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«История императорского Московского университета» С.П. Шевырева: исторический нарратив в политическом контексте

The jubilee 'History' of the Moscow University (1855) composed by Professor Stepan Shevyryov is examined within the context of the political struggle of the late 1840s and early 1850s. At that time the rivalry between the Minister of Education Sergey Uvarov, the '2 April Committee' Chairman Dmitry Buturlin, and the curator of the Moscow University Sergey Stroganov escalated to the point of open conflict. In result Shevyryov's History of the Moscow University is not the reconstruction of academic past. It is a historical argument for Uvarov's university politics.