Naród, imperium, narracja. Podręczniki do historiiDymitra Iłowajskiego jako narzędzie rosyjskiej “polityki czytelniczej” w Królestwie Polskim
Nation, empire, narration. The Dmitry Ilovajskij History Books as the Instrument of the Russian “Reading Politics” in the Kingdom of Poland
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The Article aims to show, how the History Books od Dmitry Ilovajski (1832-1920) complied with the requirements of „Readers Politics” of the Russian authorities in the Kingdom of Poland after the January Uprising. For this purpose, these manuals are analized mostly for the presence of imperial and national miths. The main question here is: what was the correlation between the national and imperial topics in the manuals’ narration. The Author explains how Ilovajski interpreted the relation between the multiethnic Romanov state and the Russian nation and takes reflection what was the place of Poles as the subjects of the Russian Empire. The conclution of this Article is, that Ilovajski’s manuals expressed the interests of empire, not of the Russian Nation. That is why they can be considered as the instrument of inculturation of Poles, but not as the mean of their assimilation.
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