"Регулярная академия учреждена будет...": Образовательные проекты в России в первой половине XVIII века
This collection of archival material and scholarly articles sheds light on new aspects of the establishment of education in Russia in the first half of the eighteenth century - one of the key processes in the history of Petrine modernisation. The material printed in this volume - much of it previously unknown or difficult to access - encompasses a wide range of texts (personal, administrative, legislative) that contain projects for the establishment or reform of educational institutions, curriculums, and pedagogical programmes suggested by academics, bureaucrats, teachers, and even fortune-seekers. The volume's authors use these texts to demonstrate how the establishment of Western-style education in Petrine and post-Petrine Russia was not so much a state endeavour as the work of administrative entrepreneurs, 'projectors' who used state resources to further their own goals. The articles in this volume consider the typology of educational projectorship, the projectors' modes of behaviour, their relationship with the state and the monarch.