The article shows what was un- and common for the Russian approach to Palestine Studies as compared with its Western, primarily British version. The author sheds light on the British studies of the Holy Land and points out its particular features – the role of private initiative, solidification of academic societies and specific religious and literary culture.
Key words: Palestine Studies, Holy Land, history of science, Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society
About the author
Dmitry A. Bratkin – PhD (History), Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy of Religion and Religious Studies, Saint Petersburg State University;