Canadian Slavonic Papers

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

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 1/2, March-June

Against the Current: The Memoirs of Boris Ragula as Told to Dr. Inge V. Sanmiya
Boris Ragula. Against the Current: The Memoirs of Boris Ragula as Told to Dr. Inge V. Sanmiya. Footprints Series. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005. xiv. 185 pp. Photographs. Bibliography. Index. $34.95, cloth.Against the Current:...
A Note from the Editor
Welcome to the fiftieth volume of Canadian Slavonic Papers.This is a nice round number that warrants a little attention for it bespeaks of the achievements and tenacity of Slavic Studies in Canada. It took 52 years to arrive at this milestone, a testament...
Bildung, Bedeutung Und Gebrauch Des Russischen Verbalaspekts. Teil 1: Theoretische Grundlagen (Lehrbuch)
Hans Schlegel. Bildung, Bedeutung und Gebrauch des russischen Verbalaspekts. Teil 1: Theoretische Grundlagen (Lehrbuch). Specimina Philologiae Slavicae, 136. Munich: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2002. 326 pp. euro32.00, paper. / Teil 2: Informationen, Aufgaben,...
Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard
James N. Loehlin. Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard. Series: Plays in production. Cambridge, New York etc.: Cambridge University Press, 2006.248 pp. Illustrations. Works Cited. Index. Paper.This is the eleventh volume in a series devoted to individual plays...
Cultural Nationalism in the South Slav Habsburg Lands in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Scholarly Network of Jernej Kopitar (1780-1844)
Ingrid Merchiers. Cultural Nationalism in the South Slav Habsburg Lands in the Early Nineteenth Century: The Scholarly Network of Jernej Kopitar (1780-1844). Slavistische Beitrage, 455. Munchen: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2007. ix, 378 pp.Ingrid Merchiers has...
Die Slavischen Minderheiten in Albanien (SMA). 1. Teil: Prespa, Vërnik, Boboshtica
Klaus Steinke and Xhelal Ylli. Die slavischen Minderheiten in Albanien (SMA). 1. Teil: Prespa, Vërnik, Boboshtica. Slavistische Beiträge, 458. Munich: Otto Sagner, 2007. 374 pp. CD. Bibliography. Maps. euro36.00, paper.The Albanian language is spoken...
Die Südgriechische Mundart Von Kastelli (Peloponnes): Morphosyntax Und Syntax. Lexik. Ethnolinguistik. Texte
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)Christina Leluda-Voss. Die südgriechische Mundart von Kastelli (Peloponnes): Morphosyntax und Syntax. Lexik. Ethnolinguistik. Texte. Materialien zum Siidosteuropasprachatlas, Band 5. Munich: Biblion Verlag,...
Duck-Hunting in Anger?
ABSTRACT: This presentation aims at addressing an apparent minor discrepancy between citations in Shevelov's A Prehistory of Slavic (1964) and his Historical Phonology of the Ukrainian Language (1979). Shevelov (1964: 403) cites Russian ... 'drake',...
Exploring the Parameters of a Central European Sprachbund
ABSTRACT:This paper sets out a case for identifying a Carpathian Sprachbund comprising Czech, Slovak, Slovene, Kajkavian Croatian, Hungarian, Yiddish and the Bavarian-Austrian dialect of German. It investigates the distribution of eleven possible Sprachbund-forming...
From Assimilation to Antisemitism: The "Jewish Question" in Poland, 1850-1914
Theodore R. Weeks. From Assimilation to Antisemitism: The "Jewish Question" in Poland, 1850-1914. DeKalb, Ill.: Northern Illinois University Press, 2006.242 pp. Select Bibliography. Index.Since the landmark 1984 conference in Oxford on Polish-Jewish...
Gender & War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe
Nancy M. Wingfield and Maria Bucur, eds. Gender & War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. 251 pp. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. $65.00, cloth. $24.95, paper.Despite the vast outpouring of ink that...
Gorbanevskaia and Poland: From Pol'sha to Novaia Pol'sha
ABSTRACT: Natal'ia Gorbanevskaia is primarily known as a poet and leading human rights activist, as well as for her role as author and editor at Kontinent and Russkaia mysl'. One important and substantial aspect of her life that is not well known outside...
Holocaust in the Ukraine
Boris Zabarko. Holocaust in the Ukraine. The Library of Holocaust Testimonies. London and Portland, OR: Vallentine-Mitchell, 2005. xxxii, 394 pp. Bibliography. Index. £45.00 / $67.50, cloth. £17.50 / $27.50, paper.This volume contains eighty-six short...
Imperial Russia, 1689-1917. Volume 2 of Cambridge History of Russia
Dominic Lieven, ed. Imperial Russia, 1689-1917. Volume 2 of Cambridge History of Russia. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xxvii, 765 pp. Plates. Maps. Chronology. Bibliography. Index. $217.95, clothCambridge Histories have a distinguished...
Interview with David Albahari*
David Albahari (b. 1949) is a Serbian writer who has lived more than 10 years in exile in Canada. He went into exile because the former Yugoslavia was torn apart by ethnic war. Albahari left the country in 1994, at the peak of the conflict, and from...
Landslide of the Norm: Language Culture in Post-Soviet Russia
Ingunn Lunde and Tine Roesen, eds. Landslide of the Norm: Language Culture in Post-Soviet Russia. Slavica Bergensia, 6. Bergen: John Grieg, 2006.303 pp. Bibliography. List of contributors. Index of names. $24.00, cloth.This volume is a collection of...
Liberal Reform in an Illiberal Regime. the Creation of Private Property in Russia, 1906-1915
Stephen F. Williams. Liberal Reform in an Illiberal Regime. The Creation of Private Property in Russia, 1906-1915. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 2006. xiv, 320 pp. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. $15.00, paper.Stolypin and his reforms have enjoyed...
Lviv: A City in the Crosscurrents of Culture
John Czaplicka, ed. Lviv: A City in the Crosscurrents of Culture. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. 361 pp. Illustrations. Index. $39.95, cloth. Also published as Harvard Ukrainian Studies 24.1-4 (2000).Many a visitor to this capital of western...
Making Music in the Polish Tatras: Tourists, Ethnographers, and Mountain Musicians
Timothy J. Cooley. Making Musk in the Polish Tatras: Tourists, Ethnographers, and Mountain Musicians. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2005. xvii, 293 pp. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. $45.00, cloth.The music of Poland's...
Malyi Dialektologicheskii Atlas Balkanskikh Iazykov. Seriia Leksicheskaia. Tom II: Chelovek. Sem'ia
Andrei N. Sobolev, ed. Malyi dialektologicheskii atlas balkanskikh iazykov. Seriia leksicheskaia. Tom II: Chelovek. Sem'ia. Studien zum Sudosteuropasprachatlas, 6. Munich: Biblion Verlag, 2006. Introduction in Russian. 114 language maps. 261 pp. euro28.00,...
Minima Graeca: Eine Einführung in das Griechische Für Slavisten in 15 Lektionen
Nikolaos H. Trunte. Minima Graeca: eine Einführung in das Griechische für Slavisten in 15 Lektionen, Slavistische Beiträge, 456. (Studienhilfen, Band 16.) Munich: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2007. xviii, 366 pp. Tables. Illustrations. Greek-German glossary....
Moscow Stories
Loren R. Graham. Moscow Stories. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. xi, 305 pp. Biographical Notes. Citations. Index. Cloth.Few Western specialists in Russian studies are better qualified than Loren Graham to write a book of this nature (Geoffrey...
Negotiating Magic: Ukrainian Wedding Traditions and Their Persistence in Canada
ABSTRACT: Magical efficacy has been important in Ukrainian wedding ritual. The korovai, rushnyk, omens, gifts, the showering of the couple, and other "sacred" objects and acts of the Ukrainian folk wedding are believed to be imbued with prophetic qualities....
Old Believers, Religious Dissent and Gender in Russia, 1760-1850
Irina Paert. Old Believers, Religious Dissent and Gender in Russia, 1760-1850. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2003. xi, 257 pp.This excellent book explores questions of gender, sexuality, marriage, and family among priestless Old...
Polish Encounters, Russian Identity
David L. Ransel and Bozena Shallcross, eds. Polish Encounters, Russian Identity. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2005. vii, 218 pp.Polish-Russian relations are the subject of very complex and difficult discussions both on the...
Politika Samoderzhaviia V Severo-Zapadnom Krae V èPokhu Velikikh Reform
Anna Al'fredisovna Komzolova. Politika samoderzhaviia v Severo-Zapadnom krae v èpokhu Velikikh reform. Moscow: Nauka, 2005. 383 pp.The lands that the Russian empire acquired in the process of Poland's partition had two different statuses in the imperial...
Rebuilding Leviathan: Party Competition and State Exploitation in Post-Communist Democracies
Anna Grzy mate-Busse. Rebuilding Leviathan: Party Competition and State Exploitation in Post-Communist Democracies. Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xiv, 274 pp. Appendices. Bibliography. Index. $75.00,...
Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865-1923
Jeff Sahadeo. Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865-1923. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007. x, 316 pp. Map. Illustrations. Bibliography, Index.This study seeks to apply elements of post-colonial theory in order to probe beneath the surface...
Russian Monastic Culture. "Josephism" and the Iosifo-Volokolamsk Monastery 1479-1607
Tom E. Dy kstra. Russian Monastic Culture. "Josephism" and the Iosifo-Volokolamsk Monastery 1479-1607. Slavistische Beitrage, 450. Munich: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2006.264 pp. Bibliography. Paper.The present volume is a most welcome addition to the study...
Russian War Films: On the Cinema Front, 1914-2005
Denise J. Youngblood. Russian War Films: On the Cinema Front, 1914-2005. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2006.319 pages. Photographs. Notes. Filmography. Bibliography. Index. $34.95.Denise Youngblood's monograph is a scholarly contribution to the...
"Ruthenische" (Ukrainische) Sprach- Und Vorstellungswelten in Den Galizischen Volksschullesebüchern der Jahre 1871 Und 1872
Michael Moser. "Ruthenische" (ukrainische) Sprach- und Vorstellungswelten in den galizischen Volksschullesebüchern der Jahre 1871 und 1872. Slavische Sprachgeschichte, Band 2. Vienna: Lit-Verlag, 2007. 272 pp. Bibliography. Index. euro24.90, paper.This...
Sacred Stories. Religion and Spirituality in Modern Russia
Mark D. Steinberg and Heather J. Coleman, eds. Sacred Stories. Religion and Spirituality in Modern Russia. Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2007. vii, 405. Illustrations....
Serbo-Croatian Words on the Border between Lexicon and Grammar*
Snjezana Kordic, author of the parallel German and Croatian texts considered here (Worter im Grenzbereich... - Rijeci na granici...), was educated in Osijek and Zagreb and has taught Slavic languages and linguistics at a number of universities in Germany....
Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia: The Pleasure and the Power
Richard Stites. Serfdom, Society, and the Arts in Imperial Russia: The Pleasure and the Power. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005. 586 pp.Artistic brilliance has been counted as one of Russia's greatest contributions to the modern world....
Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars
Ethan Pollock. Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars. Princeton: University Press, 2006. 269 pp. Biographical notes. Index. $47.20, cloth.The relationship of Soviet science and state in the "late Stalinist" period, usually defined as 1945-53, has long been...
Synopsis: A Collection of Essays in Honour of Zenon E. Kohut
Serhii Plokhy and Frank E. Sysyn, eds. Synopsis: A Collection of Essays in Honour of Zenon E. Kohut. Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press, 2005. xii, 476 pp.The essays gathered in this volume honour Zenon E. Kohut (Ph.D., University...
The Cinema of Russia and the Former Soviet Union
Birgit Beumers, ed. The Cinema of Russia and the Former Soviet Union. Preface by Sergei Bodrov Sr. London and New York: Wallflower Press, 2006. 283 pages. Filmography. Bibliography. Index.The collection of essays The Cinema of Russia and the Former Soviet...
The Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia
William C. Fuller. The Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006. xiii, 286 pp. Maps. Photographs. Bibliography. Index. $39.95, cloth.The centrepiece of this fascinating book is the trial...
The Greatness of Vladimir Solov'ã«v: A Review Essay1
In 1950, Semën Frank, himself no mean Russian philosopher, wrote that "Solovyov is unquestionably the greatest of Russian philosophers and systematic religious thinkers."2 With the appearance over the last decade or so of a series of translations, new...
The Legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-1995, Myth Memories, and Monuments
Lisa Kirschenbaum. The Legacy of the Siege of Leningrad, 1941-1995, Myth Memories, and Monuments. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xiii, 309 pp. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index.Lisa Kirschenbaum's book is a "story of the stories" of the...
The Lena Goldfields Massacre and the Crisis of the Late Tsarist State
Michael Melancon. The Lena Goldfields Massacre and the Crisis of the Late Tsarist State. The Eugenie and Hugh M. Stewart '26 Series on Eastern Europe. College Station, TX: Texas A & M University Press, 2006. x, 238 pp. Illustrations. Maps. Tables....
The Nation in the Village: The Genesis of Peasant National Identity in Austrian Poland, 1848-1914
Keely Stauter-Halsted. The Nation in the Village: The Genesis of Peasant National Identity in Austrian Poland, 1848-1914. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004 (cloth edition-2001). x, 272 pp. Bibliography. Illustrations. Maps. Photographs. Index. Paper.Many...
The Paradigm of the Hebrew Prophet and the Russian Tradition of Iurodstvo
ABSTRACT: This paper proceeds from the premise that Russian iurodivye-or fools for Christ-display a remarkable resemblance to the Hebrew prophets. As it explores the genealogical link between these two cultural paradigms, the paper shows that, during...
The Pushkin Handbook
David M. Bethea, ed. The Pushkin Handbook. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005. xlii, 665 pp. Select Bibliographies. Index. $60, cloth.North American and Russian Pushkin scholars differ in their approaches. While Russian scholars at the Pushkin...
The Ritual Language of the British Columbia Doukhobors as an Endangered Functional Style: Issues of Interference and Translatability
ABSTRACT: Currently, there are about 13,000 persons of Doukhobor descent living in the Province of British Columbia (mainly in the West Kootenay area). Roughly 60% still speak Doukhobor Russian. Ritual activities among the Doukhobors depend largely on...
The Romanian Revolution of December 1989
Peter Siani-Davies. The Romanian Revolution of December 1989. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2005. xii, 315 pp. Bibliography. Index. $24.95, cloth.Of all the regime changes of 1989 that ushered in a new era of democracy in Eastern Europe, none was...
The Transferability of Policy Instruments: How New Environmental Policy Instruments Strike Roots in Russia and Latvia
Jorn Holm-Hansen. The Transferability of Policy Instruments: How New Environmental Policy Instruments Strike Roots in Russia and Latvia. Oslo: NIBRrapport; 2005. 249 pp. Tables.Jorn Holm-Hansen's book contributes to a growing literature on policy diffusion...
Turgenev as Translator
ABSTRACT: Ivan Turgenev's activity as a translator was very extensive and spanned his entire career. It is, however, little known and less studied. Not only have most of his translations not been republished, but a comprehensive list, detailing his role...
Turizm: The Russian and East European Tourist under Capitalism and Socialism
Anne E. Gorsuch and Diane P. Koenker, eds. Turizm: The Russian and East European Tourist under Capitalism and Socialism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006. viii, 313 pp. Illustrations. Index.In one of his popular humorous sketches, Lev Rubinshtein...
Ukrainian Ballads in Canada: Adjusting to New Life in a New Land
ABSTRACT: Folklore is the artistic expression of belief. The various forms of folklore change and adapt to reflect changing circumstances and changing views of the world. When Ukrainians came to Canada, they brought their folklore, ballads included,...
Whose World Order? Russia's Perception of American Ideas after the Cold War
Andrei P. Tsygankov. Whose World Order? Russia's Perception of American Ideas after the Cold War. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004. xv, 205 pp. Tables. Bibliography. Index. $45.00, cloth. $22.00, paper.In his publications, Andrei...
Writing Standard: Process of Macedonian Language Standardization
ABSTRACT:This paper focuses on questions of Macedonian standardization at the most micro-level, i.e., within the individual. Through examination of archival materials of Macedonian writers of the early twentieth century, questions of language shift and...
Yet There's Method in It: Semantics, Pragmatics and the Interpretation of the Russian Imperfective Aspect
Barbara Sonnenhauser. Yet There's Method in It: Semantics, Pragmatics and the Interpretation of the Russian Imperfective Aspect. Munich: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2006.272 pp. euro26.00, paper.Barbara Sonnenhauser makes an engaging contribution to the ever-growing...
Zwischen Hauptwache Und Stockhaus. Kriminalität Und Strafjustiz in Thorn Im 18. Jahrhundert
Martina Thomsen. Zwischen Hauptwache und Stockhaus. Kriminalität und Strafjustiz in Thorn im 18. Jahrhundert. Materialien und Studien zur Ostmitteleuropa-Forschung 13. Marburg: Verlag Herder-Institut, 2005. viii, 332 pp. Paper.Just as it seems that interest...
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