Canadian Slavonic Papers

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

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 1/2, March-June

A Contrastive Perspective on Several Morphosyntactic Features of Upper Sorbian
ABSTRACT:The article examines several morphosyntactic features of Upper Sorbian that are not shared by other Slavic languages. These include: a) conflation in the derivation of possessive forms of feminine nouns (both proper and common) and that of married...
Adventures in Russian Historical Research: Reminiscences of American Scholars from the Cold War to the Present
Samuel H. Baron and Cathy A. Frierson, eds. Adventures in Russian Historical Research: Reminiscences of American Scholars from the Cold War to the Present. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2003. xxii, 272 pp. Index. $64.95, cloth. $24.95, paper.With the collapse...
Between Clan and Crown: The Struggle to Define Noble Property Rights in Imperial Russia
Lee A. Farrow. Between Clan and Crown: The Struggle to Define Noble Property Rights in Imperial Russia. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2004. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Cloth.After a long famine of work on imperial Russian property law, we are...
Bosanski-Hrvatski-Srpski / Bosnisch-Kroatisch-Serbisch, Aktuelna Pitanja Jezika Bosnjaka, Hrvata, Srba I Crnogoraca
Gerhard Neweklowsky, ed. Bosanski-Hrvatski-Srpski / Bosnisch-Kroatisch-Serbisch, Aktuelna pitanja jezika BoSnjaka, Hrvata, Srba i Crnogoraca. Wiener slawistischer Almanach, Sonderband 57. Vienna, 2003. 326 pp., paper.The violent break-up of Yugoslavia...
Death and Transfiguration: The Final Hours of Muscovite Monks
ABSTRACT:The aim of this article is to draw attention to certain theological and liturgical factors that enter into the composition process of hagiography, and in particular, in the depiction of the death scenes of Muscovite monks. The monks who wrote...
Educational Reform in Post-Soviet Russia: Legacies and Prospects
Ben Eklof, Larry E. Holmes and Vera Kaplan, eds. Educational Reform in Post-Soviet Russia: Legacies and Prospects. The Cummings Center Series. London and New York: Frank Cass, 2005. xvi, 350 pp. Appendixes. Glossary. Index.Where will Russia be in ten,...
Everything Was Forever until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation
Alexei Yurchak. Everything Was Forever Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation. In-formation Series. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. x, 331 pp. Halftones. Illustrations. Tables. $59.50, cloth. $24.95, paper.Reacting against the...
Good People in an Evil Time: Portraits of Complicity and Resistance in the Bosnian War
Svetlana Broz. Good People in an Evil Time: Portraits of Complicity and Resistance in the Bosnian War. New York: Other Press, 2004. Ixv, 515 pp. $30.00, cloth.Ten years after the Dayton Peace Agreement ended the war in Bosnia there are still many who...
Governing the Locals: Local Self-Government and Ethnic Mobilization in Russia
Tomila Lankina. Governing the Locals: Local Self-government and Ethnic Mobilization in Russia. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004. xvi, 212 pp. Bibliography. Index. Cloth.The stated purpose of Governing the Locals, "... to account for nontitular...
Malyi Dialektologicheskii Atlas Balkanskikh Iazykov. Seria Leksicheskaia, Tom 1: Leksika Dukhovnoi Kul'tury
Andrei N. Sobolev, ed. Malyi dialektologicheskii atlas balkanskikh iazykov. Seria leksicheskaia, torn 1 : Leksika dukhovnoi kul'tury. Studien zum SUdosteuropasprachatlas, Band 3. München: Biblion-Verlag, 2005. 432 pp. 191 language maps. euro35.00, paper.In...
National Purpose in the World Economy: Post-Soviet States in Comparative Perspective
Rawi Abdelal. National Purpose in the World Economy: Post-Soviet States in Comparative Perspective. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001. Index. Cloth.As the Soviet Union disintegrated, a central question is why some newly independent republics chose...
Negative Images of Jews in Recent Russian Literature*
ABSTRACT:This paper attempts to identify anti-Semitic themes in contemporary Russian literature, compare them to Imperial and Soviet precedents, and assess their significance and popularity at present. As the USSR collapsed, several factors combined...
New Directions in the Study of St. Petersburg and the Petersburg Theme*
New Directions in the Study of St. Petersburg and the Petersburg Theme*Scholarship on the cultural mythology of Petersburg has flourished in the twenty years since the 1984 collection of articles edited by Yury Lotman, The Symbolics of Petersburg and...
Organized Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Ukraine: Structure, Influence and Ideology*
ABSTRACT:In the wake of the Orange Revolution, Ukraine has witnessed a substantial growth in organized anti-Semitism. Central to this development is an organization, known as the Interregional Academy of Human Resources, better known by its Ukrainian...
Predykaty, Vidminky I Diatezy V Ukrains'kii Movi: Istorychnyi I Typolohichnyi Aspekty
A. I. Danylenko. Predykaty, vidminky i diatezy v ukrains'kii movi: istorychnyi i typolohichnyi aspekty. Kharkiv: Vydavnytstvo "O?O," 2003. 513 pp., cloth.Danylenko presents us here with a meticulously researched book on predicate, case, and voice in...
Quest for Selfhood and Dystopia in Valerii Shevchuk's Eye of the Abyss
ABSTRACT:This paper argues that Valerii Shevchuk's recent work, Eye of the Abyss (1996), is a dystopian novel that ponders post-Soviet dilemmas through the lens of mythological events that take place in Ukraine's pseudo-historical past. The novel's themes...
"Ready to Lay Down His Person and Fortune at Her Feet": Prince Boguslaw Radziwill's Proposal for Marriage with Mary Stuart, Princess Royal of England and Princess of Orange in 1653-1654
ABSTRACT:The author appends and discusses two documents, of which the most significant is the hitherto unknown "relation" of Sir Alexander Hume, which he prepared at the close of 1654 for Sir Edward Hyde, Chancellor of the Exchequer, pertaining to Boguslaw...
Reply to Charles J. Halperin ("Rus', Russia and National Identity")
I would like to express my appreciation to Charles Halperin for taking the time-as a member of the Slavic "interpretative community" (a phrase I borrowed from Stanley Fish1)-to respond to my review of Simon Franklin's and Emma Widdis', National Identity...
Reply to Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj ("Rus', Russia and National Identity")
I wish to thank Professor Ilnytzkyj and Canadian Slavonic Papers / Revue canadienne des slavistes for permitting me to comment on the issues raised in Ilnytzkyj's review of Franklin and Widdis. My hope was to further the discussion. It remains for readers,...
Resistance and Survival: The Jewish Community in Kaunas 1941-1944/at the Mercy of Strangers: Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland
Sara Ginaite-Rubinson. Resistance and Survival: The Jewish Community in Kaunas 1941-1944. Oakville, Ontario: Mosaic Press, 2005. 252 pp. Notes. Index. $18.00, paper.Gitel Hopfeld. At the Mercy of Strangers: Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland. Simcha Simchovitch,...
Rus', Russia and National Identity
Discussing the "contest for the legacy of Kievan Rus"" during the medieval and early modern periods of East Slavic history, Paul Bushkovitch opined that this question was "essentially meaningless." "What does it mean today to claim the heritage of Kievan...
Russian Baptists and Spiritual Revolution, 1905-1929
Heather J. Coleman. Russian Baptists and Spiritual Revolution, 1905-1929. Indiana-Michigan Series in Russian and East European Studies. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2005. xiv, 304 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Photographs....
Russia's Lost Reformation: Peasants, Millennialism, and Radical Sects in Southern Russia and Ukraine, 1830-1917
Sergei I. Zhuk. Russia's Lost Reformation: Peasants, Millennialism, and Radical sects in Southern Russia and Ukraine, 1830-1917. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. 457 pp. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. $60.00, cloth.Sergei...
Russia Takes Shape: Patterns of Integration from the Middle Ages to the Present
Sergei Bogatyrev, ed. Russia Takes Shape: Patterns of Integration from the Middle Ages to the Present. Suomalaisen Tiedeakatemian toimituksia / Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae, Humaniora series, vol. 335. Helsinki: Gummerus, 2005. 289 pp. Paper.This...
Russkii Puteshestvennik Epokhi Prosveshcheniia
S. A. Kozlov. Russkii puteshestvennik epokhi Prosveshcheniia. Volume 1. St. Petersburg: "Istoricheskaia illiustratsiia," 2003. 496 pp.Sergei Kozlov's recent monograph examines travels and voyages of Russian noblemen across Europe and within the boundaries...
Serbska bibliografija/Sorbische Bibliographie 1996-2000
Franc Sen, ed. Serbska bibliografijalSorbische Bibliographie 1996-2000. Schriften des Sorbischen Instituts/Spisy Serbskeho institute, 36. Bautzen/Budysin: Domowina, 2003.459 pp. euro 24.90, cloth.The volume under review is the ninth in the series of...
Slovene Dictionary and Phrasebook
Nina Snoj. Slovene Dictionary and Phrasebook. New York: Hippocrene Books, 2005. v, 295 pp. $12.95, paper.This book consists of an introduction to Slovene (pp. 5-9) and its grammar and pronunciation (pp. 11-28), a 151-page two-way glossary (pp. 29-180),...
Stalinism: Russian and Western Views at the Turn of the Millennium
Alter Litvin and John Keep. Stalinism: Russian and Western Views at the Turn of the Millennium. London and New York: Routledge, 2005. xiv, 248 pp. $ 115.00, cloth, $36.95, paper.Fifteen years after the collapse of the USSR, Alter Litvin and John Keep...
Stalin, the Russians, and Their War
Marius Broekmeyer. Stalin, the Russians, and Their War. Trans. Rosalind Buck. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004. xvi, 315 pp. Bibliography. Index. Paper.This is a very odd book to review. It is a translation of a study first published in Dutch...
The Big Silver Book of Russian Verbs: 555 Fully Conjugated Verbs
(ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)Jack Francke. The Big Silver Book of Russian Verbs: SSS Fully Conjugated Verbs. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004. 667 pp. CAD $16.68, USD $10.72, paper.The Big Silver Book is a reference...
The Landscape of Stalinism: The Art and Ideology of Soviet Space. Studies in Modernity and National Identity
Evgeny Dobrenko and Eric Naiman, eds. The Landscape of Stalinism: The Art and Ideology of Soviet Space. Studies in Modernity and National Identity. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2003. xxx, 315 pp. Notes. Index. Illustrations. Photographs....
The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor: A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954
Anna Bek. The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor: A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954. Translated and edited by Anne D. Rassweiler. Foreword and additional notes by Adele M. Lindenmeyr. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2004. xvi + 152 pp. Illustrations....
The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective. World War Zero. History of Warfare Volume 29
John W. Steinberg, Bruce W. Menning, David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, and Shinji Yokote, eds. The Russo-Japanese War in Global Perspective. World War Zero. History of Warfare Volume 29. Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2005. xxiii, 671...
The Social Life of the State in Subarctic Siberia
Nikolai V. Ssorin-Chaikov. The Social Life of the State in Subarctic Siberia. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2003. xiv, 261 pages. Illustrations. Bibliographical references. Index. Cloth.Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov in The Social Life of the State in...
The Transfigured Kingdom. Sacred Parody and Charismatic Authority at the Court of Peter the Great
Ernest A. Zitser. The Transfigured Kingdom. Sacred Parody and Charismatic Authority at the Court of Peter the Great. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004. 221 pp. Illustrations. Appendices. Bibliography. $39.95, cloth.The Transfigured Kingdom offers...
Tschechisch. Gründlich Und Systematisch. ein Lehrbuch
Bohumll Jirí Frei. Tschechisch. Gründlich and systematisch. Ein Lehrbuch. 3 vols. Slavistische Beiträge, Band 351, 372 and 438. Munich: Verlag Otto Sagner, 1997, 2005 and 2005. 360, 552 and 216 pp., respectively. Paper.With the revision and reissue of...
Unmaking Imperial Russia. Mykhailo Hrushevsky and the Writing of Ukrainian History
Serhii Plokhy. Unmaking Imperial Russia. Mykhailo Hrushevsky and the Writing of Ukrainian History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005. xii, 614 pp. Appendix. Bibliography. Index. Maps. $95.00, cloth.Ukraine's recent Orange Revolution was the...
Vladimir Putin and the New World Order: Looking East, Looking West?
J. L. Black. Vladimir Putin and the New World Order: Looking East, Looking West? Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2004. xiv, 366 pp. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.What or who determines Russia's foreign policy? Is NATO a genuine,...
Zur Vitalität Slavischer Idiome in Deutschland. eine Empirische Studie Zum Sprachverhalten Slavophoner Immigranten
Jörn Achterberg. Zur Vitalttät slavischer Idiome in Deutschland. Eine empirische Studie zum Sprachverhalten slavophoner Immigranten. Slavistische Beiträge, 441. Munich: Verlag Otto Sagner, 2005. 315 pp. Bibliography, appendix. euro32, paper.The subtitle...
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