Władimir Piczeta i Żanna Kormanowa : przyczynek do polsko-radzieckich relacji naukowych
VLADIMIR PICZETA AND ŻANNA KORMANOWA. AN EXAMPLE OF THE POLISH-SOVIET SCHOLARLY RELATIONS
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The given work attempts to present an example of mutual relations of two historians Polish Żanna Kormanowa and Russian Vladimir Picheta. The article focuses on some aspects of the process of formation of the Soviet sample of a Marxist historical science in Poland. It could be mentioned that abundantly insufficient volume of the academic research conducted on the basis of deep scientific and archival researches in the field of history of the Polish-Soviet relations, in particular in the sphere of history. Abstracting from the formulas of the Soviet historiography on the one hand and the emotional estimations which have appeared on the wave of democratic pluralism, constructed on legends and myths, on another hand, the author tries to present the main stages in life and creativity of the mentioned historians on the basis of the brief biographic analysis. One of the tasks of this work is to show interrelation and influence of concrete historical conditions on formation by the new Marxist concept of history of Poland. At the same time the author undertakes his attempt to leave from traditional estimations of Sovietization processes in the Polish historical science where Żanna Kormanowa had been playing a main role, and to reveal Vladimir Picheta's contribution in theoretical judgment and construction of new interpretative schemes of the history of Poland. Both persons are presented in universal estimation, with their personal weaknesses and strengths. Especially important in this research is the indication of Vladimir Picheta’s role, who was the scholar in the field of Slavic Studies and widely known for his works on historical past s of Belarus and the Slavic people. His name rightfully belongs to the leading Slavistics experts in the USSR in that period who dealt with education of new generation of historians in post-war Poland, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia. Hence mainly Picheta had played a decisive role in the formation of historical consciousness of Żanna Kormanowa.
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