota Mediterranean and East European Monographs, no. 10. Minneapolis: Modern Greek Studies Program, University of Minnesota, 2002)
Russian Society and the Greek Revolution (DeKalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University Press, 1994)

B. Articles and Essays
“Eastern Orthodoxy under Siege in the Ottoman Levant: A View from Constantinople in 1821,” Modern Greek Studies Yearbook 24/25 (2008/2009): 39-72
“Storm Warnings in the Straits: Russian-Ottoman Trade Issues,” Balkanistica 21 (2008): 109-24
“Bedlam in Beirut: A British Perspective in 1826,” Chronos, no. 15 (2007): 89-106
“Risky Business: Russian Trade in the Ottoman Empire in the Early Nineteenth Century,”

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