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Yale Russian and East European Publications


Katherine Verdery


Jerzy Jedlicki

Polish Concepts of Native Culture

Andrzej Chojnowski

Polish National Character, the Sanacja Camp, and the National Democracy

Andrew Lass

"What are we like?" National Character and the Aesthetics of Distinction in Interwar Czechoslovakia

Tamas Hofer

The "Hungarian Soul" and the "Historic Layers of National Heritage": Conceptualizations of Hungarian Folk Culture, 1880-1944

Zsigmond Pal Pach

Business Mentality and the Hungarian National Character

Katherine Verdery

National Ideology and National Character in Interwar Romania

Keith Hitchins

Orthodoxism: Polemics over Ethnicity and Religion in Interwar Romania

Marian Papahagi

The "National Essence" in Interwar Romanian Literary Life; Ivo Banac: Zarathustra in Red Croatia: Milan Shufflay and his Theory of Nationhood

Alexander Kiossev

The Debate about the Problematic Bulgarian: A View on the Pluralism of the National Ideologies in Bulgaria in the Interwar Period

Andrew Rossos

Macedonianism and Macedonian Nationalism on the Left


Sabrina P. Ramet, James R. Felak and Herbert J. Ellison, eds.


Nationalism has been a driving force in the still unfinished era of nation-building in East Central Europe. Conventionally traced to the late Enlightenment and the French Revolution, the rise of nationalism colored nineteenth-century understandings of democracy and provided fuel for aspirations to political independence. This volume brings together scholars from eight countries and focuses on nation-building and nationalism in East-Central Europe in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and is organized around the following themes: understandings of nation, understandings of nationalism, changes in nationalism, typologies of nationalism, the urban-rural cleavage, and the role played by intellectuals and other activists in the development of national movements.



Sabrina P. Ramet

Controversies Concerning Nation and Nationalism: An Introduction


Linda Frey and Marsha Frey

The French Revolution and Internationalism: The Road Not Taken in Eastern Europe


George F. Jewsbury

Russia's Unintended Role in the Maintenance of Romanian Nationality in Bessarabia/Moldova


Paul Robert Magocsi

Galicia: A European Land


Hugh LeCaine Agnew

Dilemmas of Liberal Nationalism: Czechs and Germans in Bohemia and the Revolution of 1848


Jan Havranek

Nebeneinander zweier Prager Universitþten, 1882-1918


Peter Mentzel

Karl Renner's Ideas on Personal Autonomy: The Personalprinzip and the Millet System


Dusan Kovac

The Slovak Political Agenda in the 19th and Early 20th Century: From L'udovit Stur to Czech-Slovak Statehood


Zsuzsa L. Nagy

Liberal Nationalism and the Nation-State: The Case of a Hungarian Political Writer, Gusztav Beksics


Horst Haselsteiner

Hungary-Pannonian Switzerland? Mihailo Polit-Desanaic's Perceptions on a Solution to the Nationalities Question in Hungary


Sabrina P. Ramet

Ante Staraevic: Liberal Champion of a "Citizen's State"


Maria Todorova

The Absence of Nationalism in Serbian Politics before 1840 Gale Stokes Creating a National Hero: Vassil Levski in Bulgarian Public Memory


Gerasimos Augustinos

Configuring the Ethnic Nation: Macedonia in Greek Cultural Politics from the Balkan Wars to the Cold War


James Ramon Felak

The Slovak Question in Czechoslovak Politics, 1945-1948


Peter Mentzel

Peter Sugar's Contribution to East-Central European Studies: An Assessment.

Natalya Baranskaya, Edited by Lora Paperno, Natalie Roklina, and Richard Leed


This is a novelistic first-person account of a typical week in the life of a Soviet woman and her efforts to hold down two full-time jobs: one as a scientist in a laboratory, the other as a mother and wife. The general problem is a familiar one in the West, too, but the story is full of intimate details of Soviet daily life. The style is straight-forward and lively -- an excellent text for student reading, since it contains a great deal of very useful, every-day vocabulary. The language of the original has not been simplified, although it has been very slightly abridged. The purpose of the edition is to provide interesting accented, glossed, and annotated reading material for students who have had two or more years of Russian. Notes at the bottom of the page provide information on idioms and difficult passages. The glossary at the end contains all of the words in the text except for those which are commonly used and assumed to be known to the student (including numerals, pronouns, special adjectives, common prepositions, etc.). Accent marks are placed over all syllables which bear stress, including monosyllabic words; thus, the distinction between words such as chto `that' vs. chto`what' is indicated by the accent mark.


"Paperno, Roklina, and Leed have added another excellent classroom aid to an already distinguished series. The editors have reprinted an important short novel as a classroom reader. The format is well suited for student use -- clear print, numbered lines, useful and appropriate footnotes, and a generally well prepared glossary." (SEEJ)

Sue Brown and Adam Przepiorkowski

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Negation in Slavic joins the ranks of recent studies on negation in its attempt to deepen our understanding of negation phenomena, and is unique in its breadth and diversity of approach. What began as the proceedings of the Workshop on the Syntax and Semantics of Negation held during the 32nd Annual Poznan' Linguistics Meeting developed into a refereed volume of invited contributions from scholars all over the world. The editors extended invitations to contribute beyond those scholars who had participated in the workshop, and all papers were subject to thorough review by at least two anonymous referees. Consequently, only the strongest contributions found their way into this volume. These articles by Leonard Babby, Maria Babyonyshev, Sue Brown, Uwe Junghanns, Anna Kupść Asya Pereltsvaig, Ljiljana Progovac, and Jacek Witkos', address negative concord, negative polarity, and genitive of negation, in addition to exploring scope-related phenomena and the morphology of negation.

Sue Brown Negation in Slavic    

iii Leonard H. Babby

The Genitive of Negation and Unaccusativity     1

Maria Babyonyshev

The Extended Projection Principle and the Genitive of Negation Construction     31

Sue Brown

Negative Concord in Russian and Attract-all-F     71

Uwe Junghanns

Scope Conflicts Involving Sentential Negation in Czech     105

Ann Kupść

The Morphosyntax of Polish verbal Negation: towards and HPSC Account     135

Asya Pereltsvaig

Negative Polarity Items in Russian and the "Bagel Problem"     153

Ljiljana Progovac

Negative and Positive Feature Checking and the Distribution of Polarity Items     179

Jacek Witkoś

Clause Union and Non-Local Genitive of Negation     219

Name Index     263 Subject Index     267


Yale Russian and East European Publications


O pansemantichnosti poeticheskogo teksta i sposobakh ego prochteniia

A. Mickevich

"Trzech Budrysow"/A. S. Pushkin: "Budrys i ego synov'ia"

N. A. Nekrasov

"Utrenniaia progulka"

A. A. Fet

"Moego tot bezumstva zhelal"

V. I. Ivanov


B. L. Pasternak

"Mchalis' zvezdy"

M. I. Cvetaeva


A. A. Akhmatova

"Iz tsikla `Tashkentskie stranitsy'"

I. A. Brodskii

"Litovskii divertisment"



New Labor History marks a first return to labor and workers' history in the Russian field after a decade when most historians turned to other issues. In this collection, established scholars join with younger researchers to bring new materials, innovative methods, and fresh interpretations to bear on the study of the workers' role in late tsarist and revolutionary history (1840-1918). The collection suggests the need to re-examine the experiences and aspirations of workers and, by implication, other groups in order to gain striking new insights into the pre-revolutionary era and the revolutionary process itself. The co-editors and participants hope to rekindle interest in an area of research that many have thought had exhausted its ability to intrigue, that is, to raise questions and promote hard thinking about late imperial Russia.

This book is Volume 1 of the  Allan K. Wildman Group Historical Series

Book Reviews

Review in Canadian-American Slavic Studies, Volume 39, Issue 2-3, 2005: 288 – 290

Valerie Kivelson, Karen Petrone, Nancy Shields Kollmann, and Michael S. Flier (eds.)


Daniel Rowland’s writings on the political, visual, and religious culture of Muscovy have profoundly influenced a generation of American and foreign specialists in early Russian history. Inspired by his work, the essays in this volume reflect the dynamism of this field as it reinvents itself using the creative tools of cultural history. Transcending older East-West comparisons and the Cold War paradigms that for so long distorted the study of Russian history, these essays by historians, literary specialists, and art historians showcase a methodological commitment to utilizing the rich visual and literary record of Orthodox and secular society. Collectively, they explore the role of Orthodox culture in shaping both Muscovite ideals and its lived realities and set a new agenda for the study of the transmission, communication, and enforcement of cultural and political norms in Muscovy.

Book Reviews

Jahrbucher für Geschichte Osteuropas, vol. 62, 2014, H. 2: 300-302


DURING THE SOVIET YEARS, Fyodor Dostoevsky was the most troublesome of the nineteenth-century Russian novelists. Religious, opinionated, conservative, and chauvinistic, his work challenged the atheistic and communist foundation of the Soviet state. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Dostoevsky rapidly became the most popular Russian classic. Taking advantage of the freedoms that came with glasnost, Russian scholars have produced a wealth of new studies exploring previously neglected aspects of the writer’s life and work. The New Russian Dostoevsky: Readings for the Twenty-First Century presents a broad range of works by Russia’s finest Dostoevsky scholars, appearing here in English translation for the first time. The collection offers general studies, including essays on the latest trends in Dostoevsky scholarship, on the 150-year history of anti-Dostoevsky sentiment in Russia, on the use of new technologies to study manuscripts and print materials, and on Dostoevsky’s religion and philosophy, as well as close readings and annotations of the classic novels Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Demons, and The Brothers Karamazov. These essays combine the meticulous scholarship and authority that have always characterized the work of Russian scholars with a bracing originality and a new respect for the religious and cultural aspects of the writer’s work that were neglected in the Soviet years. This book will appeal to anyone interested in Dostoevsky’s work and eager to learn how he is read and studied in his homeland. CAROL APOLLONIO is Associate Professor of the Practice of Russian at Duke University. Author of numerous articles on nineteenth-century Russian literature and of the book Dostoevsky’s Secrets: Reading Against the Grain (2009), she is also a translator of Russian and Japanese literature and has worked as a conference interpreter of Russian. Her current projects include a translation of German Sadulaev’s 2008 novel The Maya Pill (Tabletka) and a study of the history of translation of Russian classics into English. This book is recommended for library collections at community colleges, four-year colleges, and research universities.

Edited by Anna Lisa Crone and Catherine V. Chvany


A collection of papers in honor of Bayara Aroutunova.


Bayara Aroutunova, An Appreciation     7

Leonard H. Babby

Departicipial Adverbs in Russian     9

Diana L. Burgin

Jungian Dactyls on Death and Tolstoy (Verse Burlesque With Notations in Earnest)     27

Patricia R. Chaput

Verbs of `Teaching' in Russian

On Cross-Linguistic Lexical Equivalence     39

Catherine V. Chvany

Translating One Poem from a Cycle

Cvetaeva's `Your Name is a Bird in My Hand' from `Poems to Blok'     49

Julian W. Connolly

The Structure and Imagery of Pushkin's `Imitations of the Koran'     59

Anna Lisa Crone

Petersburg and the Plight of Russian Beauty

The Case of Mandelstam's Tristia     73

Mark J. Elson

A Revised Hierarchy for Stem Classification in Slavic Verbal Systems     96

Lawrence E. Feinberg

Stem Structure, Hierarchy, and Russian Verbal Accent     104

Valentina Gitin

The Preposition of Cause iz its Semantic and Selectional Properties     117

Vladimir Gitin

Toward A Poetics of the Gogolian Anecdote `The Carriage'     132

Edythe C. Haber

Bulgakov and Shklovskii

Notes on a Literary Antagonism     151

Norman W. Ingham

`By the Will of our Lord God and Savior'     159

Charles Isenberg

The Rhetoric of Nadezhda Mandelstam's Hope Against Hope     168

Sonia Ketchian

The Wonder of Nature and Art

Bella Axmadulina's Secret     183

George N. Kostich

On the Phonetic Structure of Alexander Blok's `Peter'     199

Nicholas Lee

A Contribution to Emigre Literature

The Life and Work of Gertrude Clafton Vakar     208

Natalie K. Moyle

Mermaids (Rusalki) and Russian Beliefs About Women     221

Katherine Tiernan O'Connor

Chekhov on Chekhov

His Epistolary Self-Criticism     239

Linda Nadine Saputelli

Nabokov's Orange Night     246

Linda H. Scatton

Zoscenko's Lenin Stories

The Pitfalls of Hagiography in a Secular Context     246

David A. Sloane

`Stixi k Bloku'

Cvetaeva's Poetic Dialogue with Blok     253

Lynn Visson

The Interpretation of Politics

Some Problems in Russian-English Interpretation     271

Dean S. Worth

Formal and Aesthetic Functions of Diminutives in the Russian Lament     279

Olga Yokoyama

High Frequency Vocabulary in Russian and in American English

A Sociolinguistic Comparison.     291


"...the contributions are of uniformly high quality." (RLJ) "Po shirotata na filologicheskata problematika noviiat tom (NSRLL) belezhi nov etap v''v v''zxodhshchoto razvitie na slavistikata v SAQ." (S''postavitelno ezikoznanie)


Along with an analysis of the New York Missal itself (a Croatian Glagolitic manuscript of the second quarter of the 15th century), this volume represents a statement of the phonetic, orthographic, and graphic characteristics of Croatian Church Slavonic during the 14th and 15th centuries. In it the author attempts to define criteria for linguistic and paleographic dating and localizing of Croatian Church Slavonic manuscripts. These criteria are then applied to the New York Missal in an attempt to determine as closely as possible the time and place of its origin. This is the first monograph to focus on the language and script of a Croatian Glagolitic liturgical codex. It should be of interest to those who study any of the national redactions of Church Slavonic. On the one hand, it can serve as an introduction to the graphic, orthographic, and phonological norms of Croatian Church Slavonic. On the other hand, the methodological innovations introduced in this volume should be of interest to all who are engaged in philological and paleographic research. First, conclusions concerning the New York Missal are based upon a preliminary comparative study of a corpus of text from the remaining Croatian Church Slavonic missals. Second, wherever possible, Corin has applied quantitative methods to the study of certain traditional issues of Slavic historical linguistics and philology (vocalization of jer, use of the symbols for jer, reflexes of jat', use of the letter "jat'," reflexes of the front nasal). While this study significantly advances the prospects for linguistic and paleographic dating of Church Slavonic manuscripts, it illustrates at the same time the dangers inherent in such procedures. One of the most important characteristics of the New York Missal is the fact that it was copied by probably eleven scribes (the book is illustrated with reproductions of samples of each of the hands). It turns out that the scribes demonstrate a strikingly broad range of variation with respect to various linguistic and paleographic features. If any one of them had copied the manuscript in its entirety, it is possible that we would reach significantly different conclusions concerning the age and provenance of the manuscript.


"Indeed, anyone concerned with problems of paleography may read this study with pleasure and profit. ... Corin's exposition is scrupulously lucid..." (MLR)


"Mozhem da obobshchim, che retsenziranata monografiia predstavliava ne samo znachitelen prinos v izuchavaneto na x''rvatskata redakciia, no i otbeliazva znachitelen napred''k v razrabotkata na metodicheskite principi za analiz na edin otdelen r''kopis i na chla grupa ot r''kopisi v blizko edno do drugo izp''lnenie." (SE)


"Das Buch stellt ein wichtigen Schritt... dar." (Wiener Slavistisches Jahrbuch)


David M. Griffiths, edited by George E. Munro

No Collusion! Catherine the Great and American Independence
xvi + 717

Empress Catherine II, building on the military and diplomatic successes of Emperor Peter I and Empress Elizabeth, in less than two decades of rule brought Russia to the forefront among European powers. Her creation of a League of Armed Neutrality, uniting several mercantile states of Northern Europe, was intended to guarantee the security of maritime shipping on the high seas from arrest and seizure. The fledgling thirteen United States desperately needed more than their single ally, France (from 1778), to pursue their war for independence. Unwilling to engage in traditional European diplomatic behavior, they developed a concept of “militia diplomacy,” under which merchants would be sent to foreign ports to initiate friendly trading relations. Not fully realizing Catherine’s intention to maintain absolute neutrality in order to mediate peace between Great Britain and its breakaway colonies, the Americans sent to St. Petersburg, uninvited and unannounced, a would-be ambassador. The empress refused to collude in any way. David M. Griffiths (1938–2014) started out to study Revolutionary Era American History. But while still in graduate school he shifted focus to the Russian Empire of the same period, over his career publishing numerous articles on the Russia of Catherine the Great and translating two books from Russian to English. His articles, appearing in journals and as book chapters, have deepened our understanding of the Russian economy, politics, and society during that era, winning him an international reputation. A collection of them appeared as a single volume in Russian translation in Moscow in 2013. All the while, for some decades, he continued quietly to labor on the book that became this volume. It has been edited down from a much larger manuscript, but the argument and the language remain his own.



The first, and larger, part of the volume (all the papers from Aronson's through Tuite's) are homage to the great Georgian scholar, Akaki Shanidze (1887-1987). The remainder of the papers cover a variety of topics. We would particularly call your attention to the papers of Catford and Colarusso, which have great theoretical and typological significance.

Howard I. Aronson: Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic Subject in Georgian;
Roland Bielmeier: On Iranian Influence in Old Georgian;
J. C. Catford: Vowel Systems of Caucasian Languages;
John Colarusso: How to Describe the Sounds of the Northwest Caucasian Languages;
Victor Friedman: Assertive Verb Forms in Lak;
Zbigniew Gob: Prehistoric Contacts between Ossetic and Slavic;
Alice C. Harris: On the History of Relative Clauses in Georgian;
Dee Ann Holisky: Notes on Auxiliary Verbs in Tsova-Tush (Batsbi);
Johanna Nichols: The Structure of the Nakh-Daghestanian Verb Root and Verb Stem;
Alfred G. Paludis: The Subjunctive in Classical Armenian: Significant Differences between Eznik and Eishò;
K. H. Schmidt: Class Inflection and Related Categories in the Caucasus;
Wolfgang Schulze-Fuerhoff: Tracing Aspect Coding Techniques in the Lezgian languages;
David Testen: The Correspondence: Scythian Bastakaw = Ossetian basta;
Kevin Tuite: Syntactic Subject in Georgian;
Robert Austerlitz: Gilyak Internal Reconstruction, 3: Ligneous Matter;
Donald L. Dyer: Moldavian Linguistic Realities;
Rachel Lehr: Complex Infinitives and Other Deverbal Nominals in Tajik;
Jules Levin: Stressing Freely in Lithuanian and Russian;
Roy Andrew Miller: The Original Geographic Distribution of the Tungus Languages;
Stefan Pugh: Observations on the Russian Component in Karelian;
Steven Young: The Scope of Saussure's Law in Colloquial Lithuanian.

"This is an excellent collection;..." (SEER)

"The volume includes a number of major contributions to our understanding of the structure and history of the languages of the former USSR..." (SEEJ)

Henrik Birnbaum



Forward, by V.L. Yanin           9

Prefatory Note           11

1.  Novgorod Between East and West          15

2.   When and How Was Novgorod Converted to Christianity?          41

3.  Medieval Novgorod: Political, Social and Cultural Life in an Old Russian Urban Community          72

4.  Mentality and the Manifestations of Culture in Medieval Novgorod          121

5.  The Hansa in Novgorod          153

6.  Did the Annexation of Novgorod by Muscovy Fundamentally Change the Course of Russian History?        166

Bibliographic Notes          181

Index          182


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