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Title: Facing the Old Believers : the Experience of Austrian and Prussian Officials in Bukovina and Neuostpreussen

Creator:

Jakubowski, Melchior ORCID

Date issued/created:

2020

Resource type:

Text

Subtitle:

Acta Poloniae Historica T. 122 (2020)

Institutional creator:

Polska Akademia Nauk. Komitet Nauk Historycznych, PBN ID: $pbnId ISNI ; Polska Akademia Nauk, Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla ISNI

Contributor:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Publisher:

Instytut Historii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

p. 247-275

Abstract:

This paper discusses the interactions and confrontations of the Austrian and Prussian officials with the religious community of the Russian Old Believers. They took place in two European regions: Bukovina (nowadays divided between Romania and Ukraine) and Neuostpreussen (nowadays divided between Poland and Lithuania) beginning at the end of the eighteenth century. The author discusses the officials’ associations and misunderstandings regarding the Old Believers. The authorities could not easily distinguish the Old Believers from the Orthodox Christians and had problems recognising their language. In many cases, improper data resulted in failed actions. There was a constant tension between the positive assessment of the Old Believers’ diligence and their refusal to fulfil the requirements of the state, like an oath-taking, military service, metrical registration, or inns’ building. The consequent resistance of the communities was often stronger than the administrative enforcement, thus revealing the limits of the modern enlightened bureaucracy in practice in the countryside.

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Relation:

Acta Poloniae Historica ; Acta Poloniae Historica

Volume:

122

Start page:

247

End page:

275

Detailed Resource Type:

Article : original article

Format:

application/octet-stream

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:159927 ; 0001-6829 ; 2450-8462 ; 10.12775/APH.2020.122.10

Source:

IH PAN, sygn. A.295/122 Podr. ; IH PAN, sygn. A.296/122 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. [CC BY-ND 4.0] May be used within the scope specified in Creative Commons Attribution BY-ND 4.0 license, full text available at: ; -

Digitizing institution:

Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of History PAS

Projects co-financed by:

National Programme for the Development of the Humanities

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