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Galimova Liliya Nadipovna, Doctor of historical sciences, professor, sub-department of humanities and socioeconomic disciplines, Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University named after I. N. Ulyanov (4 imeni 100-letiya so dnya rozhdeniya Lenina square, Ulyanovsk, Russia),
Taymasov Leonid Aleksandrovich, Doctor of historical sciences, professor, sub-department of archeology, etnography and regional history, Chuvashiya State University named after I. N. Ulyanov (15 Moskovsky avenue, Cheboksary, Russia),

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Background. Socio-economic processes in the modern Russian society make it necessary to study the historical experience of tradespeople in condition of changes associated with reforms. This allows to reflect on specificity of the socio-cultural factor in the dynamics of events, changing the face of the country. The authors suggest to examine the state of the source database, historical sources on the research questions concerning the merchants of the city of Simbirsk in the second half of XIX – early XX century.
Materials and methods. Realization of research tasks was achieved on the basis of using the documents taken from the funds of the State archive of Ulyanovsk region. Methodological potential includes the methods of the source study analysis and synthesis, free orientation in the domestic historiographic space, application of which allows to reveal the image of the provincial merchants. The statistical method, which is obviously important to the analysis of the data concerning the changes in the class structure of merchants during the studied period.
Results. The authors investigated the source base of the problem, allowing to open various aspects of the merchants’ activity in provincial Simbirsk, including the family and household relations and characteristics, estate structure, public work of the merchants.
Conclusions. Studying of the merchants and their activity on the basis of primary sources allow to reveal authenticity of the history of tradespeople in the province, to designate its place and role in the history, to reveal the tendencies occurring in socioeconomic life of the society during the studied period. The drawn conclusions give a chance to consider the nuances, to estimate a role of entrepreneurs of the modern society, for further correction of development and the direction of the scientific problem.

Key words

historiography, source archive, merchant, socioculture, Simbirsk province.

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