Cossack military charters of the mid18th century: genre distinction
Oksana A. Gorban’ – Elena Yu. Ilyinova – Marina V. Kosova – Elena M. Sheptukhina
The article is devoted to genre features of the military charter that used to be an exceptional type of an administrative document in the Cossack Don Host Province in the middle of the 18th cen. The notion of documentary text genre is considered as a set of cross-coordinated discursive and textual characteristics: communicative functions, communication interlocutors’ relations, information specificity, text format, modality, spatial and temporal localization including. Having analyzed documents from the “Mikhailovsky Stanitsa Ataman” Archive Fund (1735 – 1755, State Archive of Volgograd region, Russia), the authors revealed new data on formal and content related arrangement of the Cossack military charter as a documentary genre in the historical focus, stated its ethnical-and-cultural value.
Key words: genre, document, military charter, Russian administrative language, regional text history, Don Host Province.