Homo historicus. К 80-летию со дня рождения Ю.Л.Бессмертного. В двух книгах
The article elucidates a long tradition, represented by some medieval writers, according to which each emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, visiting Rome for coronation, had to receive his crown not from the hands of the pope, but from his bare feet.
The author investigates how various themes, including mutual interaction, territory delimitation and key periods in Russian history are presented both in contemporary Chinese history textbooks for secondary schools and Russianist literature for wide readership that had been published in China during 1997-2008. The author emphasizes the peculiar perception of Russian history in China and considers it most important factor for creation the image of Russia in contemporary PRC.