Miejsce Ukrainy w czasie i przestrzeni. Wersja Mychajła Drahomanowa
The place of Ukraine in time and space: Mykhailo Dragomanov’s version
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The vision of Ukraine, which was submitted in the fifth volume of French geographer Elise Reclus book Nouvelle géographie universelle: la terre et les hommes (Paris, 1880) by one of the most prominent Ukrainian thinker of the nineteenth century Mykhailo Drahomanov (1841–1895) is discussed in the article. It was the first detailed geography which was based on the idea of Ukraine as a whole territory inhabited by Ukrainian people. Whereas Drahomanov believed geography is the major driving force of history, his vision of geography of Ukraine is also the vision of Ukrainian history. Here Drahomanov defended two ideas: 1) continuity of Ukrainian tradition (cultural, historical, political) over the last thousand years; 2) till the end of XVII century Ukraine was “an integral part of the cultural Europe”. It followed the task to return Ukraine to cultural circle of nations.
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