Thyret, Isolde R. 1955-

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THYRET, Isolde R. 1955-

PERSONAL: Born February 11, 1955, in Stuttgart, Germany; naturalized U.S. citizen; daughter of Egon (in sales) and Berta (in sales) Thyret. Education: Attended University of Würzburg, 1975-77, and Eastern Washington University, 1978-79; University of Washington, Seattle, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., 1992. Hobbies and other interests: Music, gardening, museums.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of History, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Kent State University, Kent, OH, professor of history.

MEMBER: American Historical Association, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Early Slavic Studies Association (treasurer, 1995-2002).

AWARDS, HONORS: Fellow of Joint Committee on the Soviet Union and Its Successor State, American Council of Learned Societies and Social Sciences Research Council, 1993.


Between God and Tsar: Religious Symbolism and theRoyal Women of Muscovite Russia, Northern Illinois University Press (DeKalb, IL), 2001.

Contributor to books, including Religion and Culture in Early Modern Russia and Ukraine, edited by Samuel H. Baron and Nancy Shields Kollmann, Northern Illinois University Press, 1997. Contributor to periodicals, including North Dakota Quarterly and Russian Review.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Role of Relics in Medieval Russia; research on popular piety in medieval Russia.

SIDELIGHTS: Isolde R. Thyret told CA: "I have always had a lively interest in women's and gender history. Originally trained as a Western medievalist, during my graduate career I became increasingly interested in Eastern Europe and Russia. Methodologically I was broadly trained, developing an expertise in religious studies, art history, and literary analysis. This training influenced my approach to the royal women of medieval Russia in my book Between God and Tsar: Religious Symbolism and the Royal Women of Muscovite Russia."



Canadian Slavonic Papers, December, 2001, T. Allan Smith, review of Between God and Tsar: Religious Symbolism and the Royal Women of Muscovite Russia, p. 594.