On the formation of the ideology of the Ukrainian elite in the second half of the 17th century.
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In memoriam / In Memory
Type of article
63.3 (2) 46; 63.3 (0=Украина)
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.
«Perestoroga», ideology of the Ukrainian elite, Ukraine in the second half of the 17th century
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