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Department Head Adrian A. Selin
Academic Supervisor Evgeniy Anisimov
Remembering the Neoliberal Turn: Economic Change and Collective Memory in Eastern Europe after 1989

Gökarıksel S., Gontarska O., Hilmar T. et al.

L.: Routledge, 2023.

Book chapter
The Stolbovo Treaty and Tracing the Border in Ingria in 1617–1618

Adrian Selin.

In bk.: Sweden, Russia, and the 1617 Peace of Stolbovo. Vol. 14. Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2024. P. 99-118.

Working paper
The Image of the Past in Ciro Spontone’s ‘Historia Della Transilvania’

Khvalkov E., Levin F., Кузнецова А. Д.

Working Papers of Humanities. WP. Издательский дом НИУ ВШЭ, 2021

Seminar “Boundaries of History” March 5

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Dear Colleagues, 
Please be informed that Sergey Fyodorov’s presentation “The Birth of the Leviathan: The Imperial and Monarchial Discourses at the End of the Middle Ages” at the regular research seminar “Boundaries of History” has been rescheduled for Match 5, 18.30.
We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Emphasizing collision between the imperial and monarchial discourses as a defining tool for conceptualizing the Late Medieval state building, the speaker will show how the latter became dominant in the XVIth century political thought. This intellectual shift was crucial for understanding not only at once challenging universal and ethnocentric developments within European political landscape but also for such Late Medieval phenomena as the universal monarchy and territorial state. Intellectual resources of the imperial theme were remaining primary down to appearance of Dante’s famous works (“De Monarchia”, “Convivio”) and exceeded instrumental potential of monarchial polemics. Under Dante influence the monarchial discourse gradually adopted previously not shared imperial arguments; at first within the XIV – XVII centuries political discussions the very meaning of both arguments was slowly leveled up and then repeatedly differentiated from their medieval content. Both discourses shared their basic concepts while came closer. The imperial discourse remained within its initial contours but actively absorbed the monarchial idea of the certain “extension” fort the supreme power while the monarchial theme mastered intensified royal power components.

Moderator: Alexander Semyonov  (PhD, Professor, Chair, Departament of History, National Research University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg)

Language of the presentation - Russian

Venue: Promyshlennaya St., 17, Room 412

Contact email: isokolovskaya@hse.ru