IKBFU's Vestnik

2014 Issue №12

Isaac René Guy Le Chapelier and the Flight to Varennes: sum-mer — autumn, 1791

Abstract

This article analyses the influence of the Varennes crisis on the balance of political forces in the National Constituent Assembly and Le Chapelier’s and other constitutionalists’ opposition to the radicals in the Assembly and in the streets in order to strengthen the position of the king and constitutional mon¬archy.

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Mary Crawford Fraser and Alice Mabel Bacon on the Japanese society of the late 19th/early 20th century

Abstract

This article focuses on various aspects of social and everyday life in Japan of Meiji period Japan that were discussed in the memoires of two prominent representatives of the Western world — Mary Crawford Fraser and Alice Mabel Bacon. They paid special attention not to the political transformations but rather to the everyday life of Japanese society. The author stresses the special interest of the travelers in the changes in European ladies that took place during the Meiji Revolution and their effect on women of Japanese aristocratic families. The article shows how the Japanese ladies adopted European traditions still maintaining Japanese manners and views.

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