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Mykhailo Hrushevsky's History of Ukraine-Rus'. Volume 1: From Prehistory to the Eleventh Century discusses the Ukrainian land and the people who inhabited it from the earliest times up to the formation of the Rus' state and its Christianization. Hrushevsky examines the emergence of Rus' civilization through the prisms of archaeology, anthropology, ethnography, and historical linguistics. He gives penetrating analyses of historical sources and pays special attention to the Primary Chronicle and the Normanist Controversy. The newly compiled bibliography of more than 1,700 items includes all manuscripts, published sources, and secondary works used by Hrushevsky.

This volume was translated by Marta Skorupsky and edited by Andrzej Poppe (consulting editor) and Frank E. Sysyn (editor in chief) with the assistance of Uliana M. Pasicznyk.

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About The Author

Mykhailo Hrushevsky

Mykhailo Hrushevsky

Mykhailo Hrushevsky (1866–1934) was Ukraine's greatest historian. His academic career began at Kyiv University, where in 1890 he graduated from the Department of History and Philology. Appointed professor of history at Lviv University in 1894, he became a leading figure in the Shevchenko Scientific Society and in the scholarly and cultural …

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  1. Carol Toller's review in Quill & Quire, (November 1997), p. 19
  2. Review in The Ukrainian Review, Vol. 44, No. 4 (Winter 1997), pp. 86-87
  3. S. Vidnansky's review in the Historicky casopis, 46, 1 (1998), pp. 138-39 (in Slovak)
  4. John-Paul Himka's review in The Edmonton Journal (8 February 1998)
  5. Andreas Kappeler's review in Neue Zueriche Zeitung, No. 79 (4/5 April 1998), p. 53 (in German)
  6. Heiko Pleines' review in Osteuropa (1998), pp. 1059-60 (in German)
  7. Eduard Muehle's review in the Zeitschrift fur Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung 47 (1998) H.3, p. 471 (in German)
  8. Andrew Wilson's review in The Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 77, No. 1 (January 1999), pp. 175-77
  9. Jens Boysen's review in the Jahrbuecher fuer Geschichte Osteuropas 47 (1999) H. 4, pp. 583-85 (in German)
  10. Andrii Krawchuk's review in the Religious Studies Review, Vol. 25, No. 4 (October 1999), p. 431
  11. Jonathan Shepard's review in the Jahrbuch der Osterreichischen Byzantinistik, Vol. 50 (2000), pp. 365-368
  12. Charles J. Halperin's review in Kritika, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Winter 2000), pp. 195-202
  13. Oleksandr Mavrin's review in Pam'iat' Stolit', No. 1 (34) (January-February 2002), pp. 91-94 (in Ukrainian)
  14. Tamas Csaba Szegvari's review in the Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. XLV, Nos. 1-2 (March-June 2003), pp. 232-34
  15. Aleksandr Lavrov's review in Ab Imperio, No. 4 (2004), pp. 680-89 (in Russian)
  16. Pierre Gonneau's review in Revue des Études Slaves, LXXVIII/4 (2007), pp. 523-25 (in French)
  17. Eduard Baidaus's review in Magazin istoric, vol. XLII, No. 11 (November, 2008), pp. 36-40 (in Romanian)

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