Kupriyanov, Pavel Sergeevich. Between “barbarity” and “brotherhood”

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For citation: Kupriyanov, Pavel Sergeevich. Between “barbarity” and “brotherhood”: Balcan Slavs in Russian travelogues, in Studia Slavica et Balcanica Petropolitana. 2019. № 1. Pp. 183-192. DOI https://doi.org/10.21638/11701/spbu19.2019.113.

Title of the article Between “barbarity” and “brotherhood”: Balcan Slavs in Russian travelogues 
Authors Kupriyanov, Pavel Sergeevich – Ph.D in History, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Scopus ID 57207662748, SPIN-cod 2367-9028 
In the section  Recensiones / Reviews
Year 2019 Issue  1 Pages  183-192
Type of article RAR Index UDK; BBK UDK 94(497), BBK 63.3(0)52 Index DOI   https://doi.org/10.21638/11701/spbu19.2019.113
Abstract The article is devoted M. V. Belov’s book «Discovery of the “Slavonic brothers”: Russian travelers in the Balkans in the first half of the XIX century» (St. Petersburg, Nestor-History, 2018). The reviewer notes that in addition to the publication of a representative body of sources, the book includes an analytical article, which sets out the author’s concept of the formation of ideas about the Slavic “brotherhood” in Russian travels in the Balkans. The author of the book convincingly shows the complex nature of this process, discovering that the image of the Balkan Slavs in the studied texts depends on a number of factors. Along with the advantages of the book (deep contextualization of the studied ideas, their consideration in the Balkan as well as in the Russian perspective, attention to the theoretical and methodological aspects of the study etc.), the reviewer also points to some of its shortcomings (non-obvious principle of selection of texts for publication, short description of the texts). According to the reviewer’s observation, the author’s endeavour to combine different theoretical approaches generates an interesting and contradictory effect: the drift of the research focus between the observer’s own views and the reality described by him.
Keywords  Balkans, Russia, travel writing, image of the Other, «Slavonic brothers»
Full text version of the article. Article language  Russian
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Tags: RECENSIONES / REVIEWS, Balkans, Russia, travel writing, image of the Other, «Slavonic brothers», KUPRIANOV P.S.