№1, 2018

Contents

MODERN HISTORY.

Kirillova E.N. The Phenomenon of the Unification in the History of France of the Early Modern Time;

XXth CENTURY.

Aganson O.I.The Balkan Regional Order in the Conditions of the Collapse of Versailles Multipolarity (Late 1930s);

Peganov A.O. Relations between the Hungarian Democratic Opposition and Prague (1921-1931);

Fomin A.M. Franco-Turkish Relations and the Syrian Question on the Eve of World War II (January-August 1939);

Jeifets L.S., Jeifets V.L. Whether the Communist Party of Argentina the First Communist Party on the Latin American Continent Was?

Minkova K.V. International Finance and Trade Institutions in the Soviet-American Relations, 1945–1946;

CURRENT HISTORY.

Chertina Z.S. Japan in XXI Century; Demograpcical Challenges and Immagration Policy;

Krivushin I.V. "We Are a Nation. We Decide ": Catalan Separatism in the Early 21st Century;

RUSSIA AND THE WORLD.

Anisimov M.Yu. Elizabethan Russia and International Congresses in the Middle of the XVIII Century;

Timofeev А.U. October 1917 and Official Serbia;

Shchelchkov A.A. The Russian Revolution and the Latin American Intelligentsia;

Manukhin А.А. The Russian and the Mexican Revolutions in the Investigations of the U.S. Senate Subcommittees, 1919–1920;

METHODOLOGY, HISTORIOGRAPHY, SOURCE STUDY.

Sogrin V.V. The Professional, Propagandist, and Narrow-Minded Historiographies;

DOCUMENTARY ESSAYS.

Shatokhina-Mordvintseva G.A. Interned Military Personnel and Belgian Refugees in the Neutral Netherlands during the First World War;

MESSAGES.

Usachev A.S. Some Episodes from History of Russian-English Cultural Relations in the Period of Early Modern Times;

BOOK REVIEWS.

SCHOLARLY LIFE.


Summaries and keywords of the published materials

E.N. Kirillova. The Phenomenon of the Unification in the History of France of the Early Modern Time

The socio-economic changes in the Early Modern France are considered as a part of a historical process of unification, that covered different aspects of society, formed new directions of the policy and intellectual challenges. At a certain moment of the historical development, unification becomes the efficient method to facilitate the government and it acts as a simplification of a complex and multi-layered reality, however, is not always accompanied by the systematization and was not result in a complete uniformity in all the fields that were affected.

Keywords: unification, regulation, crafts, manufactories, France, Early Modern Time.

O.I. Aganson. The Balkan Regional Order in the Conditions of the Collapse of Versailles Multipolarity (Late 1930s)

The article examines the issue of the place of the Balkan region in the agonizing Versailles system of the late 1930s and the impact of the international system itself, that is, external factors, on the alignment of forces in South-Eastern Europe on the eve of World War II.

Keywords: Versailles system, economic policy of Germany and Italy in the countries of South-Eastern Europe.

A.O. Peganov. Relations between the Hungarian Democratic Opposition and Prague (1921-1931)

For the first time Russian-language historiography characterizes the main goals, stages and dynamics of secret cooperation between the Magyar leftist oppositionists who opposed the authoritarian regime of Miklos Horthy (1919-1944), and the Czechoslovak authorities. The article is based on an analysis of the newest Hungarian, Czech and Slovak historiography, as well as studying of archive collections in Prague and Budapest.

Keywords: Central-Eastern Europe, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, interwar period, Edward Beneš, Miklos Horthy.

A.M. Fomin. Franco-Turkish Relations and the Syrian Question on the Eve of World War II (January-August 1939)

The article reveals the interrelation between France's policy towards its mandated possessions in the Middle East on the eve of World War II and its relationship with Turkey from January to August 1939. Along with other sources, the article uses the documents of the personal archive of the French Ambassador to Turkey René Massigli.

Keywords: World War II, international relations, France, Turkey, Syria.

L.S. Jeifets, V.L. Jeifets. Whether the Communist Party of Argentina the First Communist Party on the Latin American Continent Was?

In the article, the specifics of the formation of the International Socialist Party of Argentina (the Communist Party of the country) are investigated and the nature of its relations with the international association of radical left parties - the Third International (Comintern) is analyzed. The reasons why the Argentine communists were forced to «yield the palm» to the Mexican Communist Party in 1920 are shown.

Keywords: Comintern; emissaries of the III International; M. Alexandrovskiy; F. Weil; R. Ghioldi.

K.V. Minkova. International Finance and Trade Institutions in the Soviet-American Relations, 1945–1946

The article examines the reaction of the Soviet government, the People's Commissariats of Foreign Affairs (NKID) and Foreign Trade to the US "Proposals for the expansion of world trade and employment" and subsequent negotiations between the NKID and the U.S. State Department on this issue.

Keywords: International finance and trade institutions, International Monetary Fund, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Lend-Lease, "Cold War".

Z.S. Chertina. Japan in XXI Century; Demograpcical Challenges and Immagration Policy

The aim of the article is to show immigration policy and public opinion in Japan, which faces a rapidly aging population, low birthrate and labor shortages. Although the Japanese government express deep concerns about demographic problems, there in no much evidence to hope that in the nearest future there will be important changes in the immigration policy.

Keywords: immigration question, homogenous nation, foreign workers, identity, threat, debates

I.V. Krivushin. "We Are a Nation. We Decide ": Catalan Separatism in the Early 21st Century

This article attempts to explain the dramatic transformation of Catalan politics in the late 2000s and early 2010s: a sharp increase in nationalistic sentiment and the transformation of separatism into the dominant political trend in Catalonia. The author shows that the success of Catalan separatism was the result of a complex interaction of factors of different levels from the specific organization of the Catalan society and particular political culture of the Catalans to the impact of the financial and economic crisis of the late 2000s and the inadequate response to the events of the Spanish government of Catalonia and the country's leading political parties.

Keywords: Catalonia, Generalitat, Left Republican Party of Catalonia, Declaration of Sovereignty.

M.Yu. Anisimov. Elizabethan Russia and International Congresses in the Middle of the XVIII Century

Plans of the Russian diplomacy to take part in the international congresses finishing two all-European wars are covered in article: War of the Austrian Succession (1740-1748) and Seven Years' war (1756-1763). If on the Aachen congress of 1748 Russia was not allowed, then on the congress in Augsburg urged to finish Seven years' war, Elizabeth Petrovna's diplomats planned to play the leading role. The gap the new emperor Peter III of the former unions and final refusal of the empress Catherine II of participation in Seven years' war was led to the fact that the general congress installing new system of the international relations did not take place.

Keywords: Russian diplomacy, Elizabeth Petrovna, War of the Austrian Succession, Seven Years' War.

А.U. Timofeev. October 1917 and Official Serbia

The author analyzes the development of the official Serbian-Russian relations during the October revolution of 1917. The study is founded on extensive basis, including the documents of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, the emigrant periodical press, memoirs of contemporaries, and takes into account the Russian and Serbian historiography.

Keywords: Serbian-Russian relations, imagologiya, A.F. Kerensky, M. Spalajković.

A.A. Shchelchkov. The Russian Revolution and the Latin American Intelligentsia

The article analyzes the points of view of the intelligentsia of Latin America that sympathized with the Russian Revolution of 1917. Most Latin American intellectuals received information about the events taking place from the Costa Rican magazine "Repertorio Americano", published by J.G. Monge.

Keywords: Russian revolution of 1917, Repertorio Americano, University reform, José Ingenieros, Rolando Martel.

А.А. Manukhin. The Russian and the Mexican Revolutions in the Investigations of the U.S. Senate Subcommittees, 1919–1920

Abstract: The article examines the origin and proceedings of the Overman and Fall Senate Subcommittees of 1919 and 1920 which analyzed the consequences of the Russian and the Mexican revolutions for the United States. It shows the approach of the subcommittees to the conduct of the hearings and use of the materials. Conclusions on their impact on U.S. foreign policy are given.

Key words: Russia, Mexico, the United States, Senate, revolution, foreign policy.

V.V. Sogrin. The Professional, Propagandist, and Narrow-Minded Historiographies

The article considers the correlation of three currents of Russian historical thought in the post-Soviet period: professional, propaganda and narrow-minded ones. А leading influence on society belongs to propaganda and narrow-minded historiographies. The author, considering characteristics of each of three currents defends the need for professional historiography to maintain its sovereignty, based on it’s own theoretical and methodological principles.

Key words: Professional, propaganda and narrow-minded historiographies, presentism and historicism, theoretical and methodological pluralism.

G.A. Shatokhina-Mordvintseva. Interned Military Personnel and Belgian Refugees in the Neutral Netherlands during the First World War

On the basis of a wide range of sources the article examines the process of receiving and arranging interned military personnel and refugees from Belgium in camps in the Netherlands in 1914-1919. The device of camps, everyday life of their inhabitants is shown; the question of their supply and also compensation to the Netherlands for the maintenance of camps is taken up.

Keywords: Netherlands during the First World War, internment camps and refugees, Hague Convention

A.S. Usachev. Some Episodes from History of Russian-English Cultural Relations in the Period of Early Modern Times

A number of episodes in the history of Russian-English relations in the sphere of culture in the 16th century is analyzed. Special attention is paid to consideration of cases of the order and purchase of the Russian hand-written and printing books by the English merchants. It is shown that it has been connected with need of studying by British of Russian without which knowledge trade and political contacts would be complicated.

Keywords: English-Russian relations 16th century, Muscovy Company, Giles Fletcher, Jerome Horsey, book culture.