Title: „Geschichte des Ukrainischen (Ruthenischen) Volkes“ of Mykhailo Hrushevsky in the Discussions of the Beginning of the XXth Century)
Abstract: The study is devoted to the research of the historiographical discussion, which was provoked by the publication of the German translation of the first volume „History of Ukraine-Russia“, authored by Mykhailo Hrushevsky. The study identifies specific features of the debate on the Hrushevsky´s historiographical ideas in the environment of Ukrainian, Polish, German, Czech and Romanian historians. The research shows that among the strengths of Hrushevsky´s scientific work, the reviewers included consistency in the generalization of the source base and historical literature. Western European historians have clearly disagreed with the revision of the so-called Norman theory by Ukrainian scientists, as they questioned their established vision of the past of Eastern Europe and their conclusions substantially shifted the accents of research to the past. They considered the author´s categorical attitude to be inappropriate in defending their own hypotheses without broadening the source base. The German edition of “History of the Ukrainian Nation” by Mykhailo Hrushevsky was an event that attracted attention not only in the environment of Ukrainian but also German historiography.
Authors: TELVAK, Vitalii – YANYSHYN, Bohdan
Publication order reference:
Vitalii Telvak – Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University, Faculty of History, 24 Ivan Franko Street, 82100 Drohobych, Ukraine, mail: email@example.com
Bohdan Yanyshyn – Institute of the History of Ukraine of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, Department of the History of Ukraine of the XIXth – early XXth cc., 4 Hrushevsky Street, 01001 Kyiv, Ukraine, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2021, vol.: 25, number: 1, pages: 71-90
Key words: Mykhailo Hrushevsky; “History of the Ukrainian (Ruthenian) people”; historiographic discussion;