New research areas in the modern historical science of Moldova. Results and Prospects Cover Image

Noi direcţii în ştiinţa istorică contemporană a Moldovei. Rezultate şi perspective
New research areas in the modern historical science of Moldova. Results and Prospects

Author(s): Lilia Zabolotnaia
Subject(s): History
Published by: Muzeul Naţional de Istorie a Moldovei
Keywords: Republic of Moldova; historical anthropologism

Summary/Abstract: After the collapse of the USSR, with the independence of the former Soviet republics there established a period characterized by historians as a transition from a totalitarian to a democratic regime. In each of the republics the transition period was characterized according to its internal characteristics and consistent patterns and in dependence of national and historical peculiarities of development as well as external factors. However, we can note the similarities of post-Soviet syndrome. First, there is an upsurge of interest in national history and the nationalization of history in all CIS countries. Secondly, the science of history goes through a painful stage of revaluation of many facts and events, there has changed the political emphasis in historical studies. The problem of national revival became the main task of the historians. Third, fundamental importance in modern historical science has the factor of expansion of historical research. Since the mid-1990s, on the border of millennia, there has emerged a series of papers (theses, articles, monographs, documents etc.) focused on the new, western trends in historical scholarship - historical anthropology, intellectual history, the history of the individual, gender history, etc. The younger generation of historians especially helped the development of the new areas. Natural interest of historians to these research entailed serious methodological consequences - an interdisciplinary approach, the search for synthesis through diversity, civilization, historical and cultural approach, etc. New social history has become explored through the prism of historical anthropologism. A human, his way of thinking and behavior, lifestyle, spirituality, mentality and everyday life became the subject of research, and anthropological method has proved itself in the heart of the problem of human history.

  • Issue Year: VIII/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 9-30
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Romanian