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Working paper

Социальные представления о прошлом: источники и репрезентации

The article presents the attempt to generalize characteristics of ordinary knowledge about the past using two kinds of historical records. The first class constitute different types of sources (including places of memory) which determine ordinary knowledge, the second — representations of social beliefs about the past (memoirs and public-opinion polls). The analysis of available empirical data leads to the conclusion that ordinary knowledge about the past may be represented as three levels structure: meaningful periods in history, important historical events and the great names of history. But in any case the available data bear only well-marked traces of social representations.