Canadian Slavonic Papers

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

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 3/4, September-December

1989 USSR Population Census/Itogi Vsesoiuznoy Perepisi Naseleniia 1989 Goda
1989 USSR Population Census/Itogi Vsesoiuznoy perepisi naseleniia 1989 goda. Minneapolis: East View Publications, 1996. CD-ROM. $785.00. The manuel, Principles and Recommendations for National Population Censuses, published by the United Nations (1958),...
A Guide to Historiography in Slovakia
Elena Mannova and David P. Daniels, eds. A Guide to Historiography in Slovakia. Studia Historica Slovacca XX. Jasna Palickova and James R. Papp, trans. Bratislava: Historicky ustav SAV, 1995. 209 pp. Stanley Z. Pech wrote in Canadian Slavonic Papers...
A Hidden Fire: Russian and Japanese Cultural Encounters, 1868-1926
J. Thomas Rimer, ed. A Hidden Fire: Russian and Japanese Cultural Encounters, 1868-1926. Stanford: Stanford University Press; Washington: Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1995. xix, 289 pp. Illustrations. Notes. Select Bibliography. Index. $45.00, cloth....
Apocalyptic Visions and Rational Responses: Fire Narratives in Fin-De-Siecle Russia
Apocalyptic Visions and Rational Responses: Fire Narratives in Fin-de-Siecle Russia* For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. Isaiah 66:15 The...
Arkhiv Vneshnei Politiki Rossiiskoi Imperii: Putevoditel'
I.V. Budnik et al., eds. Arkhiv Vneshnei Politiki Rossiiskoi Imperii: Putevoditel'. Minneapolis: East View Publications, 1995. vi, 452 pp. Ukazatel'. $59.95, cloth. This is the first published guidebook to the vast collection of documents in the Archive...
Balkans Revisited
Dina Iordanova Balkans Revisited Randall Baker. Summer in the Balkans: Laughter and Tears After Communism. Hartford, CT: Kumarian, 1994. vi, 202 pp. $42.00, cloth. $14.95, paper. Lenard J. Cohen. Broken Bonds: Yugoslavia's Disintegration and Balkan Politics...
Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War: Political Parties and Social Movements in Russia, 1918-1922
Vladimir N. Brovkin. Behind the Front Lines of the Civil War: Political Parties and Social Movements in Russia, 1918-1922. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994. xiii, 455 pp. Bibliography. Index. $55.00, cloth. Vladimir Brovkin has written a compelling...
Behind the Open Doors: Havel's Largo Desolato
A door is the most essential element of any set design presenting an interior. Whether solid or imaginary, a door is the simplest way to allow the characters on and off stage. Thus, it plays an important role in a play's structure (a French scene), and...
Between Reason and Irrationality: The Prose of Valerijan Pidmohyl'nyj
Maxim Tarnawsky. Between Reason and Irrationality: The Prose of Valerijan Pidmohyl'nyj. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994. 222 pp. Notes. Bibliography. $50.00, cloth. This is a deliberately, avowedly, and most usefully old-fashioned book. Valeran...
Blueprints and Blood: The Stalinization of Soviet Architecture, 1917-1937
Hugh D. Hudson, Jr. Blueprints and Blood: The Stalinization of Soviet Architecture, 1917-1937. Princeton: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1994. xxviii, 260 pp. Index. Illustrations. $35.00, cloth. This is a welcome complement to the many fine...
Chekhov's Three Sisters / Chekhov's Uncle Vania and the Wood Demon / Tolstoy's Childhood
Gordon McVay. Chekhov's Three Sisters. Critical Studies in Russian Literature. London: Bristol Classical Press, 1995. xviii, 129 pp. Bibliography. Index. 6.95, paper. Donald Rayfield. Chekhov's Uncle Vania and The Wood Demon. Critical Studies in Russian...
Civil War in Siberia: The Anti-Bolshevik Government of Admiral Kolchak, 1918-1920
Jonathan D. Smele. Civil War in Siberia: The Anti-Bolshevik Government of Admiral Kolchak, 1918-1920. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996. xix, 759 pp. Maps. Bibliography. Index. $69.95, cloth. As Mr. Smele notes in his introduction, the White...
Common and Comparative Slavic: Phonology and Inflection with Special Attention to Russian, Czech, Polish, Serbo-Croatian, and Bulgarian
Charles E. Townsend and Laura A. Janda. Common and Comparative Slavic: Phonology and Inflection with Special Attention to Russian, Czech, Polish, SerboCroatian, and Bulgarian. Columbus, OH: Slavica, 1996. 310 pp. Selected Bibliography. $24.95, paper...
Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years, 1865-1871 / A Writer's Diary. Volume One: 1872-1876. Volume Two: 1877-1881
Joseph Frank. Dostoevsky: The Miraculous Years, 1865-1871. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995. xv, 523 pp. Illustrations. Notes. Index. $35.00, cloth. Fyodor Dostoevsky. A Writer's Diary. Kenneth Lantz, trans. Evanston: Northwestern University...
First Steps toward Economic Independence: New States of the Post-Communist World
Michael L. Wyzan, ed. First Steps Toward Economic Independence: New States of the Post-Communist World. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995. xii, 268 pp. Bibliographical References. Index. $59.95, cloth. In this volume, a frequent contributor to the Open Media...
Forms of the Polish Intellectual's Self-Criticism: Revisiting Ashes and Diamonds with Andrzejewski and Wajda
If the advent of Stalinism and socialist realism in Poland was accompanied by a litany of mea culpas among intellectuals lamenting their former lack of class consciousness and optimism, it would have been only fitting had the late eighties departure...
Government Structures in the U.S.A. and the Sovereign States of the Former U.S.S.R.: Power Allocation among Central, Regional, and Local Governments
James E. Hickey, Jr., and Alexej Ugrinsky, eds. Government Structures in the U.S.A. and the Sovereign States of the Former U.S.S.R.: Power Allocation Among Central, Regional, and Local Governments. Contributions in Political Science, Number 357. Prepared...
Harriman Review
Harriman Review. "Peoples, Nations, Identities: the Russian-Ukrainian Encounter." Vol. 9, nos. 1-2, Spring 1996. 159 pp. This special issue of the Harriman Review is a compilation of papers from the Fourth Workshop on the Russian-Ukrainian Encounter...
Literary Translation in Russia: A Cultural History
Maurice Friedberg. Literary Translation in Russia: A Cultural History. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997. vii, 224 pp. Index. $42.50, cloth. Open this book to virtually any page and you will find a marvelous anecdote about...
Millennium Russiae Christianae: Tausend Jahre Christliches RuBland 988-1988
Gerhard Birkfellner, ed. Millennium Russia Christiane: Tausend Jahre Christliches Russand 988-1988. Schriften des Komitees der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zur Forderung der Slawischen Studies. Band 16. Cologne, Weimar and Vienna: Bohlau, 1993. 394 pages,...
Molotov and Soviet Government: Sovnarkom, 1930-41
Derek Watson. Molotov and Soviet Government: Sovnarkom, 1930-41. New York: St. Martin's Press in Association with the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, 1996. xxiii, 274 pp. Tables. Notes. Bibliography. Indexes. $45.00,...
Moskaus Griechisches Jahrhundert
Ekkehard Kraft. Moskaus griechisches Jahrhundert. Quellen und Studien zur Geschichte des ostlichen Europa, Band 43. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1995. 223 pp. DM 68.00, paper. Ekkehard Kraft's masterful study of what he aptly terms "Moscow's Greek...
Nabokovs Version Von Puskins "Evgenij Onegin." Zwischen Version Und Fiktion-Eine Ubersetzungs-Und Fiktionstheoretische Untersuchung
Michael Eskin. Nabokovs Version von Puskins "Evgenij Onegin." Zwischen Version und Fiktion-eine bersetzungs- und fiktionstheoretische Untersuchung. Slavistische Beitrage, Bd. 313. Munchen: Verlag Otto Sagner, 1994. 151 pp. Bibliography. Paper. In a prescient...
Nikolai Zabolotsky: Play for Mortal Stakes
Darra Goldstein. Nikolai Zabolotsky: Play for Mortal Stakes. Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. xiii, 306 pp. Photographs. Select Bibliography. Index. $64.95, cloth. After more than thirty years of western...
Old Believers in Modern Russia
Roy R. Robson. Old Believers in Modern Russia. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1995. xiii, 187 pp. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Cloth. In his informative and insightful study of the Old Believer traditions in Russia at the turn...
Peasant Rebels: Collectivization and the Culture of Peasant Resistance
Lynne Viola. Peasant Rebels: Collectivization and the Culture of Peasant Resistance. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. xii, 312 pp. Tables. Index. $73.95, cloth. In Peasant Rebels, Lynne Viola examines "peasant culture, politics, and community......
Poverty Is Not a Vice: Charity, Society, and the State in Imperial Russia
Adele Lindenmeyr. Poverty is Not a Vice: Charity, Society, and the State in Imperial Russia. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996. xiv, 335 pp. Tables. $49.50, cloth. Adele Lindenmeyr's long-awaited book on the history of charity in Imperial Russia...
Russia through Women's Eyes: Autobiographies from Tsarist Russia
Toby W. Clyman and Judith Vowles, eds. Russia Through Women's Eyes: Autobiographies from Tsarist Russia. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. x, 393 pp. Select Bibliography. $35.00, cloth. A new collection of eleven autobiographies appearing for the...
Russisch Im Wandel. Die Russische Sprache Seit der Perestrojka
Lew N. Zybatow. Russisch im Wandel. Die russische Sprache seit der Perestrojka. Osteuropa-Institut Berlin, Slavistische Veroffentlichungen, Bd. 80. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1995. vii, 350 pp. DM 128.00, paper. How has the Russian language developed since...
Soviet State and Society between Revolution, 1918-1929
Lewis H. Siegelbaum. Soviet State and Society Between Revolution 1918-1929. Cambridge Soviet Paperbacks 8. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. xiii, 284 pp. $54.95, cloth. $16.95, paper. Stimulated by the rethinking of history that took place...
Stillborn Crusade: The Tragic Failure of Western Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1918-1920
Ilya Somin. Stillborn Crusade: The Tragic Failure of Western Intervention in the Russian Civil War, 1918-1920. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1996. ix, 236 pp. Map. Bibliography. Index. $32.95, cloth. Ilya Somin's Stillborn Crusade is a thoughtful...
The Evolution and Use of the Croatian Coat of Arms
Hiram W. Johnson's (1866-1945) statement that "the first casualty when war comes is truth" has often been invoked by authors describing the behaviour of governments during times of war. Certainly, the propaganda efforts launched by the warring parties...
The First Utopia in Ukrainian Belles Lettres: Pavlo Krat's Koly Ziishlo Sontse
When it first appeared in print, Volodymyr Vynnychenko's Soniashna mashyna (Solar Machine) was highly acclaimed by both the general readers and literary scholars. The enthusiastic reception of the novel was an extraordinary phenomenon in the history...
The Holocaust in Latvia, 1941-1944: The Missing Center
Andrew Ezergailis. The Holocaust in Latvia, 1941-1944: the Missing Center. Riga: The Historical Institute of Latvia [in association with The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum], 1996. 465 pp. $49.95. After ten years of painstakingly detailed research,...
The Major Plays
Aleksandr Vampilov. The Major Plays. (=Russian Theatre Archive, Vol. 6). Translated and edited by Alma Law. Luxembourg: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1996. xvii, 260 pp. Plates. $27.00, paper Vampilov represents one of the great "what ifs" of Russian...
The North in Russian Romantic Literature
Otto Boele. The North in Russian Romantic Literature. Studies in Slavic Literature and Poetics, Vol. XXVI. Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, 1996. 303 pp. Notes. Appendices. References. Index. Hfl. 90/US $60.00, paper. Otto Boele examines the rise and development...
The Politics of Punishment: Prison Reform in Russia, 1863-1917
Bruce F. Adams. The Politics of Punishment: Prison Reform in Russia, 1863-1917. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1996. viii, 237 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. $32.00, cloth. Russia tried to reform its prisons in accordance with the latest...
The Russian People Speak: Democracy at the Crossroads
Nikolai Popov. The Russian People Speak: Democracy at the Crossroads. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1995. xii, 146 pp. Tables. Appendix. Notes. $24.95, cloth. Nikolai Popov paints a fascinating, complex portrait of Russian public opinion in...
The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921: A Bibliographic Guide to Works in English
Murray Frame, compiler. The Russian Revolution, 1905-1921: A Bibliographic Guide to Works in English. Bibliographies and Indexes in World History, Number 40. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1995. xvii, 308 pp. Author Index. Subject Index. $79.50, cloth....
Twentieth Century Russia / A Vision Unfulfilled: Russia and the Soviet Union in the XXth Century
DW. Treadgold. Twentieth Century Russia. Eighth edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1995. xvi, 498 pp. Appendixes. Index. $28.00, paper. J.M.A Thompson.A Vision Unfulfilled: Russia and the Soviet Union in the XXth Century. With Historiographic Essays...
Ukraine between East and West: Essays on Cultural History to the Early Eighteenth Century
Ihor Sevcenko. Ukraine Between East and West: Essays on Cultural History to the Early Eighteenth Century. The Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research Monograph Series: Number 1. Edmonton and Toronto: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies...
Ukraine's Economic Reform: Obstacles, Errors, Lessons
Raphael Shen. Ukraine's Economic Reform: Obstacles, Errors, Lessons. (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1994). xii, 214 pp. Tables. References. Index. $59.95, cloth. This book, a succinct and reasonably comprehensive treatment of Ukraine's economic reform, evaluates...
Uprooting Otherness: Bolshevik Attempts to Refashion Rural Russia Via the Reading Rooms of the 1920s
Uprooting Otherness: Bolshevik Attempts to Refashion Rural Russia via the Reading Rooms of the 1920s* Shortly after the end of the Russian Civil War in 1921, the Soviet Union's education commissariat, Narkompros (The People's Commissariat of Enlightenment),...
Vertograd Mnogocvanyj, Vol. 1: "Aaron"-"Datem Blagoslovenie"
Anthony Hippisley and Lydia I. Sazonova, eds. Simeon Polockij, Vertograd mnogocvetnyj, Vol. 1: "Aaron"-"Ddtem blagoslovenie." Forward by Dmitrij S. Likhachev. Bausteine zur Slavischen Philologie und Kulturgeschichte, Reihe B: Editionen, Neue Folge, Band...
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