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Top 10 Most Significant and Influential Publications

After a quarter-century of academic publishing and more than 130 book titles, the editors and in-house staff at CIUS Press decided to pause and assemble a "Top 10" list of our most significant and influential publications. The titles below distinguish themselves by virtue of their contribution to Ukrainian scholarship and research, usefulness, timeliness, popularity, or difficulty of subject matter. We hope you agree.
History of Ukraine-Rus' (subscription)

History of Ukraine-Rus' (subscription)

Mykhailo Hrushevsky

The History of Ukraine-Rus' is the most comprehensive account of the ancient, medieval, and early modern history of the Ukrainian people. Written by Ukraine's greatest historian, Mykhailo Hrushevsky, the ten-volume History remains unsurpassed in its use of sources and literature. The English-language edition makes the national history of Europe's largest new state available to the English reader for the first …
Ukraine between East and West: Essays on Cultural History to the Early Eighteenth Century

Ukraine between East and West: Essays on Cultural History to the Early Eighteenth Century

Ihor Sevcenko

Ihor Ševčenko’s Ukraine between East and West explores the development of Ukrainian cultural identity under the disparate influences of the Byzantine Empire and western Europe, mediated through Poland. Byzantium was the source from which Kyivan Rus' received Christianity and a highly developed literary and artistic culture, which stimulated Kyiv's own achievements in those fields. Professor Ševčenko shows how the …
Modern Ukrainian

Modern Ukrainian

Assya Humesky

The most popular and successful English-Ukrainian language textbook in the world, Modern Ukrainian is a first-year Ukrainian grammar that presents the fundamental morphology and vocabulary including notations on syntax and intonation. It consists of twenty lessons arranged in such a way that they can be covered within an academic year. The approximate time alloted per lesson is one week, although some lessons may take longer. …
Essays in Modern Ukrainian History

Essays in Modern Ukrainian History

Ivan L. Rudnytsky

A collection of twenty-three essays by Ivan L. Rudnytsky, a leading historian of modern Ukraine noted for his original interpretation of key issues in modern Ukrainian history. Essay titles include: The Role of Ukraine in Modern HistoryUkraine Between East and West Observations on the Problem of "Historical" and "Non-Historical" Nations Pereiaslav: History and Myth …
Ukraine during World War II

Ukraine during World War II

Yury Boshyk

The events in Eastern Europe and Ukraine during World War II are generally little known and often misunderstood, even though it was here that the war lasted the longest and caused devastation on an unprecedented scale. Millions either lost their lives or became slave laborers. In some areas, underground resistance to Nazi and, later, Soviet rule did not subside until the early 1950s. Chapters include: …
The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Soviet State (1939–1950)

The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Soviet State (1939–1950)

Bohdan R. Bociurkiw

Bohdan R. Bociurkiw's book is a pioneering study of the suppression of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church under Stalinist rule. It is the fruit of a lifetime of painstaking research. The study takes into account all the most important publications on the subject. It draws on publications that have appeared in a great variety of religious, Ukrainian underground, Soviet and non-Soviet (especially émigré) journals, newspapers, …
Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in Historical Perspective (Third Edition)

Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in Historical Perspective (Third Edition)

Howard Aster

The book Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in Historical Perspective contains papers from a historic conference on Ukrainian-Jewish relations that was held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, in October 1983. Ambitious in scope, the conference brought together a sizable group of eminent North American and Israeli scholars who addressed the highly complex history of relations between Jews and …
The Cultural Renaissance in Ukraine: Polemical Pamphlets, 1925–1926

The Cultural Renaissance in Ukraine: Polemical Pamphlets, 1925–1926

Mykola Khvylovy

In 1923 the Soviet Ukrainian government proclaimed a policy of Ukrainization. In the years of relative autonomy that followed, a wide-ranging debate took place that raised issues of vital importance for Ukrainian culture. What was to be the character of Ukrainian literature? How would it be affected by the cultural values of the past? What would be its relations with Russian literature? How would the Revolution affect the …
Ukrainians in Canada: The Formative Years, 1891–1924

Ukrainians in Canada: The Formative Years, 1891–1924

Orest T. Martynowych

Covering the initial phase of Ukrainian immigration, settlement and community-building in Canada, this history goes beyond existing accounts in three important respects. First, the Ukrainian experience in Canada is placed firmly within the context of Canadian history, as well as the history of immigrants and immigration. The social and economic forces that "pushed" Ukrainian peasants out of eastern Galicia and northern Bukovyna …
Post-Communist Ukraine

Post-Communist Ukraine

Bohdan Harasymiw

The book Post-Communist Ukraine by Bohdan Harasymiw is one of the most comprehensive and penetrating studies of the political and social realities of independent Ukraine during the first 10 years of its existence. The masterfully written, multi-faceted analysis presented in this 483-page documents and explains that country's successes and its more frequent failures during its transition from authoritarianism to democracy. …
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