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Date: Mon, 05 May 2003
From: CIUS <cius@chass.utoronto.ca>
Subject: New Book on Ukrainian-Russian relations

CIUS Press is the largest publisher of English-language material about Ukraine. It is the publishing arm of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto. The emergence of Ukraine as an independent state has focused general and scholarly interest on Ukrainian studies, and CIUS Press is meeting that interest and need with a sizeable offering of new, forthcoming, and already published books.

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Item: New CIUS Press Book (publication date: April 22, 2003)
Title: Culture, Nation, and Identity: The Ukrainian-Russian Encounter (1600-1945)
Editors: Andreas Kappeler, Zenon E. Kohut, Frank E. Sysyn, and Mark von Hagen
(Toronto-Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2003) xiv, 381 ISBN 1-895571-46-4 (bound); ISBN 1-895571-47-2 (pbk.)

About this title:

The series of four sessions on the Russian-Ukrainian encounter held alternately at Columbia University and Cologne University from June 1994 to September 1995 had their origin in both the world of great political events and the world of scholarly discussions. Ukraine's declaration of independence, ratified by the referendum of 1 December 1991, and subsequent international recognition were followed by the dissolution of the Soviet Union on 25 December 1991. These developments made Ukrainian-Russian relations a major international issue. A new, difficult, and uncertain phase in these relations began with the establishment of these two independent, neighbouring states. Since Russia would clearly remain a major world power, while Ukraine was the largest and one of the most populous states of Europe, those relations took on more than binational significance. The future of the post-Soviet order depends largely on how these two largely Slavic countries will work out their relations.

The editors of Culture, Nation, and Identity, representing the Seminar for East European History at Cologne University, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, and the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, invited seventy specialists to examine the Russian-Ukrainian encounter in four chronological symposia, from the seventeenth century to the present. The papers on the contemporary session were published in the Harriman Review. The present volume is a selection of sixteen articles developed from presentations on the Ukrainian-Russian encounter from the early modern period to World War II. Historians and Slavists from Canada, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States employ diverse methodologies to examine the many spheres in which Russians and Ukrainians and their identities and cultures interacted.

Special Offer: Two Books for the price of one!

Until 30 September 2003, purchase Culture, Nation, and Identity for $28 (paper) or $38 (cloth), (taxes and shipping included), and receive as a free bonus a 415-page by David Saunders The Ukrainian Impact on Russian Culture, 1750-1850. After 30 September 2003 the regular price for Culture, Nation, and Identity will be $24.95 (paper) and $34.95 (cloth) plus 10% shipping and handling. Canadian residents add 7% GST. Outside Canada the price is in U.S. dollars.

Visit the CIUS Press Web site at www.utoronto.ca/cius to preview the Table of Contents, Introduction, Index, and sample pages for this, and many other CIUS Press publications. A PDF order form for this publication is attached.

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University of Toronto
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Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-978-6934
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E-mail: cius@chass.utoronto.ca
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