«National Footprint» in O.S. Nagornaya’s Book About Prisoners of War of the Tsarist Army in Germany (1914-1922): Ukrainian Historian’s Polemical Notes

Срібняк, Ігор Володимирович (2018) «National Footprint» in O.S. Nagornaya’s Book About Prisoners of War of the Tsarist Army in Germany (1914-1922): Ukrainian Historian’s Polemical Notes Соціум. Документ. Комунікація (6). pp. 287-301. ISSN 2518-7600; 2524-1060

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Abstract

In the review in a polemical form judgments about the content of one of the sections of the monograph O.Nagornaya «Another military experience. Russian prisoners of war of the first world war in Germany (1914-1922)», which was published in 2010 in the Moscow publishing house «Chronograph». The book was prepared in the framework of the research project of the University in Tübingen (Germany) «Military experience, war and society in the new time» and was published thanks to the financial support of the German research community. The author of the monograph synthesized a very representative range of sources, including a significant number of archival documents from German and Russian archives, materials of the camp press, etc. The book of O.Nagornaya significantly expanded our understanding of the camp daily life of prisoners of war of the royal army, bringing the reader, in fact, to a new – qualitatively higher – level of knowledge about this problem. The section of her book “German Policy of Enlightening National Minorities of the Russian Empire: Stereotypes, Propaganda and Perception” is read with particular interest, in which O.Nagornaya touched the problem of national camps, and in particular – the Ukrainian soldiers (Rastat, Wetzlar, Salzwedel) and officers in Hanover-Münden. And if we talk exclusively about how O.Nagornaya information was presented about the prisoners of war of Ukrainians (as well as representatives of other nations), we have to admit that the author in many respects remained faithful to the old hackneyed recipes in covering the political aspirations of these rather numerous national groups of prisoners of war of the Russian Imperial Army. In the perception of O.Nagornaya – national patriotic work, which was conducted in the Ukrainian camps by members of the Union for the Liberation of Ukraine, a priori could not have a positive character, because objectively weakened tsarist Russia.

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Additional Information: Рецензію було підготовлено завдяки сприянню Студіуму Східної Європи (Studium Europy Wschodniej) Варшавського університету, за ініціативи якого 2014 р. була започаткована щорічна Нагорода імені Івана Виговського (під почесним патронатом Президента Польщі), що вручається рішенням її Капітули з числа делегатів від 25 університетів та вищих шкіл Польщі.
Uncontrolled Keywords: prisoners of war; camp; Ukrainians; Russian Empire; First World War
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультети > Історико-філософський факультет > Кафедра всесвітньої історії
Depositing User: професор Ігор Володимирович Срібняк
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2019 06:35
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2019 06:35
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/27081

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