• “Printing” the Ruthenian Identity: An Examination of Polemics in 17th Century Ukraine

    Author(s):
    Christine Jacobson (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Eastern Orthodox studies, History of the book, Ukrainian history
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/nxy3-9k12
    Abstract:
    The origin and evolution of the Ukrainian identity is a widely-discussed topic with a rich and contentious historiography. Many scholars have revisited this topic in the aftermath of the 2013-2014 Euromaidan events and subsequent conflict with Russia in Ukraine’s Donbass. These events have raised new questions about Ukraine’s historical relationship to Russia and how the Ukrainian “narod” conceives of its national identity as separate but equal to its Russian counterpart. A peculiar but under-examined element that sets the Ukrainian identity apart from the Russian identity is the role of the printing press in the development of the two peoples’ histories. This paper seeks to establish the printing press as a crucial contributing factor in the consolidation of a Ruthenian identity in the 17th century Ukrainian lands.
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