MILITARY-HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MIDDLE AGES IN UKRAINE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST C.

Keywords: youth movement, festivals, role-playing, historical fencing, medieval combat, subculture

Abstract

In this article genesis and evolution of the medieval warfare game reproduction in Ukraine is considered on the basis of web-publications and memoirs of the reconstructors. The reconstruction movement includes the clubs, associations and informal groups of interested people, who study and reproduce the costume, armor, weapon and tactic of certain epoch. The typical model of historical reconstruction club creation is analyzed and the extension of such clubs net in the 1990-2000s is traced. The author pays attention to places (spaces) of reconstruction and to subcultural folklore of the historical reconstructors. The features and specificity of the main festivals of historical reconstruction in Ukraine (“Ancient Medzhybizh”, “Terra Heroica”, “Tu Stan`!”, “Rus` Peresopnytska”, “Medieval Hotyn”) are investigated. Also the author put attention to some technical characteristics of the reconstructed weapon, used in different types of contests and field games. The issues of historical authenticity and identity of the reconstructors are examined as a central problem of reconstruction process.

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Published
2021-08-26
How to Cite
Dolhochub, V. (2021). MILITARY-HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE MIDDLE AGES IN UKRAINE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE 21ST C. Scientific Journal of Polonia University, 45(2), 48-55. https://doi.org/10.23856/4505
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LANGUAGE, CULTURE, COMMUNICATION