4, 2018

Contents

CONTENTS

MODERN HISTORY.

Yusim M.A. Francesco Guicciardini - from the "History of Florence" to "The History of Italy";

XXth CENTURY.

Orlik I.I. Moscow - Prague: on the Eve of the Czechoslovak Tragedy. (Based on the Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic);

Shubin A.V. USSR und Munich Agreement of 1938;

Vershinin A.A. Eduard Daladier and the Policy of "Appeasement" on the Eve of World War II; Current History.

Burov V.G. Strategic Milestone in the History of China. To the Results of the XIX Congress of the CPC; Academician

Davidson A.B. The Experience of Reconciliation, Peaceableness, Peacemaking;

RUSSIA AND THE WORLD.

Trofimova O.E., Shchedrin A.V. The History of Relations between the USSR/Russia and the Countries of the Arabian Peninsula; Methodology. Historiography. Source Study.

Sogrin V.V. «Vietnam Syndrome» of Theusa: History Lesson?

IN MEMORY OF ACADEMICIAN S.L. TIKHVINSKIY.

S.L. Tikhvinskiy (1918-2018);

PUBLICATIONS.

Participation of Poland in the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia in 1938. Foreword by G.F. Matveyev;

Directives of the CPSU Central Committee to Soviet representatives at the quadripartite talks on West Berlin. Documents of the Foreign Policy Archive of the Russian Federation (January-July 1970). Foreword by Dolgilevich;

DOCUMENTARY ESSAYS.

Kapitonova N.K. Neville Chamberlain and the Policy of "Appeasement";

Serapionova E.P. Edward Beneš and the Munich Agreement;

MESSAGES.

Streltsov A.D. Transformation of Place and Role of South African Union in the British Empire in 1919-1934;

SCHOLARLY LIFE;

BOOK REVIEWS.


Summaries and keywords of the published materials

M.A. Yusim. Francesco Guicciardini - from the "History of Florence" to "The History of Italy"

The article considers the work of Francesco Guicciardini as a historian. Demonstrated are the features of the presentation of historical material by him, as well as his views on history on the example of Italy.

Keywords: Francesco Guicciardini, Italian wars, Renaissance historiography.

I.I. Orlik. Moscow - Prague: on the Eve of the Czechoslovak Tragedy. (Based on the Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic)

The article, based on the archival materials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, details the tragic events for Czechoslovakia related to the Munich conspiracy of Britain, France, Germany and Italy, according to which the Czechoslovak Republic ceased to exist.

Keywords: "appeasement" policy, Munich Agreement, E. Beneš, M.M. Litvinov, V.P. Potemkin, S.A. Alexandrovsky, K. Croft, Z. Firlinger.

A.V. Shubin. USSR und Munich Agreement of 1938

In article on the basis of published and archival documents examines Soviet policy in a connection with the Sudeten crisis and Munich Agreement 1938, discusses the issue of the motives of the Soviet leadership and the importance of the conclusion of the Munich agreement for the foreign policy situation faced by the Soviet Union.

Keywords: Sudeten crisis, the Munich Agreement of 1938, I.V. Stalin, M.M. Litvinov. E. Benes, A. Hitler, N. Chamberlian.

A.A. Vershinin. Eduard Daladier and the Policy of "Appeasement" on the Eve of World War II

The article examines the reaction of the French political circles to the revolution of 1917 in Russia. The emphasis is on their perception of the pre-revolutionary crisis, the attitude to the revolution itself and its consequences. It is emphasized that this reaction was distinguished by ambiguity. On the one hand, French politicians were expecting revolutionary events, some of them considered them beneficial. At the same time, the need to preserve the combat capability of the Russian army and the continued participation of Russia in the First World War raised serious concerns. The French ruling circles could not resolve this dilemma.

Keywords: E. Daladier, the Russian Revolution of 1917, the First World War, R. Poincare, J. Clemenceau.

V.G. Burov. Strategic Milestone in the History of China. To the Results of the XIX Congress of the CPC

The XIX Congress of the Communist party of China has summed up the results of the fifth generation of Chinese leaders headed by Xi Jinping for the period 2013-2017, has put forward the party program for the next five years, formulated a new theoretical concept of the Chinese communists.

Keywords: The XIX Congress of the Communist party of China, socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, the Contemporary chinese marxism.

Academician A.B. Davidson. The Experience of Reconciliation, Peaceableness, Peacemaking

The author discusses the role of peaceableness and peacemaking in the modern world, analyzing the experience of the peaceful transition of power in the South African Republic.

Keywords: South African Republic, Nelson Mandela, De Klerk, Dartmouth meetings.

O.E. Trofimova, A.V. Shchedrin. The History of Relations between the USSR/Russia and the Countries of the Arabian Peninsula

The authors analyze state and peculiarities of political and economic relations of the USSR/Russia with states of Arabian Peninsula, determine key factors that impeded and promoted to the development and deepening of cooperation between the countries, consider contradictions and differences in approaches to global and regional problems.

Keywords: Arabian Peninsula, People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, United Arab Emirates, OPEC.

V.V. Sogrin. «Vietnam Syndrome» of Theusa: History Lesson?

Turning to the analysis of the book of D.V. Kuznetsov Shadow of Vietnam over America. American public opinion and the use of US military force. (1973–2009). (St. Petersburg: Nestor-history, 2016), the author comprehends the conflict of realism and interventionism in US foreign policy history. According to his conclusion, the realism embodied in the Vietnamese syndrome is constantly receding before the American exceptionalism, firmly entrenched in the American mentality and representing the archetype of the American empire.

Keywords: Vietnamese syndrome, realism and interventionism, American exclusiveness, hegemonism and US imperialism.

N.K. Kapitonova. Neville Chamberlain and the Policy of "Appeasement"

The article analyzes one of the most shameful pages of British history - the policy of "appeasement" of England in the mid-1930s, leading to the conclusion of the Munich agreement in September 1938 on the partition of Czechoslovakia. The agreement between England, France, Italy and Germany in Munich marked the beginning of World War II.

Keywords: N. Chamberlain, E. Daladier, B. Mussolini, A. Hitler, policy of "appeasement", Munich agreement.

E.P. Serapionova. Edward Beneš and the Munich Agreement

The article discusses the Czechoslovak President E. Beneš, his background, education, marital status, political views and activities during the First World War, analyzes his foreign and domestic policy in the posts of the Minister of Foreign Affairs (1918-1935) and the President of the Czechoslovak Republic (1935-1938, 1940-1948). Based on archival and published materials, the author shows the evolution of Beneš attitude to the German national minority, his attempts to resolve the Sudeten-German question. Particular attention is paid to the Munich agreement of 1938.

Keywords: E. Beneš, Czechoslovak policy, national minorities in the Czechoslovak Republic, Munich agreement.

A.D. Streltsov. Transformation of Place and Role of SAU in the British Empire in 1919-1934

The article explores the issues associated with the change in the status of the dominion, the South African Union, in the British Empire in the 1910s-1930s. The author paid attention to the issues of national self-awareness of the political leaders of South Africa.

Keywords: South Africa, British Empire, Smuts, Duke, Declaration of Balfour.