A.F. LIKHACHEV’S GREAT BULGARIA: THE FIRST HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOURSE ON THE CULTURE OF THE VOLGA BULGARS Cover Image

ВЕЛИКАЯ БУЛГАРИЯ А.Ф. ЛИХАЧЕВА: ПЕРВЫЙ ИСТОРИКО-АРХЕОЛОГИЧЕСКИЙ ДИСКУРС ПО КУЛЬТУРЕ ВОЛЖСКИХ БУЛГАР
A.F. LIKHACHEV’S GREAT BULGARIA: THE FIRST HISTORICAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL DISCOURSE ON THE CULTURE OF THE VOLGA BULGARS

Author(s): Konstantin Aleksandrovich Rudenko
Subject(s): History, Archaeology, Cultural history, Local History / Microhistory, Modern Age, 19th Century
Published by: Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет
Keywords: A.F. Likhachev; M.G. Khudyakov; A.S. Uvarov; P.I. Lerkh; collector; Bulgars; Great Bulgaria; archeology; numismatics; history;

Summary/Abstract: This paper considers the scientific works of the Kazan collector A.F. Likhachev dated back to 1860–1880. An ingenious historical concept for the origin of the Volga Bulgars is presented in them. In his main work devoted to the history and culture of Great Bulgaria, A.F. Likhachev reconstructed lifestyle, basic occupations, and laws in Bulgaria. In addition, the description of crafts was given. It is proved that A.F. Likhachev’s understanding of history and archeology was based on the scientific concepts advanced by the leading archeologists from Moscow and St. Petersburg: A.S. Uvarov and P.I. Lerkh. Although some ideas put forward by A.F. Likhachev were amateurish, their value consisted in the first experience of complex research on the ancient culture of people in the Russian province.