Кембриджская школа: импорт и модернизация метода анализа истории
This paper is a review on the book “Kembridzhskaja shkola: teorija i praktika intellektual'noj istorii” (Cambridge School: theory and practice of intellectual history) published in 2018. Book was edited by Timur Atnashev, PhD in History and Civilization, senior research at ISS, RANEPA, and Mikhail Velizhev, PhD in Russian Literature, professor at School of Literary History and Theory, HSE University. The aim of the book is to analyze the methodology of Cambridge school and apply it for studying political languages in Russia. The book includes three parts. First part represents program papers of Cambridge School, the second one includes critics and replies to them from the “School’s” authors. The third part includes papers of Russian scholars who apply methodology at Russian contexts from XVII to XX centuries and develop new unit of analysis latter called “regimes of publicity”.
This paper focuses on methodological problems and perspectives. While, previous critics, despite being benevolent, concentrated on abilities of implementation the political program that is developed by authors of Cambridge School. First part of the paper is dedicated to reconstruction of methodological program provided by authors. The second part gives a reply to three critical theses which consider methodological reflection too excess, method as not systematic enough, and author’s intentions as not available for a study.