O. A. Zhukova, A. A. Kara-Murza and M. G. Talalay are well known as researchers in the Russian and Italian culture. New work, written in collaboration, is dedicated to Russian writers, philosophers, artists, travelers, who had visited the old Amalfi in southern Italy. The relics of St. Andrew the Apostle are a spiritual treasure of the city for over 800 years.The basis of historical and philosophical program of the book is studies of the intellectual biographies of prominent figures of Russian literature, philosophy and art of the nineteenth and twentieth century. They had inspired by the beauty of Amalfi, embodying it in his works.
Alexandre Kojeve (Kojevnikoff) relatively early, when he was only 32 years old, formulated main ideas of his philosophical doctrine. This was preceded by his childhood and youth in prerevolutionary Moscow, where his study of philosophy begins (1902 - 1919); university studies in philosophy and oriental languages in Germany, finishing with his dissertation on Vladimir Solovyov's metaphysics in Paris (1926 - 1933), development of proper anthropology and first essay of existential phenomenology (the manuscript "Atheism", 1931), which shall be a part of his neohegelian system.
Sergei Eisenstein's biography falls comfortably into the pattern of a conventional Bildungsroman. A bourgeois family, the tyranny of the father, the neurotic love affairs of the mother, a predetermination of life for the only son, then Revolution as a wheel of fortune and a chance of freedom that turned the formerly suppressed young man to the Avant-Garde artist, International successor and stepson of his terroroizing and terrorized motherland. This biography came into being after extensive research in Moscow, Berlin, Paris, New York and Los Angeles, and the author is the first to analyze Eisenstein's diaries - materials that were partly inaccessible in the past. The book is addressed to wide audience but could be useful for a specialist becaise of changing research optics and fighting the stereotypes. The book contains 96 illustrations: photos, portraits, caricatures, book covers and 30 rare movie posters.
The study concerns the ways to reconstruct the intellectual biography of V.I. Kolosov. The need of study of his scientific heritage is shown.
The article is an attempt to create an intellectual biography of Professor Oleg Leibovich, who became an academic mentor to many Perm (and not only Perm) scholars. His biography is both unique and typical. It is unique, because in Russia, there are few peers of Oleg Leibovich who have found the strength and courage to go such a difficult way from scientific communism (albeit a formal one, hiding a living thought expressed in the Aesopian language at that time) through the theory of modernization to the evidence paradigm and theories of everyday life. And it is typical, because it reflects the turns of intellectual quest of all social sciences in Russia over the last quarter of a century. Leibovich is both a historian and a sociologist. Initially, he received a degree in History in the history of the German working class due to Yakov Wolin, and he himself noted the significant influence of Lev Kertman on him. Then, for many years, he found himself in the scientific and professional orbit of the sociologist Zakhar Fainburg. Under his leadership, Leibovich received serious sociological training. Fainburg instilled a taste for social theory in him, and at the department at the Polytechnic Institute, Leibovich acquired skills in conducting sociological research. At the turn of the 1980s and 1990s, he became one of the prominent authors of the theory of modernization and wrote several monographs on the history of the USSR within the framework of this theory. Then, Oleg Leibovich formulated his own approach to the theory of everyday life. Together with his students and colleagues in Perm, he created his own school of everyday life and wrote many articles and a monograph "In the City of M" based on the detailed development of local archives. Thus, Oleg Leibovich occupies a special place among Russian historians as a historian with sociological thinking or as a rare representative of historical sociology. Key words: intellectual biography, Oleg Leibovich, theory of everyday life, life world, evidence paradigm, theory of modernization, scientific school.
The correspondens of the local Tver historian V.I.Kolosov (1854-1919) remains in holding of several archieves, namely in Kolosov's personal funds at State Archiv of Tver region, in Kolosov"s personal funds at Tver State United Museum and in the funds of Tver Scientific Archival Commission at State Archive of Tver region. The article deals with the typology and contents of the remaining Kolosov"s letters, demonstrating the use of private letters in reconstructing the intellectual biography of the local historian