About ex. editors
Marina I. Shcherbakova, DSc in Philology, Professor, Director of Research, А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6705-8707
Valeria G. Andreeva, DSc in Philology, Leading Research Fellow, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia; Professor, Kostroma State University, Dzerzhinsky St., 17, 156005 Kostroma, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4558-3153
Investigations of the creative heritage of Russian writers and poets of the 18 th -19 th centuries, as well as of the most prominent representatives of the Russian clergy and Russian culture, are presented in the scientific work; key issues of the writers’ work method and style, of their works’ genre features, creative self-determination, are raised; new and unique explanations of both widely known and less read classics’ works, which reveal deep meanings and ideas that have not yet been identified in literary criticism, are given. The literary process of the era is illustrated by the special continuity of thoughts and ideas characteristic of Russian literature for which, deep vision and understanding of life, religious consciousness (it is from the said position the study of the works’ artistic worlds is necessary). Materials of archives, rare book publications and periodicals equipped with scientific commentary are introduced into scientific circulation. The originality of the published investigations and materials gives the collective work topicality and special colour on the whole.
Krasheninnikova O.A. Theophan Prokopovich’s treatise “About reviling of decrees of Peter the Great” (1734): towards the history of disputes about the destiny of monasticism in Russia in the 18th century