PRECONDITIONS FOR THE FORMATION AND PRESERVATION
OF A TRADITION OF SPECIAL SOCIO-CULTURAL STATUS
OF BLACKSMITHS, METALLURGISTS AND GUNSMITHS
Zubarev A.V. 1
1. Tula State Museum of Arms
The problem of the tradition of special socio-cultural status of blacksmiths, metallurgists and gunsmiths is posed in the work; the relation to a problem of the sociocultural approach in a historical science is defined; formulated and commented on the main factors of the formation and preservation of the tradition of a special socio-cultural status of the above categories of the population among different peoples of the world, as well as among the peoples of Russia, including the example of the estate of the Tula gunsmiths. The necessary directions for further study of various aspects of the tradition, as well as a comprehensive study of the history of the creation and development of the Tula State Museum of Arms as a unique cultural and edu-cational complex were determined.
Keywords: ritual anti-behavior, monarch-worker image, sacralization and mythologization, blacksmith and metallurgical cults, shamans, gunsmiths, metallurgists, blacksmiths, special socio-cultural status, socio-cultural approach, tradition