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From the collection of the Scientific-Historical Archive of St. Petersburg Institute of RAS

Within the framework of the RFBR project 18-09-00212 on the preparation and publication of a translation into Russian of the treatise “Sovereign” (“Sovereign” Machiavelli in a Russian manuscript of the XVIII century”, composed by Doctor of Historical Sciences M.A. Yusim. M., 2019. 198 p.) The entire manuscript Antimachiavelli was digitized. The present submission of the electronic copy of the manuscript is intended to supplement the text published with a scientific commentary by M.A. Yusim by transmitting a visual image of the source. In addition, the manuscript of Antimaciavelli by Frederick II is valuable material for further research.
The manuscript “Antimachiavelli” is stored in the Russian section of the Scientific and Historical Archive of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Archive of St. Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS. Fund 36 “The Vorontsovs”, inventory 1, unit 807).

The Seminar on the Old Russian History

St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of History of St. Petersburg State University held a meeting of the Seminar on the Old Russian History on September 26, 2019 at 16.10 in St. Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS (Petrozavodskaya ul., 7, Conference Hall).
During the meeting, the report of Anatoly Leonidovich Gryaznov (Scientific research center “Drevnosti” (Vologda)) “Belozersk Acts of the 14th-16th Centuries: Methodology and Study Results” was delivered.
At the seminar the monograph by A.L. Gryaznov “Belozerskie akty XIV-XVI vv.: issledovanie i perechen” [“Belozersky Acts of the XIV-XVI Centuries: Research and Enumeration”] (Vologda, 2019) was presented.

International scientific conference

On September 19 – 22, 2019 International conference “West European Manuscripts and Charters from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern Period in Saint Petersburg Collections: Research, Catalogization and Digitization” will take place in Saint Petersburg. It is organized in collaboration by the United Scientific Council for Social Sciences and Humanities (the Saint Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences), the Saint Petersburg Institute of History (Russian Academy of Sciences), the German Historical Institute in Moscow, the National Library of Russia and the State Hermitage Museum.

The conference agenda presumes participation of more than forty scholars from Austria, England, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Poland, France and Russia. Its aim is to strengthen cooperation between Russian libraries and institutes and European scientific centers.

The conference will be held under the auspices of the Year of Russian-German Scientific and Educational Partnership in 2018 – 2020.

Conference agenda (in English, German and French)

New book

“Novgorodskaya oblastnaya tipographia” publ. issued the book by B.N. Kovalev “Izbrannye doveriem. Novgorodskie deputaty Gosudarstvennoi dumy Rossiiskoi imperii”. ISBN 978-5-6041241-1-6.

The book was published due to the partnership agreement between Novgorod State Museum-Preserve and Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS with financial support from Yu.I. Bobryshev and participation of Novgorod branch of Russian Historical Society

New book

“Alyans-Archeo” publ. issued new book of N.V. Bashnin “Perepisnye knigi votchin Vologodskogo arkhiereiskogo doma Sv. Sofii 1701–1702 gg.: Issledovanie i teksty”. ISBN 978-5-98874-170-1.

This publication incorporates census books (“perepisnye knigi”) of Vologda of Archbishops’ House of St. Sofia composed in 1701-1702. The texts of the documents not only contain data on social and economic history of the region but include information for study of collections of icons and manuscripts kept in local parish churches.

The book is aimed at everyone interested in history of Russia.

The publication was carried out with financial support from RSCF, project №18-78-00108.

Scientific conference “Study and restoration of manuscripts”

On September 17-18, 2019 the library of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS and Saint Petersburg branch of the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences carry out conjoint scientific conference on issues connected with study and restoration of manuscripts.

Everyone interested in discussion over the reports and volunteers to visit the exhibition is welcome.

The conference agenda (in Russian)

New monograph


Istoricheskaya Illustratsiya publ. issued the monograph by T.V. Andreeva “On the Way to the Great Reform: The Peasant Question in Russia under Nicholas I. Study and Documents” (“Na dalnih podstupah k Velikoi Reforme: krestianskii vopros v Rossii v tsarstvovanie Nikolaya I”) (ISBN 978-5-89566-193-2).
The monograph deals with pre-history of the Great Reform 1861, abolishing bondage in Russia: with its theoretical and practical preparation. The Reform is presented as a long process, stipulated by complexity of Russian modernization, and by no means sudden act. For the first time in home historiography the policy of Nicholas I towards peasants’ problem is examined comprehensively, based on the analysis of both basic official materials and private documents.

The book was published with financial support from Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project № 18-19-00208) and is not for sale.