Canadian Slavonic Papers

Quarterly academic journal covers ethnic and cultural studies in Central and Eastern Europe.

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 3, September

1937: Stalin's Year of Terror
Vadim Z. Rogovin. 1937: Stalin's Year of Terror. Translated by Frederick S. Choate. Oak Park, MI: Mehring Books, Inc., 1998. xxx, 550 pp. Illustrations. Notes. Name index. Subject index. $29.95, cloth. This book, the fourth of a six-volume series, published...
A Calender of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul
A Calendar of Wisdom: Daily Thoughts to Nourish the Soul. Written and Selected from the World's Sacred Texts by Leo Tolstoy. Trans. Peter Sekirin. New York: Scribner, 1997. 384 pp. Name Index. $20.00, cloth. This is the first appearance in English of...
Between Nation and State: Serbian Politics in Croatia before the First World War
Nicholas J. Miller. Between Nation and State: Serbian Politics in Croatia Before the First World War. Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997. xiv, 223 pp. Photographs. Map. Notes. Bibliography....
Between Two Revolutions: Stolypin and the Politics of Renewal in Russia
Peter Waldron. Between Two Revolutions: Stolypin and the Politics of Renewal in Russia. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 1998. viii, 220 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $36.00, cloth. In 1911 an assassin fatally shot the Russian Prime...
Builders and Deserters: Students, State, and Community in Leningrad, 1917-1941
Peter Konecny. Builders and Deserters: Students, State, and Community in Leningrad, 1917-1941. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-- Queen's University Press, 1999. xiii, 358. Illustrations, appendix with documents, bibliography, index. $65.00, cloth. Peter...
Centre for Eastern Studies at the University of Warsaw
The Centre for Eastern Studies at the University of Warsaw (Centrum Badan Wschodnich Uniwesytetu Warszawskiego) was founded in 1989 as an independent academic unit under the direct governance of the University's President. The Centre brings together...
Creating the New Soviet Woman: Women's Magazines as Engineers of Female Identity, 1922-53
Lynne Attwood. Creating the New Soviet Woman: Women's Magazines as Engineers of Female Identity, 1922-53. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. 213 pp. Notes. Index. $65.00, cloth. The study of Soviet women's magazines is still in its infancy. For this...
Crisis and Reform: The Kyivan Metropolitanate, the Patriarchate of Constantinople, and the Genesis of the Union of Brest
Borys A. Gudziak. Crisis and Reform. The Kyivan Metropolitanate, the Patriarchate of Constantinople, and the Genesis of the Union of Brest. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998. xviii, 489pp. Maps, illustrations, appendices. Cloth. A fresh approach...
Critical Essays on Milan Kundera
Peter Petro, ed. Critical Essays on Milan Kundera. Critical Essays on World Literature. New York: G. K. Hall & Co, 1999. xi, 293 pp. Selected Bibliography. Index. $49.00, cloth. A collection of reviews, interviews, open letters, articles and essays...
Czechoslovakia's Lost Fight for Freedom, 1967-1969. an American Embassy Perspective
Kenneth N. Skoug, Jr. Czechoslovakia's Lost Fight for Freedom, 1967-1969. An American Embassy Perspective. 1999. xvi, 273 pp. Notes. Selected Bibloiography. Index, $65.00, cloth. This book is a thorough and comprehensive record of a momentous period...
Defending Leningrad: Women Behind Enemy Lines / on the Road to Stalingrad: Memoirs of a Woman Machine Gunner
Kazimiera J. Cottam, ed. and trans. Defending Leningrad: Women Behind Enemy Lines. Revised edition. Nepean, ON: New Military Publishing, 1998. xii, 160 pp. Photographs. $19.95, paper. On the Road to Stalingrad: Memoirs of a Woman Machine Gunner. Revised...
Dictionary of Russian Slang and Colloquial Expressions / Pershyi Slovnyk Ukrains'koho Molodizhnoho Slenhu
Bell & Howell Information And Learning: Foreign text omitted. Vladimir Shlyakhov and Eve Adler. Dictionary of Russian Slang and Colloquial Expressions / (.......) Second Edition. New York: Barrons, 1999. 296 pp. $17.50, paper. Svitlana Pyrkalo. lurli...
Die Entwicklung der Lexik der Obersorbischen Schriftsprache Vom 18. Jahrhundert Bis Zum Beginn Des 20. Jahrhundert
Helmut Jentsch. Die Entwicklung der Lexik der obersorbischen Schriftsprache vom 18. Jahrhundert his zum Beginn des 20. Jahrhundert. Bautzen: Domowina, 1999 (Schriften des Sorbischen Instituts/Spisy Serbskeho institute, 22). 384 pp. DM 49, paper. The...
Die Weisse Bewegung in Russland
Nikolaus Katzer. Die Weisse Bewegung in Russland. Koln: Bohlau Verlag, 1999. 621 pp. Maps. Bibliography. Index. Cloth. This meticulously researched, richly documented, clearly written and thoughtprovoking magnum opus was originally completed in 1995...
Distance Manipulation: The Russian Modernist Search for a New Drama
Joanna Kot. Distance Manipulation: The Russian Modernist Search for a New Drama. Studies in Russian Literature and Theory. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1999. 170 pp. Notes. Works Cited. Index. $54.95, cloth. This is a study of five Russian...
Dolnoserbsko-Nimski Slownik/niedersorbischdeutsches Worterbuch
Manfred Starosta. Dolnoserbsko-nimski stownik/Niedersorbisch-- deutsches Worterbuch. Budysin [Bautzen]: Domowina, 1999. 720 pp. DM 39, cloth. It is ironic that Lower Sorbian, with its dwindling number of speakers, gets a new Sorbian-German dictionary...
Eros and Pornography in Russian Culture/Eros I Pornografia V Russkoi Kul'ture
Marcus Levitt and Andrei Toporkov, eds. Eros and Pornography in Russian Culture/Eros i pornografiia v russkoi kul'ture. Moscow: Ladomir, 1999. 700 pp. Notes. Illustrations. Hardcover. This, the most recent publication in the Ladomir series Russkaia potaennaia...
Historical Dictionary of Slovakia
Stanislav J. Kirschbaum. Historical Dictionary of Slovakia. European Historical Dictionaries, No. 31. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1999. lxxxvi, 320 pp. $55.00, cloth. The first fifty-five pages of this volume are devoted to a "Chronology of Slovak History,"...
Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov: Mir Tvorchestva
Elena Krasnostchekova. Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov: Mir tvorchestva. St. Petersburg: Pushkinskii fond, 1997. 491 pp. Cloth. This substantive book aims to set right all the fallacies and cliche-ridden interpretations in Goncharov scholarship. Krasnostchekova...
Jeltsins Rusland. En Nations Svaere Genfodsel
Per Dalgard. Jeltsins Rusland. En nations svaere genfodsel. Kobenhavn: Fremad, 1999. 201 pp. Few people can take pride in claiming to have a knowledge of Russia as thorough as that of this book's author. A Ph.D. graduate of Comparative Literature from...
Keys to Happines
Anastasya Verbitskaya. Keys to Happines. B. Holmgren and H. Goscilo, eds. and trans. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999, xxix, 300 pp. The decision to translate and edit Keys to Happiness by Anastasya Verbitskaya has made one of fin-de-siecle...
Letters to Vilna/Listy Do Wilna - 1805
Richard Sokoloski, ed. Letters to Vilna/Listy do Wilna - 18 05. Ottawa: Slavic Research Group at the University of Ottawa and the Institute of Russian Literature, Russian Academy of Sciences (St. Petersburg), 1999. xiv, 218 pp. Illustrations. Maps. Bibliography....
Maxim Gorky. A Political Biograhy
Tovah Yedlin. Maxim Gorky. A Political Biography. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 1999. xiv, 260pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $59.95, cloth. Amidst the horrors of WWI Maxim Gorky wrote to Roman Rolland: "A man must learn that he is the creator and...
Napoleon and the Szlachta
Christopher A. Blackburn. Napoleon and the Szlachta. Boulder, CO: East European Monographs, 1998. Distributed by Columbia University Press. 497 pp. $60.60, cloth. The publication of this work suggests that the Duchy of Warsaw (1807-1813) is beginning...
Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz (1872-1905)
Timothy Snyder. Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe: A Biography of Kazimierz Kelles-Kraut (18 72-1905). Harvard Papers in Ukrainian Studies. Cambridge, MA: Distributed by Harvard University Press for the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard...
Prisoner of Russia: Alexander Pushkin and the Political Issues of Nationalism
Yuri Druzhnikov. Prisoner of Russia: Alexander Pushkin and the Political Issues of Nationalism. Translated by Thomas Moore and Ilya Druzhnikov. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1999. 454 pp., $61.95, cloth. The eminent Russian historian Vasilii...
Pushkin's Evgenii Onegin
Sally Dalton-Brown. Pushkin's Evgenii Onegin. Critical Studies in Russian Literature. Series Editor: Neil Cornwell. Bristol: Bristol Classical Press, 1997. 145 pp. Bibliography. Appendix. Index. E6.95, paper. The subject of this book is the best-known...
Reexamining the Soviet Experience: Essays in Honor of Alexander Dallin
David Holloway and Norman Naimark, eds. Reexamining the Soviet Experience: Essays in Honor of Alexander Dallin. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996. vii, 279 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $56.00, cloth. The collapse of communism in the Soviet Union has...
Religion and Nationality in Western Ukraine. the Greek Catholic Church and the Ruthenian National Movement in Galicia, 1867-1900
John-Paul Himka. Religion and Nationality in Western Ukraine. The Greek Catholic Church and the Ruthenian National Movement in Galicia, 1867-1900. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, 1999. 236 pp. This book is the third major study...
Revolution, Modernization and the Paradox of Twentieth-Century Russia
ARTICLES A key challenge faced by historians of the 1990s all over the world has been to explain the collapse of the Soviet Union and Communist rule in Russia. But a more fundamental question, less often addressed, is the real nature of the Soviet system...
Ritualized Violence Russian Style: The Duel in Russian Culture and Literature
Irina Reyfman. Ritualized Violence Russian Style: The Duel in Russian Culture and Literature. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1999. xi, 364 pp. Illustrations. Notes. Index. $49.50, cloth. The duel and its underlying codes of honour are the object...
Serbscina
Helmut Faska, ed. Serbscina. Opole: Uniwersytet Opolski, 1998 (Najnowsze dzieje jezykow stowianskich. Ed. Stanislaw Gajda). 337 pp. Paper. This volume represents one of the most important scholarly investigations of Sorbian published since German unity...
Serbska bibliografija/Sorbishce Bibliographie 1991-1995
Serbska bibliografija/Sorbische Bibliographie 1991-1995. Ed. Franc 9n. Schriften des Sorbischen Instituts/Spisy Serbskeho Instituta, 19. Bautzen/ Budysin: Domowina, 1998. 396 pp. DM 49. Cloth. This volume is the eighth in a series of bibliographies of...
Stories for Little Comrades: Revolutionary Artists and the Making of Early Soviet Children's Books
Evgeny Steiner. Stories for Little Comrades: Revolutionary Artists and the Making of Early Soviet Children's Books. Trans. J.A. Miller. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999. xv, 214 pp. Notes. Index. $30.00, cloth. Begun in 1989 and expanded...
The Economy and Material Culture of Russia, 1600-1725
Richard Hellie. The Economy and Material Culture of Russia, 1600-1725. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. xi, 671 pp. Tables. Figures. Bibliography. Index. $42.00, cloth. In earlier works, such as Enserfment and Military Change in Muscovy (1971),...
The Kajkavian Dialect of Hidegseg and Fertohomok (= Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics, Vol. 27)
Peter Houtzagers. The Kajkavian Dialect of Hidegseg and Fertohomok (= Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics, vol. 27). Amsterdam-Atlanta: Rodopi, 1999. 343 pp. Maps. Tables. Dialect texts. Lexicon. Hfl. 140.00; USD $77.50. The Croatian-speaking populations...
The Poetic Craft of Bella Akhmadulina
Sonia 1. Ketchian. The Poetic Craft of Bella Akhmadulina. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1993. viii, 248 pp. Illustrations. $32.50, cloth. To date this is the only book-length study on one of the most prominent and enigmatic...
The Politics of Serbia in the 1990s
Robert Thomas. The Politics of Serbia in the 1990s. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999. xx, 443 pp. Index. $47.50, cloth. $18.50, paper. The war in former Yugoslavia has produced a relatively abundant literature that explores the causes, course,...
The Teaching of History in Contemporary Russia: Trends and Perspectives
The Teaching of History in Contemporary Russia: Trends and Perspectives. Edited by Vera Kaplan, Pinchas Agmon, and Liubov Ermolaeva. (The Cummings Center for Russian and East European Studies: Tel-Aviv University, 1999). 270 pp. Introduction. Notes on...
Trapped in the Cold War: The Ordeal of an American Family
Hermann Field and Kate Field. Trapped in the Cold War: The Ordeal of an American Family. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1999. Prologue, illustrations, epilogue, notes, index. Afterword by Norman Naimark. 451 pp. $45.00, cloth. When Tito plotted...
Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1990s: A Minority Faith
Andrew Wilson. Ukrainian Nationalism in the 1990s: A Minority Faith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xviii, 300 pp. Maps. Tables. Notes. Select bibliography. Index. $59.95, cloth. $23.95, paper. Andrew Wilson from the University of Cambridge...
Women in War and Resistance: Selected Biographies of Soviet Women Soldiers
Kazimiera J. Cottam, ed. Women in War and Resistance: Selected Biographies of Soviet Women Soldiers. Nepean, ON: New Military Publishing, 1998. xxviii, 451 pp. Illustrations. Appendix. $24.95, paper. Containing 92 brief biographies of Soviet women who...
Working the Rough Stone: Freemasonry and Society in Eighteenth-Century Russia
Douglas Smith. Working the Rough Stone: Freemasonry and Society in Eighteenth-Century Russia. Northern Illinois University Press, 1999. x, 257 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $38.00, cloth. Russian Freemasonry has always been an elusive topic, despite...