Harvard Papers 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: Poland Between East and West: The Controversies over Self-Definition and Modernization in Partitioned Poland

Poland Between East and West: The Controversies over Self-Definition and Modernization in Partitioned Poland

Walicki, Andrzej

Andrzej Walicki examines Poland’s entry into the modern age as it sought to reinvent its concept of nationhood after being partitioned among three of its longtime rivals. He presents new paradigms for understanding the rise and nature of Polish nationalism, the impact of Positivism and Socialism, and the question of integral nationalism.

Cover: The Strategic Role of Ukraine: Diplomatic Addresses and Lectures (1944–1997)

The Strategic Role of Ukraine: Diplomatic Addresses and Lectures (1944–1997)

Shcherbak, Yuri

Yuri Shcherbak--former Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S.--is a writer and physician who came to international prominence with his exposé on Chornobyl, as a founder of the Ukrainian Green Party, as Ukraine’s first minister of environmental protection, and as its first ambassador to Israel. The Strategic Role of Ukraine assesses the period during which Ukraine rose to become an important part of the European geo-strategic posture.

Cover: Trophies of War and Empire: The Archival Heritage of Ukraine, World War II, and the International Politics of Restitution

Trophies of War and Empire: The Archival Heritage of Ukraine, World War II, and the International Politics of Restitution

Grimsted, Patricia Kennedy

The foremost authority today on Soviet and post-Soviet archives in Eastern Europe considers the essential problems of Ukrainian archeography.

Cover: Tsars and Cossacks: A Study in Iconography

Tsars and Cossacks: A Study in Iconography

Plokhy, Serhii

Ukrainian Cossacks used icon painting to investigate their relationship not only with God but also their relationship with the Russian tsar. In this groundbreaking study, Serhii Plokhy examines the political and religious culture of Ukrainian Cossackdom, as reflected in the Cossack-era paintings, icons, and woodcuts.

Cover: The Military Tradition in Ukrainian History: Its Role in the Construction of Ukraine’s Armed Forces

The Military Tradition in Ukrainian History: Its Role in the Construction of Ukraine’s Armed Forces

Morozov, Kostiantyn P.

This booklet contains the proceedings of the first Annual Conference sponsored by the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, and the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University at Harvard University, May 12-13, 1994.

Cover: Poltava 1709: The Battle and the Myth

Poltava 1709: The Battle and the Myth

Plokhy, Serhii

In 2009, the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute gathered scholars from around the globe and from various fields of study to mark the 300th anniversary of the Battle of Poltava. This collection of their papers provides a fresh look at this watershed event and sheds new light on the legacies of the battle’s major players.

Cover: After the Holodomor: The Enduring Impact of the Great Famine on Ukraine

After the Holodomor: The Enduring Impact of the Great Famine on Ukraine

Graziosi, Andrea
Hajda, Lubomyr A.
Hryn, Halyna

This volume explores the impact of the Holodomor, the Great Famine of 1932–1933, on Ukraine. The range of topics considered include the immediate aftermath of the Holodomor and its effects on communities and subsequent generations; World War II, with its wartime and postwar famines; and the Holodomor’s place in present-day Ukrainian culture.

Cover: The Battle for Ukrainian: A Comparative Perspective

The Battle for Ukrainian: A Comparative Perspective

Flier, Michael S.
Graziosi, Andrea

The Ukrainian language has followed a tortuous path over 150 years of tsarist, Soviet, and post-Soviet history. The Battle for Ukrainian documents that path, and serves as an interdisciplinary study essential for understanding language, history, and politics in both Ukraine and the post-imperial world.

Cover: The Future of the Past: New Perspectives on Ukrainian History

The Future of the Past: New Perspectives on Ukrainian History

Plokhy, Serhii

Ukraine is in the midst of the worst international crisis in East-West relations since the Cold War, and history itself has become a battleground in Russia-Ukraine relations. The Future of the Past shows how the study of Ukraine’s past enhances our understanding of Europe, Eurasia, and the world—past, present, and future.

Cover: Disunion within the Union: The Uniate Church and the Partitions of Poland

Disunion within the Union: The Uniate Church and the Partitions of Poland

Wolff, Larry

An engaging study of the partitions of Poland that paints a vivid portrait of conflict, accommodation, and survival in a church subject to the grand designs of the late eighteenth century’s premier absolutist powers.

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