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Russian Centralism and Ukrainian Autonomy

Imperial Absorption of the Hetmanate, 1760s–1830s

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$28.50 • £22.95 • €25.50

ISBN 9780916458171

Publication Date: 03/20/1989


  • Acknowledgments
  • Table of Tables
  • Notes on Transcription and Geographic Terms
  • Maps
    • The Hetmanate and Surrounding Territories in the 1750s
    • The Hetmanate as Part of Imperial Russia, 1809
  • Introduction
  • 1. Russian Centralism and the Borderlands
  • 2. The Nature of Ukrainian Autonomy
    • The Origins and Development of the Hetmanate
    • Social Structure
    • Government and Church
    • Ukrainian Political Concepts and Historical Literature
    • Ukrainian Rights and Liberties—Conclusion
  • 3. Catherine II’s Clash with Ukrainian Autonomy: The Removal of Hetman Rozumovs’kyi
    • Russian Centralism and Ukrainian Autonomy Prior to 1762
    • Catherine II and the Well-Regulated State
    • Hetman Rozumovs’kyi’s Position at Catherine’s Court
    • Political Plans and Reforms in the Hetmanate
    • The Abolition of the Hetmancy
  • 4. Catherine’s Viceroy in the Hetmanate: The Rule of Governor-General Rumiantsev (1765–1769)
  • 5. Ukrainian Reactions and Aspirations: The Legislative Commission of 1767–1768
    • The Issue of Ukrainian Participation
    • The Elections and Nakazy of the Gentry
    • Cossack Elections and Nakazy
    • Town Elections and Nakazy
    • The Petitions of the Clergy
    • Nakaz of the Little Russian College
    • The Question of Ukrainian Autonomy at the General Assembly of the Legislative Commission
  • 6. The Triumph of Russian Centralism: Imperial Reforms and the Integration of the Hetmanate
    • Russian Centralism and Borderland Unrest
    • Reorganizing Russia
    • The Introduction of the Statute on the Provinces into the Hetmanate
    • Imperial Integration of the Ukrainian Military
    • Church Reorganization, Secularization, and Russification
    • The Partial Restitution and the Ultimate Demise of Ukrainian Autonomy
  • 7. Ukrainian Society Adjusts to the Imperial Order
    • The Cooptation of the Ukrainian Gentry
    • The Struggle for the Ennoblement of Former Ukrainian Office Holders
    • The Attitudes of the Ukrainian Gentry Toward Imperial Integration
    • The Absorption of the Cossacks into the Imperial Social Fabric
    • Imperial Integration of the Rest of Ukrainian Society
  • 8. Russian Centralism and Ukrainian Autonomy: Conclusions
  • Appendix
  • Abbreviations
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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