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Anastasia Makarova, Stephen M. Dickey and Dagmar Divjak (eds.)


This collection of articles written by colleagues, friends, and students of Laura A. Janda is presented in honor of her contributions to Slavic and Cognitive Linguistics. Topics covered in the volume range from theoretical contributions in Cognitive Linguistics and analyses of particular language phenomena in Slavic linguistics to the conceptualization of movement in Athabaskan and cinematic space of the Cold War, all topics in one way or another relating to Laura’s broad research interests.

Laura A. Janda holds degrees from Princeton University and UCLA and has been a leading researcher in Slavic and Cognitive Linguistics for over thirty years. In her work she has developed not only new approaches to the synchronic analysis of Slavic grammatical categories such as case and aspect, but also innovative diachronic analyses of Slavic verbal and nominal morphology. She has been a strong advocate of applying empirical methods to language data, as well as a passionate  teacher dedicated to her students in Europe and the US.



Foreword     5




Alexandru Zub

Themes in Southeast European Historiography     11

Paul E. Michelson

Themes in Modern and Contemporary Romanian Historiography     27

Wolfgang Z. Rubinsohn

Hellenism in Recent Soviet Perspective     41




Stephen R. Burant

Knights and Peasants: The Mythical Bases of Polish Radical Ideology, 1832-1863     67

Michael Palairet Farm Productivity under Ottoman Rule and Self-Government in Bulgaria c. 1860-1890     89

Eva Schmidt-Hartmann: People's Democracy: The Emergence of a Czech Political Concept in the Late Nineteenth Century     125

Miodrag B. Petrovich Srpski Knjizevni Glasnik and the Yugoslav Idea, 1901-1914     141

Kevin McDermott Dependence or Independence? Relations between the Red Unions and the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, 1922-1929     157


Publications of the III World Congress for Soviet and East European Studies     185


In this unique book Brian Horowitz, Sizeler Family Chair Professor at Tulane University, articulates what is hidden in plain view: namely that many Jews in late-tsarist Russia were in love with its culture. Although they despised its government, large numbers of Jews eagerly joined Russian culture as members of the Russian cultural elite and participants in a distinct Russian-Jewish intelligentsia. Examining a broad range of figures and ideas at the heart of Jewish life during the revolutionary era at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries, Brian Horowitz casts radically new portraits of such central intellectuals as Shimon Ansky, Simon Dubnov, Vladimir Jabotin–sky, Lev Shestov, Nikolai Berdyaev, and Mikhail Gershenzon, while reviv¬¬¬ing for the reader such forgotten heroes as Shimon Frug, Lev Levanda, Leib Jaffe, and Mikhail Morgulis. In the book Horowitz treats a broad panorama of subjects, encompassing legal studies, Jewish historio¬graphy, Jewish literature, Russian-Jewish relations, liberal politics, and Zionism.


This book “will revive interest in some of the most complex figures of Russian Jewish intellectual history, many of whom have been widely forgotten. Russian Jewish intellectual history has largely concentrated on those who contributed to the two major utopian projects of the 20th century: Zionism and Socialism. In many ways, Leon Trotsky and Vladimir Jabotinsky have become metonyms for all Russian Jewish intellectual history. […] The essays here demonstrate clearly the close intersection between key Jewish thinkers and Russian elite culture of the late 19th and early 20th century, thereby challenging the conventional impression of Jewish isolation within the Russian Empire.” Jeffrey Veidlinger, Indiana University

This book is volume 2 of the series New Approaches to Russian and East European Jewish Culture.

Book Reviews

Review in Jahrbucher für Geschichte Osteuropas, Volume 59, no. 3, 2011 (via Recensio.net, Review platform for European History)

Eric Lohr, Vera Tolz, Alexander Semyonov, and Mark von Hagen, eds.
xiii + 288

This volume brings together a group of prominent scholars from Russia, Europe, and the United States to examine how the cataclysmic clash of the Russian Empire with its three imperial neighbors and its aftermath changed the empire and spurred the rapid radicalization of nationalism. Many of the essays take a conceptual approach, looking for new ways to think about the problems of empire and nationalism on the macro scale, while placing the issues in broader theoretical and comparative contexts. Others delve more deeply into case studies that illustrate how complex these issues are when one delves into the specifics. The result is a stimulating set of essays that provide fresh perspectives on the relationships between total war, empire, and nationalism. The books are part of a broader centennial series on “Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914–22.”


Book Reviews

Review by Halit Dundar AKARCA in "Ab Imperio," vol. 2, 2015

vi + 204

In 987 or 988 AD, the Kievan prince Vladimir Sviatoslavich chose to adopt the Christian religion for his people, a move that earned him a permanent place in the history of the East Slavs, the peoples that now inhabit Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Enlightener of Rus' is the most detailed survey in any language of literary perceptions of Vladimir from the 11th century through the early 18th century. The first two chapters examine the earliest extant representations of the prince, in the Sermon on Law and Grace attributed to the Metropolitan Ilarion and in the Kievan Primary Chronicle. The third chapter deals with the reasons for the long delay in Vladimir's canonization and the probable date and location of that canonization (in Novgorod around 1300). The fourth covers the growth of interest in the saint as a political figure in Muscovy from the 13th through the 16th century. The fifth traces the development of representations of Vladimir in Ukraine during the 16th and 17th centuries. The sixth discusses portrayals of the prince in the works of Feofan Prokopovich and Gavriil Buzhinskii, and concludes by suggesting that representations of Peter the Great in the early 18th century were consciously modelled on representations of Vladimir. The seventh outlines the development of the prince's image from the early 18th century to the present. The book is intended for anyone interested in Vladimir and his image. While most readers are likely to be literary scholars or historians, the text is designed to meet the needs of undergraduates and casual readers as well. Although the saint is is referred to as "Vladimir" rather than as "Volodymer," the name that he bears in Ukraine, the book should be of interest to readers interested in the development not only of Russian, but also of Ukrainian and (to a lesser extent) of Belarusian literature and culture.




The Escaped Mystery explores the poetry of Momčilo Nastasijević, whose poetic achievement is described by E.D. Goy as “one of the greatest, if not the greatest, in the Serbian language of the twentieth century.” Although his output was small, Nastasijević was the supreme modernist Yugoslav poet of his time and is deeply respected by leading modern Serbian poets, such as Vasko Popa and Miodrag Pavlović. Emotions, sense impressions, love, and fear make up the “mystery” behind Nastasijević’s poetry. In this book the mystery—the lyrical experience—is caught in its various aspects but never held too long or over-defined. Goy examines the language, music, and meaning of the poems in their original and through his own English translations. About the author: Edward Dennis Goy (1926–2000) was one of the preeminent British Slavists of the latter half of the twentieth century. He was a Cambridge (UK) scholar whose love affair with Nastasijević’s poetry lasted from 1966 to the end of his life. Slobodanka Vladiv-Glover (Monash University, Australia) has described him as “the best English translator of Nastasijević’s poetry” and one of Nastasijević’s “most prominent Western commentators” (Internet Journal Kritika, 2002). This book is recommended for library collections at four-year colleges and research universities.

Edited by D.C. Waugh

xiv + 416

Contributions by eminent American and European scholars for the sixtieth birthday of a noted Soviet medievalist; the studies are primarily in the field of history. Also contains a study of Zimin's work and a complete bibliography of his publications. Contents: Daniel Clarke Waugh: A. A. Zimin's Study of the Sources for Medieval and Early Modern Russian History; Bibliography of the Works of A. A. Zimin; Gustave Alef: Was Grand Prince Dmitrii Ivanovich Ivan III's `King of the Romans'?; Samuel H. Baron: Shipbuilding and Seafaring in Sixteenth-Century Russia; Robert O. Crummey: Court Spectacles in Seventeenth-Century Russia: Illusion and Reality; John Fennell: The Last Years of Riurik Rostislavich; Carsten Goehrke: Entwicklungslinien und Schwerpunkte der westlichen Russlandmediaevistik;Frank Kampfer: Die `parsuna' Ivans IV. in Kopenhagen - Originalportrat oder historisches Bild?; Edward L. Keenan: The Karp/Polikarp Conundrum: Some Light on the History of `Ivan IV's First Letter'; A. M. Kleimola: Patterns of Duma Recruitment, 1505-1550; Ludolf Mueller: Zum dogmatischen Gehalt der Dreifaltigkeitsikone von Andrei Rublev; Andzhej Poppe: K nachal'noj istorii kul'ta sv. Nikoly Zarazskogo; Rex Rexheuser: Ballotage: Zur Gechichte des Wahlens in Russland; Hartmut Ruess: Adel und Nachfolgefrage im Jahre 1553: Betrachtungen zur Glaubwuerdigkeit einer umstrittenen Quelle; Wladimir Vodoff: Le Slovo pokhval'noe o velikom kniaze Borise Aleksandroviche: est-il une source historique?; Index of personal names. "Alles im allem ein ueberaus gehaltvoller Band, der in eindrucksvoller Vielfalt von Quellen und Methoden dem wissenschaftlichen Verstaendnis des alten Russland dient." (Jahrbuecher fuer Geschichte Osteuropas) "This is an extraordinary book..." (CSP)

xvii + 260

Yale Russian and East European Publications




Foreword, Thomas Eekman     xi


Notice     xv


Acknowledgements     xvii


1. Marko Marulic     1


2. Ivan Aralica about the Humanist Antun Vrancic     17


3. Ignjat Durdevic     32


4. The Croatian Sources of Paisii's History     39


5. Rude Boshkovic on American Independence     52


6. The Peasants as Depicted by Serbian "Realist" Writers     57


7. "Death of a Villager" by J. Kersnik     64


8. The Bulgarian Peasants as Depicted by Elin Pelin and Jordan Jovkov     70


9. Some Specific Themes of Contemporary Slovenian Poetry     86


10. Andric's Franciscans     100


11.Life and Works of Miroslav Krlezha     118


12.Krlezha on Krizhanic -- From History to Legend;     135


13. The Ideological Conflict between Milosh Crnjanski and Marko Ristic     143


14. A Literary Profile of Ivan Meshtrovic     159


15.Viktor Vida and His Poetry     172


16. Rebula's Vision of Trieste     178


17 .Fulvio Tomizza's Depiction of Istria     187


18. Evelyn Waugh on Tito's "Partisans;     207


19. The Yugoslav Gulag     238

Index.     255


"It is a welcome addition to an all-too-short bibliography of South Slavic literatures in English." (SEEJ)



Richard Stites: Festival and Revolution: The Role of Public Spectacle in Russia, 1917-1918;
Gabriele Gorzka: Proletarian Culture in Practice: Workers' Clubs, 1917-1921;
Felix Patrikeeff: Russian and Soviet Economic Penetration of North-Eastern China, 1895-1933;
Ben-Cion Pinchuk: Sovietization of the Shtetl of Eastern Poland, 1939-1941;
Michal Reiman: The Russian Revolution and Stalinism: A Political Problem and Its Historiographic Content;
Pierre Brouï: Party Opposition to Stalin (1930-1932) and the First Moscow Trial;
Graeme Gill: Stalinism and Institutionalization: The Nature of Stalin's Regional Support;
Niels E. Rosenfeldt: Stalinism as a System of Communication;
Michael Gelb: Mass Politics under Stalinism: Two Case Studies;
William Chase and J. Arch Getty: The Soviet Bureaucracy in 1935: A Socio-Political Profile;
Roberta T. Manning: Peasants and Party: Rural Administration in the Soviet Countryside on the Eve of World War II.

Gary Marker, Joan Neuberger, Marshall Poe, and Susan Rupp, eds.


In a career spanning nearly four decades Daniel Kaiser has produced a wealth of studies illuminating otherwise little understood aspects of society and culture in medieval and early modern Russia. He pioneered the use of anthropology in the study of Russian law, and he has stood at the forefront of applying statistical methods to the study of daily life in Russia, while maintaining a sensitivity to the cultural contexts within which the records were generated. His scholarship has changed the way we understand popular notions of time, the veneration of icons, naming patterns, burial practices, and a host of other topics that collectively unveil the intimate world of family and community among elites and peasants alike. The 23 scholars who have contributed to this volume have come together in tribute to Dan Kaiser and his multiple contributions to Russian history. In keeping with his areas of interests the editors and authors have constructed the volume around the theme of everyday life in Russian history. Gary Marker is Professor of History at SUNY, Stony Brook. Marshall Poe is Associate Professor of History at the University of Iowa. Joan Neuberger is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. Susan Rupp is Associate Professor of History at Wake Forest College.


Everyday Life and the "Reconstruction" of Soviet Russia During and After the Great Patriotic War, 1943–1948 reminds us of how little we know about the end of the war and the immediate post-war era in the Soviet Union. Jones uses the case of Rostov-on-Don, totally devastated by the vast battles that raged around it, to reveal how people and party responded to the grim task that confronted them after the German forces were expelled. Society and state both strived to rebuild but comprehended the process differently. In the official "reconstruction" mythology, state and party leaders portrayed themselves as a vanguard, whereas local populations, mostly workers, saw them as a privileged elite. The chapters revolve around these conflicting interpretative ideologies, as expressed through official public sources, internal documents, police reports on the population, and interviews and memoirs. What emerges is a portrayal, compelling and persuasive, of the physical realities of rebuilding the infrastructures of modern life and the ways various elements of society perceived the process. Jones' study will help define our approaches to chronicling post-war Soviet life, the most exciting new field in Russian historiography. From the Introduction: The period officially dubbed “reconstruction” has not received due attention in the scholarly literature. The natural tendency is to look at the war years (1941–45) or concentrate on the period from the end of the war to Stalin’s death (1945–53). Yet the period of reconstruction (1943–48) is vitally important in part precisely because it bridges the war and postwar periods. The end of the war in Europe in May 1945 is, of course, highly significant […] However, the end of the war is not the natural breaking point historians often designate it as because many of the issues facing societies in the immediate postwar period were rooted in the prewar and war years. […] The regime’s heroic tale of “reconstruction” ended abruptly (and somewhat arbitrarily) in 1948 [the year of the Soviet blockade of Berlin and the US and British airlift to end it], a year which many scholars in Soviet history have noted as an important turning point [and] relations with the USSR’s wartime allies had turned cold.


This book is Volume 3 of the  Allan K. Wildman Group Historical Series


In Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky is very attentive to his characters' experience of time. This study elaborates this explicit psychological information into a useful textual (rather than extra-textual) criterion for interpreting the deepest layers of meaning in the novel: those ontological and religious presuppositions upon which the action turns and which it is designed to demonstrate. The study includes discussions of time and the etiology of evil; Raskolnikov's messianic crime; legal injustice in the conflict between Porfiry and Raskolnikov; Svidrigaylov's eschatological predicament; and the central role of Lizaveta in the novel.