«Dmitrii Bulanin» publishing house has printed XXXIIIrd issue of Institute’s periodicals “Auxiliary historical disciplines”.
This collection incorporates articles where the results of historiography analysis and source study of different manuscripts and monuments of culture dated from 10th till 20th century are presented. The subjects of articles reflect many insufficiently known problems concerning sources on history of both Russia and Western Europe in Middle Ages and Modern history. The book presents the reader with studies on genealogy, diplomatics and other problems of auxiliary sciences of history. This issue also incorporates publications of documents from the archive of Saint Petersburg Institute of History on Ancient History of Russia and the Siege of Leningrad.
The articles have been submitted by scholars from Russia, Ukraine and Estonia.
This publication has been issued with grant support from the Russian Foundation for Humanities (projects №15-01-16035).
“Istoricheskaya illustratsia” publishing house has issued a new book of T.A. Bazarova “Russian diplomats at the court of the Ottoman Empire: reports of P.P. Shafirov and M.B. Sheremetev of 1711-1712 (The study and the texts)” (“Russkie diplomaty pri Osmanskom dvore: stateynye spiski P.P. Shafirova i M.B. Sheremeteva 1711-1712 godov (Issledovaniya i teksty)”).
This publication introduces to scholars the main report documents of ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Istanbul P.P. Shafirov and M.B. Sheremetev – the so-called “stateynye spiski”. These materials include information not only on the course of negotiations between Russian ambassadors and Turkish officials in 1711-1712, but also about establishment and development of contacts with European diplomats, creation of informants’ network at Istanbul.
The publication of documents is preceded with the study on Russian-Turkish peace talks and everyday life of Russian ambassadors at the capital of the Ottoman Empire.
This book will be of interest to scholars, lecturers and undergraduates and to everyone interested in the history of international relations and Russian diplomacy of the first quarter of the 18th century.
This publication has been issued with grant support from the Russian Foundation for Humanities (projects №12-01-00193 and №15-01-16058).
Publication «Archimandrite Antonin (Kapustin). Diary. Years 1851-1855» prepared by L.A. Gerd and K.A. Vach has been issued by the publishing house “Indrik”.
This published diary covers the first years of Antonin’s service in Athens and reflects such events as restoration of the Russian Holy Trinity church, Crimean War and foreign occupation of Athens, the author’s trips to Italy, Peloponnesus, central regions of Greece and to islands of the Archipelago.
The book includes introductory article, name and geographic indexes.
This publication has been issued with grant support from the Russian Foundation for Humanities (projects №11-61-00004, №15-61-01601).
The memoirs of N.N. Pokrovskii “Last at Mariinsky palace: the memoirs of the Minister for Foreign Affairs” edited by S.V. Kulikov and D.N. Shilov have been published in the “Russia in memoirs” book series.
The reader is presented the memoirs compiled not by a statesman but by a “scientist at power” who impartially verified party doctrines by historic experience. N.N. Pokrovskii (1865-1930) was described by his contemporaries as a man of outstanding intellectual, professional and moral qualities. Being lawyer by education and economist by vocation he used to work at different higher (Committee of ministers, Council of ministers, State Council) and central (Ministry of Finance, State Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs) government institutions, and the pinnacle of his career was a position of the Minister for Foreign Affairs obtained in 1916. Detailed chronicle of the last year of the monarchy, especially of three final days, is supplemented by sharp reference about Nicholas II and members of the Romanovs kin, about tsar dignitaries such as prime minister and members of the Council of ministers, and finally about opposition figures. Pokrovskii was one of the last men to leave the residence of the government (Mariinsky palace) and then he wrote in his memoirs: “I’ve done everything I could…”