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V.N. Tatischev: The Prototype of the First Russian Historian

Tomsk State University Bulletin. History. 2014. No.1(27)

N.A. Kachin

Historians of various academic schools and research areas frequently ask the same question whether Tatischev was the first professional historian or the last chronicler, hardworking amateur, or maybe even an insidious hoaxer. The article discusses existing in Russian historiography assessments of V.N. Tatischev as 18th-century historian and researcher and author of “History of Russia”.

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