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Antonina Sharova. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2013. No. 20.
This article examines the details of biography of the historian Alexander Nikolaevich Savin (1873-1923), specialist in English agrarian history of the XVI-XVII c. Article is based on the archival sourses and articulates on the significance of the two countries - Great Britain and Russia for his personal and intellectual life.
Added: Apr 25, 2013
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Sokolov P. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2013
The article deals with the syncretic construction of fact which took shape in Early Modern Times at an intersection of biblical exegesis, political science, esthetics, historiography and natural sciences epistemology. The study attempts a comparative analysis of Giambattista Vico’s ‘new science’ and John Toland’s ‘travesty philosophy’, outlining shared reference points and structural similarities in their political epistemology: procedure of the authorization of facts, modal implications of the fact, economy of political dissimulation.
Added: May 15, 2013
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Babkova G. O. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2014. No. 43.
This article analyzes the history of the concept “ugolovnoe prestuplenie” (criminal offences) in the penal drafts of Catherine II as an integral part of the penal policy that transformed and modernized the Russian legal system. Based on published and unpublished legal sources, materials of the legislative commissions, and acts of civil and military legislation, the paper focuses on the new language of the law. New legal terms and concepts defined an individual as a legal entity and marked a shift in the relations between subjects and the state which in securing the personal safety and property rights of every citizen led toward the political liberty of a modern state.
Added: Apr 22, 2014
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Levin F., Selin A. A., Khvalkov E. et al. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2020. No. 196.
This paper is focused on the image of the Other in early modern European imperial discourses as exemplified by Venetian discourse about Istria and English discourse about Ireland, which have not been previously compared, in the narratives by Pietro Coppo, Fynes Moryson, John Davies and Barnabe Rich. The authors of the article have analyzed mechanisms of construction of the Image of the Other and political or rhetorical context of its instrumentalization. The examination of English imperial discourses about Ireland and Venetian discourse has demonstrated instrumentalist nature of early modern ethnographic discourses of the Other. Imperial discourse of the Other justified sovereignty of the metropole over the periphery and also communicated knowledge about the Other in order to suggest possible solutions to the problems of governance.
Added: Dec 12, 2020
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Selin A. A., Байгушев С. В., Levin F. et al. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2020. No. 197.
This paper is focused on the issues of cultural hierarchies in early modern European imperial discourses in all-European discourse about Muscovy and Ottoman Empire and English discourse about Ireland, which have not been previously compared, in the narratives by Petrus Petreus, Paul Rycaut, Fynes Moryson and John Davies. The authors of the article have analyzed mechanisms of building the cultural hierarchies and compares different traditions of ethnographical descriptions with each other. The authors under consideration not only create cultural hierarchies, but also instrumentalize the image of the Other to some extent. They focus on government, laws, religion and manners. The choice of these aspects aims to highlight problems important not for (or not only for) the Other, but for authors` societies themselves. The fact that most accounts describe relative barbarians rather than absolute also can be a consequence of such instrumentalization, because comparison between “us” and the Other becomes important.
Added: Dec 14, 2020
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Maciel L. Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2016. No. 125.
The preprint is dedicated to the Ukrainian architectural features of 18th century Russsian buildings. Many of these were built in the milieu of intense cultural exchange between Russia and Ukraine. The research aims to discuss how exactly and why Ukrainian elements were used in Russian architecture. Volume organization and decoration of Russian buildings having Ukrainian features are analyzed and compared. The results reveal a clear distinction between the buildings which intentionally copy Ukrainian models or singular elements and those unintentionally using some Ukrainian features as elements of architectural fashion. The detailed analysis of such cases is invaluable for the understanding of Russian architectural transformation in the 18th century.
Added: Mar 9, 2016
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