Šestisetleté výročí bitvy na Kulikovském poli: Rusofobie a eurasijství L. N. Gumiljova v 80. letech 20. století

Title in English The 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kulikovo: Russophobia and eurasianism of L. N. Gumilev in the 1980s

RACYN Michal

Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description This paper deals with selected historiographical concepts of soviet historian and ethnologist L. N. Gumilev (1912–1992). Text is mainly focused on Gumilev’s interpretation of the Kulikovo battle (1380). Research is based on Gumilev’s two articles, published in 1980 on the occasion of 600th anniversary of the battle and it is supplemented by the correspondence located in Slavonic library in Prague and in Gumilev’s museum in Saint Petersburg. Article aims to explain eurasianist aspects of Gumilev’s historiographical concepts and analyze their reception in the intellectual milieu of Russian nationalists.

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