Из истории научной рецензии в гуманитарных дисциплинах: постановка проблемы
This paper focuses on the development of scholarly reviews in the nineteenth century. Nowadays Russian reviews are passing through a grave crisis caused by the loss of professionalism in the humanities. It goes without saying that this situation needs a proper decision. One of them might be connected with the historical background of the full-fledged scholarly review that should be revealed and used as driving force for further development of the genre. The paper studies the key points of the scholarly review historical development using example of the debates arround mythology and symbolism studies. The central aspects of the research are: social and professional background of reviewers, narrative coherence of reviews, argumentation strategies and rhetorical forms of shaping concepts and theories. The results of this study are supposed to be considered starting points in the process of professionalizing contemporary Russian reviews and adapting them to the present academic standards, which includes critical reading, analytical and interpretive potential, evaluation, contextualization.