(1817 – 1885)
Kostomarov Nikolai Ivanovich (1817-1885). Born in an old noble family. He studied at Kharkov University. For several months he served in the dragoon regiment. He continued his studies at Moscow University. In the process of training I came to the conclusion that history is first of all the history of the people, not the state. The first thesis of the scientist was called “On the causes and nature of the union in Western Russia” (1842), but was not protected. He defended another work – “On the historical significance of Russian folk poetry.” He was one of the first researchers of the Ukrainian chronicles and publicistic works of the 17th century. He studied the problems of the relationship between the Russian and Ukrainian peoples.
Danilov AA Reference materials on the history of Russia IX – XIX centuries.