“The homeland wants and waits for help from us”: Bulgarian educational associations through the National Revival
Language: Bulgarian with a summary in English
This study focuses on the creation and the activities of the educational associations throughout the Bulgarian National Revival until the Bulgarian liberation in 1878. This period is characterized by large-scale economic, political and cultural changes in the life of all Bulgarians. This is a time of upsurge in the development of new Bulgarian secular education; of mass national movements for an independent Bulgarian church; a time of widespread unfolding of the national liberation movement for revoking the centuries-long Ottoman domination; and a time for restoration of the freedom and independence of the Bulgarian State. During this period and mostly within the third quarter of the 19th century, different cultural organizations and institutions emerged in Bulgarian society: educational formations within churches, libraries, different scientific, femaleled, publishing and other associations, among which educational associations. All of them embody the seeds of the emerging civil society.
The creation and the activities of educational associations were an expression of the growing pursuit of young Bulgarians towards obtaining more knowledge, diving into the vast world of science and reaching the achievements of the modern civilization. They saw a powerful tool in knowledge that would help them push forward the cultural development of their homeland and achieve a better life for all Bulgarians.
Table of contents
Началото. Първите ученически дружества
Ученическите дружества в българските земи
Ученически дружества сред българската диаспора
Списък на селищата, в които е имало ученически дружества
Карта на селищата, в които е имало ученически дружества
Резюме на английски език
„От нас иска и чака помощ Отечеството ни“. Българските ученически дружества през Възраждането