The article is devoted to analysis of modern historiography of the law concerning the peasant question at the end of 18th – beginning of 19th century. In particular, various aspects of the interpretation of this problem in modern popular scientific literature and textbooks of secondary and higher education are considered. The paper reveals numerous errors of factual character; these mistakes lead to spread of misconceptions and wrong views upon Russian history in society. The described situation creates an objective need for effective organization ofresearch resultdissemination to be carried out by the community of Russian scientists.
Key words: serfdom, the peasant question, history textbooks, historiography, law, Catherine II, Paul I.38
Citation link: Dolgih A.N. The issue of interpretation of thelegislation concerning the peasant question at the turn of 18th–19thcenturies in modern historiography // Humanities researches of the Central Russia. – 2018. – № 1 (6). – P. 38-51.