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dhr. dr. M.C. (Marc) Jansen

gastonderzoeker Oost-Europese studies
  • Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
    Capaciteitsgroep Europese studies
  • Bezoekadres
    P.C. Hoofthuis
    Spuistraat 134  Amsterdam
  • Postadres:
    Spuistraat  134
    1012 VB  Amsterdam
  • M.C.Jansen@uva.nl

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Marc Jansen s tudied history at the University of Amsterdam (1967-73), taking his doctor's degree at the same university in 1979. 1973-2011 he taught Russian and East European Studies there, lately as part of the European Studies program. He has also been employed by the Dutch Research Organization NWO, the University of Utrecht , and the International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam. Published books and articles on Russian and Soviet history and politics, regularly appears for the media as a specialist on Russia and the former Soviet Union. During several years lived and worked in Moscow, travelled to many parts of Russia and other former Soviet countries. On behalf of the OSCE observed elections in Russia (1993-2011), Ukraine (1994-2007), Georgia (2004), Kazakhstan (1994), and Kyrgyzstan (1995). (See the author's 'Over de zin van verkiezingswaarneming', L. Versteegh et al., red., De veelzijdige burger, Amsterdam 2005.)
Since October 2011 guest researcher, European Studies Department,  University of Amsterdam.

Themes of interest:

1. State repression and terror under Lenin and Stalin, with special attention for the role of the judiciary.

Main publications:

A Show Trial under Lenin: The Trial of the Socialist Revolutionaries, Moscow 1922 , The Hague 1982, xvi+232 p. Enlarged Russian ed.: Sud bez suda, 1922 god: Pokazatel'nyi protsess sotsialistov-revoliutsionerov, Moscow 1993, 272 p. Dutch ed. 1980;

'The Bar during the First Years of the Soviet Regime: N.K. Murav'ev', Revolutionary Russia, Vol. 3 (1990), No. 2, pp. 211-223;

Stalin's Loyal Executioner: People's Commissar Nikolai Ezhov, 1895-1940 , Stanford, California, 2002, xiii+274 p. (together with N. Petrov). Enlarged Russian ed.: ' Stalinskii pitomets' - Nikolai Ezhov , Moscow 2008, 447 p.;

'Mass Terror and the Court: The Military Collegium of the USSR ', Europe-Asia Studies , Vol. 58 (2006), No. 4, pp. 589-602 (together with N. Petrov ).

Current research project, together with the Russian historian Dr. Nikita Petrov: The role in the Stalinist terror of the USSR Supreme Court's Military Collegium, presided over byV. Ul'rikh. During 1937-38, for alleged treason, tens of thousands of people were sentenced by this body, the overwhelming majority to the death penalty. On the basis of documents from Russian archives as well as available literature, it will be examined to what extent the judgements of the Military Collegium were determined by the political authorities of the Soviet Union, Stalin first of all. If they were determined by the political authorities, what was the reason for the juridical appearance.

2. Current political and social developments in Russia and other post-Soviet states.

Main publication:

Een geschiedenis van Rusland: Van Rurik tot Poetin , Amsterdam 2008, 490 p. (revised ed. of J.W. Bezemer's book, enlarged with chapters on the Yeltsin and Putin period) .

3. Islamic backgrounds in Russia and the (former) Soviet Union, including the Caucasus and Central Asia

Main publication:

'Chechnya and Russia , Between Revolt and Loyalty', F. Companjen et al. (eds.), Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st Century: Essays on Culture, History and Politics in a Dynamic Context, Amsterdam 2010, pp. 91-110.

4. Socialist opposition in the early Soviet years and its suppression, Socialist Revolutionaries, their leader Viktor Chernov.

Main publications:

A show trial (see above);

Partiia Sotsialistov-Revoliutsionerov posle Oktiabr'skogo perevorota 1917 goda. Dokumenty iz arkhiva P.S.-R. , Amsterdam 1989, xvii+772 p.;

Viktor Chernov, Konstruktivnyi sotsializm, Moscow 1997, ix+647 p., ed. and introd. M. Jansen.

5. Dutch-Russian relations.

Main publications:

'Frits Kuiper in Kazan : Hulp aan hongerende studenten, 1922-1924', J. Driessen, M. Jansen, W. Roobol (red. ), Rusland in Nederlandse ogen: Een bundel opstellen, Amsterdam 1986, pp. 187-212;

'"Russia Is and Will Remain a Mystery for Us": Nico van Wijk About Russia and Eastern Europe', B.M. Groen et al. (eds.), Nicolaas van Wijk (1880-1941): A Collection of Essays on his Life and Work, Amsterdam 1988, pp. 79-88;

'L.H. Grondijs and Russia : The Acts and Opinions of a Dutch White Guard', Revolutionary Russia, Vol. 7 (1994), No. 1, pp. 20-33;

'Stalin's Hand in Rotterdam : The Murder of the Ukrainian Nationalist Yevhen Konovalets in May 1938', Intelligence and National Security, Vol. 9 (1994), No. 4., pp. 676-694 (together with B. de Jong).

6. History of Ukraine.

"Kicks":

Living in Moscow during perestroika, closely following a closed society opening up. Travelling through the wide demesnes of the (former) Soviet Union , as a tourist, accompanying journalists or students groups, or as election observer on behalf of the OSCE. Can you think of any better way to get to such different exotic places like Zhovty Vody, Cherkassy , Odessa , Ternopil, Kamen Kashirskii, Nikopol , Shymkent, Talas, Belgorod , Pskov , Vladivostok , Tula , Marneuli, Senaki?

Working in the Soviet, later Russian, archives when they were just opening up. Having missed these archives during the research for my dissertation (closed in those times), during the second half of the 1980s with the backing of the International Institute of Social History I was able to make up for this, very gradually, as the glasnost was not immediately translated into the minds and ways of the Moscow archival institutions. After 1991 for a certain amount of time the archives felt like heaven, to partially get back to the older methods again later on. Finding back a trainload of collections that had disappeared from the Netherlands during World War II and ended up in a secret Moscow archive, a discovery that was very much appreciated by the Institute for Women's History, first of all

Publications can be found here:
  http://dare.uva.nl/cgi/b/bib/bib-idx?type=simple&lang=nl&c=uvadare&rgn1=dai&q1= 068916477

2006

2015

  • M. Jansen (2015). A Dutch travellers' note's from Vladikavkaz just before the dissolution of the Soviet Union: ethnic deportations and conflicts. In Introduction to European Encounters with Georgia in Past and Present (ანთროპოლოგიური კვლევანი = Anthropological Researches, II) (pp. 127-143). Tbilisi: Universal.
  • M. Jansen (2015). One or More Ukraines? In R. van der Laarse, M.N. Cherenkov, V.V. Proshak & T. Mykhalchuk (Eds.), Religion, State, Society and Identity in Transition: Ukraine (pp. 47-67). Oisterwijk: Wolf Legal Publishers.

2014

2011

  • M. Jansen (2011). [Review of the book Stalin's genocides]. Slavic Review, 70(3), 700-701.

2010

  • M. Jansen (2010). Chechnya and Russia, between revolt and loyalty. In F. Companjen, L. Marácz & L. Versteegh (Eds.), Exploring the Caucasus in the 21st century: essays on culture, history and politics in a dynamic context (Amsterdam contributions) (pp. 91-110). Amsterdam: Pallas.

2008

  • N. Petrov & M. Jansen (2008). "Stalinskij pitomec" - Nikolaj Ežov (Istorija stalinizma). Moskva: ROSSPEN.

2006

  • M. Jansen & N. Petrov (2006). Mass terror and the court. The military collegium of the USSR. Europe-Asia Studies, 58 (4), 589-602. doi: 10.1080/09668130600652159
  • M.C. Jansen (2006). Zachte krachten versus grote-mogendhedenambities: Rusland en de Europese Unie. Internationale Spectator, 60, 239-243.
  • M. Jansen, W.W.J. de Leng, A.F. Baas, H. Myoshi, L. Mathus-Vliegen, M.M. Taketo, H. Clevers, F.M. Giardiello & G.J.A. Offerhaus (2006). Mucosal prolapse in the pathogenesis of Peutz-Jeghers polyposis. Gut, 55 (1), 1-5.

2016

2015

  • M. Jansen (2015). [Review of the book Shatterzone of empires: coexistence and violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman borderlands]. East/West : Journal of Ukrainian Studies, 2(1), 171-172.
  • M. Jansen (2015). [Review of the book Stalin and the Lubianka: a documentary history of the political police and security organs in the Soviet Union, 1922-1953]. The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, 42(2), 233-235.
  • M. Jansen (2015). 'Het derde Rome' zal wankelen. [Review of the book Putinism, Russia and its Future with the West]. NRC Handelsblad Boeken, 14-08-2015, C8-C9.
  • M.C. Jansen (in press). Oekraïne tussen de 'Russische wereld' en 'Gayropa'. Liberaal Reveil, 56 (3), 144-148.
  • J.W. Bezemer & M. Jansen (2015). Een geschiedenis van Rusland: Van Rurik tot Poetin. -10de, herz. dr. Amsterdam: Van Oorschot.

2014

  • M.C. Jansen (2014). De Oekraïnecrisis is geheel van Russische makelij [Review of the books Euromaidan & Ukraine Crisis & Ukrainisches Tagebuch]. NRC Handelsblad Boeken, 12-12-2014, C11.
  • M.C. Jansen (2014). [Review of the book Warped mourning: stories of the undead in the land of the unburied]. Canadian Slavonic Papers, 56(1-2), 179-180.
  • M. Jansen (2014). [Review of the book Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society]. Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 48(1-2), 233-235.

2013

  • M.C. Jansen (2013). Waar Roemenië nog steeds over zwijgt [Review of the books Blutiger Juli: Rumäniens Vernichtungskrieg und der vergessene Massenmord an den Juden 1941 & Geboren om te lijden? Een uniek verslag van de Holocaust in Oekraïne 1941-1944]. NRC Handelsblad Boeken, 29 nov, 10.

2012

  • M. Jansen (2012). [Review of the book Captives of revolution: the socialist revolutionaries and the Bolshevik dictatorship, 1918-1923]. The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, 39, 137-138.
  • M. Jansen (2012). Poetin redux. Atlantisch Perspektief, 36 (2), 4-7.
  • M. Jansen (2012). Mobilisatie is goed, controle is beter... [Review of the book Motherland in danger: Soviet propaganda during World War II]. Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis, 125(3), 457-458.[go to publisher's site]

2011

2010

2009

  • M. Jansen (2009). De tandem van Medvedev en Poetin: wie heeft de macht in Rusland? Internationale Spectator, 63 (1), 20-23.
  • M. Jansen (2009). -. [Review of the book Yezhov: The rise of Stalin’s “iron fist”]. The Russian Review, 68(1), 166-167.[go to publisher's site]
  • M. Jansen (2009). Verlicht despoot of corrupt tiran? [Review of the books Nazarbayev and the making of Kazakhstan & The godfather-in-law: Eine Dokumentation]. Prospekt, 17(6), 39-40.
  • M. Jansen (2009). Ruslands verloren rijk: dromen met fantoompijn. Over de dekolonisatie van Rusland. Kleio, 50 (5), 28-32.

2008

  • M.C. Jansen (2008). [Review of the books De kleur van oorlog & Torens van steen]. NRC Handelsblad, 31-10-2008.
  • M. Jansen (2008). [Review of the book Terror and democracy in the age of Stalin: the social dynamics of repression]. Prospekt, 16(2), 27-28.
  • M. Jansen (2008). [Review of the books Kaukasus: Wegweiser zur Geschichte & The ghost of freedom: a history of the Caucasus]. Prospekt, 16(6), 28-29.

2007

  • M.C. Jansen (2007). [Review of the book Katyn and the Soviet Massacre of 1940: Truth, Justice and Memory]. Slavic Review, 66, 122-123.

2006

  • M.C. Jansen (2006). [Review of the book For Prophet and Tsar: Islam and Empire in Russia and Central Asia]. Prospekt, 14, 27-28.
  • M.C. Jansen (2006). Yezhov, Nikolai. In J. Merriman & J. Winter (Eds.), Europe Since 1914: Encyclopedia of the Age of War and Reconstruction (vol. 5) (pp. 2788-2789). Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons/Thomson Gale.
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