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Slavia Orientalis


Slavia Orientalis | 2019 | vol. LXVIII | No 3 |

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The article is devoted to contemporary studies on the nineteenth century memoirs written by Russian women. In the nineteenth century women’s memoirs were underestimated and neglected by researchers. Recently, there has been a signifi cant increase in research interest in memoirs written by women. This subject has been taken up by literary scholars, historians, experts on cultural studies and anthropologists. A. Bielova, I. Savkina, W. Laszczak, K. Kosowska, N. Pushkariova, A. Fieduta, W. Ponomarieva, L. Khoroshilova, J. Prikazchikova, A. Stankewich, J. Samofalova, O. Mamaieva, S. Tatarkina are among those who are interested in it. Memoirs are a valuable source of information about the epoch, historical events, outstanding leaders, event-making fi gures, Russian intellectual elites, aristocracy as well as the everyday life of the Russian gentry. They also provide some insight into the way female memoirists expressed themselves in their writings, their views on femininity and the role of women in society.

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Daria Ambroziak
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Pilgrimages to the Holy Land have been an old tradition in the Russian culture. For believers, places related to the life and passion of Christ have been an important element of history and geography of salvation since the beginnings of Christianity in Ruthenia. The paper is an attempt to present the fi rst pilgrimage of Andrey Muraviev (1806–1874), a religious writer, theologian, poet, playwright, church and state activist, to Palestine as a personal religious experience and its refl ection in a literary work of art. The pilgrimage to the East became a breakthrough moment in Muraviev’s life and resulted in the writing of "A journey to Holy places in 1830" (Путешествие ко Святым местам в 1830 году), which initiated the religious stage of his writings and became a great success. Although the poet did not call his journey a pilgrimage, such was indeed its nature. Visiting places important to the history of salvation, he participated in services and sacramental life of the Church.

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Anna Kościołek
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Stefan Żeromski and Florian Znaniecki, perceived by many of their contemporaries as undisputed moral authorities, warned in the fi rst period of the existence of the Second Polish Republic against the danger of infl uence of Bolshevik ideology. They undertook issues of fundamental importance for the understanding of mutual relations and conditions between the socio-economic world, art, material prosperity, revolution and progress in the period after the First World War (1914–1918), when the power of the Bolsheviks had strengthened in Russia, and the Poles formed the foundations independent homeland. This text is an attempt to approximate the position of Żeromski and Znaniecki in this matter.

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Piotr Koprowski
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On the example of selected works by Oksana Zabuzhko, Volodymyr Lys, and Vasyl Shklar, I discuss the narrations of memory and ways of writing about history in Ukrainian contemporary prose. Historical topics concerning the traumatic experiences of the twentieth century appear in Ukrainian prose along with the regaining of independence and develop after 2000. The authors refer primarily to those issues which in the Soviet era were silenced, erased, censored. An important place in literary narratives of memory is occupied by the threads of OUN-UPA fi ghts, the Ukrainian-Bolshevik war, UNR times, Soviet terror, Great Hunger, the demythologization of World War II is also important, as well as an uncensored description of post-war Soviet reality. In the text, I do not carry out a detailed analysis of selected novels, but only highlight the main problems and ways in which authors write about history.

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Marta Zambrzycka
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Bogumił Jasinowski (1883–1969), a Polish philosopher and specialist in Russian culture, was also interested in the issues of Gnosticism and Manichaeism. Although he had dealt with this subject for around forty years, however he did not devote any separate publication to it. For this reason, the author of this paper has to reconstruct Jasinowski’s views on mentioned issue on the basis of his texts on Russian and philosophical topics. The Polish philosopher regarded Gnosticism and Manichaeism as one of the most important phenomena in the history of religion, and particularly in the history of Christianity. Jasinowski, using the original method, juxtaposed Gnosticism with Neoplatonism and with Indian philosophical and religious systems; he also proposed his own characteristics of Gnosticism. For the Polish philosopher, the Gnostic and Manichaean worldview was the important factor in interpreting Russian spirituality and culture, and even such a phenomenon as the Bolshevik Revolution. This interpretation caused a polemic on the part of Marian Zdziechowski and Nikolay Lossky.

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Mariusz Dobkowski
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In the article an attempt is made to analyze the aspects of non-dogmatic spirituality of characters in the prose works of Ukrainian postm odernists (including Yuriy Andrukhovych, Oksana Zabuzhko, Yuriy Izdryk, Natalia Sniadanko). The theoretical aspects of problem are considered in the context of analytical psychology of Carl Gustav Jung. The following concepts play an important role in the study: religious position, father complex, conflict and some others.

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Irena Betko
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The article is a presentation of the subject of a lawyer in the Russian literature of two eras – the second half of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twenty-first century. The object of comparative analysis are two literary texts: the first is the story by Leo Tolstoy – “Father Sergius” (1911), the second is a novel by the modern Russian writer – Evgeny Vodolazkin, which entitled “Laurus” (2012). The author of the article concludes that the multifariousness of the life of lawyers in both writers underlines their life experience on the way to holiness. An important element of the characters’ description is their sinfulness, in particular the fi ght against their own pride and human passion. In the case of Leo Tolstoy, the image of his literary right-wing was influenced by the writer’s views on the essence of holiness and the complex human-God relationship. In their portraits of heroes striving for spiritual perfection, both Tolstoy and Vodolazkin show a connection with the genre of hagiography.

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Magdalena Wojciechowska
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The author analyses neologisms of M. Sholokhov in relation to their translation into the German language. Then the quality of the translation is determined. In order to evaluate the translations three criteria are adopted: the degree of semantic closeness between the newly created units and their translation equivalents, their expressiveness and vividness. Based on these criteria the author evaluates the accuracy of the German translations.

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Marek Marszałek
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The officials behind the Soviet onomasticon development campaign chose desktop calendars, a publicly available and widely circulated printed medium, to serve as a vehicle for the propagation of the new revolutionary anthroponomy. The paper looks into the masculine names recommended for general use by Universal Desktop Calendars issued by the State Publishing House in 1924–29. Mimicking the Russian Orthodox Church Calendars, its editors proposed their readers from up to six (in 1924–1926) to three (in 1927–1929) masculine names for each day. Based on a comprehensive analysis of the total body of the existing calendar material, the paper proceeds to classify the proper names by their actual source, including: Orthodox Church calendars, Catholic canons, antique mythology, later world literature and folklore sources, celebrated names of the past, toponyms, the Slavic name corpus, and, of course, ideologized sovietisms. The general picture of the sovietisized name list is accompanied with a description of its five-year dynamics refl ecting annually introduced modifications.

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Władimir Miakiszew

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I. „Slavia Orientalis” przyjmuje do druku materiały nigdzie dotąd niepublikowane. Wszelkie formy plagiatu, autoplagiatu, działań typu „ghostwriting” i „guest authorship” będą traktowane przez Redakcję jako przejawy nierzetelności naukowej. Redakcja będzie dokumentować oraz powiadamiać stosowne instytucje o naruszaniu zasad etyki obowiązujących w nauce.

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III. Do tekstu prosimy dołączyć: polską, angielską i rosyjską wersję tytułu, tekst streszczenia artykułu w języku angielskim (do 0,5 stronicy), pięć angielskich słów kluczowych, podpisane oświadczenie o oryginalności tekstu, krótką informację o autorze, zawierającą następujące dane: imię i nazwisko, tytuł i stopień naukowy, miejsce pracy i stanowisko, adres pocztowy i elektroniczny, a także adres zatrudnienia, tytuły najważniejszych publikacji (książki i artykuły), ze wskazaniem miejsca i roku wydania (5 pozycji).

IV. Oprócz artykułów Redakcja zamieszcza także:

a) recenzje merytoryczne, oceniające i polemiczne o objętości do 5 stronic maszynopisu;

b) informacje o książkach o objętości do 2 stronic maszynopisu;

c) sprawozdania z sesji i konferencji naukowych o objętości do 3 stronic maszynopisu.

V. Wymogi techniczne:

a) teksty w wariancie elektronicznym (jednocześnie w formatach rtf i pdf) prosimy przysyłać na adres mailowy kwartalnika: ;

b) teksty w języku angielskim winny się rozpoczynać streszczeniem w języku rosyjskim lub polskim (ok. 0,5 stronicy);

c) teksty w językach: polskim, rosyjskim, ukraińskim, białoruskim winny się rozpoczynać streszczeniem w języku angielskim (ok. 0,5 stronicy);

d) w tekstach w języku polskim i angielskim cytaty i przypisy w języku rosyjskim, ukraińskim i białoruskim prosimy przytaczać w oryginale (nie w transliteracji);

e) tytuły utworów występujących w tekście w języku polskim po raz pierwszy należy podać w nawiasie w wersji oryginalnej (nie w transliteracji);

f) maszynopis winien być przygotowany z zachowaniem interlinii i marginesu po lewej stronie;

g) czcionka: Times New Roman (CE lub CYR) o wielkości 12 pkt z interlinią 1,5 wiersza;

h) strona znormalizowanego maszynopisu zawiera 30 wersów tekstu z ok. 60 znakami w wersie (1800 znaków na stronie);

i) objętość tekstów nie powinna przekraczać 40 tys. znaków ze spacjami;

j) przypisy: pod stroną w numeracji ciągłej dla całego tekstu (przygotowane przez opcję „Wstaw przypis”);

k) tekst powinien być zaopatrzony w zestawienie adresów bibliograficznych prac, do których odwołania pojawiają się w artykule (References). Adresy prac w językach zapisanych alfabetem cyrylicznym powinny zostać przetransliterowane na alfabet łaciński wg systemu BGN/PCGN (U.S. Board on Geographic Names / Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use) Transliteracji można dokonać online np. w programie Transliteration: – wybierając opcję właściwą dla języka białoruskiego, rosyjskiego lub rosyjskiego.

l) opis źródeł w przypisach prosimy dostosować do przedstawionego poniżej wzorca:


J. Kowalski, Historia literatury, Kraków 1990, s. 23.

Ibidem, s. 13.

J. Kowalski, Historia..., s. 56.

Fragment książki:

A. Nowak, Z dziejów piśmiennictwa, [w:] Historia cywilizacji, Warszawa 1987, s. 98.

Ibidem, s.13.

A. Nowak, Z dziejów..., s. 135.

Artykuł w czasopiśmie:

L. Nowacka, Teoria aktów mowy, „Przegląd Językoznawczy” 1963, nr 7, s. 45.

Źródło internetowe:

I. Yazykova, Obraz Bogurodzicy w ruskiej ikonografii, [w:] (28.03.2011).

V. Wszelkie zmiany o charakterze merytorycznym wprowadzane przez Autora w korekcie dokonywane będą na koszt Autora.

VI. Materiałów niezamówionych Redakcja nie zwraca.

VII. Tekst powinien być przygotowany według wzoru:

Imię i nazwisko

Miasto, miejsce pracy


Tytuł w języku angielskim



Tekst artykułu



Требования, предъявляемые к текстам, публикуемым в квартальнике „Slavia Orientalis”

I. „Slavia Orientalis” принимает в печать материалы, которые до сих пор нигде не публиковались. Все формы плагиата, автоплагиата, действий типа „ghostwriting” и „guest author-ship” будут признаны редакцией как проявление научной недобросовестности. Редакция будет документировать и извещать соответствующие учреждения о нарушении этических законов, обязывающих в науке.

Текст, направляемый в Редакцию, должен сопровождаться заявлением об оригинальности присылаемомого материала: „Заявляю, что статья …(Заглавие)……., отправленная в журнал „Slavia Orientalis” до сих пор нигде не публиковалась, ни не передавалась для рассмотрения в другие журналы или книги.

Дата………………………… Подпись......................”

II. „Slavia Orientalis” помещает материалы на русском, белорусском, украинском, польском и английском языках.

III. Редакция обращается к авторам с просьбой предоставить: польскую, английскую и русскую версии заглавия, резюме на английском языке (до 0,5 страницы), пять ключевых слов на английском языке, подписанное заявление об оригинальности текста, а также краткую информацию о себе, содержащую следующие данные: имя и фамилия автора, ученая степень и звание, место работы, должность, почтовый и электронный адреса; заглавия важнейших публикаций (книг и статей) с указанием места и года издания (5 заглавий).

IV. Кроме статей, редакция помещает также:

а) научно-аналитические рецензии, заключающие в себе оценку и полемику, – объемом до 5 машинописных страниц;

б) информацию о новых книгах – объемом до 2 машинописных страниц;

в) обзоры, посвященные научным симпозиумам и конференциям, – объемом до 3 машинописных страниц.

V. Технические требования:

а) просьба присылать тексты в форме электронной записи (одновременно в форматах rft и pdf) по адресу квартальника: ;

б) тексты на английском языке в начале статьи должны сопровождаться резюме на русском или польском языке (ок. 0,5 страницы);

в) тексты на польском, русском, украинском и белорусском языках в начале статьи должны сопровождаться резюме на английском языке (0,5 страницы);

г) в текстах на польском и английском языках цитаты и примечания на русском, украинском и белорусском языках следует приводить в оригинальной версии (не в транслитерации);

д) заглавия литературных произведений, приводимые в тексте на польском языке впервые, должны сопровождаться в скобках оригинальной версией (не в транслитерации);

е) подготовленная к печати машинопись должна содержать регулярный интервал и поля с левой стороны;

ж) шрифт: Times New Roman (CE или CYR) размером 12, расстояние между строчками 1,5;

з) согласно принятым нормам, машинописная страница содержит 30 строк текста по ок. 60 печатных знаков в каждой строке (т. е. 1800 печатных знаков на странице);

и) объем присылаемых текстов не может превышать 20 машинописных страниц;

й) сноски: внизу страницы при непрерывной нумерации для всего текста (выполняемые при помощи „Вставка сносок”);

к) статья должна сопровождаться библиографическим списком адресов (References), охватывающим только работы, названные в сносках. Адреса, записанные кириллицей, просьба привести в списке в латынской транслитерации, выполненнопй в системе BGN/PCGN (U.S. Board on Geographic Names / Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use). Tранслитерацию можно выполнить online, например с помощью программы Transliteration (, выбирая вариант для белоруского, русского или украинского языка;

л) при ссылках на источники следует соблюдать форму записи, соответствующую приводимому ниже образцу:


А.И. Иванов, История литературы, Москва 1990, с. 23.

Там же, с. 13.

А.И. Иванов, История..., с. 56.

Фрагмент книги:

Е. Сидоров, Из истории письменности, [в:] История цивилизации, Москва 1987, с. 98.

Там же, с. 13.

Е. Сидоров, Из истории..., с. 135.

Статья в журнале:

О. Ахманова, Теория речевых актов, „Вопросы языкознания” 1963, № 1, с. 45.

Источник по Интернету:

П. Паламарчук, Москва, [в:] (28.03.2011).

V. Любого рода существенные изменения, вносимые автором в корректуру, будут реализованы за счет автора.

VI. Материалы, присланные не по просьбе Редакции, обратно не высылаются.

VII. Текст должен быть приготовлен по данному образцу:

Имя и фамилия

Город, место работы


Заглавие на английском языке



Текст статьи


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