Warszawski tygodnik „Wędrowiec” w latach 1863−1883 (Część 1)
THE WARSAW WEEKLY MAGAZINE 'WEDROWIEC' IN 1863-1883. PART I
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The weekly illustrated magazine 'Wedrowiec' was founded by Jozef Unger in 1863. During the first years the texts published there were reprints from the French 'Le Tour du Monde. Nouveau journal des voyages' (1860–1914). That was also the source of the woodcut illustrations. Articles on diverse fields, not limited to geography and exploratory expeditions, provided an overview of the latest achievements in science and technology. In years 1862-1883 'Wedrowiec' was used for educational purposes. It also created the right atmosphere for the growth of the intellectual establishment in Warsaw and also (through subscription) in other regions of the occupied Poland. Analysis of the issues published during those 20 years allowed to determine the fields and topics which were most valuable to Polish readers in the second half of the 19th century. This paper presents the results of preliminary research and serves as an introduction to the detailed analysis conducted by the author.
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