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Humanitarian sciences in Siberia

2015 year, number 1


A. V. Trofimov
Ural state economic University, 620142, Ekaterinburg, 8 March Street, 62
Keywords: modernization paradigm, Ural Historical Herald, Russian history of the XX century


The modern historiographic situation is characterized by poliparadigmality and multiconceptuality. The objective of this paper is to summarize the views on the historical development of Russia in the XX century expressed in line with the modernization paradigm based on the analysis of articles from The Ural Historical Herald. The author identifies three research perspectives: theoretical and methodological, historiographical, and specifically historical. The key issues examined by researchers of the Ural historical school are the following: the essence of the Russian version of modernization in the XX century, features and characteristics of imperial and Soviet modernization models, role of diffusions in history, the industrialization phenomenon in Russia and the Urals, the Ural-Kuznetsk Combine history, the agrarian transition concept, history of Yamal, etc. For the first time in a historiography based on the synthesis of civilization and modernization theoretical approaches the researchers solved the key problem of determining the cultural-civilization specifics of Russian modernization, showed the countrys place in the global process of civilization and modernization dynamics, analyzed main factors and mechanisms of internal and external impulses determining social-cultural, institutional-political, and social-economic development of Russia. The mechanisms of modernization processes have been considered at the civilization, national, regional, and local levels. The authors paid attention to the interaction between the macro, meso- and micro-processes in forming the Russian model of modernization, described the diffusive technologies that influenced the reception of social institutions and cultural values in the Urals.