Gente Rutheni, Natione Poloni: The Ruthenians of Polish Nationality in Habsburg Galicia

Authors

Adam Świątek
Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4256-3496

Summary

Polish historians and political leaders have often used the term gente Rutheni, natione Poloni to characterize figures of Ruthenian/Ukrainian descent who viewed themselves as part of a Polish political or national community. The duality and hybridity of theses figures’ identity have excluded them from traditional Polish and Ukrainian national narratives. Adam Świątek has given us the first fully encompassing work examining the persons, organizations, and ideologies of this group from the end of the eighteenth to the beginning of the twentieth century. Based on a thorough examination of sources and literature, his monograph provides a nuanced account of how the concept and group were transformed and functioned in Habsburg Galicia. The volume is essential reading for all those interested in Polish- Ukrainian relations and those who wish to study varying national identities and historical concepts in the Galician crownland over the long nineteenth century. By undertaking an examination of a concept and group that did not succeed with the advent of modern nationalism, he enriches our understanding of the Habsburg world and modern Polish and Ukrainian nationhood.

Chapters

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • Preface: Gente Ruthenus, Natione Polonus .......... 11
  • Abbreviations of Frequently Cited Sources .......... 17
  • Introduction .......... 19
  • Chapter I. Gente Rutheni, Natione Poloni: The Characteristics of Formation .......... 55
  • Chapter II. Rus’ in the Historical Consciousness of Poles .......... 149
  • Chapter III. From Enlightenment Centralism to the Romantic Fraternity of Peoples .......... 201
  • Chapter IV. Gente Rutheni, Natione Poloni during the Revolutions of 1848 .......... 255
  • Chapter V. Ruthenians in the Period of Absolutism’s Return .......... 339
  • Chapter VI. Beneath the Standard of the Eagle, the Angel, and the Vytis Coat-of-Arms… The January Uprising .......... 365
  • Chapter VII. Gente Rutheni, Natione Poloni in Power .......... 407
  • Chapter VIII. The Manifestation of Ideas .......... 481
  • Conclusion .......... 545
  • Bibliography .......... 557
  • List of Illustrations .......... 601
  • Index of Names .......... 605
  • Index of Locations .......... 625
  • Index of Institutions, Organizations, Political Camps, and Press Titles .......... 631

Author Biography

Adam Świątek, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

is an assistant professor in the Institute of History at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. He is also the author of numerous articles in the field of modern Polish and Ukrainian history and of a book on Jan Matejko and the Ruthenians ("Lach serdeczny". Jan Matejko a Rusini, Cracow 2013)

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Published
January 15, 2020

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978-1-894865-56-2