The World of the Russian Province in Focus of Local History: Yelabuga Region in the Works of V.F. Kudryavtsev
Authors: Irina V. Kornilova
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In the last years in structure of modern scientific historical knowledge vigorous creative activity of researchers of history of the Russian province, definition of their reliable role in the history of Russia in general and edges attracts interest, in particular. Special attention of researchers and continues to attract heritage of V.F. Kudryavtsev (1843-1910), the correspondent of the Russian Geographical Society in St. Petersburg (1873), the member employee of Society of fans of natural sciences, anthropology and ethnography at the Moscow university (1874), the full member Nizhny Novgorod (1875) and the Vyatka (1898) provincial statistical committees and the member of the Tver provincial scientific archival commission (1897), the author more than 25 books, numerous scientific publications in the all-Russian and regional press, in collections of provincial statistical committees, in "Works …" scientific organizations and the provincial scientific archival commissions. His interest in event history, history of material and spiritual culture and life generates understanding of value of sources of an originality and knowledge of the certain Russian regions creating a complete image of the country. Studying of history of Russian regions promotes disclosure of various manifestations of communication of historical science with life of provincial society, deeper knowledge of the all-Russian historical process.
In this article an attempt of a review and judgment of plots of history of the Russian province of the 19th century, in particular Yelabuga and the Yelabuga region, in historical sketches of V.F. Kudryavtsev "Old times, monuments, legends and legends of the Kama region" is made (1897-1905). Work is presented by rare and valuable material on history, archeology, ethnography, historical geography, economic and household life of Prikamye, she has no predecessors in Prikamye neither according to the general internal contents, nor on chronology of the described events and is a fruit of independent processing of the views occurring in historical science, opinions, representations. In each release of historical sketches the world outlook identity of research views of V.F. Kudryavtsev of eventful history of Yelabuga and the Yelabuga region is traced. Special value to work is given by use by the author of the various documentary sources found by him in the course of laborious work in archives and collected folklore monuments – legends and legends.