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The anonymous Litopys Samovydcja (Eyewitness Chronicle) describes events that took place in Ukraine from 1648 to 1702. It is the oldest of those written monuments of Ukrainian historiography which date from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and are known collectively as the "Ukrainian Cossack Chronicles." The text used for this edition of the Chronicle is definitive, prepared in 1878 by the historian Orest Levyc'kyj (1846-1922) for the Kyiv Temporary Archaeographic Commission. In addition to the Chronicle itself, which is presented in Ukrainian, an English translation of an article by Myxajlo Hrushevs'kyj (1866-1934) is included in lieu of an introduction. Hrushevs'kyj's essay, "Some Reflections on Ukrainian Historiography of the XVIIIth Century," is a brilliant account of the genesis and characteristics of this historiographic genre.
HSUS 7, I. 472 pp.
The years from 1917 to 1931 were an amazing window of academic freedom in Ukraine, pressed between the nationalist oppressions of the Russian Empire and Stalin's Soviet Union. The primary article of this edition is a reprint of a 1938 historiographical essay by Myron Korduba, who gives a contemporary account of this dramatic period. Because the original edition was almost entirely destroyed, this work is practically unavailable today, despite its importance to the study of this period. Also included in this volume are two short works dealing with Ukrainian historiography of the same period in Galicia and abroad. The first, by Ivan Kryp'jakevych, covers the period 1921-1926, and the second, authored by Korduba, is devoted to the years 1927-1928. Completing this volume is an article by the dean of Ukrainian historians, Myxajlo Hrushevs'kyj. All articles are in French.
HSUS 10. lvi, 365 pp. LC 72-79464.
This is a study of the relationship of Gogol' and Shevchenko to Russian culture, in particular to the question of cultural assimilation. The polarity between the two is examined in the context of the cultural scene in the Ukraine during the first half of the19th century. The study discusses the ideas of leading Ukrainian writers, historians, folklorists, and philologists that shaped the birth of a Ukrainian national movement. Throughout the study reference is made to the Russian context, especially to the view of the Ukraine that appeared in Russian journalism and literature. The first part of the book deals historically with the prelude to the polarity between the two writers while the second is based on a biographical and contextual framework. The book offers a new synthesis of published material and seeks to explain a critical issue in Ukrainian literature and culture.
HSUS 8. 212 pp.
This volume is a reprint of Dr. Ohloblyn's original three-volume study of Ukrainian industry, first published in Kyiv in 1925 and 1931. This work was the first comprehensive history of the subject: volumes one through three concern, respectively, manufacture as a form of industrial organization in eighteenth-century Left-Bank Ukraine, industrial production based on serf labor in the first half of the nineteenth century up to emancipation in 1861, and industry not based on serf labor. The author studies the history of major enterprises and industry as they influenced the overall development of the Ukrainian economy and society. Included with the reprint are an editor's preface, a retrospect by the author, and indices. In Russian and Ukrainian.
HSUS 12. xix, 1000 pp.
The Galician-Volynian Chronicle is one of three parts that make up the Hypatian Chronicle, the other being the Povrst' vremennyxlrt and the Kievan Chronicle. The Galician-Volynian Chronicle, encompassing the timespan from 1205 to 1289, is one of the best examples of the "ornamental" style which originated in Galicia in the second half of the 12th century and includes the Igor Tale. The English translation of the text is a free (but faithful) rather than a literal one. The translation is followed by historical and literary notes necessary for a better understanding of the chronicle. The volume includes a map of Southwestern Rus' and genealogical tables of Galician-Volynian princes.
HSUS 16, II. 159 pp.
Professor Savchenko was the first scholar who systematically studied and utilized archival sources in his study of the suppression of Ukrainian activities in the Russian Empire. Considered to be a basis for future research in the field, this volume is a reprint of the Kyiv edition published in 1930. The study focuses specifically on Russian policy directed against Ukrainian efforts to foster Ukrainian language, culture, publications, and educational societies. Though Ukrainization was applauded in the empire at mid-century, Ukrainian fortunes quickly changed. In 1876 Tsar Alexander II approved measures which almost completely stopped the publication, teaching, and organized support of Ukrainian language. Using primarily original materials, Professor Savchenko studies the gradual development of the anti-Ukrainian policies and their effect on Ukraine. Text in Ukrainian.
HSUS 14. xxix, 414 pp.
In his study Tschizhewskij (Chyzhevs'kyj) examines Skovoroda's life, his cultural ambience, and his literary work. The author shows the influence of religious, philosophical, and mystical thinking, particularly that of Jakob BÖhme, on Skovoroda. The Bible, the writings of the Orthodox church fathers, and Baroque poetics with its contrasts and emblemata all had a profound impact on Skovoroda's poetry and aphorisms. Written in a mixture of Church Slavonic, Ukrainian, and Russian, they reflect his deeply held spiritual and mystical beliefs. Tschizhewskij's study breaks through the riddles and clears away the confusing interpretations of Skovoroda as an Enlightenment thinker. He shows that the contradictions of Skovoroda's thought are unified in the Baroque conception of opposites. Text in German.
HSUS 18. 233 pp. LC 73-85934.