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An Early Slavonic Psalter from Rus'. Volume I

Moshé Altbauer and Horace G. Lunt, editors

An Early Slavonic Psalter consists of a photoreproduction of the surviving parts of a manuscript written in Rus' ca. 1100 AD. The main portion is in the library of the Monastery of St. Catherine at the foot of Mount Sinai, and a fragment is in the Leningrad Public Library. Any manuscript of this age is valuable for the information it provides about the language and culture of early Rus', but the significance of this combined codex is enhanced by the fact that it is the oldest representative of a special revision of the Psalter text which became standard only in Rus' and not elsewhere in the world of the Orthodox Slavs. This volume also includes photoreproductions of portions of a mid-twelfth century Psalter from Rus'.

"Slavic scholarship owes a debt of gratitude to the editors of this volume"
-- Henrik Birnbaum, Speculum

x, 181 pp ISBN 0-674-22310-1 (clothbound) LC 78-59967 (HURI) $19.95


An Orthodox Pomjanyk of the Seventeenth-Eighteenth Centuries.

Moshé Altbauer in collaboration with Ihor Sevcenko and Bohdan Struminsky

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. Entries in the diptych are mostly in Ukrainian even from places in the Crimea and Istanbul and its environs; hence the Ukrainian name pomjanyk is used to describe the text.

This diptych had been known to scholars since at least the 1940s, but it was only the visit to Mt. Sinai by Moshé Altbauer in the 1960s that led to the photographing and publishing of this valuable document.

The volume contains a preface, photoreproduction of the original, and an index of personal and geographic names.

xii, 292 pp. ISBN 0-916458-32-6 (clothbound) LC 89-84703 ( HURI) $19.95

The companion volume to the Pomjanyk can be ordered from: Professor Dr. Hans Rothe Slavistisches Seminar, Universität Bonn, Lennéstrasse 1 D-5300 Bonn 1, GERMANY


A Description of Ukraine.

Guillaume Le Vasseur, Sieur de Beauplan. Translation and annotations by Andrew B. Pernal and Dennis F. Essar

This seventeenth-century description of Ukraine by the Frenchman Guillaume Le Vasseur, Sieur de Beauplan stands out as one of the earliest and most colorful of the West-European descriptions of Ukraine and the Cossacks. The present volume contains an English translation of the original French text (Description d'Ukranie) with reproductions of the original illustrations, an introduction by the translators, in which the circumstances of Beauplan's stay in Ukraine, his work as a cartographer and author, and the hisotry of his maps and the Description d'Ukranie are discussed. Included is a representative selection of Beauplan's maps of Ukraine and a gazeteer keyed to those maps. This work is indispensable for scholars of Ukrainian history and the history of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and to all those interested in Ukraine and her past.

The English translation is the third part of a joint US-Ukraine publishing collaboration, the first of its kind. A facsimile reproduction and Ukrainian language translation (with scholarly commentary on Beauplan and the text) have been produced in Ukraine by the Archeographic Commission of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences through the publishing house Naukova dumka.

facsimile edition: 1990. 112 p., 1 map, ISBN 0-916458-39-3 (clothbound)(HURI) $5.00

Ukrainian translation: 1990. 256 pp., illustrations, ISBN 0-916458-40-7 (clothbound) (HURI) $5.00
English translation: 1993. cxiv, 243 pp., illus., 29 maps, separate map case, ISBN 0-916458-44-X (clothbound) LC 92-54347 ( HUP/BEADES) $75.00


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

John Fizer

The work of Alexander Potebnja, a leading Ukrainian linguist of the nineteenth century, flourished in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union during the first three decades of this century. Potebnja's theory attracted scores of adherents and gave rise to an influential literary journal and a formal critical school at Kharkiv. Beginning in the thirties, however, Potebnja's work was officially renounced in the Soviet Union, and in the West he remains virtually unknown, despite his remarkable achievements in linguistics and literary theory.

In his study, Fizer carefully reconstructs Potebnja's theory from the psycholinguistic formulations found in his works on language, myth, and folklore. Elaborating the central tenets of Potebnja's theory in regard to their philosophical, psychological, and linguistic bases, Fizer provides an insightful analysis that restores Potebnja to his rightful place in the history of literary criticism.

"John Fizer has written an elegant, well-researched book on a much-battered subject, Alexander Potebnja as critic and theorist of literature. . . One suspects that Fizer's lucid presentation and felicitous excerp-ting . . . greatly improve upon the accessibility [of Potebnja's oringals]; Fizer makes the case clearer to us than Potebnja had made it to his students and successors."

--Caryl Emerson, Russian Review

1987. xii, 164 pp., ISBN 0-916458-16-4 (clothbound), LC 87-80688 (HURI) $19.95


Meletij Smotryc'kyj.

David A. Frick

Meletij Smotryc'kyj was one of the outstanding figures in the great flourishing of Orthodox spirituality that occurred in the late 16th and early 17th century in response to the challenge posed first by Polish heterodox religious movements, and later by the Polish Counter-Reformation. His biography reflects the tensions and contradictions that characterized his "nation" -- the Ruthenians, the Orthodox Christians of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Ruthenian patriots were torn between various allegiances to nation, church, and traditions. Thus, in Smotryc'kyj's life we witness one of the later acts in the drama of the European Age of Reform, all the more important because for the first time the Reformation and Counter-Reformation came into direct daily contact with the Byzantine world of Orthodox Slavdom. Professor 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. This study, which has affinities with the "microhistorical approach," seeks to reconstruct details in the lives of individuals and pays special attention to the ways in which individual world views conflicted with each other and with with various higher authorities. Meletij Smotryc'kyj will be of interest to scholars and students of Ukraine, Poland-Lithuania, and those researching the history of the Uniate, Orthodox, and Catholic churches in Eastern Europe.

"The subject of Smotryc'kyj, in Frick's masterful handling, offers important new research and insightful reformulations of fundamental historical issues. This book makes an extremely valuable contribution to the social, cultural, and religious history of Ukraine in the Commonwealth, but also toward a more complete and complex religious history of early modern Europe."
-- Larry Wolff, Journal of Social History

300 pp., LC 95-211955. ISBN 0-916458-55-5 (clothbound) (HUP/FRIMEL) $32.00 ISBN 0-916458-60-1 (paperback) (HUP/FRIMEX) $18.00


The Cossack Administration of the Hetmanate.

George Gajecky

The Hetmanate (Het'manshchyna) was a Ukrainian Cossack state founded in the middle of the seventeenth century, after Bohdan Khmel'nyts'kyi's uprising detached certain territories in Ukraine from the rest of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Hetmanate was the only state ever established by a Cossack group, and the first modern Ukrainian state.

Drawing extensively on published sources, this study consists of a Regiment-by-Regiment description of officers and administrators of the Hetmanate in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is an extremely valuable reference work for military and social historians of the Khmel'nyts'kyi and Mazepa eras.

". . . an indispensable compendium to students of Ukrainian history in the second half of the seventeenth and the eighteenth centuries."
--Ivan L. Rudnytsky

2 vols., xvi, 775 pp., 13 maps, ISBN 0-916458-02-4 (paperback), LC 77-73708 (Out of Print)


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

George Grabowicz

Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) is the central figure in modern Ukrainian literature, and accordingly enormous attention has been devoted to his person, his work, and his role in Ukrainian history and the Ukrainian renaissance of the 19th century. In The Poet as Mythmaker, Grabowicz explores a hitherto ignored, yet vital part of the Shevchenko phenomenon: the symbolic nature of Shevchenko's poetry. According to Grabowicz's new analysis, myth serves as the underlying code and model of Shevchenko's universe. By virtue of its method of symbolic analysis this book is of value not only to Slavists, but to all who are interested in a rigorous study of literary myth in a broader cultural context.

"George Grabowicz. . .finds the key to Shevchenko's paradoxical literary heritage in the code of myth, and it is to the deep structure of myth in his Ukrainian poetry that this valuable and interesting study is devoted."
--Arnold McMillan, Times Literary Supplement

xiv, 170 pp., ISBN 0-674-67852-4 (clothbound), LC 82-81227 (HUP/GRAPOE) $20.00


Toward a History of Ukrainian Literature.

George Grabowicz

Originally written as a critique and review of Dmytro Cyzevs'kyj's A History of Ukrainian Literature, this book includes both a critical examination of Cyzevs'kyj's History and the articulation of an alternative and arguably more accurate and functional model of Ukrainian literary history. This study is of considerable value to students of literary history and theory.

1981. vii, 101 pp., ISBN 0-674-89676-9 (paperback), LC 80-53801 (HUP/GRATOW) $7.50


Odessa: A History, 1794-1914.

Patricia Herlihy

Odessa was founded by Empress Catherine II in 1794 on the northern shore of the Black Sea. Settled close to the fertile Ukrainian steppe, Odessa soon became the base for export of cereals from the Russian Empire to Western Europe. Attracted by trade and the liberal policies of its early governors, Greeks, Italians, Jews, French, Armenians, and other nationalities immigrated to the city and the surrounding countryside.

Patricia Herlihy examines the rapid development of Odessa during the nineteenth century and the increasing social tension that led to its decline prior to the First World War. Her comprehensive study sheds light on the role of the hinterland in the urban expansion of the port and is an important contribution to Ukrainian and Russian history.

"This work has many strengths, and I have genuine admiration for the author's achievement. All major topics of today's urban history have been explored in this broad survey, and interesting questions have been asked throughout."
--John P. McKay, Business History Review

"Herlihy's Odessa is an impressive work. Set in the context of recent urban studies in the United States and Europe, it is based on rich and varied materials. . .The author's general approach to her many-faceted subject is intelligent and on the whole judicious, as well as sensitive, strikingly sympathetic, and at times enthusiastic. The book is well written and it never drags."
--Nicholas V. Riasanovsky, Journal of Modern History

xviii, 411 pp., 4 maps, 13 photos, ISBN 0-916458-15-6 (clothbound) (HUP/HERODE) $29.00 ISBN 0-916458-43-1 (paperback) LC 86-82703 (HUP/HERODX) $18.00


Socialism in Galicia: The Emergence of Polish Social Democracy and Ukrainian Radicalism (1860-1890).

John-Paul Himka

This study of socialism in nineteenth-century Galicia engages fundamental problems of the links between nationalism, socialism, and the nature of peasant and artisan politics in Eastern Europe. In Galicia, Polish and Ukrainian socialists organized journeyman artisans and recently emancipated peasants into potent political forces. This work examines the origins of the socialist movements arising from the democratic national movements formed in response to the introduction of the Austrian constitution in 1863.

xii, 244 pp., ISBN 0-916458-07-5 (paperback), LC 83-47953 (HUP/HIMSOC) $18.00

". . .a well-researched monograph. More than other authors of recent works in the field, . . .Himka presents his topic in close connection to the Galician nationality question and provides a view of this question from the Ukrainian perspective."
--Tadeusz Swietochowski, The American Historical Review

xii, 244 pp., ISBN 0-916458-07-5 (paperback), LC 83-47953 (HUP/HIMSOC) $18.00


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

Taras Hunczak, editor

The Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-1921 represented the culmination of the Ukrainian national revival, which slowly gained momentum in the nineteenth century to become a political force in the twentieth. Drawing on the strengths of many prominent Ukrainian scholars, A Study in Revolution follows the progress of the Ukrainian intelligentsia in their attempt to build a viable national political community, while remaining true to their at times dogmatic ideology. While developments in Galicia and western Ukraine are touched upon, this volume deals primarily with circumstances in eastern Ukraine during the revolutionary era.

"This work is an important contribution to the history of Central and Eastern Europe." --Wolfdieter Bihl, Österreichische Osthefte

". . .a welcome supplement to the existing literature on political developments during the Ukrainian Revolution." --Steven Guthier, Journal of Ukrainian Studies

x, 424 pp., 1 map, ISBN 0-674-92009-0 (clothbound), LC 77-73710 (out of print)) $18.00


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

A. S. Kaminski

In Republic vs. Autocracy, Professor Andrzej Kaminski analyzes a pivotal period in the relationship between two Eastern European powers. By this time Poland-Lithuania had lost control of East-Bank Ukraine and Kyiv to Russia, and saw the election of a Saxon king to the Polish Crown. 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 to foreign affairs. Particular attention is paid to the residencies maintained in Warsaw and Moscow. Kaminski shows how Poland-Lithuania and Russia perceived each other, and how the fate of Ukraine and the balance of power in Eastern Europe were decisively altered duting these years. This study will be valuable to students of Ukrainian, Russian, and Polish history.

"This excellent monograph, based solidly on both Polish and Russian archival sources, adds appreciably to an understanding of a vital and neglected period in the long history of Polish-Russian relations."
--Robert I. Frost,The Slavonic and East European Review

"Kaminski has performed a major service for all seeking to understand Ukrainian history during the formative period of the Kozak myth."
--John A. Armstrong, The Ukrainian Quarterly

Winner of the 1995 Oskar Halecki Prize in Polish History.

xiv, 313 pp., ISBN 0-916458-45-8 (clothbound) (HUP) $32.95 0-916458-49-0 (paperback), LC 92-54346 (HUP) $18.00


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

Zenon E. Kohut

Russia's expansion into a large multinational empire was accompanied by a drive toward centralism and administrative uniformity. Yet, particularly in the western borderlands, Russia accommodated itself to the reality of privileged self-governing areas. The Ukrainian Hetmanate, which came under the tsar's suzerainty in 1654, preserved for more than a century its own military, administrative, fiscal, and judicial systems.

Zenon E. Kohut examines the struggle between Russian centralism and Ukrainian autonomy from the reign of Catherine II, during which Ukrainian institutions were abolished, to the 1830s, by which time Ukrainian society had been integrated into the imperial system. Meticulously researched, lucidly written, and well argued, Kohut's book is a major contribution to Ukrainian and Russian studies.

"Kohut has written an authoritative study examining the relationship between the Ukraine and Russia in the eighteenth century. It contributes greatly to our understanding of the process by which the Russian Empire absorbed non-Russian peoples and lands."
--Marc Raeff, Columbia University

xv, 363 pp., 2 maps, ISBN 0-916458-17-2 (clothbound), LC 88-42807 (HUP) $27.00


Selected Contributions of Ukrainian Scholars to Economics.

I. S. Koropeckyj,editor

The study of pre-revolutionary Ukrainian economic thought has been neglected within Ukraine and abroad. The history of economic thought is part of the intellectual heritage of a country and, as such, is necessary for an understanding of the present status of scholarship and culture in general.

Selected Contributions was prepared in response to this need. Through analysis of selected contributions of important Ukrainian economists leading scholars examine the development of economic science in the Ukraine since the mid-nineteenth century. The result is a unique and important contribution to the history of Ukraine.

Reminder: Publications with the word "(HUP)" following their entry should be ordered from Harvard University Press, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA. Tel. 1-800-448-2242 (USA & Canada), 617-495-2480 (all others). Individuals are urged to order through a bookseller. Publications with the word "(HURI)" following their entry must be ordered from URI at the editorial address.

xiv, 229 pp., ISBN 0-916458-10-5 (clothbound), LC 84-80076 (HURI) $14.00


Ukrainian Economic History: Interpretive Essays.

I. S. Koropeckyj, editor

The contributions to this volume, presented at the Third Conference on Ukrainian Economics at Harvard University in the fall of 1985, are divided into three parts covering the following periods: Kievan Rus', the 16th and 17th centuries, and the 19th century. The articles deal with important issues of each period rather than providing a comprehensive survey of Ukrainian economic history. In the first part, the problem of the orientation of the Kievan Principality to the Nomadic East and the Byzantine South is discussed. In the second part, the economic ties between the Ukraine, during the rise and fall of Cossackdom and the Hetmanate, and the West and Muscovy are analyzed. The third part deals with important problems of economic development during the Ukraine's rebirth as a modern nation in the past century. Issues discussed include: population change, industrialization, relations with the Russian Empire's metropolis, urbanization, and the development of the southern and western (within the Austro-Hungarian Empire) regions. The volume includes an introductory essay that offers a periodization scheme of Ukrainian economic history.

"Ukrainian Economic History is well worth reading, and it would be quite useful at both the graduate and undergraduate levels."
-Leonard Friesen, Journal of Ukrainian Studies

xiv, 392 pp., maps, ISBN 0-916458-35-0 (clothbound) (HUP/KORUKR) $32.95, ISBN 0-916458-63-6 (paperback) LC 90-50460 (HUP/KORUKY) $18.00

xiv, 392 pp., maps, ISBN 0-916458-35-0 (clothbound) (HUP/KORUKR) $32.95 ISBN 0-916458-63-6 (paperback) LC 90-50460 (HUP/KORUKY) $18.00


The Ukrainian Economy: Achievements, Problems, Challenges.

I. S. Koropeckyj, editor

The present volume contains papers presented at the Fourth Quinquennial Cenference on Ukrainian Economics at the Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University, in September 1990. Contributions by discussants have been added to round out the collection. The contributors from the U.S., England, Canada, and Ukraine deal with the Ukrainian economy during the past decade-a period of epochal change. The papers are divided into five sections: Framework; Resources; Performance; Welfare; and External Relations. A recurrent theme centers on the nature of Ukrainian-Soviet economic relations in the past, whether this relationship was exploitative, and, if so, to what degree. Each author reviews economic trends in Ukraine to the end of 1990, and analyzes the potential for future Ukrainian economic policy and development. The analyses are supported by statistical information presented in eighty tables. Four maps help to orient the reader.

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 anyone interested in Ukraine today.

"...[This] is an extremely useful reference book for researchers and practioners alike. The volume would also be an excellent choice for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on privatization and related subjects...."
--Heidi Kroll, Slavic Review

xxxii, 436 pp., maps, tables, graphs, ISBN 0-916458-51-2 (clothbound) (HUP/KORUKE) $32.95 ISBN 0-916458-57-1 (paperback) LC 92-54348 (HUP/KORUKX) $18.00


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

James Mace

In Communism and the Dilemmas of National Liberation, James Mace studies the extent to which Ukrainians pushed the new policies of Ukrainization after the Russian Revolution of 1917. After the Revolution, the twenty-three million Ukrainians who found themselves under Soviet rule after the defeat of the independent Ukrainian People's Republic largely accepted the opportunities afforded by Ukrainization, the local version of korenizatsiia, and pushed it farther than any of its counterparts. Many prominent émigrés returned to Ukraine to help develop their national culture and as a result sparked a flowering of aesthetic and intellectual creativity unique in Ukrainian history. Ukrainians refer to this brief period as the rozstriliane vidrodzhennia, the executed rebirth, because of its abrupt and violent suppression in the 1930s.

"Mace has performed a valuable service He has penetrated the ideological fog that has tended to surround these issues and has laid bare the essence of a neglected and poorly understood problem."
--John S. Reshetar, Jr., Slavic Review

"At last, we have a major English language monograph on Soviet Ukrainian politics that does not duck or diminish essential issues."
--Thomas Prymak, Canadian Slavonic Papers

xiv, 334 pp., ISBN 0-916458-09-1 (clothbound), LC 83-4361 (HUP/MACCOD) $27.00


The Shaping of a National Identity: Sub-carpathian Rus', 1848-1948.

Paul R. Magocsi

Shaping of a National Identity portrays and analyzes a "national awakening" in an era marked by competing cultural orientations. Magocsi shows how a national unity was forged and how a unified consciousness was encouraged among the Ruthenians or Rusyns living south of the Carpathian Mountains. Some of the inhabitants saw themselves as part of the Ukrainian or the Russian nationalities, while still others felt they were a distinct national group; at various times assimilation with the ruling nationality was favored-with the Hungarians before 1918, for example. Formulating a nationality, therefore, required definition of acceptable historical, linguistic, educational, literary, and religious guidelines. In the end, the fate of the national movement was decided by political factors, both local and international.

"It will stand for decades to come as the basic reference work."
--Owen Johnson, Slovakia

xv, 640 pp., 6 maps, ISBN 0-674-80579-8 (clothbound), LC 77-56524 (Out of Print) $50.00


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

Andrei S. Markovits and Frank E. Sysyn, editors

For the lands and peoples of Galicia, annexation by the Habsburgs profoundly altered their economic, political, social, and cultural life. Of all the developments under Austrian rule, the formation of mass national movements was undoubtedly the most lasting. Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians all advanced in the process of modern nationbuilding. In this collection of eleven essays, leading scholars examine the political, social, and cultural life of Ukrainians, Poles, and Jews in Galicia from 1848 to 1918. Special attention is paid to the evolution of Ukrainian self-identity and the formation of the Ukrainian national movement.

"All too often essay collections are highly uneven affairs. Not so this time. Every one of the eleven sections is in one or more ways of an unusually good quality."
--Michael Hurst , The Slavonic and East European Review

vii, 343 pp., ISBN 0-674-60312-5 (paperback), LC 80-53900 3rd printing ( HUP/MARNAT) $18.00


The Origin of Rus'. Volume I: Old Scandinavian Sources other than the Sagas.

Omeljan Pritsak

Who were the Rus', where did they come from, how was the Kievan state founded? To answer these centuries-old questions, the author analyzes Old Icelandic, Anglo-Saxon, Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Syriac, Greek, Latin, Slavic, Turkic, and Chinese sources and presents a brilliant synthesis that will revolutionize our understanding of the problem.

In this first of a projected six volumes, Omeljan Pritsak offers an exposition of the entire work and a description of the cultural setting in the medieval East and West. This is followed by a detailed analysis of the Scandinavian phase of the problem, including six aspects of Old Scandinavian intellectual creativity-Eddaic poetry, the poetry of the Skalds, Runic inscriptions, egal literature, geographic literature, and chronicles. Special attention is devoted to the methodological problem of using poetry and myth as a historical source. Four appendices and a comprehensive bibliography of all the relevant primary and secondary literature as well as an exhaustive general index are included.

"The book is a major event in the Old Scandinavian field."
--John Lindow, Scandinavian Studies

xxx, 926 pp., ISBN 0-674-64465-4 (clothbound), LC 80-53799 (HUP/PRIOR1) $50.00


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

Stefan M. Pugh

In Testament to Ruthenian Stefan Pugh addresses the fundamental question of "What is the Ruthenian language?" on the basis of an analysis of the language of Meletij Smotryc'kyj, the famed Ruthenian churchman, grammarian, and polemicist of the early 17th century. Pugh first gives the history of the East Slavic development of language that gave rise to modern Belarusian and Ukrainian. He then concentrates on a middle stage in that development: proto-Belarusian and proto-Ukrainian, which together constituted a language that was called Rus'--"Ruthenian"--by those who spoke and wrote in it. Smotryc'kyj's writings provide ample material for analyzing this language, and its relationship in writing to Polish and Church Slavonic. Specialists will appreciate this book for its insights into a critical stage in the development of East Slavic languages. General readers will find new insights into the history of Ukrainian and the language use of Meletij Smotryc'kyj.

1995. 320 pp., ISBN 0-916458-75-X (hardcover) (HUP/PUGTES) $39.95


The Lords' Jews: Magnate-Jewish Relations in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth during the 18th Century.

M. J. Rosman

In the first in-depth exploration of the relationship between Jews and magnates in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, M. J. Rosman shows the influence of the Jews on the economic, social, and political life in the Polish, Ukrainian, and Belorussian territories, and offers new perspectives on Jewish-magnate relations. Rosman focuses on two major questions: What were the principal spheres of interaction between the Jews and the nobility? What was the significance of this interaction for both parties?

By analyzing the Sieniawski-Czartoryski estates the author demonstrates the measure of cooperation that existed between magnates and Jews. Drawing on Polish, Hebrew, and Yiddish sources and literature from archives and libraries in Poland, Israel, and the United States, Rosman provides a richly detailed account of the socioeconomic development of early modern Europe's largest Jewish community.

"The Lords' Jews is an instant classic and becomes the standard introduction to early modern Polish-Jewish history."
--Shaul Stampfer, East European Jewish Affairs

260 pp., 4 line illus., 5 maps, ISBN 0-916458-18-0 (clothbound) (HUP/ROSLOR) $32.95 ISBN 0-916458-47-4 (paperback) 2nd printing LC 89-84704 (HUP/POSLOX) $18.00 2nd printing LC89-84704 (Published jointly with the Center for Jewish Studies, Harvard University)


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

George Y. Shevelov

The first half of the twentieth century was in many respects crucial for the evolution and character of Modern Standard Ukrainian. Prior to World War I, Ukraine was divided between the Russian and Austro-Hungarian Empires. The standard language lacked uniformity even though the primacy of the standard established in Russian-dominated Ukraine was theoretically accepted in Austrian-ruled Galicia and Bukovina. Up to 1905 the tsarist government forbade the public use of Ukrainian beyond belles-lettres, and excluded it from education until 1917. After 1918, the country was divided among several nations and social and cultural conditions differed drastically.

George Shevelov's book traces the development of Modern Standard Ukrainian in relation to the political, legal, and cultural conditions within each region. It examine 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.

"...a magisterial study of a fascinating topic."
-George S. N. Luckyj, Slavic Review

1989. vi, 240 pp., ISBN 0-916458-30-X (clothbound), LC 88-81195 (HUP/SHEUKR) $27.00


Pseudo-Melesko: A Ukrainian Apocryphal Parliamentary Speech of 1615-1618.

Bohdan Struminsky

Pseudo-Melesko concentrates on text-critical, biographical, and linguistic aspects of the Speech in order to demonstrate that the original (no longer extant) was in Ukrainian and that it was an actual speech delivered at the Warsaw Diet, not a parody of such a speech as has been assumed. The author has discovered hitherto unknown copies of the text and archival materials concerning the historical Melesko; with the use of this data Struminsky builds a stemma for the interrelationship of the extant copies and reconstructs the archetype of the text. In addition, the author has established little- known facts of Melesko's life and connected them with the origin of the Speech. The study concludes with a full glossary to the text, with translation of all foreign words into English.

This work will be useful to experts and students in the field of Slavic languages and literature.

". . . he has made an important contribution to our knowledge of a type of political and social satire that existed in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries."
--N. Pavliuc, Canadian Slavonic Papers

168 pp., ISBN 0-916458-11-3 (clothbound), LC 84-80992 (HURI) $14.00


Between Poland and the Ukraine: The Dilemma of Adam Kysil, 1600-1653.

Frank E. Sysyn

The collapse of Polish rule in Ukraine in the mid-seventeenth century changed the course of East European history. The Cossack revolt led by Bohdan Khmel'nyts'kyi in 1648 ignited a general uprising that exposed the weaknesses of the Polish-Lithuanian Common-wealth. The emergence of a new Ukrainian polity, the Cossack Hetmanate, set off a struggle for dominance in Eastern Europe. With Moscow's annexation of Ukraine, the foundation was laid for the spectacular rise of the Russian Empire.

Frank E. Sysyn examines the failure of Polish policy through the career of Adam Kysil. As a leader of the Ukrainian nobility and an official of the Polish government, Kysil sought answers to such major problems of seventeenth-century Ukraine as religious disputes over the Union of Brest (1596), unrest among the Zaporozhian Cossacks, and military attacks by Tatars, Turks, and Muscovites.

"Anyone concerned with the tragic history and cultural make-up of Eastern Europe on the eve of the Modern period should read this book. . . Professor Sysyn's work is a monument of scholarship and a remarkable source of first-hand information and references to original documents. . ."
--John Meyendorff, St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly

xx, 406 pp., 3 maps, ISBN 0-916458-08-3 (clothbound). LC84-80052 ( HUP/SYSBET) $32.95


Ukrainian Dumy: Editio Minor.

George Tarnawsky and Patricia Kilina, translators

The dumy--lyrical epics based on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century historical events and performed by wandering minstrels to musical accompanimentare widely regarded as an especially important achievement of Ukrainian oral literature. They are presented here with originals and translations en face by the poets George Tarnawsky and Patricia Kilina. (Text in Ukrainian and English)

219 pp., ISBN 0-920862-02-2 (paperback), LC 79-094350-6 (Published jointly with the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies) (HURI) $12.00


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

Oleh Wolowyna, editor

Ethnicity and National Identity is the first quantitative analysis of the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of a representative sample of Ukrainians in the United States. The studies included are based on data from the 1970 and 1980 U.S. population censuses, from the categories persons with Ukrainian mother tongue and persons of Ukrainian ancestry, respectively.

The volume consists of articles presented at a conference at Harvard University. The articles offer in-depth analyses of geographic distribution, fertility and marital status, socioeconomic and housing characteristics, and family structure. Here, for the first time, is a discussion based on solid statistical data of the present and future of Ukrainians in the United States and their role in American society.

xiv, 175 pp., ISBN 0-916458-14-8 (clothbound), LC 85-80954 (HURI) $14.00


A Phonetic Description of the Ukrainian Language.

Ivan Zilyns'kyj, Wolodymyr T. Zyla and Wendell M. Aycock, translators

This translation and re-edited edition of Zilyns'kyj's 1932 work presents a comprehensive analysis of the dialectical and phonetical variations and features of the Ukrainian language. Especially important is its attention to pre-war dialects and isoglosses that have disappeared due to the chaos and destruction of the Second World War. The work's detailed discussions of individual sounds, consonantism, sound combinations, and indices of personal, geographic, and institutional names make this book an important tool for linguists, philologists, and historians.

212 pp., 1 map, ISBN 0-674-66612-7 (paperback), LC 77-073711 (HUP/ZILPHO) $14.00