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Maikov Leonid

( prominent researcher of history of Russian Literature)

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(1839 - 1900), the younger brother of Apollo Maikova, studied at the hostel Count Suzor and 2 nd St. Petersburg High School, graduated from the course of the St. Petersburg University, the candidate of History and Philology. In 1863, Mr.. thesis master's degree in Russian literature: "On the epics Vladimirova cycle". It Maikov showed significant academic autonomy. In an era of almost unchallenged dominance of the mythological explanation of folk poetry, he put forward a historical point of view on the origin of Russian epics, with which the researchers of this dark matter are still. In his opinion, Russian epic is faithful echo of the Russian historical life and, in particular, the epic cycle, Vladimir - Kiev specific period. Started service in the Ministry of Finance in 1864. transferred to the Central Statistical Committee and took an active part in his works, as well as in international statistical congresses until 1882, when he was appointed assistant director of the Public Library. In 1889, Mr.. elected an academician in 1893. appointed vice-president of the Academy of Sciences. In 1872 - 86 years was chairman of the ethnographic department of the Geographical Society and edited 5 volumes of his "Notes on the Department of Ethnography"; in 1868 - 82 years was the assistant editor, . 1882 - 90 years - the editor of the Journal of the Ministry of National Education ",
. Accommodate long series of historical and literary articles and reviews in the Fatherland Notes, . "Dawn", . Russian Messenger, . "Ancient and Modern Russia", . "Russian Antiquities", . "Russian Archive", . Journal of the Ministry of National Education ", . "Historical Gazette and other,
. The most important of them are devoted to Simeon of Polotsk, Lomonosov, Vasily Maikov, Sumarokov, Krylov, the history of Russian journalism, an old Russian tale, the history of Russian superstition, and collected under the title. "Sketches from the history of Russian Literature XVII and XVIII century." (St. Petersburg, 1895). Articles about Pushkin and his friends made a valuable book "Pushkin (St. Petersburg, 1899). Separately published as "materials and research on ancient Russian literature" (1890 - 91). In 1887, Mr.. Maiko (with the assistance of VI. Saitova) published an excellent collection of works Batiushkov; annex biography of the poet is, however, an overview of the literary life of the Alexander era (a separate edition, St. Petersburg, 1887 and 1896). In 1891, Mr.. LN. Maikov edited and gave characteristic collected works of his brother Valerian. Since the late 1880's Mike worked on the publication of academic works of Pushkin, but he managed to release only Volume I (St. Petersburg, 1899 and 1900). This volume excels in historical and literary notes of his, but the wording is not always exemplary. Some of prepared for further volumes published VI. Saitov ( "Materials for the academic edition of the works of Pushkin, St. Petersburg, 1902). - Wed. compilation "In memory of LN. Maikova "(St. Petersburg, 1902); Vengerov" Sources "(Volume IV); Bruce 'Lyceum Pushkin's poetry" (Moscow, 1907). S. In.


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