New Release: Harvard Ukrainian Studies Volume 38, Numbers 1–2

November 5, 2021
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We're pleased to announce the latest issue of Harvard Ukrainian Studies, volume 38, issue no. 1–2 (2021). The full Table of Contents is posted on the HUS website, and all articles are instantly accessible to online subscribers.

In addition to online subscriber access, the issue is available for purchase in both print and digital (PDF) formats. Print subscribers will receive their copies in the coming weeks.

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Volume 38, Numbers 1–2

The present issue contains five articles on topics ranging from the history and literature of Kyivan Rus´ to the aftermath of the Revolution of Dignity of 2014.

Paolo Fonzi analyzes the German response to the Soviet famines of 1931–1933. Working with archival documents of governmental, political, and humanitarian-aid organizations, he presents a meticulous, comprehensive account of the channels by which information reached Germany as well as the motivation for the various policy responses, and he gives insight into the perception of the Famine and of Soviet Ukraine by informed circles of 1930s German society.

Oleksandra Gaidai explores the phenomenon of Leninopad, the mass destruction of Lenin statues following the Euromaidan, the reasons why these monuments had survived for so long after independence, and current attitudes toward Soviet heritage in Ukraine.

Christian Raffensperger demonstrates how Mykhailo Hrushevs´kyi wrote Kyivan Rus´ history into the history of medieval Europe in his monumental History of Ukraine-Rus´ and examines the issues that prevented a widespread acceptance of Hrushevs´kyi’s view, which would have reshaped twentieth-century scholarship on the subject.

Susana Torres Prieto studies the inherited models for princely vitae in Kyivan Rus´ and how they were gradually replaced by literary models from the Hebrew Bible, reflecting changes in ideology of the ruling dynasties.

Alessandro Achilli traces the development of lyrical subjectivity in Ukrainian poetry of the first four decades of the twentieth century, tying it to the establishment of modernist sensibility in Ukrainian literature.

This issue also includes a section of book reviews.


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