« 2023. # 1 (169)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2023. № 1 (169), 70—76

UDK 930.2(477)”18/19″:[81’42’38:001]

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2023.01.070

SCIENTIFIC STYLE OF ANTONII PETRUSHEVYCH (1821—1913)

RIZUN Nazar

  • ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2878-2652
  • PhD in History (Candidate of Historical Sciences),
  • Junior Research Fellow of the Manuscript Department,
  • Vasyl Stefanyk National Scientific Library of Ukraine in Lviv,
  • 2, Stefanyka St., 79000, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: e-mail: nrizun1991@gmail.com

Abstract. The relevance of the topic consists in the importance of the study of the historiographic styles for the deepening of our understanding of the development of Ukrainian historiography and in the absence of works devoted to the scientific style of A. Petrushevych. This question was considered only in larger studies or articles on related topics. All of this defines the relevance of this paper. The article’s purpose is the study of the scientific style of A. Petrushevych, which takes into account previous research as well as cultural and intellectual contexts of the era. Based on a particular examples from the Slavistic works of the scholar the features of combining of substantive and stylistic elements are considered.

The object of the study is the scientific heritage of A. Petrushevych in the realm of Slavic studies, and the subject — the scientific style of the Galician historian.

The methodology of the study is based on the principles of objectivity and historicism, the use of general historical, historiographic, and comparative methods.

In the conclusion it was possible to further confirm a prevalent in the contemporary historiography thesis about at least a partial belonging of A. Petrushevych to the historians-positivists. At the same time, due to the consideration of the materials of a few Slavistic works of the scholar, combining of substantive and stylistic elements is highlighted as well as arguments for the presence in his texts of the traits of romanticism are provided. Most likely, primarily they were typical for the earliest, mostly Slavistic studies of A. Petrushevych.

Also, the need for the use in the research on the historiographic styles of theoretical achievements of such disciplines, as philology and literary studies, is noted, the importance of further study of this problem is emphasized. In the next studies we should take into consideration more works of A. Petrushevych, analyze their scientific style in the broader context of the formation of Ukrainian historical thought in the period of the second part of the 19th — the beginning of the 20th century.

Keywords: text, scientific style, Antonii Petrushevych, romanticism, positivism, historiography.

Received 5.01.2023

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