Artsybashev Mamontov( Russian historian)
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Biography Artsybashev Mamontov
(1773 - 1841). Educated at a German boarding school in St. Petersburg. Not long was in the military service. Service began in the Life Guards regiment Semenov. The main work of A.: "The story of Russia" published by the Moscow Society for History and Antiquities, under the supervision Pogodin (3 v., . Moscow, . 1838 - 43), he embraces the history of Russia from ancient times to 1698, the fourth, . unfinished part, . not published yet,
. He owns a number of studies on Russian history published both separately and in historical books and periodicals: "The primeval Russia and its inhabitants" (St. Petersburg, 1809), "On the credibility of the stories, composed by Prince. Kurbski "(Journal of Europe", 1811, h. CXVII, N 12), "On the properties of Tsar Ivan Vasilyevich" (ibid., h. CXIX, N 18), "Notes on the History of the State Rossiyskogo Karamzin" ( "Moscow Journal", 1828, h XI, N 19 - 20, h. XII, N 21; 1829, h. III), etc.. A. belonged to the skeptical school of Russian historiography. Trudy did not ask any philosophical or artistic purposes, he seeks only to the criticism of the facts and the possible transfer of the exact text of the sources, clearing the history of all sorts of fables and legends of doubtful. This explains his critical articles against Karamzin. They brought a hot controversy and caused much trouble as A. and Pogodin, prints them in his journal. Incidentally, A. served as a target for the pungent satire of Prince P.A. Viazemsky ( "Moscow Telegraph, 1828, N 19). But the works of A. highly valued by such Austrian "archeographers how to build and Chancellor Rumyantsev, and such historians as Solov'ev and Bestuzhev-Ryumin. "The story" A. represents a set of carefully collected and verified news and quotations from chronicles and other sources and has not lost interest for science. - See. Ikonnikov, "A. and Ustrialov "in the" Russian Archive "1886, t. III; "Russian Biographical Dictionary", t. II.