“This is the first Russian monthly”: Book review: Gotovtseva, A.G. (2018). “This is the most useful for Russian society”: The “Monthly Essays” as a Russian integrative enlightenment project of the mid-18th century. Moscow, YASK Publ.

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The review analyzes the monograph of A.G. Gotovtseva “This is the most useful thing for Russian society”: the “Monthly essays” as a Russian integration enlightenment project of the middle of the 18th century”. The review of the presents book examines a universal descriptive way of periodical, as well as the genesis of its internal plot. The review considers the journal’s evolution in the context of the historical and political process of the epoch, the creation of various headings, modification of the original concept of the journal and the composition of authors. The author of the present monograph emphasizes a new view of the role of G.F. Miller as one the major Russian historians of that period in the development of Russian science and journalism in the 18th century.

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Alexey Yu. Ovcharenko

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Email: ovtcharenko-1959@yandex.ru
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation
Doctor in Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of Russian Language of the Institute of Law

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