Истоки классикализации: публикация и восприятие научного наследия С.Б. Веселовского в 1950-е – начале 1990-х годов
The research of how scientific works acquire the status of «classics» is an important aspect in the study of the actualization of ideas and approaches, their circulation in the academic field, as well as the current state of a scientific direction or discipline. Based on historiographical sources and documentation, this article analyzes the role of publication and perception of academic heritage of the famous historian, academician, Stepan Borisovich Veselovskiy (1876–1952) in classification. In this research the creation and activity of the Commission for the publication of Veselovskiy's papers is considered as one of the key stages in the process of classicalization. There are studied the reasons for the creation of the Commission and its history, personal membership, as well as publishing plans on the basis of documentation materials from the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). Also there is analyzed the influence of Veselovskiy's academic heritage on the historiography of the late Soviet era. There are considered the continuity of Veselovskiy's scientific views and approaches in researches on the history of pre-Petrine Russia, the criticism of papers published both during his lifetime and posthumously. Special attention is paid to the influence of reviews on the classification of academic heritage. It is highlighted further research prospects and assumed that the posthumous publication of Veselovskiy's academic works and their involvement in historiography created the basis for the classification of Veselovskiy's academic heritage in the late Soviet period.