PHJ No 1 (37) 2023 – E.K.Piotrovskaya. Review of the book: Byzantinorossica. Code of Byzantine literary about Russia (until 13th century). T. IV / Author-compilaor M.V. Bibikov. The 2nd edition

The book presents the 4th tome of Corpus of Byzantinorossica. There are byzantine literary monuments (until 13th century). Among them are texts of agiography and epistolography, various memoirs, historical and nature study. The book includes translations and accompanied by commentary of all these monuments, where Russian-Byzantine relations are described. The Greek texts of the old-Russian “Vita Antonii” and the “Vita Pheodosii” are especially interesting.

PHJ No 1 (37) 2023 – Ilya N. Strekalov. The Soviet things — “characters” of our history? A review on the book: Golubev A. “‘Veschnaya zhizn’. The materiality of the late socialism”

Изучение советской истории, как показывает отечественный и зарубежный опыт науки, возможно посредством различных методологий. Историк Алексей Голубев в своей новой книге «Вещная жизнь. Материальность позднего социализма» предлагает принципиально новый взгляд на советскую (и, в частности, позднесоветскую) эпоху — через предметы материального мира, вещи.

PHJ No 1 (37) 2023 – А.I.Bogomolov. Another forgotten genocide. Review of the book: Soviet Prisoners of War in the Second World War on Polish Soil: Collected Articles. Edited by J. Wojtkowiak

The history of Soviet prisoners of War in World War II remains poorly studied, but certain aspects of this history do not coincide with the next general line of historical policy every time and are doomed to oblivion. The research of modern Polish historians collected in the reviewed book and are intended to familiarize readers with this complex problem.

PHJ No 4 (36) 2022 – V.L. Piankevich. Review of the collection of documents: Blockade in the decisions of the leading party bodies of Leningrad. 1941–1944. Parts I–III. STPb. 2019–2022

The collection of documents is a continuation of the work on the publication of official documents on the World War II and the blockade. Together with published documents of personal origin, the new edition significantly expands the source base for research on the history of the defense and Leningrad blockade. This is a unique, first, complete, specific publication of the most important documents of the highest regional authorities and administration, almost all of which (98%) were previously kept in secret. The published documents make it possible to study the most important issues of military production, the supply and distribution of food, the management of Leningrad and the Leningrad Region, the economy and urban economy, etc.

PHJ No 4 (36) 2022 – S.N.Iskyul. Review of the book: Gorshkov D.I. La Garde au feu! Napoleon’s Imperial Guard during the Retreat of 1812: Condition, Efficiency and Inter-Regimental Communication: Scientific monograph. Moscow. 2022

The review is devoted to a critical analysis of D. I. Gorshkov’s monograph “La Garde au feu! Napoleon’s Imperial Guard during the Retreat of 1812: Condition, Efficiency and Inter-Regimental Communication”.

PHJ No 3 (35) 2022 – I. K. Bogomolov. Review of monograph: McGeever B. Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution. Cambridge. 2019

The review analyzes the monograph of the Doctor of Philosophy, professor of Sociology at Birkbeck (University of London) Brendan McGeever on anti-Semitism in revolutionary Russia and in the first years of Soviet power. It is stated that the title of the book — “Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution” — does not fully correspond to the content. Nevertheless, the study of the Bolshevik response to antisemitism during the Russian Civil War was carried out at a high level with the involvement of a large number of archival sources. 

PHJ No 3 (35) 2022 – A. Yu. Bendin. Reviewed in: Journals of the Committee of Western Provinces / Ed. by T. V. Andreeva, I. N. Wibe, B. P. Milovidov, D. N. Shilov. Vol. 1-2. St. Petersburg. 2017-2021

For Russian historical science, the western provinces of Russia still remain a topic in many ways. It will require many years of efforts by a large number of researchers whose will have extensive work to identify new arrays of sources, assimilate new research approaches and develop new concepts in it study. The idea that the Western Edge of the Russian Empire was one of the most problematic for the policy of the imperial center has a long history. Historiographical schools and traditions of studying this region began to form in the XIX century In Russia, having been developed after the Polish rebellion of 1863-1864.