Author: E.N. Gnatik, V.N. Danilov, A.V. Karavashkin [et al.].
Imprint: Moscow, Al'fa-M Publ., 2008. 318 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: In the collective monograph the phenomenon of quasi-science is investigated. The cultural foundations of astrology, ufology, parapsychology, paramedicine, quasi-history, etc. are being clarified. Particular attention is paid to the most odious form of quasi-science, quasi-scientific mythology. The essence, structure and types of quasi-scientific mythology, the ways of its formation and functioning in the system of spiritual culture are analyzed. The folklore genealogy of quasi-scientific myths is traced. In the field of view of the authors - the future and science, and quasi-science. The study was funded by the Russian Humanitarian Science Foundation (Project No. 06-03-00260a). For researchers, teachers, students and graduate students, as well as all interested in the problems of the development of science and culture.

Author: Kirillin V.M.
Imprint: Moscow, Yazyki slavyanskoj kul'tury Publ., 2007. 104 p. (Studia philologica. Series minor). (In Russ.)

Abstract: The book is about the text semantics of the main edition of The Legend of Mamay by version Y in comparison with other versions of the text created in the 16th century. The Researcher, in particular, reveals the systematic compiler use of this version of the Legend of numbers 8 and 4 not only as narrative details, but also as a module of narrative architectonics. Commenting on this feature, he defines the range of possible biblical, liturgical, theological and philosophical, historical and literary, and ultimately ideological and aesthetic ideas that could guide a compiler of the text.


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Author: Kirillin V.M.
Imprint: Moscow, Yazyki slavyanskoj kul'tury Publ., 2007. 307 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The book examines the original old Russian narratives about the miraculous Tikhvin icon of the Mother of God in the context of medieval culture and specific historical circumstances and is considered from the point of view of their literary fate, ideological and artistic specificity and correlation with the complex of author’s religious, political and aesthetic ideas. In the traditions of the national historical and philological science, the monograph is not only a study: in the appendices to the latter the most important texts for the formation of the entire legend about the Shrine, also genre related text The Tale about the Svyatogorsk icons are published. The work continues the study of old Russian legends about icons, which were barely started by Russian medieval studies, and is intended for historians, philologists, art historians and all those who are interested in the life of old Russian society.


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Author: Tufanova O.A.
Imprint: Мoscow, Sputnik + Publ., 2007. (In Russ.)

Abstract:  The book is about the identification of the tragic image specifics in the works of Russian protopope Avvakum. The book explores the ways of creating a tragic expression, analyzed leading motives and end-to-end tragic symbols, considered how to create images of the tragic heroes on the material of all Avvakum’s works. Disclosure from the artistic point of view of the death of faith theme as the main tragic theme of the writer allows us to take a fresh look at the work of protopope Avvakum ― not only as a writer-exposer, preacher, but also as a writer with a steady tragic worldview.

Author: Ljustrov M.Y.
Imprint: Moscow, IMLI Publ., 2006. 277 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The monograph is a comprehensive study of the Russo-Swedish literary relations in the late 17th–18th centuries. The book analyzes translated works and works written for foreign ― Swedish or Russian language, studied similar literary phenomena, deals with texts that contain reviews about the ‘neighboring’ people and its literature.

Author: Karavashkin A.V., Yurganov A.L.
Imprint: Moscow, RSUH Publ., 2005. 209 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The book is devoted to the theoretical foundations of the source study of culture. At the same time, the monograph is a kind of introduction to the phenomenology of real consciousness, designated as the Doxa region. The area of ​​assumptions, opinions, assumptions, attitudes of natural thinking as a subject of methodological reflection attracts the attention of the authors. The object of historical and phenomenological research is substantiated for the first time. The historiographic prerequisites of historical phenomenology are considered as a method for the source study of culture. The book not only contains the formulation of topical issues of the theory of historical knowledge, but also offers its own epistemological solutions. For professionals and all interested in this issue.

Author: Demin A.S.
Imprint: Moscow, Yazyki slavyanskoi kul'tury Publ., 2003. 760 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The book develops a new and urgent problem - the history of old Russian literary creativity, integrating poetics, stylistics, textology, ideology and aesthetics of old Russian literature. The main types of the old Russian literary creativity, their signs and evolution within seven and a half centuries are considered. The material for observations are the texts of almost all old genres, from the works of Metropolitan Hilarion and Chronicles to the early Russian drama and poetry of Lomonosov.

The book is a continuation of the previous large monograph by A.S. Demin (On the literary of Old Russian literature. Moscow, 1998) and is a two-volume book on the aesthetic history of literature of Old Russia, the basis of which is laid by the works of F.I. Buslaev, A.S. Orlov, I.P. Eremin, D.S. Likhachev.

Author: Karavashkin A.V., Yurganov A.L.
Imprint: Moscow, RSUH Publ., 2003. 381 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The book deals with the problems of historical phenomenology ― the recently established humanitarian discipline. The axiomatics of historical phenomenology, its distinctive features, gnoseological tools, the basis of non-premise hermeneutics and its practical application are all the subject of the proposed study. The authors have outlined the fundamental principles of the new method, not only designed to complement the traditional methods of working with historical sources, but also capable of largely creating an independent style of humanitarian thinking. Historical phenomenology doesn’t destroy, but modifies and rebuilds the system of known categories, concepts, research techniques and algorithms. For historians, philologists, culturologists and all interested in this issue.

Author: Kirillin V.M.
Imprint: St. Petersburg, Aletheia Publ., 2000. 320 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The book is an attempt of semantic interpretation of the old Russian literary life as a reflection of the medieval Christian mentality, which was made for the first time in the Russian medieval studies. The author explores biblical sacred numbers as narrative elements of texts. The disclosure of their symbolic purpose allows us to take a fresh look at the inner world of writers and readers of Old Russia. It turns out that their characteristic “speculation in numbers” is a peculiar way of religious and artistic reflection on reality, there is a way of symbolic theology. The book is intended for historians, philologists and all those interested in Russian medieval culture.


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Author: Ljustrov M.Y.
Imprint: Moscow, Moscow cultural lyceum Publ., 2000. 156 p. (In Russ.)

Abstract: The book explores Russian epistolary of the 17th–18th centuries. Revealed the specificity of certain groups of seventeenth century letters, discusses the letters of Peter’s time, allows to detect the peculiarities of literary development in the ‘transition period’, the analysis of epistolary and poetic system of the eighteenth century.