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Professor William Ryan FBA


Current post

  • Emeritus Professor and Honorary Fellow, School of Advanced Study, The Warburg Institute, University of London

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in Russian Language and Literature, School of Slavonic & East European Studies, University of London, 1967 - 1976
  • Academic Librarian, The Warburg Institute, University of London, 1976 - 2002


The bathhouse at midnight. A historical survey of magic and divination in Russia (1999)

The Penguin Russian Dictionary (1995)

Jerusalem Pilgrimage 1099-1185 Hakluyt Society, 2nd Series (1988)

Other Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830 Fellows

Professor Martin Butler

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, especially the drama and theatre; Ben Jonson and his circle; the court masque; textual editing