Published in journal "History magazine: researches", 2015-2 in rubric "REVIEWS, BIBLIOGRAPHY", pages 244-246.
Resume: This newly published terminological dictionary provides interpretations of the basic concepts, of the main theories and methods of historical science, and also of the fields of modern historical knowledge. Separate entries are dedicated to the concepts and categories that comprise the theoretical-methodological space of historical science. These entries present the history of the origin and existence of particular concepts in specific national scientific schools and historiographical traditions, as well as the most reputed, widespread, and accepted by the modern professional historiographical community variants of concept interpretations. Through this approach the continuity in the development of historical knowledge is manifested and the traditions and innovations in the field of historical science terminology are linked. The publication of this dictionary attests the professional historians’ awareness of the importance of being attentive to the field’s modern language. The necessity of clarifying and structuring a historian’s language is due to the fundamental changes in the theoretical and methodological spheres of historical research, both in the global scientific community because of the “linguistic turn” and in post-Soviet Russian historiography in particular, due to its switch in methodological approaches and change towards theoretical-methodological pluralism and indeterminacy. The published dictionary contributes to establishing a clear dialogue between historians within the scientific community, facilitates understanding and creates a basis for a comparative study of the practice of research projects. This publication is also particularly significant for educational purposes, in helping to prepare the next generation of professional historians, mindful of historical science's modern language.
Keywords: historical discipline, basic concept, methodology, theory, historicism, scientific language, historical knowledge, professional community, historiographical tradition, national school
Teoriya i metodologiya istoricheskoy nauki. Terminologicheskiy slovar' / Otv. red. A. O. Chubar'yan. M.: Akvilon, 2014. 576 s. (Obrazy istorii; otv. red. serii L. P. Repina)
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