Origins of Intelligence Services

Francis Dvornik





FRANCIS DVORNIK, born in Chomyz, Czechoslovakia, in 1893. was ordained in 1916 and received his D.D. in 1920; he received the Diploma of the Ecole des Sciences politique in Paris in 1923, and the degree of Docteur des lettres from the Sorbonne in 1926. He was appointed Professor of Church History at Charles University in Prague in 1928, and became Dean of its Faculty of Theology in 1935. In 1940 he became Schlumherger Lecturer at the Coll├Ęge de France in Paris; he was appointed Birbeck Lecturer at Cambridge University in 1946, and in 1949 came to the United States as Professor of Byzantine History at the Dumbarton Oaks Center for Byzantine Studies of Harvard University. Since 1964 he has continued his research and teaching as Professor Emeritus at Dumbarton Oaks. Dr. Dvornik is the author of sixteen books and monographs, of which several have become classics in the fields of Byzantine and Slavic studies. He has also published a large number of articles in scholarly publications throughout the world.


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