A hypothesis for the voyages оf Vasil Levski to Rousse in the autumn of 1869 Cover Image
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Една хипотеза за пътувания на Васил Левски до Русе през есента на 1869 г.
A hypothesis for the voyages оf Vasil Levski to Rousse in the autumn of 1869

Author(s): Veselina Antonova
Subject(s): History, General Reference Works, Political history, Modern Age, Special Historiographies:, 19th Century, Period(s) of Nation Building, The Ottoman Empire, Source Material
Published by: Институт за исторически изследвания - Българска академия на науките
Keywords: Vasil Levski; Polish emigrants; registers; travel permits for the Ottoman Empire;

Summary/Abstract: Registers of travel permits for Bulgarians, issued by the Ruse Municipality, stored in the Ruse State Archive, contain unpublished reports of alleged two short visits of Levski to Ruse in early September and mid-October 1869. These documents, despite the fragmentary information, contain invaluable information about not yet sufficiently studied aspects of the everyday life of the Bulgarian society during the Revival period, specific information about the genealogy research and reconstruction of the past regarding the intensity of trips of Bulgarians through Ruse and their ultimate goal. It is assumed that the Vasil Ivanov, registered on September 10, 1869, was Levski, who visited Ruse to meet a Polish emigrant, Rachkovsky (that is the name mentioned in the cited document, but probably it is Mr. Rovinski). The second visit is in the middle of October when Levski made an unsuccessful attempt to build a secret channel, Ruse – Giurgiu, to carry the revolutionary correspondence (the revolutionary channel Bucharest – Giurgiu – Ruse began functioning in the second half of 1871)

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 5-24
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Bulgarian