The author reconstructs the scientific biography of one of the leading French naturalists of the XXth century, a prominent ethnologist, administrator and organizer of science, who was the president of the Malagasy Academy in the years 1948-1958.
The bulk of research in the history of the Russian-Polish relations of modern and contemporary periods demands deliberation on the prospects of the further development of this research area. We need to think about how receptive it is towards innovations in historical science and, in its turn, capable of contributing to the general development of historical knowledge. In this connection various research strategies are being considered, the common basis of which can become entangled history.
Volume is devoted to a wide range of issues of history and modern foreign countries.
This article presents original and previously unpublished documents from the case of Van’ka Kain (1741–1748). Van’ka Kain was a notorious Moscow criminal who surrendered at the end of 1741, declaring his wish to help the police round up his former associates in crime. More than one hundred criminals (professional thieves, criminal hideouts’ keepers and fencers for stolen goods) were arrested by Kain and the soldiers in a few days’ time. Kain was rehabilitated in the spring of 1742, becoming an official informer and detective of the Sysknoi prikaz (Office of Criminal Investigation). In such capacity he assisted in the apprehension of his past confederates, professional thieves, until 1748. The materials of his case published in this article for the first time contain unique and comprehensive information on the Moscow underworld of the 18th century.