Ukrainian Economic History: Interpretive Essays

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This volume contains the papers presented at the Third Quinquennial Conference on Ukrainian Economics, held at the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, in 1985. The first two conferences and their proceedings were devoted to the Ukraine's current economic conditions and to selected contributions of its scholars to economics. The present proceedings contain fourteen previously unpublished essays dealing with the one thousand years of Ukrainian economic history prior ...

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This volume contains the papers presented at the Third Quinquennial Conference on Ukrainian Economics, held at the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, in 1985. The first two conferences and their proceedings were devoted to the Ukraine's current economic conditions and to selected contributions of its scholars to economics. The present proceedings contain fourteen previously unpublished essays dealing with the one thousand years of Ukrainian economic history prior to the outbreak of the First World War.

The contributions are divided chronologically into three parts, covering the periods of Kievan Rus', the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and the nineteenth century. They are not intended to give a comprehensive survey of Ukrainian economic history, but primarily to deal with important economic issues of particular periods. The problem of the orientation of the Kievan Principality with regard to the Nomadic East and the Byzantine South is discussed in the first part. The authors of the volume's second part analyze the economic ties of the Ukrainian economy during the rise and fall of Cossackdom and, subsequently, the Hetman State, with the West and Muscovy. The contributions in the third part deal with the important problems of economic development during the Ukraine's rebirth as a modern nation in the past century. Issues discussed include: population change, industrialization, relations with the Russian Empire's metropolis, urbanization, and the development of the southern and western (within the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy) regions. Finally, the introductory essay offers a proposal for a periodization scheme of Ukrainian economic history.

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Papers presented at the Third Quinquennial Conference on Ukrainian Economics, held at the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard U., in 1985. The first two conferences were devoted to the Ukraine's current economic conditions and to selected contributions of its scholars to economics. The present proceedings contain 14 previously unpublished essays dealing with the thousand years of Ukrainian economic history prior to the outbreak of World War I. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780916458638
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Series: Harvard Series in Ukrainian Studies , #40
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Chronology of Historical Events in the Ukraine prior to World War I

1. Periodization of Ukrainian Economic History
I. S. Koropeckyj

Part I. Kievan Rus'

2. The Economy of Kievan Rus'. Evidence from the Pravda Rus'skaia
Daniel H. Kaiser

3. Aspects of the Nomadic Factor in the Economic Development of Kievan Rus'
Peter B. Golden

4. The Flourishing of Kiev's International and Domestic Trade, ca. 1100-ca. 1240
Thomas S. Noonan

Part II: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

5. Cossack Ukraine and Baltic Trade
1600-1648: Some Observations on an Unresolved Issue
Stephen Velychenko

6. Trade and Muscovite Economic Policy toward the Ukraine: The Movement of Cereal Grains during the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century
Carol B. Stevens

7. Petrine Mercantilist Economic Policies toward the Ukraine
Bohdan Krawchenko

8. Ukrainian Grain and the Russian Market in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
Robert E. Jones

Part III: The Nineteenth Century

9. Population Change in the Ukraine in the Nineteenth Century
Ralph S. Clem

10. Industrial Development and the Expansion of Free Labor in the Ukraine during the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
Leonid Melnyk

11. Development of the Ukrainian Economy, 1854-1917: The Imperial View
Martin C. Spechler

12. Urbanization and the Ukrainian Economy in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Boris P. Balan

13. The South Ukraine as an Economic Region in the Nineteenth Century
Patricia Herlihy

14. The East European Peasant Household and the Beginnings of Industry: East Galicia, 1786-1914
Richard L. Rudolph

Index

List of Contributors

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