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A Ruszisztikai Központ és a középkori Rusz történetének kutatása
The Centre for Russian Studies and Research of the Medieval Rus’

Author(s): János Makai
Subject(s): Cultural history, Middle Ages
Published by: Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Bölcsészettudományi Kutatóközpont Történettudományi Intézet

Summary/Abstract: The Centre for Russian Studies in Budapest has a history of nearly three decades. This paper analyses the extent to which the Centre for Russian Studies helped to study the medieval history of the Eastern Slavs. In the 1990s, it was imperative to present the medieval fate of the Eastern Slavs with a modern approach and even to write the entire history of Russia. The new History of Russia was completed in 1997 at the workshop of the Centre for Russian Studies, edited by Gyula Szvák. Between 2000 and 2015, the Centre for Russian Studies organized 36 conferences, symposia, or round tables in Budapest, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Brussels, Pisa, and the island of Sardinia. The Centre for Russian Studies at ELTE has launched a book series called ‘Ruszisztikai Könyvek’ (Books of Russian Studies) for more than 20 years. From a viewpoint of medieval studies, important items of the series are edited versions of academic presentations. The ‘Ruszisztikai Könyvek’ include conference volumes and other contributions as well. In 2005, the Centre launched a series called ‘Az orosz történelem válogatott kútfői’ (Selected sources of Russian history). The first volume of this series is edited by Sándor Szili, and it offers sources on medieval Russian history. The latter series also included a volume dealing with the Norman issue.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 133-140
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Hungarian