Yuri Doykov’s site (Сайт Юрия Дойкова)




Students of Russian history and scholars interested in Pitirim A. Sorokin and his cultural milieu may be interested to know that the Russian journalist and historian Yuri Doykov has a site.




There you will find information about and downloadable text from Doykov’s biography of Sorokin: Питирим Сорокин. Человек вне сезона (Pitirim Sorokin: A Timeless Man).


The site also contains posts focusing on Sorokin, for example, two recent ones:













— Roger W. Smith

    June 2018


Carle C. Zimmerman, “Sorokin, The World’s Greatest Sociologist”




Carle C. Zimmerman, ‘Sorokin; The World’s Greatest Sociologist’




Posted above as a downloadable PDF file is the inaugural Annual Sorokin Lecture, which was presented in October 1968 by Pitirim A. Sorokin’s friend and former colleague, the sociologist Carle C. Zimmerman, at the University of Saskatchewan in 1968.

The University of Saskatchewan is a main repository of materials from the personal library of Sorokin, including letters, notebooks, photographs, books, original and revised manuscripts, Sorokin’s works in translation, and book reviews. The university holds an annual lecture in Sorokin’s honor, with the most recent lecture, in the 49th in the series, having been given in January 2018.





The PDF file posted above contains the complete text of:


“Sorokin, The World’s Greatest Sociologist: His Life and Ideas on Social Time and Change”

Sorokin Lectures No. 1

delivered by Carle C. Zimmerman

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

October, 1968




— posted by Roger W. Smith

June 2018


review of “The Crisis of Our Age”; The Thomist 1942



review of ‘The Crisis of Our Age’ – The Thomist, July 1942




Posted here (above) as a downloadable PDF file is a review of The Crisis of Our Age by Pitirim A. Sorokin:


The Crisis of Our Age by Pitirim A. Sorokin (review)

By Louis A. Ryan

The Thomist: A Speculative Quarterly Review

Volume 4, Number 3 (July 1942), pp. 523-533


It is a very thorough and thoughtful as well as discerning review, and I thought it worth posting.



— Roger W. Smith

   June 2018