Danubius International Conferences, 3rd International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

Peasant Self-government in the Ukrainian Danube Region (end of XIX - early XX century.): Social and Cultural Aspects

Irina Verkhovtseva
Last modified: 2013-05-24


The complex historical destiny of Ukrainian Danube region in the nineteenth century led to the fact that by the end of this century, in the counties of the region peasant self-government was organized in different ways: in Akkerman - according to the reform in 1868, carried out by the Russian authorities in Bessarabia, and in Ismail - in accordance with the reforms of 1864-1874 years conducted by the Romanian government. The author compares and analyzes the peasant self-government in the counties of the province in the context of its sociocultural development in the unfolding process of modernization of the late XIX - early XX century.