The Cultural and National Movement in Ukraine in the 16th and 17th Centuries


Mykhailo Hrushevs’kyi (1866–1934) was a professor of history and a leading political figure in Ukraine, who served as chairman of the Ukrainian Central Council at the time of the Russian Revolution of 1917. This work, published in 1912, is devoted to the national and cultural movement of Ukraine in the 16th and 17th centuries and the formation of a Ukrainian national consciousness. Much of the book deals with relations between Ukraine and Poland and their effect on the formation of a Ukrainian state. The author describes a decline of Ukrainian secular and Orthodox life in the 15th and 16th centuries, the contemporaneous rise of Polish culture, and the dissemination of Polish culture in Ukraine. Topics covered include the influence of the Reformation on Poland and Ukraine and the development of the educational and scientific institutions in Ukraine, such as the Ostrog Academy.

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S.V. Kul'zhenko, Kiev


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Культурно-національний рух на Україні в XVI–XVII віці

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248 pages : illustrations

Last updated: February 12, 2013