Actual Problems and Sources of the Contemporary History in the View of Russian Academic Scholars on the eve of the XX-XXIth Centuries: A Reassessment
Actual Problems and Sources of the Contemporary History in the View of Russian Academic Scholars on the eve of the XX-XXIth Centuries: A Reassessment
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The article analyses the crisis in the post-Soviet historical studies as a natural and objective stage of its development. The author considers the causes and consequences of that crisis in two key aspects: in a view of new themes of studies and in the connection with novel kinds of historical sources. Obviously, the lessons of the crisis lead the community of professional Russian historians to the reappraisal of the approaches and research methods of the most disputable problems of a contemporary history. According to the author, these approaches and methods should rest upon the interdisciplinary and comparative paradigm associated with modern computer data processing.
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Evgeny Sergeev
Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of World History; Professor of the State Academic University for the Humanities and Russian State University for the Humanities