Vasily Klyuchevsky (1841–1911)

Vasily Klyuchevsky (1841–1911)

The collection is timed to the 175th anniversary of Vasily Klyuchevsky, an outstanding Russian historian, professor at Moscow University, honorary academician of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. The future historian was born in the family of a clergyman, went to a religious school, a seminary. In 1861, he entered the History and Philology Department of Moscow University. He defended his master's thesis on the "Old Russian Lives of the Saints as a historical source", and later his doctoral thesis on the "Boyar Duma in the Old Russia." The most famous scientific work of Vasily Klyuchevsky is the "Course of Russian history," first published in 1902 and reprinted several times afterwards.Klyuchevsky considered colonization as the main factor of the Russian history. So, he presented his own periodization of Russian history, taking into account particular features of the movement of the majority of population and geographical conditions. Along with the scientific activity, Vasiliy Osipovich was engaged in teaching, cooperated with scientific societies.

The collection includes digital copies of studies, archival documents and memoires. There are texts of the writings of the historian, as well as biographical information about him.

The collection numbers 47 units.

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