Odessa’ period of the life of the historian Mykola Rubinstein: clarify and supplement of intellectual biography
Authors: Levchenko Valery
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The article is based on material of Russian and Ukrainian archives, some of which are first introduced to the scientific use, the article attempts to detailed reconstruction of some events in the life of M. Rubinstein in Odessa. The scientific importance of the subject due to the fact that the figure for objective reasons historian for many years remained unnoticed by scholars and biographers. In the life of a scientist any research of his biography were possible only in the context of current policy. In the last quarter century there was a revival of attention to life scientists M. Rubinstein. Nevertheless in the Russian and Ukrainian historiography no full curriculum vitae historian. There are attempts to write such works, but they are not without factual omissions, errors. One of the reasons that led to this situation is the inability of the authors of development and the introduction of various scientific use of sources. Trying objective study of the Odessa M. Rubinstein period of life based on a systematic study of archival materials, new reading and rethinking his work to offer a new model for the reconstruction of the biography of the historian, study his life world, study the model of historical writing, determine the level and type of sending his historical knowledge in the context of historical science. Implementation attempt a detailed reconstruction of various aspects of M. Rubinstein based on documentary sources and an opportunity to establish more deeply analyse the circumstances of scientific activities that contributed to his nomination in the front ranks of Soviet historical science. Using prosopohrafic approach these circumstances make it possible to determine the relevance and demand studies on life’s journey M. Rubinstein in 1897-1931 years, which is associated with a geographical plane Odessa. Setting these same issues in the context of research on the activities of the Odessa historian, as a whole today is an absolute innovation research. Much attention is paid to such problems as for higher education in the historical period of reform of higher education and post-graduate studies in the making of a network of research institutions in the Ukrainian SSR. Although these problems are developed in recent years within the intelligence on the history of higher education and science in Odessa, various aspects of their insufficiently studied and deserve further study complex.