Cultures and Nations of Central and Eastern Europe: Essays in Honor of Roman Szporluk

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Written in honor of one of the foremost observers of nationalism and culture in Central and Eastern Europe, this volume brings together 35 eminent scholars from the United States, Canada, Ukraine, and Poland.

Supplemented by a bibliography of the work of Roman Szporluk, these fresh, urgent essays mirror Szporluk's broad and comparativist approach. Topics range from the rise of Ukrainian national consciousness in Galicia, to nationalism in contemporary Serbia; from the rise of private property in the Russia of Catherine II, to contemporary Russian attitudes toward Ukrainian nation building. Other essays explore the impact of theories of nationalism on the discipline of history and critique Ernest Gellner's "constructivist" theory of the nation.

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Meet the Author

Zvi Gitelman is Professor of Political Science, Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judiac Studies, Preston R. Tisch Professor of Judaic Studies, and Research Scientist at the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Lubomyr A. Hajda is Associate Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.

John-Paul Himka is Professor of History in the Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta.

Roman Solchanyk is a Consultant at the Rand Corporation.

Martha Bohachevsky-Chomiak is senior program officer in the Division of Preservation and Access at the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Audrey Helfant Budding is Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.

Walter D. Connor is Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Departrment of Political Science at Boston University.

Steven D. Corrsin is Acting Head of Acquisitions at Wayne State University Libraries.

Michael S. Flier is Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University.

George G. Grabowicz is Dmytro Cyzevs'kyj Professor of Ukrainian Literature in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.

Patricia Kennedy Grimsted is a Senior Research Associate at the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University.

Fiona Hill is Director of Strategic Planning at the Eurasia Foundation.

Yaroslav Hrytsak is Director of the Institute for Historical Research, Ivan Franko Lviv National University.

Assya Humesky is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Emerita, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Owen V. Johnson is Professor in the School of Journalism and Adjunct Professor in the Department of History, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Edward L. Keenan is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of History and Director, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard University.

Padraic Kenney is Associate Professor of East European History in the Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Ksenya Kiebuzinski is Petro Jacyk Bibliographer in Ukrainian Studies, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.

Zenon E. Kohut is Director of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta.

Rita Krueger is Associate Director, Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Hugo Lane is Assistant Professor of History, Polytechnic University.

Michal Lesiow is Professor and Director, Emeritus, Department of Ukrainian Philology, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University.

Irina Livezeanu is a Professor in the Department of History, University of Pittsburgh.

Richard Pipes is Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of History, Emeritus, Harvard University.

Antony Polonsky is Walter Stern Hilborn Professor of Judaic and Social Sduties, Brandeis University.

Omeljan Pritsak is Mykhailo Hryshevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History, Emeritus, at Harvard University.

Teresa Rakowska-Harmstone is Professor of Political Science, Emerita, Carleton University.

Konrad Sadkowski is Assistant Professor of History, University of Northern Iowa.

Ihor Sevcenko is Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History and Literature, Emeritus, Harvard University.

Keely Stauter-Halsted is Assistant Professor of History, Michigan State University.

Ronald Girgor Suny is Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago.

Frank E. Sysyn is Director at the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Studies at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta.

Larissa Szporluk is Assistant Professor, Department of English, Bowling Green State University.

Andrzej Walicki is Professor of History, Emeritus, University of Notre Dame.

William Zimmerman is Professor of Political Science and Director and Research Scientist at the Center for Political Studies, and Research Scientist at the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Table of Contents

Tabula Gratulatoria
The Bibliography of Roman Szporluk 1
Women in Ukraine: The Political Potential of Community Organizations 29
Systemic Crisis and National Mobilization: The Case of the "Memorandum of the Serbian Academy" 49
Europe West and East: Thoughts on History, Culture, and Kosovo 71
Progressive Judaism in Poland: Dilemmas of Modernity and Identity 89
The Slavic Saint Jerome: An Entertainment 101
Surzhyk: The Rules of Engagement 113
Native Land, Promised Land, Golden Land: Jewish Emigration from Russia and Ukraine 137
Symbolic Autobiography in the Prose of Mykola Khvyl'ovyi (Some Preliminary Observations) 165
The Odyssey of the Petliura Library and the Records of the Ukrainian National Republic during World War II 181
Taras Bulba on the Pampas and the Fjords: A Ukrainian Cossack Theme in Western Opera 209
The Borderlands of Power: Territory and Great Power Status in Russia at the Beginning and at the End of the Twentieth Century 225
Krakivs'ki visti: An Overview 251
National Identities in Post-Soviet Ukraine: The Case of Lviv and Donetsk 263
Text and Subtext in Roman Ivanychuk's Mal'vy 283
Losing Faith: The Slovak-Hungarian Constitutional Struggle, 1906-1914 293
Was Iaroslav of Halych Really Shooting Sultans in 1185? 313
The Habsburg Empire (Re)Disintegrates: The Roots of Opposition in Lviv and Ljubljana, 1988 329
The Image of Jews in Ukraine's Intellectual Tradition: The Role of Istoriia Rusov 343
Nationalizing the Public 359
Class Interest and the Shaping of a "Non-Historical" Nation: Reassessing the Galician Ruthenian Path to Ukrainian Identity 373
The Polish and Ukrainian Languages: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship 393
Interwar Poland and Romania: The Nationalization of Elites, the Vanishing Middle, and the Problem of Intellectuals 407
Private Property Comes to Russia: The Reign of Catherine II 431
The Revolutionary Crisis of 1846-1849 and Its Place in the Development of Nineteenth-Century Galicia 443
The First Constitution of Ukraine (5 April 1710) 471
Nationalism and Communist Multiethnic Polities: The Legacies of Ethnicization 497
Religious Exclusion and State Building: The Roman Catholic Church and the Attempted Revival of Greek Catholicism in the Chelm Region, 1918-1924 509
Inscriptions East and West in the First Millennium: The Common Heritage and the Parting of the Ways 527
Russians in Ukraine: Problems and Prospects 539
Nationalism and the Public Sphere: The Limits of Rational Association in the Nineteenth-Century Polish Countryside 555
History and the Making of Nations 569
Grappling with the Hero: Hrushevs'kyi Confronts Khmel'nyts'kyi 589
Ernest Gellner and the "Constructivist" Theory of Nation 611
Old-Fashioned Slavs at Carnival in Venice: The Dramatic Dilemma of Eastern Europe 621
The Diminishing Burden of the Soviet Past: Russian Assessments of Russian-Ukrainian Linkages 633
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