World History and International Relations

Tourism as an instrument of public diplomacy

This article is devoted to issues of diplomatic development. The author marks the increasing role and value of public diplomacy in solution of global problems. Tourism takes up the special position among the main instruments of public diplomacy. It humanizes international relations and consolidates the image of the state. 

The Personal Diplomacy factor in American-Russian relationships during 2001–2008: George W. Bush Vs V. V Putin

The article enlightens the most important summits between George W. Bush and V. V. Putin during 2001-2008 years. The effectiveness grade of the personal diplomacy tactics, used by the American President as a means of American-Russian relationships’ regulation, is given based on the analysis results and expert opinions

The International cooperation in the sphere of culture within the framework of Shanghai Cooperation Organization

The main stages of formation of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization are identified and dealt with. The role of world powers in the region is defined. The interaction of the SCO member states in cultural and humanitarian spheres is considered. Forms of cooperation of the Republic of Tajikistan and China in the field of culture are reflected. 

The beginning of the Anglo-Russian Diplomatic Confrontation within the Frame of the «Eastern Question» («The Ochakov Crisis» of 1791)

The article describes the peculiarities of the Anglo-Russian diplomatic controversy at the first stage of the «Eastern Quiestion». Much attention is paid to the British intervention in the course of the Russo-Turkish conflict of 1787–1791 in order to seize the control over peace negotiations.

Climatic anomalies in England second half XVII centuries

Article is devoted consideration of influence of adverse weather conditions on the various parties of ability to live of people in England second half XVII centuries. On a material of diary records of contemporaries display of "the Small glacial age» in late Stewarts, influence of climatic anomalies on a life, an economic activities, health of Englishmen is traced.

Francisk Skorina in Prague (1517-1519)

The article deals with the period of the Prague publication activities Belarusian enlightener Francisk Skorina. The author reveals the reasons for his stay in Prague, the location of its printing house, quantity editions in Cyrillic font printed Belarusian enlightener.

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.

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.

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.

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.