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Українська культура: цивілізаційний вимір
The Ukrainian culture: civilizing dimension

Author(s): Oleg Rafalskiy, Y.S Kalakura, M.F Yuriy
Subject(s): Cultural history, Political history, Recent History (1900 till today), Sociology of Culture, History of Religion
Published by: Інститут політичних і етнонаціональних досліджень ім. І. Ф. Кураса НАН України
Summary/Abstract: The essence of civilizational understanding of the culture, the place of Ukrainian cultural landscape in the Ukrainian regional civilization, European and world civilizational and cultural space are found out. The historiosophical interpretation of interrelation of culture and civilization, the source’s, historiographical and methodological basis of civilizational understanding of Ukrainian culture, its origins and the most important stages of its development are presented. The particular attention is paid to the sacredness of Old Ukrainian culture, the importance of Christianity establishment, the role of the written language, book printing, spiritual values of the Renaissance and Enlightenment, their impact on the spiritual world of Ukraine as a factor in the formation of the Ukrainian nation, the place of Taras Shevchenko’s creative work in the crystallization of national ideas, in the identity and national unity of the Ukrainians. The ruinous consequences of Stalin’s repressions, famishments and militant atheism for Ukrainian culture are analysed, the resistance to Soviet totalitarianism from the side of the sixtiers and intellectual dissidence is shown. The considerable place is devoted to the development of culture in the independent Ukraine, modern European integration and globalization processes, the resistance to the Russian cultural, media and spiritual expansion and military aggression.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-966-02-7752-6
  • Page Count: 496
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Ukrainian