Osmyslenie / pereosmyslenie russko-slovacich kontaktov XIX veka v sovremennoj istoriografii Slovackoj Respubliki
Evaluation and reevaluation of Russian-Slovak relations in the 19th century in contemporary historiography in the Slovak Republic
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The goal of this study is show the historiographic image of Russian-Slovak relations in the 19th century in works by Slovak authors. These are works that were created during the last quarter century. The milestone here is the origin of the independent Slovak Republic in 1993 and the ensuing political changes, which brought the attempt to reevaluate all of the crucial historical matters in the history of the Slovak nation, including Russian-Slovak relations, into Slovak historiography. Works by modern Slovak authors, in which the role of the Russian factor in the history of the Slovak National Revival of the 19th century is analyzed are evaluated in this essay through the methods of historism and comparative analysis. Particular attention is dedicated to those Slovak authors who have evaluated Ľudovít Štúr’s tract “Slavism and the World of the Future” from a contemporary point of view. The evaluation and reevaluation of the historiographical image of Russian-Slovak relations in the 19th century is performed with a view to the new political conditions, in which were mirrored the modern methodological approaches of Slovak historians. New social-political conditions are also taken into account, because they have brought new dimensions into the issues of “Slovak geopolitics”. This work respects the reality that the Slovak historical memory and its transformations are part of the process of forming a collective identity that is forged within the framework of the European Union.
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