The problems of the pre-revolutionary Russian editions on modern history of Kaiser Germany

Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates


Release:

2016, Vol. 2. №1

Title: 
The problems of the pre-revolutionary Russian editions on modern history of Kaiser Germany


About the authors:

Stanislav N. Sinegubov, Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Professor at the Department of History, Social and Economic Disciplines, Ishim Teacher Training Institute named after P. P. Ershov (Tyumen State University Branch), globus_75@inbox.ru

Sergey P. Shilov, Dr. Sci. (Hist.), Professor at the Department of History, Social and Economic Disciplines, Ishim Teacher Training Institute named after P. P. Ershov (Tyumen State University Branch), sshilov@mail.ru

Abstract:

The article considers the pre-revolutionary Russian publications of both native and foreign authors (in translation) devoted to the modern history of Kaiser Germany. The importance of their studying consists in understanding the orientation of the Russian scientific thought of 1871-1914, and the identification of those subjects and problems which caused the greatest interest at that time. Besides, the analysis of these works shows how the process of creation of the foundations of German novistics in Russia went, as well as some tendencies of the subsequent researches in this area. On the basis of the conducted research the authors came to certain conclusions. The works published in pre-revolutionary time on modern history of Kaiser Germany in general were remarkable for a thematic variety, saturated informational content, and serious scientific analysis corresponding to that time. Besides the generalizing works, the important place in pre-revolutionary Russian Germanic studies was taken by special researches on domestic and foreign policy of O. Bismarck, Wilhelm I and Wilhelm II, and the position of German proletariat. Besides their historiographical value, all the works can be used by modern writers as a source material.

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