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Bulgarian colony in Bessarabia (1806-1856)

Author: Duminica Ivan
Degree:doctor of history
Speciality: 07.00.02 - History of Romanians (with specification of time period)
Scientific adviser: Ion Gumenâi
doctor habilitat, professor, Moldova State University
Institution: Moldova State University


The thesis was presented on the 28 April, 2017
Approved by NCAA on the 31 May, 2017


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CZU 94(=163.2)(478)(043.3)

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201 pages


Bessarabia, Russian Empire, Budjak, colonization, bulgarians


ANNOTATION Author: Duminica Ivan Subject: Bulgarian colony in Bessarabia (1806-1856). Ph. D. thesis in history, Chisinau, 2017. Structure of the thesis: The work consist of annotations, introduction, three chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, bibliography of 365 titles, basic text on 157 pages, 8 tables. Key words: Bessarabia, Russian Empire, Budjak, colonization, bulgarians. Field of study: Romanian modern history Goal and objectives: The purpose of work is to study the migration process of Bulgarians in Bessarabia and their socio-economic and spiritual-educational development at the beginning of XIX century. The objectives of the dissertation: identification and analysis of the main causes which lead to migration of Bulgarians from Ottoman Empire to Bessarabia; fixation and geographical localization of the main exit centers of emigrants from Bulgarian lands; analysis of legal status of Transdanubian colonists in Russian Empire. Scientific innovation and originality: complex elucidation of the colonization problem of the south Bessarabia by the ethnic Bulgarians and the social-economic and spiritual development in the Bulgarian colonies. Solution of the scientific problem is to elucidate the situation of the Bulgarian colonies from Bessarabian between the years of 1806-1812, fact that led to enrich the research subject with new data about the socio-economic and spiritual development of the colonists, allowing the valorization of the documentary material relating to the explored theme. The theoretical significance: materials that are introduced into scientific circulation for the first time will contribute to researches of history of Bulgarian ethnic community in Bessarabia. Applicative value: The results of the investigation can be applied within the training programs in higher education, in writing of scientific works about ethnical and demographic history of the area between Prut and Dniester rivers. Implementation of the results: obtained scientific results were used in writing of 3 monographs, more than 10 articles, material was presented at national and international scientific conferences.