Book details

Publication date: April 2021
Series: History of Ukraine-Rus'
Keywords: Ukraine, history, Kyivan Rus’, Cossacks, Cossack Hetman state, Galician-Volhynian state, Zaporozhian Sich, Khmelnytsky Uprising, national identity, literature, art, historiography, national identity, Church, interethnic relations, Eastern Europe
Subject(s): HISTORY / Europe / Eastern, HISTORY / Europe / Medieval, Ukraine, history, Kyivan Rus’, Cossacks, Cossack Hetman state, Galician-Volhynian state, Zaporozhian Sich, Khmelnytsky Uprising, national identity, literature, art, historiography, national identity, Church, interethnic relations, Eastern Europe
Publisher(s): CIUS Press

Mykhailo Hrushevsky. Appointed professor of history at Lviv University in 1894, Mykhailo Hrushevsky became a leading figure in the scholarly and cultural community of Western Ukraine. In 1918 in Kyiv, he became head of the government of the independent Ukrainian state. From 1924 to 1931, he organized historical studies at the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. An extraordinarily prolific writer, he produced some 2,000 scholarly works.

Christian Raffensperger. Christian Raffensperger is professor of history at Wittenberg University and director of its Pre-Modern and Ancient World Studies Program. He is also an associate of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University. He has published several books dealing with the history of Kyivan Rus' and medieval Eastern Europe, including Reimagining Europe: Kievan Rus' in the Medieval World, 988–1146 (2012), Ties of Kinship: Genealogy and Dynastic Marriage in Kyivan Rus' (2016), The Kingdom of Rus' (2017), and Conflict, Bargaining, and Kinship Networks in Medieval Eastern Europe (2018). Raffensperger’s studies present the Rus' state not as a principality or a collection of principalities but as one of the realms of medieval Europe.

Frank E. Sysyn. Frank E. Sysyn is director of the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies and professor in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta. He serves as editor in chief of the Hrushevsky Translation Project. A specialist in Ukrainian and Polish history, Sysyn is the author of Between Poland and the Ukraine: The Dilemma of Adam Kysil, 1600–1653 (1985), Mykhailo Hrushevsky: Historian and National Awakener (2001), and many studies on the Khmelnytsky Uprising, Ukrainian historiography, and early modern Ukrainian political culture.

Tania Plawuszczak-Stech. Tania Plawuszczak-Stech is a senior scholarly editor at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta. She is a core member of the Hrushevsky Translation Project editorial team; editor and translator for the English-language Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine; and the book review editor of East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies. She is also a writer, producer, presenter, and editor of English-language and Ukrainian-language television segments about Ukraine and Ukrainian culture and history for Kontakt Ukrainian TV, which airs nationally in Canada.

Ian Press. Ian Press was professor of Slavonic and comparative linguistics at the University of London and spent thirteen years at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He took early retirement in 2008 as established professor emeritus. The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies published his translations Night and Day, by Volodymyr Zenonovych Gzhytsky (1988), and Chernobyl: A Documentary Story, by Iurii Shcherbak (1989). He co-authored with Stefan M. Pugh and published with Routledge Colloquial Ukrainian: The Complete Course for Beginners and Ukrainian: A Comprehensive Grammar.

ISBNs: 9781894865586 978-1-894865-58-6 Title: history of ukraine-rus