This article is devoted to the creation and the transformation of the mostly ideological conception – “the revolution of slaves”, which became a dangerous obligatory for the soviet historians of the medieval Europe in 1930-1950s. The soviet historians had to make the “revolution of slaves” as a part of the process of the genesis of the medieval world. The analysis of the textbooks, written for the ordinary school and university students by academician E. Kosminsky and his colleagues, depicts how difficult it was to unite the communist party ideas with the scientific approach.
Italy and Europe. Studies in memory of Viktor I. Rutenburg
The author offers a survey of main tendencies in the medieval studies in Russia and prospects of their future development.
The article surveys the activity of the Centre of Medieval Studies founded at the Naional Research University Higher School of Economics in 2012.