N.P. Antsiferov: a portrait against the background of the epoch

Authors: Bozhich A.S. Published: 30.08.2022
Published in issue: #4(96)/2022  
DOI: 10.18698/2306-8477-2022-4-794  
Category: The Humanities in Technical University | Chapter: Philosophy Science  
Keywords: culture, revolution, St. Petersburg University, Hermitage studio, museums, local history

The paper focuses on the professional growth of a prominent Russian museologist, historian, culturologist Nikolay Pavlovich Antsiferov (1889–1958), one of the founders of the Russian urban studies, and describes his life path against the background of the socio-political cataclysms of the early and mid-twentieth century, which largely influenced his worldview. Particular attention is paid to the development of his historical views in the context of local history studies of the 1920s and his first works devoted to St. Petersburg.

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