Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies

Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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Cover: Ethnicity and National Identity: Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Persons with Ukrainian Mother Tongue in the United States, 1970

Ethnicity and National Identity: Demographic and Socioeconomic Characteristics of Persons with Ukrainian Mother Tongue in the United States, 1970

Wolowyna, Oleh

Cover: Alexander A. Potebnja's Psycholinguistic Theory of Literature: A Metacritical Inquiry

Alexander A. Potebnja's Psycholinguistic Theory of Literature: A Metacritical Inquiry

Fizer, John

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.

Cover: The Ukrainian Language in the First Half of the Twentieth Century (1900-1941): Its State and Status

The Ukrainian Language in the First Half of the Twentieth Century (1900-1941): Its State and Status

Shevelov, George Y.

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.

Cover: An Orthodox Pomjanyk of the Seventeenth-Eighteenth Centuries

An Orthodox Pomjanyk of the Seventeenth-Eighteenth Centuries

Altbauer, Moshe

This is a publication of a diptych in which names of the dead and living Orthodox faithful with members of their families (including tsars, princes, patriarchs of Muscovy, and Ukrainian hetmans) were entered by emissaries of St. Catherine’s Monastery to Muscovy, the Ukrainian Hetmanate, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Crimea, and the Ottoman Empire from the 1630s to the 1730s in exchange for alms for the monastery and the prayers of its monks.

Cover: Odessa: A History, 1794-1914

Odessa: A History, 1794-1914

Herlihy, Patricia

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.

Cover: Republic vs. Autocracy: Poland-Lithuania and Russia, 1686-1697

Republic vs. Autocracy: Poland-Lithuania and Russia, 1686-1697

Kaminski, Andrzej

Cover: A Description of Ukraine

A Description of Ukraine

LeVasseur, Guillaume

Cover: The Ukrainian Economy: Achievements, Problems, Challenges

The Ukrainian Economy: Achievements, Problems, Challenges

Koropeckyj, I. S.

The present collection deals with the Ukrainian economy during the late twentieth century--a period of epochal change. The papers are divided into five sections: Framework; Resources; Performance; Welfare; and External Relations. Because of the wide range of topics and extensive source material, this collection will be useful not only to specialists, but also to students and others interested in Ukraine today.

Cover: Ukrainian Economic History: Interpretive Essays

Ukrainian Economic History: Interpretive Essays

Koropeckyj, I. S.

This volume contains the papers presented at the Third Quinquennial Conference on Ukrainian Economics. It contains fourteen previously unpublished essays dealing with the one thousand years of Ukrainian economic history prior to the outbreak of the First World War. The contributions are divided chronologically into three parts, covering the periods of Kievan Rus’, the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the nineteenth century.

Cover: Crisis and Reform: The Kyivan Metropolitanate, the Patriarchate of Constantinople, and the Genesis of the Union of Brest

Crisis and Reform: The Kyivan Metropolitanate, the Patriarchate of Constantinople, and the Genesis of the Union of Brest

Gudziak, Borys

Crisis and Reform provides an excellent overview of the ecclesiastical structures in Eastern Slavic lands from their Christianization to the late sixteenth century.

Cover: Testament to Ruthenian: A Linguistic Analysis of the Smotryc'kyj Variant

Testament to Ruthenian: A Linguistic Analysis of the Smotryc'kyj Variant

Pugh, Stefan

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.

Cover: Kistiakovsky: The Struggle for National and Constitutional Rights in the Last Years of Tsarism

Kistiakovsky: The Struggle for National and Constitutional Rights in the Last Years of Tsarism

Heuman, Susan

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.

Cover: Ukrainian Futurism, 1914-1930: A Historical and Critical Study

Ukrainian Futurism, 1914-1930: A Historical and Critical Study

Ilnytzkyj, Oleh S.

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.

Cover: The Origins of the Old Rus' Weights and Monetary Systems: Two Studies in Western Eurasian Metrology and Numismatics in the Seventh to Eleventh Centuries

The Origins of the Old Rus' Weights and Monetary Systems: Two Studies in Western Eurasian Metrology and Numismatics in the Seventh to Eleventh Centuries

Pritsak, Omeljan

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’.

Cover: A Prayer for the Government: Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times, 1917-1920

A Prayer for the Government: Ukrainians and Jews in Revolutionary Times, 1917-1920

Abramson, Henry

After the fall of the Russian Empire, Jewish and Ukrainian activists worked to overcome previous mutual antagonism by creating a Ministry of Jewish Affairs within the new Ukrainian state and taking other measures to satisfy the national aspirations of Jews and other non-Ukrainians. This bold experiment ended in terrible failure as anarchic violence swept the countryside amidst civil war and foreign intervention. Abramson sheds new light on the relationship between the various Ukrainian governments and the communal violence. A Prayer for the Government treats a crucial period of Ukrainian and Jewish history, and is also a case study of ethnic violence in emerging political entities.

Cover: The Poet as Mythmaker: A Study of Symbolic Meaning in Taras Sevcenko

The Poet as Mythmaker: A Study of Symbolic Meaning in Taras Sevcenko

Grabowicz, George G.

Cover: Toward a History of Ukrainian Literature

Toward a History of Ukrainian Literature

Grabowicz, George G.

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.

Cover: Socialism in Galicia: The Emergence of Polish Social Democracy and Ukrainian Radicalism

Socialism in Galicia: The Emergence of Polish Social Democracy and Ukrainian Radicalism

Himka, John-Paul

Cover: The Ukraine, 1917-1921: A Study in Revolution

The Ukraine, 1917-1921: A Study in Revolution

Hunczak, Taras

Cover: Josef Dobrovsky and the Origins of the Igor’ Tale

Josef Dobrovsky and the Origins of the Igor’ Tale

Keenan, Edward L.

This controversial and groundbreaking book revisits the origins of one of the most beloved works of East Slavic literature, the Slovo o polku Igoreve (the Igor’ Tale). Keenan delves into the history of its publication and argues that the text is not an authentic twelfth-century document, but was rather created by the Bohemian scholar Josef Dobrovsky’ in the late eighteenth century.

Cover: Lviv: A City in the Crosscurrents of Culture

Lviv: A City in the Crosscurrents of Culture

Czaplicka, John

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.

Cover: Rural Revolutions in Southern Ukraine: Peasants, Nobles, and Colonists, 1774-1905

Rural Revolutions in Southern Ukraine: Peasants, Nobles, and Colonists, 1774-1905

Friesen, Leonard

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.

Cover: Ukraine under Western Eyes: The Bohdan and Neonila Krawciw Ucrainica Map Collection

Ukraine under Western Eyes: The Bohdan and Neonila Krawciw Ucrainica Map Collection

Seegel, Steven

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.

Cover: Russian Centralism and Ukrainian Autonomy: Imperial Absorption of the Hetmanate, 1760s-1830s

Russian Centralism and Ukrainian Autonomy: Imperial Absorption of the Hetmanate, 1760s-1830s

Kohut, Zenon E.

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. This book not only is a major contribution to Ukrainian studies, but also enlarges on such wide-ranging topics as the formation of the Russian Empire, the origins of Russia’s nationalities problems, and the general conflict between royal absolutism and regional privilege.

Cover: Nationbuilding and the Politics of Nationalism: Essays on Austrian Galicia

Nationbuilding and the Politics of Nationalism: Essays on Austrian Galicia

Markovits, Andrei S.
Sysyn, Frank E.

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.

Cover: Communism and the Dilemmas of National Liberation: National Communism in Soviet Ukraine, 1918-1933

Communism and the Dilemmas of National Liberation: National Communism in Soviet Ukraine, 1918-1933

Mace, James E.

Cover: The Crimea Question: Identity, Transition, and Conflict

The Crimea Question: Identity, Transition, and Conflict

Sasse, Gwendolyn

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.

12.Cover: Pseudo-Malesko: A Ukrainian Apocryphal Parliamentary Speech of 1615-1618

Pseudo-Malesko: A Ukrainian Apocryphal Parliamentary Speech of 1615-1618

Struminski, Bohdan A.

12.Cover: Selected Contributions of Ukrainian Scholars to Economics

Selected Contributions of Ukrainian Scholars to Economics

12.Cover: Between Poland and the Ukraine: The Dilemma of Adam Kysil

Between Poland and the Ukraine: The Dilemma of Adam Kysil

Sysyn, Frank E.

39.Cover: Meletij Smotryc´kyj

Meletij Smotryc´kyj

Frick, David

Professor 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.

62.Cover: The World to Come: Ukrainian Images of the Last Judgment

The World to Come: Ukrainian Images of the Last Judgment

Berezhnaya, Liliya
Himka, John-Paul

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.

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