The article discusses the Composizione del mondo, the first cosmological encyclopedia in tuscanian vernacular, by Restoro d’Arezzo, ca. 1280. It is the only Restoro’s text surviving, but from it we know that he was also a practicing painter, probably a jeweler. Some passages, for instance, descriptions of painted and carved vases and of sarcophagi, show his acute esthetic attitude, prove the existence of a circle of amateurs of pagan antiquities. A textual analysis of these crucial passages allows to review some ideas, present in human sciences, about the birth of the modern, post-Renaissance, notion of the Art.
Review of the book: RHETORIC AND THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES Eds. J. Ridolfo, W. Hart-Davidson.. Chicago; L.: University of Chicago Press, 2015. — VIII, 328 p.
The article presents an overview of poetry books published in Russian in 1913.
Gasan Guseinov examines an example of an early anti-globalist “nativist” [pochvennicheskii] reaction to the internationalization of culture, or early multiculturalism. Using the book My Dagestan, translated into Russian by Vladimir Soloukhin, as well as the latter’s own writing, he analyzes the formation of Soviet postcolonial discourse.
Mikhail Velizhev and Timur Atnashev's article is a response to Michael David-Fox's paper concerning the Russian "Modernity" as a problem. Velizhev and Atnashev analyze the concept of "Modernity" in the context of Russian Sonderweg theory.