Karavelov-Prizhov, Shishmanov-Dragomanov and the Outset of the Ukrainian Studies in Bulgaria Cover Image
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Каравелов-Прижов, Шишманов-Драгоманов и началото на българската украинистика
Karavelov-Prizhov, Shishmanov-Dragomanov and the Outset of the Ukrainian Studies in Bulgaria

Author(s): Lilyana Minkova
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN

Summary/Abstract: The name of the great Ukrainian scholar – folklorist, literary critic and historian Mikhail Dragomanov (1841–1895) is closely connected with Bulgaria. In the last years of his life (1889–1895) he was professor at the Univesity of Sofia; his daughter Lidiya was the wife of the Bulgarian professor Ivan Shishmanov. In Ukraine Dragomanov’s works have been republished after a long suspension. The works that have come into sight so far already enable us to throw a new light on the collaboration between the first Ukrainian scholar in Bulgaria Lyuben Karavelov and the Russian folklorist and sociologist Ivan Gavrilovich Prizhov. One positive review of Prizhov’s work “Malorossia (Southern Russia) in its literary history, 9th–18th century” by Dragomanov (1869) shows the erudition of Prizhov not only as an expert in Ukrainian folklore, but also in Ukrainian literature. Nowadays it is known that Karavelov’s knowledge of Ukrainian history and literature was much wider than previously thought. The publishing of Dragomanov’s article “Shevchenko, Ukrainophiles and Socialism” (Geneva, 1879) enables us to outline the similarities and differences 203 in the interpretation of Shevchenko’s work in Dragomanov’s polemical article in question and in Shishmanov’s jubilee article “Taras Shevchenko, His Work and Its Impact on the Bulgarian writers before the Liberation” (1916).

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 63-75
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bulgarian