Archivní dědictví Antonije Florovského : o historii formování a perspektivách studia
The archival legacy of Anthony Florovsky : on the history of formation and proposals for further study
This article is devoted to analysis of the archival legacy of the eminent Russian and Czechoslovak historian Professor Anthony Florovsky (1884– 1968). His personal papers were scattered among archives in various countries, with the bulk of these documents stored in the Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow and the Slavic Library in Prague. The authors of this article explore these collections and assess the composition of the documents and their significance for modern historians, and they determine that the proposed importance of these materials for those studying the history of Russian-Czech relations is substantiated. Their research into the history of the formation of Florovsky’s personal archive also details the circumstances that led to the division of documents between Prague and Moscow and the authors conclude that this division was the result of a confluence of circumstances. The article thus justifies the need for further study into the archival legacy of Professor Florovsky, which should be undertaken jointly by Russian and Czech scholars.