Mykhailo Bernov as a Pioneer of Hiking Tourism: Travel through Spain and Algeria (Part II. Algeria. February 1894 – May 1894)

Андрєєв, Віталій Миколайович and Андрєєва, Світлана Серафимівна and Каряка, Олександр Віталійович (2022) Mykhailo Bernov as a Pioneer of Hiking Tourism: Travel through Spain and Algeria (Part II. Algeria. February 1894 – May 1894) Київські історичні студії: науковий журнал (1(14)). pp. 8-19. ISSN 2524-0757

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This article gives careful consideration to the route of Mykhailo Bernov’s hiking journey through the colonial possessions of France in North Africa in 1894 while he was a correspondent for the Parisian publication «Le Petit Journal». The source basis of the study is his work “Spain, Algeria and the Sahara” (St. Petersburg, 1899) and data from French periodicals (metropolitan and colonial). Attention is paid to Mykhailo Bernov’s perception of the peculiarities of the national character and way of life of the peoples who inhabited the region at the end of the 19th century. In fact, he was faced with the task of overcoming the “barrier of civilization” and he correctly identified the main “watershed” that should at least try to “cross”. This is religion. Mykhailo Bernov paid great attention to acquaintance with natural objects such as deserts, mountains, Hammam-Meskutin. His visits to the monuments of antiquity – ancient Roman cities (mostly ruins of the late Roman period) – Hipon-Regia near Bonn, near Batna – Lambes and Timgad, a Roman colony on the way to Carthage – are described separately. He calls Timgad “Algerian Pompeii” – the city has survived thanks to the sands, the onset of the desert due to climate change. Mykhailo Bernov noted that the Arab, classical and general ancient monuments in Algeria are in good condition. They are not destroyed specially, not stretched, as in the “South of Russia” for building materials. Bernov carefully captures interethnic contradictions in the cultural, national, political and administrative spheres, in fact, he ignores the ways to solve these problems. Mykhailo Bernov’s contribution to the popularisation of hiking and acquaintance of the general public with the tourist potential of Algeria and partly Tunisia is determined. It is shown that Bernov partially repeats the stamps and uses terminology to denote ethnonyms and social statuses, which have acquired a negative connotation in the modern world. His descriptions of many cultural, archeological and natural sites, which have significantly changed their appearance today, can be considered positive.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mykhailo Bernov; Spain; Algeria; Sahara; hiking; travel notes
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра всесвітньої історії
Depositing User: Викладач Богдан Богданович Безпалько
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2022 04:12
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 04:12

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