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Polish weekly “Tygodnik ilustrowany” as a source for scientifi c insights into the history and culture of Ukraine

Journal: Manuscript and Book Heritage of Ukraine: Archeographic Studies of Unique Archival and Librarian Fonds (Vol.23, No. 23)

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Page : 219-233

Keywords : Polish weekly «Tygodnik ilustrowany» Yulian Bartoshevich Konstantyn Svidzinskyi Adam Kysil Tymko Padura.;

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The aim of the study is to present the collection of issues of Polish weekly «Tygodnik ilustrowany» that is stored in the Polish part of the fond of the Department of Historical Book Collections of the Institute of Book Studies V. I. Vernadskyi National Library of Ukraine. The paper covers the publicationsof the weekly containing valuable and highly informative materials on history of Ukraine. Research methodology. The application of historical and comparative methods of research as well as the methods of historical systematisation and chronological analysis made it possible to trace the formation of the collection of issues of Polish weekly in the fonds of the Department; to analyse the reflections of history and ethnography of Ukraine in the contents of the journal from the perspective of contribution of Polish historians, writers, and ethnographers. Scientific novelty. The above journal is not as well studied as the periodicals «Old Kyiv», «The Readings in the Society of Nestor the Chronicler», «The Archive of South-Western Russia», although it is of interest to researchers and a wide readership. The paper for the first time shows the informative value of the weekly for studies of history of such Ukrainian cities as Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Kreminets, Nizhyn, Berdychiv. The works of Volyn ethnographer and writer T. Stetskyi on history of Volyn region are highlighted. The article presents the entries by Polish essayist and novelist Z. Fisch on «muzyky» (in particular «lirnyky») as a specific type of Ukrainian musicians. The paper also outlines the piece by J. Prusinowski, an attorney and reporter of a number of Polish journals, on Polish and Ukrainian poet, singer and torbanist Hryhoriy Vydvort. The information about the graphic designers of the weekly is provided. Conclusions. It was found that the weekly «Tygodnik ilustrowany» published numerous materials devoted to the outstanding representatives of culture, politics, religion, who left their mark in the history of our country, and therefore this periodical is a rich source for studying the history and culture of Ukraine.

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