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In SEARCH of the MEANING of HISTORY and CULTURE (A. Ya. Flier’s Section)

A. Ya. Flier. Phenomenon of cultural form

N. A. Khrenov. On the way to «Posthuman»: anthropological, mythological and artistic potential of the puppet (beginning)

V. I. Grachev. Information-rhizomorphic basis of the communicative paradigm of modern culture 4 (ending)



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E. N. Sapinska, A. A. Lisenkova. Education vs neo-enlightenment: some trends in digital culture

N. Yu. Lukina. About the beauty of antique statues, Picassos and traffic lights


N. A. Khrenov. Culture of the twentieth century: theatrical experiments in the era of escalating mass communication (beginning)

M. A. Poletaeva. Evolution of ideas about the «alien»

V. V. Breitburg. The principle of clip thinking when creating musicals


M. I. Kozyakova. Review of the book by A. S. Zapesotsky «The Formation of global culture and conflicts of civilizations»

E. N. Polyudova. Modern cultural research as a book of reflections: reflections on the book of E. N. Shapinskaya «Philosophy of music»

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Flier Andrey Yakovlevich,
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor,
Chief Researcher
Lykhachev Russian Research Institute
for Cultural and Natural Heritage,
Professor of Moscow State linguistic University

History as a cultural artifact

Abstract. The article develops the author's hypothesis that all historical events are essentially cultural artifacts and can be studied and reinterpreted by cultural studies in the appropriate perspective (in parallel with the actual historical analysis), which will allow a deeper and more complete understanding of the cultural conditionality of human social activity and the determinism of its behavior in cultural contexts.

Keywords. Culture, history, dynamics of culture, variability of culture, social conditionality of culture, cultural conditionality of human social activity, symbolism, tradition, motivation, customs, ideology, fashion.

[1] Among the works of recent years include: Flier A. the Social and historical aspects of cultural dynamics // Questions of cultural studies. 2016.  No. 1. P. 24-33; Flier A. Ya. History as culture and culture as history [Electronic resource] // information portal Knowledge. Understanding. Skill. 2015.  No. 4. URL: (accessed: 22.07.2017); Flier, A. Ya., Theory of culture as the philosophy of history [Electronic resource] // Culture culture. 2014.  No. 1. URL: (accessed: 22.07.2017), etc., as well as an encyclopedia of "Historical cultural studies" / the New Institute of cultural studies; ed. ed. E. A. Shulepova. M.: Academic project; Alma Mater, 2015. 795 p. (encyclopedia of cultural studies, [vol. 4]; Summa), where I wrote 85 articles.
[2] See for example: Le Goff, Jacques. Pour un autre Moyen Âge. Temps, travail et culture en Occident. Paris: Gallimard, 1977 (Le Goff J. Other middle ages. Time, work and culture of the West. Ekaterinburg: Publishing house of Ural University, 2002. 328 p.).
[3] See about it, for example: Flier A. Ya. Development of the theory of historical dynamics of culture: interaction of social and cultural factors // Knowledge. Understanding. Skill. 2016.  No. 3. Pp. 109-112.
[4] See: Toynbee, Arnold Josef. A Study of History. Vol. I-XII. London: Oxford University Press, 1934-1961 (Toynbee A. Comprehension of history. Collector. M.: Progress, 1991. 736 p.).
[5] See, for example: Bloch, Marc. Apologies pour l'histoire ou métier d'historien. Paris: Albin Michel, 1949 (Box M. apology of history or the craft of the historian. M.: Science, 1973). 236 p.; Bloch, Marc. La société féodale. Paris: Albin Michel, 1968 (Block M. Feudal society. M.: Publishing house. Sabashnikov, 2003. 503 p.); Febvre, Lucien. Combats pour l'histoire. Paris: Armand Colin, 1953 (February L. Battles for history. M.: Science, 1991. 635 p.); Le Goff, Jacques. La civilization de l'occident medieval. Paris: Arthaud, 1984 (J. Le Goff, medieval Civilization of the West. M.: Progress, 1992. 376 p.); Le Roi Ladurie, Emmanuelle.  Montaillou, village occitan de 1294 à 1324). Paris, 1975 (Le Roy Ladurie, E. Montaillou, occitanica village (1294-1324). Ekaterinburg: Ural University publishing House, 2001. 536 p.), etc.
[6] See, for example: Immortal Yu. L. Life and death in the middle ages. Essays on the demographic history of France. M.: Science, 1991. 240 p.; Ginzburg, Carlo. Il formaggio e i vermi. Il cosmo di un mugnaio del Cinquecento. Einaudi, 1976 (K. Ginsburg, the Cheese and the worms. Picture of the world of a Miller who lived in the XVI century. M.: ROSSPEN, 2000. 272 p.); Gurevich A. Ya. Problems of medieval folk culture. M.: Art, 1981. 359 p.; Gurevich A. Ya. Categories of medieval culture. M.: Art. 1984. 350 p.; Zemon Davis, Natalie. The Return of Martin Guerre. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1983 (Zemon Davis N. The Return Of Martin Guerre. M.: Progress, 1990. 208 p.); Krom M. M. Historical anthropology: textbook. SPb.: Publishing house of the European University in St. Petersburg, 2010. 207 p. and others.
[7] See, for example: Lurie S. V. Historical Ethnology: textbook for universities. M.: Academic Project: Gaudeamus, 2004. 624 p.; Nazarethyan A. p. Anthropology of violence and culture of self-organization. Essays on evolutionary-historical psychology. M.: URSS, 2008. 256 p.; Pelipenko A. A. Dualistic revolution and the sense Genesis in history. M.: Moscow state University, 2007. 436 p.; Pelipenko A. A. understanding the culture: in 2 p. 1. Culture and meaning. M.: ROSSPEN, 2012. 607 p.; Flier A. Ya. Essays on the theory of historical dynamics of culture. M.: Consent, 2012. 560 p. and others.
[8] Kagan M. S. an Introduction to the history of world culture: in 2 v. SPb.: Petropolis, 2001. 383 + 320 p.
[9] About this see for example: Flier A. the Two roles of a person in a "performance culture" // Znanie. Understanding. Skill. 2017.  No. 1. Pp. 123-131.
[10] See, for example: Nikonova S. B. Narrative: description of history or historian's self-consciousness? // Man. 2011.  No. 2. Pp. 166-173.



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