charity

Social Image of London of the 14th Century through the Wills

The article on the material of wills examines the social side of the life of Londoners in the era of the late Plantagenets. The author finds out that the majority of testaments refers to a professional community: to merchants and mongers, to artisans and workers in the service sector, as well as to the nascent intelligentsia and administrative apparatus. These categories are disproportionate – the majority of testators belong to the merchants and craftsmen of the townspeople.

London under the Tudors: Social Aspect (Based on the Wills)

The article is devoted to the study of the social aspect of the life of Tudor London. On the material of the wills the author shows that the majority of the testators are artisans, small traders and merchants of the «Twelve Great Livery Companies» of London. Also, there are representatives of the service sector, gentry and the emerging intelligentsia. Among the recipients of the inheritance numerous church institutions of the city are mentioned. Some wills belong to women: wives or widows of merchants and artisans.

Charitable activities of the Empress Maria Fedorovna: letters and memories

The article is based on the research which was carried out to study charity and patronage activity of Empress Maria Fyodorovna. Her active participation caused the appearance of far-reaching system of educational and social institutions. The analysis of the Empress correspondence and contemporaries’ evaluations are the foundation of the article.

SOCIAL SERVICE OF THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN THE SECOND HALF OF XIX– EARLY XX CENTURIES IN CONTEMPORARY DOMESTIC STUDIES

Article is devoted to historiographical analysis of the scientific problem of social service of the Russian Orthodox Church in the second half of XIX – early XX centuries. the latest local historical research. Highlight the achievements of modern Russian authors to identify and explore key areas, which were implemented in the social ministry of the church during this period, the ways of further research topics.