Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in Historical Perspective

Ukrainian-Jewish Relations in Historical Perspective contains papers from a historic conference on Ukrainian-Jewish relations that was held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, in October 1983. Ambitious in scope, the conference brought together a sizable group of eminent North American and Israeli scholars who addressed the highly complex history of relations between Jews and Ukrainians. The essays in this collection, which reflect the dynamic and often controversial nature of the conference, range in time from the seventh to the twentieth century and cover subjects in both Eastern Europe and Canada. The book also contains transcripts of two discussions: one on issues arising from the conference panels, the other concerning Ukrainian-Jewish relations in Canada. The McMaster conference was the first major effort to address difficult problems of Ukrainian-Jewish relations in a broader academic context. The past quarter century has seen dramatic transformations in the geopolitics of both Ukraine and Israel, as well as an enormous expansion of research on Ukrainian-Jewish relations by scholars from many countries working in a variety of fields. Evidence of this expansion is contained in the select bibliography of book publications that has been added to this third edition. These new developments and research notwithstanding, the essays gathered in this book have retained their importance and relevance to contemporary readers, and some of them still represent the most authoritative discussions of their particular subjects. Contributors: Contributors: Omeljan Pritsak, Jaroslaw Pelenski, Shmuel Ettinger,George Grabowicz, Jaroslaw Pelenski, Frank E. Sysyn, Moshe Mishkinsky, Ivan L. Rudnytsky, Roman Serbyn, John-Paul Himka, Alexander Baran, Yury Boshyk, Geoff Eley, Mattityahu Minc, Jonathan Frankel, Mordechai Altshuler, Israel Bartal, Georg G. Grabowicz, Alexander Malycky, Marta Bohachevsky-Chomiak, Jaroslav Bilinsky, Aharon Weiss, Israel Kleiner, Zvi Gitelman, Manoly R. Lupul, Alan Shelman, Walter Tarnopolsky.

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