Alexander Ivanovich Sulakadzev (1771-1832) was a collector of antique books and manuscripts. He had around 4,967 items, of which only around 100 are still traceable today..
He has come down to us as …”malicious and the most well-known domestic forger of historical sources, to which more than a dozen special works are devoted to creativity.”
A blatant forger of history. Or was he?
“Such harsh, sceptical and derogatory assessments of Sulakadzev’s collection nevertheless proved far from fair. Over the years of his life, he managed to obtain a REALLY LARGE AND VALUABLE COLLECTION OF PRINTED AND HAND-WRITTEN MATERIALS. the collection of grandfather and father (it is believed that Sulakadzev was a descendant of the Georgian prince G.M.Sulakidze). In the future, it was replenished with purchases, gifts, and possibly withdrawals in suitable cases FROM CHURCH AND STATE CHRISTMAS ILISCH (Stupid Googlate G.B.) and libraries … puzzling way in his collection were unique documents – registers of manuscripts submitted at the end of the XVIII century. to the Synod on the instructions of Catherine II (until the beginning of the XIX century they were kept in the proceedings of the Synod). Currently known manuscript, listed in the collection under the number 4967 “
There seems to have been a fierce struggle over this collection. Even Tolstoy wanted to buy some or all of it. Why?
“What’s the matter? What explains this, almost subconscious, deep hostility to Sulakadzev?
It is difficult to unequivocally answer this question. But it seems to us that the reason is as follows. It turns out that Sulakadzev “in patriotic enthusiasm … consistently reveals the theme of glory, the victorious campaigns of the Slavs … He clearly pursued the aim to replenish with evidence the point of view that Slavs turned out hardly to be successors of ancient Rome, being ahead of all other European nations “
…”it becomes clear that Sulakadzev was in many ways right. In any case, it is right that the Slavic Horde Great = “Mongol” Empire was the immediate successor of the Romean kingdom of the 11th-13th centuries. In addition, in the book “Western Myth,” ch.2-3, we show that the Horde Empire of the XIII-XVII centuries was reflected in the “ancient” history as the “ancient” Roman Empire. Romanov historians had already carried out a distorted and stretched chronology of ancient history, invented mainly in Western Europe. In which the Slavs were assigned one of the last places. The main documents telling about the Great = “Mongol” Empire, had already been destroyed during the first two centuries of the reign of the Romanovs in Russia. There remains miserable, circumstantial evidence, disparate texts. But they still greatly disturbed the official Romanov story. Such surviving documents, apparently, collected by Sulakadzev. Not being a professional historian, he had no intention of supporting or refuting the Romanov version. Apparently, he just wanted to sincerely understand Russian history. IN THIS, APPEARING, AND WAS ITS BASIC WINE AND “NON PROFESSIONALISM” FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF ROMANOVO (AND BECAUSE OF MODERN) HISTORIANS. (Stupid Google. That sort of makes sense! G.B.) From their point of view, a professional is one who works to support the Scaligerian-Romanov version. And the one who goes against the “Romanov trend” must be destroyed. One form of annihilation is to declare a person a “malicious falsifier.” If possible, spray his collection of unwanted evidence. Collector’s name is dirty in the dirt. (LOL) Stick labels: fanatic, amateur, dreamer. Write in school and university textbooks that dealt with forgery. Students, naturally, will believe.”
You get the meaning.
What Sulakadzev had actually done was collect a massive amount of the truth. And – of course – this had to be destroyed.
This reminds me of someone else’s book collection!!