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.
Nestor Istoria publ. issued a book by A.V. Chirkova “Diplomacy of the Western European documents of the Middle Ages and Early Modern Era” (“Zapadnoevropeiskaya diplomatika Srednih vekov I Rannego Novogo vremeni”) (ISBN 978-5-4469-1596-5).
Presented textbook is the first complex survey of the West European diplomacy in Russian after more than a centenary from publication of N.P. Likhachev’s (1862-1936) series of lectures made in 1906 on the basis of students’ notes without author’s proof-reading. This book covers the gap presenting the review of contemporary tendencies in diplomacy, supporting all the points with examples from authentic medieval documents of both Russian and European Archives. Copies of the documents from private collection of N.P. Likhachev (now West European section of Archive of Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS) serve as illustrations.
Saint Petersburg Institute of History of the RAS invites to the session of the seminar “Russia in the Modern era (the 18th – beginning of the 20th centuries): state and society”, that takes place on June 27, 2019 at 17.30 in the Conference hall of the Institute (room 23).
The subject of the session is the report of Candidate of Science in History T.N. Zhukovskaya (Institute of History of Saint Petersburg State University) “Saint Petersburg University in the first half of the 19th century: debatable issues of administrative and social history”.
Everyone is welcome!