Тверские историописатели конца XIX – начала XX в. как строители региональной идентичности
In Russia, the end of the XIX and the beginning of the XX century were marked by active development of local history-writing. In contrast to «academic» historians, local history-writers tended to study first of all the past of their own communities, not the history of the nation as a whole. Situated on the route connecting two Russia’s capitals, St.-Petersburg and Moscow, Tver gave the local history-writers good opportunities to co-operate with the most authoritative researches of the time. On the other hand, such location made it particularly topical to demonstrate the definitive role of Tver and the Upper Volga region in Russian history. The article studies the formation and the institutional background of Tver community of local history-writers, analyses the features of Tver history-writers’ co-operation with their capital-based colleagues, and demonstrates, how the research field of local history-writing was interconnected with the development of regional identity.