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About The Book

The book Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in Historical Perspective is a rich and stimulating collection of twenty-three papers from the 1983 conference on Ukrainian-Jewish relations held at McMaster University, Canada. The essays in this unique volume reflect the dynamic and often controversial nature of the conference and cover the period from the seventh century to the present day, both in Eastern Europe and Canada. Essays include:
  1. Pre-Ashkenazic Jews of Eastern Europe
  2. Jewish Participation in the Settlement of Ukraine in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
  3. The Cossack Insurrections in Jewish-Ukrainian Relations
  4. The Jewish Factor in the Khmelnytsky Uprising
  5. The Sion-Osnova Controversy
  6. Jewish-Ukrainian Relations in Transcarpathia
  7. The Dilemmas of Jewish National Autonomism
  8. Jewish-Ukrainian Political Relations in Imperial Russia, 1900–1917
  9. Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in the Interwar Period
  10. The Jewish Theme in 19th and early 20th century Ukrainian Literature
  11. Soviet Ukrainian Translations in Yiddish Literature
  12. Jewish and Ukrainian Women
  13. Jewish-Ukrainian Relations in Western Ukraine During the Holocaust
  14. Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in Canada
Contributors are noted Israeli and North American scholars including Omeljan Pritsak, Jaroslaw Pelenski, George Grabowicz, Frank E. Sysyn, John-Paul Himka, Alexander Baran, Jonathan Frankel, Israel Bartal, Moshe Mishkinsky, Mattityahu Minc, Zvi Gitelman, and many others.

About The Authors

Howard Aster

Howard Aster

Howard Aster was born in Montreal and was educated at the Talmud Torah, Herzliah High School, McGill University, and Yale University; he received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He taught political science at McGill University, Carleton University, and McMaster University. He served as a special policy …

Peter J. Potichnyj

Peter J. Potichnyj

Peter J. Potichnyj completed his higher education with a B.A. from Temple University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He taught political science at Uppsala College, Sir Wilfred Laurier University, the Ukrainian Free University, and McMaster University, where he is professor emeritus. He served as dean of law and social science …

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