Outlines of the History of the Crimean War in Varna and Dobrudzha. The Attitude toward the War, the Foreign State and “the Others” Cover Image
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Щрихи към историята на Кримската война във Варна и Добруджа. Отношението към войната, чуждата страна и „другия“
Outlines of the History of the Crimean War in Varna and Dobrudzha. The Attitude toward the War, the Foreign State and “the Others”

Author(s): Ivan Roussev
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Political history, Social history, Special Historiographies:, 19th Century, Period(s) of Nation Building, The Ottoman Empire
Published by: Институт за исторически изследвания - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Crimean war 1853-1856; Varna; Dobrudzha; Modernization; Communications

Summary/Abstract: On the grounds of documental sources and memories of contemporaries the author investigates the different and contradictory attitudes of the main ethnicities, represented in Varna and Dobrudzha (Turks, Bulgarians, Greeks, Tatars, Wallachians), toward the European (chiefly French) soldiers and officers who used to sojourn in the region during the Crimean War (1853-1856). The similarly quite contradictory attitude of the French toward the local people has also been examined in the article. The French introduced to the native population the achievements of the modern civilization. Among them were the newest innovations in the area of the communications (the post, the telegraph), as well as the ideas of the Modern Age, which rejected all kinds of violence on the human personality, the injustice, the Oriental habits. Thus, the initial reticence of the local Christians toward the French gradually turned into sympathy. The Crimean War stimulated important processes in the Bulgaria’s revival society, in its economic, political and cultural development.

  • Issue Year: 31/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 358-371
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian