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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2023. № 6 (174), 1416—1423

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MOVNA Marianna

  • ORCID:
  • Ph. D. of Historical Sciences,
  • Researcher of the Vasyl Stefanyk
  • National Scientific Library of Ukraine of Lviv
  • National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
  • in Department of Scientific Bibliography,
  • 2, Stefanyka str., 79000, Lviv, Ukraine,
  • Contacts: e-mail:

Abstract. The article is devoted to a comprehensive analysis of two guidebooks by the same author (B. Janush’s) — the Ukrainian-language handwritten (1919) and the Polish-language printed (1922) versions, which differ significantly in terms of tasks, content and presentation style of factual material. The handwritten guidebook represents the Ukrainian vision of Lviv. Janush focuses attention on the undeservedly belittled Ukrainian artifacts of Lviv and their national sound, so his guide introduces the interested reader to Ukrainian institutions and public organizations of Lviv that show its Ukrainian face. Special attention was paid to the historical center of Ukrainianism in the city — Ruska Street with the Volos’ka Church, the arch-cathedral of St. Yura, churches of St. Spirit, St. Peter and Paul, the Transfiguration of the Lord, to national societies and enterprises. The printed guide had a completely different goal — to provide mostly practical and concise information for residents and guests of the city. Describing the historical monuments in the city and paying considerable attention to Ukrainian ones among them, the author nevertheless does not emphasize their ethnic and religious affiliation, does not specifically single out Ukrainian objects, but provides information in the general historical and urban context. Studying these guides, which are valuable documentary evidence of the era, reveals a wide historical panorama of the city.

The subject of the research is two guidebooks by B. Janush, and the object is Lviv on their pages.

The research methodology is based on the application of the principles of scientificity, objectivity and historicism, and in the process of studying the material, problem-chronological and typological methods, the method of historical reconstruction and biographical studies were used.

Keywords: guidebook, Lviv, B. Janush, Ukrainian manuscript, Polish book edition, beginning of the 20th century.

Received 17.11.2023


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