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Friday, June 3, 2011

Honouring Frank Sysyn

Those who follow Slavic studies in general, and particularly religion among the East Slavs--Ukrainians especially--will need no introduction to the work of the historian Frank Sysyn, author of such acclaimed books as Culture, Nation, & Identity: The Ukrainian-Russian Encounter (1600-1945), and editor of others, including Religion and Nation in Modern Ukraine.

The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press has recently put together and published a Festschrift for Sysyn: Tentorium Honorum: Essays Presented to Frank E. Sysyn on His Sixtieth Birthday (CIUS Press, 2011).

About this collection the publisher tells us:
The special issue Tentorium honorum is a collection of thirty-three essays written by North American and European colleagues and former students in honor of Frank E. Sysyn, the distinguished specialist in Ukrainian, Polish, and East European history and a major figure in the development of Ukrainian historical studies in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, and Germany for more than three decades. The essays, which range from medieval to contemporary East European and Ukrainian history, reflect the breadth and impact of his scholarship. Tentorium honorum includes a biographical essay about Professor Sysyn and a select bibliography of his works. The title was adopted from a seventeenth-century panegyric to Adam Kysil, the Ukrainian leader and Polish statesman who was the subject of Professor Sysyn's groundbreaking monograph on early-modern Ukraine and Poland-Lithuania.
Further details, including the table of contents, may be seen here.

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