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THE WORKS OF EUROPEAN HUMANISTS IN THE REPERTORYOF THE CZECH BOOK PRINTING IN ITS EARLY PERIOD (1468–1620)

The paper focuses on the repertory of the Czech book printing in its early period (1468–1620). The author reveals the place that wasoccupied by the works of European humanists; ad also traces their influence on the spiritual life of the Czech.

«Courrier de smyrne»: from the History of the Anti-Russian Propaganda in turkey at the End of the 1820s

The article is devoted to one of the episodes in the history of the development of Turkey periodicals – history of the first steps of the francophone newspaper «Le Courrier de Smyrne». It was published since 1828, by the French citizen who lived in Smyrna, Alexander Blacque. The article describes one of the brightest episodes of the information war on the Turkish side at the final stage of the war of Greek independence.

TO THE QUESTION OF TERMINOLOGY IN RESEARCH OF PHENOMENON OF RADICAL RIGHT

The article considers the main terms, used in research of phenomenon of radical right

NEOPAN-TURKISM AND NEO-OTTOMANISM IN THE FOREIGN POLICY OF TURKEY

The article is devoted to the choice of the foreign policy strategy of Turkey. It describes the three main directions: the Turkish Eurasianism, ottomanism and turkism. Particular attention is drawn to the evolution of the last two concepts

EURASIAN UNION AND ITS PERCEPTION WITHIN THE POLITICAL ELITE AND THE EXPERT COMMUNITY OF PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS

The article analyzes the historical roots of the Eurasian Idea, the pro- ject of the Eurasian Union how it was represented in political discus- sion of the leaders of «Eurasian countries». Author traces the sources of formation and stages of development of the Eurasian Union, as well as perception of this project within the political elite and the expert community of prospective members.

SCO IN THE GLOBAL ENCIRCLEMENT OF CRITICISM АGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF THE ACTIVE U. S. BASE POLICYIN THE «GREAT CENTRAL ASIA»

SCO actions in Central Asia (CA) are often become criticized by NATO and its loyal states. The key reasons for that are named to be the military trainings run by SCO and its close ties with Iran as it is a non-official member there or one of the SCO’s observers. The article offers various opinions both amiable and critical with regard to SCO expressed by the world community. The next part of the article describes the US policy for basing its troops in the region and a general situation regarding Pentagon’s military bases located in the CA and Pakistan.

The relation to Catholics in England in Restoration

In article position of Catholics in England in late Stewarts is considered. The basic sources are diaries of contemporaries of S.Pipsa and J. Эвелина. The author of article tries to find out, whether the situation for Catholics with returning to a throne of sons of the executed Charles I has improved, which tended to Catholicism.

Medieval history of Slaves in scientific-pedagogical activity T.N. Granovsky

The author of this article examine the evaluation of famous Russian historian  T.N. Granovsky (1813 — 1855)  of historical role Slavic peoples and define his contribution in study of history of Western Slaves in the Middle Ages.

Realization of the american strategy of "distribution of democracy” by means of settlement of regional conflicts during the R. Reagan’s second presidential term

In the article application of the American strategy of “distribution of democracy” as ideological registration of actions of the USA on settlement of regional conflicts is considered. The variation between military and not military components of this strategy is shown.

Modern Stage of Cooperation between the USA and Colombia

This article analyzes the newest period of the US-Colombian cooperation. The author investigates «Plan Colombia» adopted by B. Clinton administration and its impact on the U.S. policy in Latin America

European vector of Turkish foreign policy

The article focuses on the issue of Turkey’s EU accession. It examines the main problems and prospects of Turkish integration with the EU. It also presents the reforms of Turkish government with a view to match the Copenhagen Criteria and the attitude of European politicians towards the accession of Turkey to the European Union

The “Great Game” in the Caspian Region: the Kremlin’s Move (2004)

The article is devoted to the study of the Russian-American relations in the Caspian region that were entitled “The Great Game”. Analyzing one of the stages of these relations (spring-autumn 2004) that was marked by the higher activity of the V. Putin’s Government, the author has come to the conclusion that “the Kremlin offensive” was stipulated by the presidential campaign in the USA, and the necessity to oppose the China’s penetration into Central Asia.

The «Islamic awakening» and the «Arab Spring»: Iran's foreign policy doctrine

This article analyzes the theoretical concept of "Islamic awakening," proposed by the leader of the Islamic Revolution Ali Khamenei for the interpretation of the events of the "Arab Spring" in the Middle East. Based on the study of statements Khamenei, analyzes the theoretical basis of the doctrine of foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran at the present stage for regional security cooperation and pan-Islamic

Impeachment against Clarendon and its significance for political life of the Age of Restoration

In the 1667 former Lord Chancellor Edward Hyde, earl of Clarendon was impeached by the House of Commons. Having carefully analyzed the text of the blame the author comes to conclusion that the charge was fabricated and pursued two main aims: firstly, it was directed to destroy a reputation of Clarendon and thereby negate his influence in the House of Lords, secondly, it was directed to blamed him for mistakes of the government and so legitimated the current power. It also investigates the genealogy of this charge which succeeded to some other charges in high treason.

About a position of leaders of the USA on oil cooperation with Saudi Arabia in 1943

The article examines approaches of the American authorities to questions of providing the state with a strategic raw material – oil, in the specific conditions of World War II. This evidence revealed  the different approaches of the heads of ministries and departments to Saudi Arabia. The author reveals the role of U.S. business to strengthen political and economic cooperation with the oil emirate. This article demonstrates that a thorough analysis of documents opens up new possibilities for the study of US-Saudi relations in the abovementioned period.

Turkey, Iran, USA and the Iraq Crisis of 2003 year

In article are analyzed the specificity of relations between Turkey, Iran and the USA on the eve, during Iraq war and after. Thus the author gives the big attention to consideration of turkish and Iranian tools of crisis reaction to address of this conflict, and also touches a kurdish question which aggravation was direct investigation of the american intervention.

The Thracians as the subjects of the Achaemenids according to Per-sian sources

In this work to the study of Thraco-Persian relations at the turn of the VI-–V centuries BC involved originating from Persepolis household archives of time of Darius I. The article analyzes the Persian ethnic name Skudra and the possibility of its application to peoples European Thrace, part of which was conquered by Darius during the Scythian campaign. Then provides specific information about the Thracian workers contained in the Persepolis fortification archive, and analyzes the legal status of them in the Royal household.

The Narrative Sources of Philostorgius’ “Church History” (Hist. eccl. I) in Photius’ Abridgment

This article is devoted to the problem of the narrative sources used in Philostorgius’ “Church History”. The Greek historian of the Fifth Century had cited not only the texts of the Holy Scriptures and works of church historians, but also writings of panegyrists and pagan authors of the Late Antiquity.

Medieval Icelandic Commonwealth in the modern libertarian discourse

The current article is an attempt of analysis of the image of medieval Icelandic society in the modern libertarian literature. The main aim is to emphasize the main positions of libertarian political philosophy on the subject of Icelandic commonwealth and observe the methodology of libertarian authors, as well as find out what place Medieval Iceland takes in libertarian discourse.

Citizen and Florentine commune: two polar positions in historiography in the first of a half of the xv century

In this article explored two trends of historiography Florence in the first of a half of the XV century: apologetic chronicles on example of the "History of Florence" Gregorio Dati and critical direction in the historical works of Giovanni Cavalcanti. In work shows relation features of narrative of chronicles with the author's experiences of their social status and personal identity.

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