Budownictwo cerkiewne w kontekście procesów modernizacyjnych w Królestwie Polskim w drugiej połowie XIX i na początku XX w.

Orthodox Church Construction in the Context of Modernisation Processes in the Kingdom of Poland in the Second Half of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

| Małgorzata Szabaciuk

ORCID: Małgorzata Szabaciuk: 0000-0002-2119-134X

ORCID: Andrzej Szabaciuk: 0000-0003-3413-7454

ORCID: Andrzej Szabaciuk: 0000-0003-3413-7454

Pages: 127-141

Edition: Lublin 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.36874/RIESW.2023.4.6

Citation method: A. Szabaciuk, M. Szabaciuk, Budownictwo cerkiewne w kontekście procesów modernizacyjnych w Królestwie Polskim w drugiej połowie XIX i na początku XX w., „Rocznik Instytutu Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej” Rok 21(2023), z. 4, s. 127-141, DOI: https://doi.org/10.36874/RIESW.2023.4.6

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Abstract: This article aims to examine the historical significance of church building in the Kingdom of Poland during the second half of the nineteenth century, with a particular focus on its role in the processes of colonisation, Russification, and modernisation of the region. The article analyzes the utilization of the Russian Orthodox Church as an instrument in Russian nationalist politics, shedding light on its involvement in shaping the political and religious landscape. The Uniate question and the issue of the separation of Chelm region are also explored in the context of this policy. The authors provide insights into how the Russian Empire viewed the Kingdom of Poland, dividing it into two key regions and highlighting the consequences of this policy from the perspective of the local population. Additionally, the article examines the priorities of the Russian administration in the Kingdom of Poland, taking a closer look at their impact on the modernisation processes that took place in the Congress Kingdom. By analyzing the historical interaction between religion and politics, this article offers a comprehensive understanding of the role of the Orthodox Church in shaping the internal situation of the Kingdom of Poland at the end of the 19th century.