Journal of Byelorussian Studies
Vol. V, No.
LASTOŬSKI THE HISTORIAN AND HIS HISTORICAL VIEWS
Kupala, himself the prophet of the Byelorussian
national renaissance, Vaclaŭ Lastoŭski was unquestionably the herald of
that reawakening...As herald of the national rebirth Lastoŭski was
actual editor of Naša Niva,
poet, writer, literary critic, journalist,
bibliographer, politician, ethnographer, historian. He may not have
a specialist in any one of these areas, but he made significant
to each of them. It was in historiography that he broke important new
he performed a truly pioneering task by examining the history of his
country in a completely new way...He cleared away the falsehoods
to Byelorussian history and... was the first Byelorussian to raise the
question of the origin of the Byelorussian nation...
by V. Sienkievich