Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.
Alexander A. Potebnja’s Psycholinguistic Theory of Literature: A Metacritical Inquiry
The work of Potebnja, a leading Ukrainian linguist of the nineteenth century, has significantly influenced modern literary criticism, particularly Russian formalism and structuralism. Yet despite his remarkable achievements in linguistics and literary theory, Potebnja’s work was officially renounced in the Soviet Union in the 1930s, and in the West he remains virtually unknown. In his study, John Fizer carefully reconstructs Potebnja’s theory of literature from the psycholinguistic formulations found in his works on language, mythology, and folklore.
The Ukrainian Language in the First Half of the Twentieth Century (1900–1941): Its State and Status
George Shevelov’s book, based on extensive study of factual material, traces the development of Modern Standard Ukrainian in relation to the political, legal, and cultural conditions within each region. It examines the relation of the standard language to the underlying dialects, the ways in which the standard language was enriched, and the complex struggle for the unity of the language and sometimes for its very existence.
Odessa: A History, 1794–1914
By the late nineteenth century Odessa was the most polyglot and cosmopolitan city in the empire. In the first decades of the twentieth century, however, strikes, revolutionary agitation, and pogroms brought about the city’s decline. In this book Patricia Herlihy contrasts Odessa’s rapid development during the nineteenth century with the growing tension within its society up to the First World War.
Republic vs. Autocracy: Poland-Lithuania and Russia, 1686–1697
While Russia was growing stronger in the international sphere, Poland-Lithuania had begun a decline that would eventually lead to the ever-increasing absorption of its territories by its adversaries. This book concentrates on the diplomatic relationship between the two powers as witnessed by the records of the respective offices responsible for foreign affairs. Particular attention is paid to the residences maintained in Warsaw and Moscow.
A Description of Ukraine
This 17th-century work by the Frenchman Guillaume Le Vasseur, Sieur de Beauplan is one of the earliest, most colorful West European descriptions of Ukraine and the Cossacks. This volume includes an English translation of the original French text, reproductions of the original illustrations, and an extensive introduction by the translators. A separate box contains a representative selection of Beauplan’s maps of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Economy: Achievements, Problems, Challenges
This collection examines the Ukrainian economy during the late 20th century—a period of epochal change. The papers are divided into five sections: Framework; Resources; Performance; Welfare; and External Relations, and will be of interest both to specialists and to students and others interested in Ukraine today.
David Frick’s biography—the first major English-language work on Smotryc’kyj—examines the ways in which established cultures were altered by cross-cultural understandings and misunderstandings, resulting from the confrontation and mutual adaptation of two or more diverse cultures.
Ukrainian Economic History: Interpretive Essays
This volume contains papers presented at the Third Quinquennial Conference on Ukrainian Economics. It contains 14 essays dealing with the one thousand years of Ukrainian economic history prior to World War I. The contributions are divided into three parts, covering the periods of Kievan Rus’, the 16th and 17th centuries, and the 19th century.
Crisis and Reform: The Kyivan Metropolitanate, the Patriarchate of Constantinople, and the Genesis of the Union of Brest
Crisis and Reform provides an excellent overview of the ecclesiastical structures in Eastern Slavic lands from their Christianization to the late sixteenth century.
Testament to Ruthenian: A Linguistic Analysis of the Smotryc'kyj Variant
Stefan Pugh analyzes the Ruthenian language use of one of its most outstanding practitioners, Meletij Smotryc’kyj (ca. 1578–1633): polemicist, cleric, and scholar. This study will provide the groundwork for the next generation of scholarship on the Ruthenian language.
Kistiakovsky: The Struggle for National and Constitutional Rights in the Last Years of Tsarism
In 1903 Bogdan Kistiakovsky railed against Lenin’s concept of a vanguard party to lead the revolution. His charge was wholly consistent with a life devoted to the development of rule of law in the Russian Empire—a new government based on respect for national minorities, human rights, and constitutional federalism. Susan Heuman’s study shows the fresh urgency of Kistiakovsky’s ideas as Russia, Ukraine, and the other countries of the former Soviet Union seek to establish precisely those values that Kistiakovsky put forth ninety years ago.
Ukrainian Futurism, 1914-1930: A Historical and Critical Study
From its inception just before World War I to its demise during the Stalinist repression of Ukrainian culture in the 1930s, Ukrainian Futurism was much maligned and poorly understood. It has remained so into the late twentieth century. Professor Oleh Ilnytzkyj seeks to rectify the misinterpretations surrounding the Futurists and their leader Mykhail Semenko by providing the first major English-language monograph on this vibrant literary movement and its charismatic leader.
The Origins of the Old Rus' Weights and Monetary Systems: Two Studies in Western Eurasian Metrology and Numismatics in the Seventh to Eleventh Centuries
In this sweeping and synthesizing work, Professor Omeljan Pritsak charts the influence of Western European, Arabic, Khazaro-Bulgarian, and, later, Byzantine metrological and numismatic systems on the development of these systems in Kyivan Rus’.
A Prayer for the Government: Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times, 1917-1920
After the fall of the Russian Empire, Jewish and Ukrainian activists worked to overcome mutual antagonism by creating a Ministry of Jewish Affairs in the new Ukrainian state. This experiment ended in failure as violence swept the countryside amidst civil war and foreign intervention. Abramson sheds new light on these events.
The Poet as Mythmaker: A Study of Symbolic Meaning in Taras Ševčenko
Toward a History of Ukrainian Literature
Ukrainian literature, reflecting a turbulent and often discontinuous political and social history, presents special problems to the historian of literature. In this book Grabowicz approaches these problems through a critique of the major non-Soviet position in the field, the History of Ukrainian Literature of the eminent Slavist Dmytro Čyževs’kyj.
Socialism in Galicia: The Emergence of Polish Social Democracy and Ukrainian Radicalism
The Ukraine, 1917–1921: A Study in Revolution
The Ukraine, which had for centuries been ruled by other nations, finally gained its independence for a brief period after the First World War. During this revolutionary era, a series of Ukrainian governments were established whose political spectrum ranged from anarchism to monarchical rule. This comprehensive volume edited by Taras Hunczak includes fourteen articles by leading specialists, and is the first scholarly treatment of the problem to appear in twenty-five years.
Josef Dobrovský and the Origins of the Igorʹ Tale
This controversial and groundbreaking book revisits the origins of one of the most beloved works of East Slavic literature, Slovo o polku Igoreve (The Igorʹ Tale). Keenan argues that the text is not an authentic 12th-century document but rather was created by the Bohemian scholar Josef Dobrovský in the late 18th century.
Lviv: A City in the Crosscurrents of Culture
To offer a broad historical and contemporary portrait of the European city Lviv, John Czaplicka has gathered together a wide range of scholars from the areas of historiography, history, art and architectural history, urban planning, literary history and criticism, and cultural history. Known variously over the centuries as Leopolis, Lwów, Lvov, and Lemberg, this city served as laboratory for the forging of modern Jewish, Polish, and Ukrainian identities.
Rural Revolutions in Southern Ukraine: Peasants, Nobles, and Colonists, 1774-1905
Leonard Friesen presents a study of the transformation of New Russia--the region north of the Black and Azov seas--from its conquest by the Russian Empire in the late eighteenth century to the revolutionary tumult of 1905. Friesen focuses on the multifaceted relations between the region’s peasants, European colonists, and Russian estate owners.
Ukraine under Western Eyes: The Bohdan and Neonila Krawciw Ucrainica Map Collection
As part of his personal archive, Krawciw’s maps were bequeathed to Harvard University upon his death in 1975. This book serves as both a catalog of his collection and a description of how the maps he collected serve as an invaluable source for Ukraine’s history and a symbol of Ukrainian national identity.
Russian Centralism and Ukrainian Autonomy: Imperial Absorption of the Hetmanate, 1760s–1830s
Kohut examines the struggle between Russian centralism and Ukrainian autonomy. He concentrates on the period from the reign of Catherine II, during which Ukrainian institutions were abolished, to the 1830s, when Ukrainian society had been integrated into the imperial system.
Nationbuilding and the Politics of Nationalism: Essays on Austrian Galicia
Throughout the nineteenth century the province of Galicia was noted for political conflicts and the cultural vibrancy of its three major national groups: Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews. This volume brings together for the first time eleven essays on various aspects of the last seventy-five years of Austrian Galicia’s existence.
Selected Contributions of Ukrainian Scholars to Economics
Between Poland and the Ukraine: The Dilemma of Adam Kysil
Communism and the Dilemmas of National Liberation: National Communism in Soviet Ukraine, 1918-1933
The World to Come: Ukrainian Images of the Last Judgment
Elaborate icons and murals of the Last Judgment adorned many Eastern-rite churches in medieval and early modern Ukraine. The largest compilation of its kind, The World to Come includes more than eighty such images from present-day Ukraine, eastern Slovakia, and southeastern Poland, with most printed in full color.
The Crimea Question: Identity, Transition, and Conflict
In the early to mid-1990s, the Western media, policymakers, and academics alike warned that Crimea was a potential center of unrest in the aftermath of the Soviet Union’s dissolution. However, large-scale conflict in Crimea did not materialize. This book explores the factors that led to this largely peaceful transition, and places the situation in the larger context of conflict-prevention studies, explaining why conflict did not erupt despite a structural predisposition to ethnic, regional, and international enmity.
Ties of Kinship: Genealogy and Dynastic Marriage in Kyivan Rus´
Christian Raffensperger tracks the dynastic marriages of the Volodimeroviči, the ruling family of Rus´. Using a modern scholarly approach and broad range of primary sources, he delivers a fully realized picture of the Volodimeroviči from the tenth through twelfth centuries and the first comprehensive, scholarly treatment of the subject in English.
Peasants, Power, and Place: Revolution in the Villages of Kharkiv Province, 1914–1921
Mark R. Baker focuses on Ukrainian-speaking peasants during the 1914–1921 revolutionary period. Arguing that the peasants of Kharkiv province thought of themselves primarily as members of their particular village communities, and not as members of any nation or class, he advances the historiography beyond the ideologized categories of the Cold War.