Floria B. N. About the forming of ideology of the Ukrainian elite in the second half of the 17th century

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Title of the article On the formation of the ideology of the Ukrainian elite in the second half of the 17th century.
Authors Floria, Boris Nikolaevich - Doctor of History, Professor, corresponding member of Russian Academy of science, Head of the Department of the Medieval History of the Institute of Slavic studies, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
In the section In memoriam / In Memory
Year 2014 Issue 1 Pages 163-170
Type of article RAR Index UDK 94(477) Index BBK 63.3 (2) 46; 63.3 (0=Украина)
Abstract The article presents an analysis of the process and circumstances of the formation of the ideology of the Ukrainian elite in the second half of the 17th century. So long as the «Chronicle of Samovidets», the main historical narrative reflecting the local elite’s sentiments of those times, does not present ideas that would substantiate the elite’s rule over the Ukrainian society, the author of the article fills a want by using the text of «Perestoroga» from the Dvoretskys’ collection. The article emphasizes that the reasoning of the anonymous author of the pamphlet, that was both a warning addressed to the people of Ukraine and an advice on how should they come out of the dangerous situation in which they found themselves, allows us to outline contours of a new social elite’s ideology, those manifested, in particular, in its aspiration for the consolidation of the elite for the further subordination of the lower classes to its rule.
Keywords «Perestoroga», ideology of the Ukrainian elite, Ukraine in the second half of the 17th century
Full text version of the article. Article language Russian
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