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(Baturyn Antiquity)
479 pp, illustrations

$59.95 (cloth)


Published in association with the Olena Teliha Publishing House in Kyiv
thanks to a research and publication grant from the Canadian Institute of
Ukrainian Studies, Baturyns'ka starovyna is the largest collection of
articles published to date dedicated to the former capital of Hetman
Ukraine, Baturyn (see IEU article:
.htm). Essays by prominent scholars from Ukraine, Canada, USA, Russia,
Sweden, and Italy examine the town's origins, its development, and the
zenith of its prosperity and significance during the time when it served as
the capital of the Cossack state (1669-1708). It includes articles from
various disciplines: archaeological studies of Baturyn's topography,
fortifications, architecture, planning, social structure, crafts, commerce,
arts, and international ties are complemented by essays on its political,
military, ecclesiastical and intellectual history.

Baturyn, located in the Chernihiv region of Ukraine, was one of the
capitals of the Ukrainian Cossack state, most notably during the reign of
Hetman Ivan Mazepa (1687-1708). In 1708, it became the centre of Mazepa's
insurrection against Moscow control of Left-Bank Ukraine and was
subsequently destroyed by Russian troops, who massacred its military
garrison and civilian population (11,000-14,000 people). Prior to Ukrainian
independence, any research into Baturyn's history was politically taboo
because of its association with the rebellious Mazepa, who had been
anathematized by the Tsarist regime and demonized by the Soviet
authorities. In 1995-97, an archaeological expedition from Chernihiv State
University began excavations there. These were successfully continued by a
Canada-Ukraine expedition in 2001-08. The Baturyn archaeological project
has been sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS),
particularly its Kowalsky Program for the Study of Eastern Ukraine, the
Shevchenko Scientific Society of America, and the Pontifical Institute of
Mediaeval Studies in Toronto, Canada since 2001. The project has been led
by Prof. Zenon Kohut, Director of CIUS. This book explores and evaluates
the findings from more than a decade of the extensive excavations carried
out in Baturyn. The majority of articles are in Ukrainian; a few are in

Orders can be placed online at:
an by:
e-mail: cius@ualberta.ca.
telephone: (780) 492-2973 between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm (MST).
fax: (780) 492-4967.
Mail: CIUS Press 430 Pembina Hall University of Alberta Edmonton, AB Canada
T6G 2H8.

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.

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press
University of Toronto
256 McCaul Street, Rm. 308
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W5

telephone: 416-978-6934
facsimile: 416-978-2672
e-mail: cius@chass.utoronto.ca

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