BOLESŁAW BREZHGÓ AS HISTORIAN OF THE LATGALIAN PEASANTRY

Authors

  • Alexander Lisov Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17770/amcd2017.2832

Keywords:

archival studies, Brezhgó Bolesław (1887–1957), Latgalian Peasantry, Rezekne, source study, Vladislav Lotsis publisher, Vitebsk branch of the Moscow Archaeological Institute

Abstract

The article shows the evolution of changes in the assessment of the personality of the historian Bolesław Brezhgó. He retained the principled positions of an objective scientist throughout his biography, despite the change in political and ideological attitudes. His active scientific work took place in the conditions of changing political regimes and doctrines for about 40 years, first in Belarus, and then in Latvia. The position of the scientist can be presented apolitical, but he repeatedly tried to cooperate in the cultural and scientific programs of national organizations throughout this time.

Brezhgó witnessed and participated in the complex process of the formation of the Latvian statehood and the Latgalian national movement. He did not refuse proposals to publish his works. His objectivity was based on the rejection of the way to use the results of his own research for conjunctural, political purposes. Bolesław Brezhgó proceeded from the idea that historical material should form problems. It is necessary to raise questions that follow from this material. He did not try to analyze the material for uncharacteristic problems.

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Author Biography

  • Alexander Lisov, Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture
    Dr.art, Belarusian Union of Artists, member of the Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA), member of the Lissitzky Foundation’s Directors Board Author more than 150 scientific publications. The participant of World Congresses of ICCEES in Tampere (Finland), Berlin (Germany), Stockholm (Sweden), conferences in Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, France, Canada,USA. Area of scientific interests: the fine Arts of Belarus in the 19th – 20th centuries; history of the Vitebsk art school; Russian avant-guarde; Russian artists of the Abroad; Kazimir Malevich and his circle; the early period of the biography and art of Marc Chagall; art of  El Lissitzky.

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Published

23.01.2018

How to Cite

Lisov, A. (2018). BOLESŁAW BREZHGÓ AS HISTORIAN OF THE LATGALIAN PEASANTRY. ARTS AND MUSIC IN CULTURAL DISCOURSE. Proceedings of the International Scientific and Practical Conference, 28-35. https://doi.org/10.17770/amcd2017.2832