Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)

materialistic dialectics

Window to the workshop of the Medieval historian (To the 110th Anniversary of the birth of S. M. Stam)

The article examines the features of the creative method of the prominent Russian and Soviet historian-medievalist, Honored Professor of Saratov State University S. M. Stam(1913–2010). The most important source is the memoirs of the scientist, in which great attention is paid to the issues of scientific search. The author shows that the main secret of the high quality of S. M. Stam’s scientific heritage consists in a combination of bold methodological searches and a carefully verified and repeatedly rethought analysis of sources.