Above and Beyond: From Soviet General to Ukrainian Statebuilder

Kostiantyn P. Morozov

Above and Beyond is the first book to appear in the West by a major Ukrainian independence figure and is the first by a former Soviet general to discuss the inner workings of the USSR's military. Morozov provides behind-the-scenes insights on Kuchma, Yeltsin, and other important players still active today. His book will firmly alter our perception of the USSR and its demise, the Soviet military machine, and the rise of modern, independent Ukraine.

In September 1991 Major General Kostiantyn Morozov informed the Soviet Armed Forces Command that he was no longer a Soviet general, but the new Ukrainian Minister of Defense. He then set out to create the Ukrainian Armed Forces (UAF), mounting a brilliant campaign to remove from Ukraine military personnel who were not Ukrainian citizens and not loyal to the new Ukrainian state, taking over the Ukrainian-based assets, nuclear and otherwise, of the Soviet Army, and firmly grounding the idea of an independent UAF in the public mind. Within a year of assuming his post, he was overseeing the second-largest army in Europe and the third-largest nuclear arsenal in the world. The shock waves of his efforts were felt throughout the former Soviet Union, since his efforts insured the realization of an independent Ukraine and, therefore, the demise of the USSR.

Morozov guided his forces through a minefield of intriques as various figures sought to undermine the UAF and subordinate it to the armed forces of the CIS and, therefore, to Russia. He stood as an important figure in the political landscape for his blunt candor and total devotion to Ukrainian sovereignty. This was especially remarkable because Morozov was ethnically half-Russian (or so he thought), spoke no Ukrainian, and came from the eastern part of Ukraine long believed to be faithful to Russia and Soviet rule.

Col. Gen. (ret.) Kostiantyn Petrovych Morozov was the first Minister of Defense of independent Ukraine. During 1994-1995 he was a senior research fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Ukrainian Research Institute. He now is Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of Ukraine for Relations with NATO.

Forthcoming 250 pp. 35 photographs. ISBN 0-916458-77-6 (clothbound) (HUP/MORABO) $29.95


 

The Strategic Role of Ukraine. Diplomatic Addresses and Lectures (1994-1997).

Yuri Shcherbak

Ukraine's Ambassador to the United States (1994 to the present) provides a unique insight into the strategic relationship that has grown between the two countries from 1989 to the present. The volume includes an in-depth introduction that analyzes the nature of that relationship, a detailed chronology of U.S.-Ukrainian relations, and selected addresses and lectures on subjects ranging from geopolitical stability to ecology and the nuclear threat to the growth of international trade. As a trained epidemiologist, writer or note, a founder and leader of Ukraine's Green Movement, and Ukraine's first ambassador to Israel, Shcherbak has a fascinating wealth of experience to bring to bear on the problems he analyzes. This volume will be of great interest to all those interested in U.S.-Ukrainian relations and Central and Eastern European security and development.

"...an important contribution to a better understanding of Ukraine's position in the world and Ukraine's foreign policy...I both welcome and applaud its appearance..."
-Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski

"The Strategic Role of Ukraine is a collection of unique and penetrating insights that goes beyond observations about the ebb and flow of diplomacy and that, instead, focuses on broad strategic trends."
-The Hon. Paula J. Dobriansky

"As NATO's Supreme Allied Commander in Europe I was fully aware of Ukraine's unique strategic position in Europe...I completely agree with the author's conclusion as to the necessity of Ukraine's integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions...Ambassador Shcherbak's book is full of facts and useful data in understanding Ukraine's strategic importance in the past, for the present, and into the future. I highly recommend this book to serious scholars of Ukraine and Europe.
-Gen. George Joulwan (U.S. Armed Forces)

"Essential reading for anyone interested in Ukraine's emergence as a major player in international politics by a man who helped make it so."
-Dr. Paul Goble

160 pp. 3 b&w photographs, 1 map; softcover, ISBN 0-916458-85-7 (HUP/SHCSTR) $12.50. Harvard Papers in Ukrainian Studies.


 

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

Borys A. Gudziak

Crisis and Reform is a groundbreaking study that traces the Church history that led to the Union of Brest (1596), in which a majority of Ruthenian eparchies accepted the primacy of the Pope in Rome while retaining their Slavonic-Byzantine rite. Dr. Gudziak concentrates specifically on the significance of the Kyivan metropolitanate and its struggle both with the Moscow metropolitanate and with the encroachment of Polish Roman-Catholicism and Protestantism on Ruthenian spiritual life. He also shows how these tensions, coupled with the aftermath of the visit to Muscovy (1588-1589) of Patriarch Jeremiah of Constantinople, led to the decision of the Ruthenian hierarchy to move toward union with Rome.

Crisis and Reform provides an excellent overview of the ecclesiastical structures in Eastern Slavic lands from their Christianization to the late sixteenth century. The volume also contains maps and reproductions of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century illustrations of leading Church figures, polemicists, and sites important to the Union.

320 pp., 8 illus., maps; ISBN 0-916458-74-1 (hardcover) (HUP/GUDCRI) $34.95. Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies.


 

The Struggle for National and Constitutional Rights in the Last Years of Tsarism: The Life of Bogdan A. Kistiakovsky.

Susan Heuman

Bogdan Kistiakovsky has been a critical figure in post-Soviet discussions of constitutional law and its development in the successor states of the Soviet Union. Professor Susan Heuman traces the development of this seminal figure in the late Russian Empire, showing the importance of, among other things, the constitutional and federal ideas of M. P. Drahomanov for Kistiakovsky, and his devotion to the cause of Ukrainian national autonomy--Kistiakovsky's father was an activist in the Hromada, which set the stage the younger Kistiakovsky's life-long struggle for national self-determination. With the current growing interest in the constitutional traditions of pre-revolutionary Ukraine and Russia, this biography of Kistiakovsky should provoke thoughtful discussion of the traditions and Kistiakovsky's place within them.

"Susan Heuman's important book...is a valuable study of an original thinker whose considerable role in the political controversies of the early twentieth century has been largely neglected in the scholarly literature."
-Richard Wortman, Columbia University

240 pp., 4 b&w photographs. ISBN 0-916458-61-X (hardcover), LC 98-6667 (HUP/HEUKIS) $32.95 softcover, ISBN 0-916458-65-2 (HUP/HEUKIX) $18.00. Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies.

 

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

Omeljan Pritsak

In this sweeping work, Omeljan Pritsak charts how the metrological and numismatic systems of Western Europe, Arabia, Khazaro-Bulgaria, and, later, Byzantium influenced the development of their counterparts in Kievan Rus'. Pritsak begins with a survey of the weights and monetary systems extant in Eurasia in the seventh to eleventh centuries and goes on to solve many fundamental, century-old problems in the study of Old Rus' metrology and numismatics.

Many of Pritsak's conclusions challenge conventional theories in this field. Students of the history of Rus' will find this to be the most thoroughly researched and documented English-language study of the subject to date.

163 pp., illus., photos; ISBN 0-916458-48-2 (clothbound), LC 92-54345 (HUP/PRIORI) $29.00. Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies.


 

Ukraine in the World: Studies in the International Relations and Security Structure of a Newly Independent State.

Ed. Lubomyr A. Najda

Since 1991, independent Ukraine has emerged as a vital new factor in global politics. With a territory and population among the largest in Europe, a crucial geopolitical location, and substantial economic resources, Ukraine was quickly recognized by its neighbors and the global community as a potential regional power. However, burdened with a Soviet legacy of economic mismanagement, inexperience in self-government, and the world's third largest nuclear arsenal, Ukraine also was viewed by many as a possible threat to regional stability. Despite the gloom and doom forecast by many in the early 1990s, the evolution of Ukraine's position in the world since independence has been remarkable. In the present volume, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Borys Tarasyuk, and twelve other renowned international specialists examine the development of Ukraine's foreign policy and external relations after 1991, its role in rapidly changing regional security arrangements, and the country's path to denuclearization. Separate chapters touch on various regions of the world, or thematic topics that are crucial to Ukrainian international relations. Ukraine in the World is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary Ukraine or East European international relations.

384 pp., 1 map, paperback, ISBN 0-916458-89-X, 6 1/4 x 9 1/8 $18.95. Harvard Papers in Ukrainian Studies ( HUP/HAJUKX)

Issued simultaneously as vol. 20 of Harvard Ukrainian Studies

 

From Three Worlds: New Writing from Ukraine.

Edited by Ed. Hogan, with Askold Melnyczuk, Michael Naydan, Mykola Riabchuk, and Oksana Zabuzhko

HURI Publications is pleased to announce that it now distributes From Three World as joint publisher with Zephyr Press. FTW represents the finest anthology to date of contemporary Ukrainian literature-both prose and poetry-in English translation. The anthology includes works by: Volodymyr Dibrova, Mykola Kumanovsky, Kostiantyn Moskalets, Evhenia Kononenko, Yevhen Pashkovsky, Valery Shevchuk, Vasyl Holoborodko, Natalka Bilotserkivets, Oksana Zabuzhko, Viktor Neborak, Oleh Lysheha, Yuri Andrukhovych, Bohdan Zholdak, Yuri Vynnychuk, Oleksandr Irvanets, Halyna Pahutiak; with artwork by Ivan Marchuk and Mykola Kumanovsky, and photographs by Tania D'Avignon. An insightful introduction by the noted literary critic Solomea Pavlychko introduces new audiences to the realities of Ukrainian literature in the 1990s. The translations have been made by noted American writers and critics. The poetry is presented in facing Ukrainian originals and English-language translation. From Three Worlds is a signal publication for all those interested in Eastern and Central European literature and will introduce the finest authors of modern Ukrainian storytelling and poetry to all levels of readers.

"A splendid introduction to contemporary Ukrainian literature as represented by...the most promising writers to emerge after the collapse of the Soviet Union and Ukraine's attainment of independence."

--Taras Koznarsky
THE BOSTON REVIEW

"Colorfully original, boldly self-revelatory, stunningly broad in scope: ranging from the Bible to Beatles songs, these works are a testament to the vivid talent of Ukraine's prose writers and to the impassioned sophistication of her poets."

-- Helena Goscilo, Editor
LIVES IN TRANSIT

285 pp. photographs, illus. ISBN 0-939010-52-6 (softcover) (HURI) $12.95; ISBN 0-939010-53-4 (hardcover) (HURI) $24.95.

[Distributed with Zephyr Press. The softcover version is also vol. 12 of the journal Glas.]


 

The Slavonic Book of Esther: Text, Lexicon, Linguistic Analysis, Problems of Translation.

Horace G. Lunt and Moshe Taube

The Old Testament Book of Esther in Slavonic Translation is known from East Slavic manuscripts of the late fourteenth to late sixteenth centuries. Working from the Masoretic Hebrew texts and Greek translations, Lunt and Taube examine textological clues to the circumstances of Esther's translation, sources, and redactions. This study creates a solid basis from which scholars can now discuss the particulars of this important translation, the nature of East Slavic biblical translating activity, and the relationship of old East Slavic bookmen to Hebrew and Greek. This book will be of interest to philologists and cultural religious historians alike. The edition contains a full redaction with variants and received translation, a full word-index, grammatical analysis, verse-by-verse commentary, and discussion of vocabulary of selected semantic fields, not only of the Book of Esther, but of comparable texts.

Forthcoming. 360 pp., illus.; ISBN 0-916458-80-6. (hardcover) LC 98-19993 (HUP/LUNSLA) $39.95. Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies

 

Ukrainian Futurism, 1914-1930: An Historical and Critical Study.

Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj

From its inception just before WWI to its demise during the turmoil of the Soviet 1930s, Ukrainian Futurism remained little studied and much misunderstood. It has remained so in the late 20th century. Professor Oleh Ilnytzkyj's study of the Futurists and their leader Mykhail' Semenko addresses this problem, providing the first major monograph on this vibrant literary movement. The study includes histories of Futurism and other major Ukrainian literary movements and analyses of the major figures of the movement and their works, focusing first and foremost on Semenko himself. Color and black and white illustrations, as well as special typography show the important link between the written and visual media. As well, Ilnytzkyj discusses the interaction of the Futurists with such important film and theater figures as Oleksandr Dovzhenko and Les' Kurbas. Ukrainian Futurism will be of great value to all those interested in twentieth-century Ukrainian culture.


 

 

Winner of the 1997 American Association for Ukrainian Studies Book Prize

430 pp., b&w and color illus., hardcover, ISBN 0-916458-56-3 (HUP/ILNUKR) $35.00 softcover, 0-916458-59-8 ( HUP/ILNUKX) $18.00. LC98-112206 Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies.


 

Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe. A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz (1872-1905).

Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder opens a new path in the understanding of modern nationalism and twentieth-century socialism by presenting the often overlooked life of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz, an important Polish thinker at the beginning of this century. During his brief life in Poland, Paris, and Vienna, Kelles-Krauz influenced or infuriated most of the leaders of the various socialist movements of Central Europe and France. His central ideas ultimately were not accepted by the socialist mainstream at the time of his death. However, ninety years later, we see that they anticipated late twentieth-century understanding on the importance of nationalism as a social force and the parameters of socialism in political theory and praxis. Kelles-Krauz was one of the only theoreticians of his age to advocate Jewish national rights as being equivalent to , for example, Polish national rights and he correctly saw the struggle for national sovereignty as being central to future events in Europe. Specialists will welcome this first major monograph in English devoted to Kelles-Krauz. Students will also find helpful biographical guides, maps, and personal photographs of Kelles-Krauz, his colleagues, and his family.

351 pp., b&w photographs, maps. softcover, ISBN 0-916458-84-9. LC98-112178 (HUP/SNYNAT) $18.00. Harvard Papers in Ukrainian Studies.

 

Carpatho-Ukraine in the Twentieth Century.

Vincent Shandor

Carpatho-Ukraine in the Twentieth Century offers political memoirs and commentary by Vikentii Shandor, an elder statesman who served as a Czechoslovak government official during the years leading up to World War II. From his unique first-person perspective, Shandor analyzes the shifting political situation and legal status of Carpatho-Ukraine from the last days of the Habsburg Empire through the region's two decades as the Czechoslovak region of Subcarpathian Ruthenia and onto the wartime reoccupation by Hungary and the region's ultimate incorporation into the Ukrainian SSR as the Transcarpathia Oblast. Valuable both for its scholarly critique and memoiristic accounts of life on the ground in the late 1930s, Carpatho-Ukraine in the Twentieth Century offers new documentary evidence never before available in English about contyroversial aspects of the extent of Ukrainian nationhood and the debate over ethnicity in the Carpathian region.

343 pp., b&w photograph; hardcover, ISBN 0-916458-86-5. LC98-129953 (HUP/SHACAR) $32.95


 

The Great Soviet Peasant War. Bolsheviks and Peasants, 1917-33.

Andrea Graziosi

In this challenging reinterpretation of the Soviet Bolsheviks' policies tow ard the peasantry in the pre-WWII period, Professor Graziosi posits the struggle between the peasantry and the Soviet authorities as the single most important factor in the Soviet Union during this period. He further analyzes the conflict using the metaphors of a military campaign (based on the actual thinking and pronouncements of Bolshevik leaders of the time) to show that the Soviet confrontation with the peasantry was perhaps the greatest peasant conflict in European history. This study will prove of interest to all students of European history and specifically those interested in Eastern Europe, Soviet history, and the East European peasantry.

87 pp. softcover, ISBN 0-916458-83-0. LC98-147548 (HUP/GRAGRE) $5.00. Harvard Papers in Ukrainian Studies.

 

A Lexical Atlas of the Hutsul Dialects of the Ukrainian Language.

Compiled and edited by Janusz A. Rieger

Fixed in the Western mind through the cinematic masterpiece Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, the Hutsul people of the Carpathian region live in the crossroads of numerous peoples. This atlas is the fruition of the late Polish linguist Jan Jánow's expedition material in the late 1970s and since then has succeeded in transferring the information from disparate field notes and other archival sources onto a series of more than 250 maps, with separate linguistic commentary and indices. This atlas provides a fundamental resource for Slavic dialectologists.

370pp., 254 maps, 4 illus. softcover, LC 97-187357. ISBN 83-86619-90-2 (HUP/RIELEX) $39.95

 

Archival Ucrainica Abroad: International Precedents and Archeographic Initiatives. A Case Study in the Reconstruction of the National Archive Heritage.

Patricia Kennedy Grimsted

The collapse of the USSR and the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II have brought urgent attention to issues of the displaced cultural and archival heritage of many nations. Ukraine is a striking example of many of the international problems involved.

Dr. Grimsted, the foremost authority today on Soviet and post-Soviet archives, considers the essential problems of Ukrainian archeography: the legal definition of Ukraine's archival heritage; international legal precedents, past and present (through the United Nations, UNESCO, and the International Council on Archives); displaced archives during World War II and their restitution; identifying and describing archival Ucrainica abroad (with varying legal considerations); and plans for a computerized database to describe archival Ucrainica wherever it may be located.

Forthcoming 480 pp. ISBN 0-916458-76-8 ( HUP/GRIARC) $19.95. Harvard Papers in Ukrainian Studies.

 

Studies on the Literary Tradition of Medieval Orthodox Slavdom.

Riccardo Picchio. Ed. by Harvey Goldblatt.

This publication of the Ukrainian Research Institute brings together twenty-six essays written in the past thirty years by the distinguished Slavist Riccardo Picchio. The collection of articles testifies to the author's significant contributions to the study of the literary civilization of Orthodox Slavdom, that vast cultural community which for centuries--indeed, far beyound the chronological limits of the Western Middle ages--stretched from the Balkans to the East Slavic territory. The wide-ranging studies, all translated into English and newly edited by Professor Harvey Goldblatt, examine above all the "rules of the game" and "conventions" that characterized the literary history of Orthodox Slavdom. Specific topics treated include: humanism and the "Orthodox Slavic Revival" of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries; the nature and function of Church Slavic; isocolic structures in Orthodox Slavic literature; the Cyrillo-Methodian and Old Bulgarian language questions; levels of meaning and biblical thematic clues in the literary code of Orthodox Slavdom.

Forthcoming 480 pp., illus.; ISBN 0-916458-33-4 (hardcover) LC 92-54349 (HUP/PICSTU) $35.00. Renovatio, 2.

 

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

Henry Abramson

With the fall of the Russian Empire in 1917, Jewish and Ukrainian political activists worked to overcome a millennial history of mutual antagonism by creating a new form of government based on the principles of Autonomism, a political theory which attempted to address the unique problems of multi-national states. A Ministry of Jewish Affairs was established within the new Ukrainian National Republic, currency was printed with Yiddish as well as Polish and Russian inscriptions alongside the Ukrainian, and other measures were adopted to satisfy the national aspirations of the non-Ukrainian citizens of the fledgling Ukrainian state.

This bold experiment in nationality relations, however, ended in terrible failure as wave after wave of anarchic violence swept the countryside amidst civil war and foreign intervention. Bands of roving pogromists attacked various minorities, resulting in the worst massacres of Jews in Europe in almost three hundred years. Paradoxically, some forty percent of recorded pogroms were perpetrated by troops ostensibly loyal to the very same government that was simultaneously extending unprecedented civil rights to the Jewish population.

A Prayer for the Government explores this paradox, using formerly restricted Soviet archives, the extensive documentation of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York City and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and secondary sources in Slavic and Jewish languages. It sheds new light on the relationship between the various Ukrainian governments and the communal violence and discusses in depth the role of Symon Petliura, the Ukrainian leader who was later assassinated by a Jew claiming revenge for the pogroms. This work will be of value to all those interested in this crucial period of Ukrainian and Jewish history, and also as a case study of ethnic violence in emerging political entities.

Forthcoming 310 pp., maps, illus.; ISBN 0-916458-88-1 (hardcover) (HUP/ABRHAR) $34.95; ISBN 0-916458-87-3 (softcover) (HUP/ABRHAX) $18.95

[Co-published with the Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University]

 

The Ottoman Survey Register of Podolia (ca. 1681). Defter-i Mufassal-i Eyalet-i-Kamaniçe.

Dariusz Kolodziejczyk

The Ottoman survey registers (defter-i mufassal) are recognized as unparalleled sources on the demographic, economic, toponymic, onomastic, and linguistic characteristics of the regions for which they were made. The survey register for the province of Kamanice (the name used for the region of Podolia and city of Kamjanec' which the Ottomans conquered in 1672) is the only surviving survey register of an ethnic Ukrainian territory. With the publication of this survey, Podolia has the potential of becoming in several ways better known than any other region of Ukraine not only at that time. The defter aids the study of the disciplines noted above and is an invaluable source for students of economic history, especially those interested in the rural economies of Eastern Europe.

The full text of the defter is given in transcription in the first part, with a full facsimile edition given in the second part. All narrative documents are fully translated in appendices, while narrative segments of the registry portion of the defter are fully translated in the notes. Commentary is found in extensive notes and an introduction. The Ottoman Survey Register provides important new information on the Ottomans and their subjects living on Ukrainian territory. The first part also includes important interpretive maps keyed to the register and indices and glossaries.

Forthcoming 2 parts, 760 pp., 8 pp. maps, illus. ISBN 0-916458-78-4 (softcover) (HUP/KOLOTX) $75.00 (set). Ottoman Documents Pertaining to Ukraine and the Black Sea Countries, 3.

[Co-published with the Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine]