About The Book
This richly illustrated 28-page publication presents the results of excavations conducted by a team of Canadian and Ukrainian archeologists in Baturyn, the former capital of the Cossack Hetman state. The booklet provides a brief overview of the history of Baturyn during the height of its prosperity under Hetman Ivan Mazepa and the total destruction of the town by Russian troops in 1708 as well as its subsequent rebuilding by Hetman Kyrylo Rozumovsky. The siege and storming of Mazepa's capital are described on the basis of hitherto little-known contemporaneous Swedish sources. The booklet discusses the excavations in 2011 of the remnants of Mazepa's main palatial residence, a wooden church, living quarters and service structures at his court, and a brick house located within the Baturyn fortress. The new archeological findings testify to the wealth and high level of aesthetic appreciation prevailing at the hetman's court, as well as to the vibrancy of Baturyn's international commercial and cultural contacts at the turn of the 17th to 18th century.
About The Authors
A prominent historian and a former Director of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Dr. Zenon E. Kohut is the author of many scholarly articles and books including Російський централізм i українська автономія. ліквідація …
Volodymyr Mezentsev is a specialist in medieval and modern Ukrainian and Byzantine archaeology, history, architecture, and art and the author of 183 publications on these subjects. He completed his post-doctoral studies at the Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University. Mezentsev was a Research Associate with the Department of Kyivan …
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