A Message from the ESSA President
You will remember that in last fall's newsletter I outlined several initiatives sponsored by the ESSA Executive Committee. This issue of the newsletter affords me the opportunity to report on the outcome of these proposals. Ballots distributed in the last ESSA newsletter solicited your consent to a proposal which retained annual dues at $5 for graduate students, the unemployed, and members from Central and Eastern Europe, but which increased dues for everyone else to $10 per annum. The membership approved this measure, which means that all future renewals will occur at the new rate. You will recall that part of the logic of this proposal was to fund a prize in Early Slavic Studies scholarship. To this end, I have asked Ann Kleimola, Vice President and President-Elect, to assemble a committee to decide how and when to institute a prize. I am sure that she would be happy to hear from all ESSA members who have ideas or suggestions on this subject.
In the last newsletter we also solicited your preference on the future of the ESSA newsletter, whether you wished to forego the paper copy (and its associated mailing and printing costs) in favor of accessing the on-line version at the ESSA website, or whether you wished to continue to receive a paper copy in the mails. A dozen members volunteered to read the newsletter on-line and forego receiving a paper copy; we appreciate this concession, and urge other members, as they feel able, to volunteer to switch to the on-line version. In the meantime, we will continue to produce and mail the usual paper versions to most of the membership.
After much confusion and false starts, it now appears that ESSA will have a meeting room and official slot at the AAASS convention in St. Louis. According to the preliminary program, the ESSA business meeting (which will include the elections of new officers) will convene on Friday, November 19, 4:15 PM in room "St. Louis F." This is our usual meeting time, and is convenient for our banquet, which also conventionally takes place Friday evening. However, during this same time slot at least one other panel of interest to the ESSA membership is scheduled to take place. I have searched the preliminary program for another meeting time which represents no conflict with another panel of interest, but found no hour free of such conflicts. We can be glad that so many panels of interest to our association succeeded in the convention program vetting process, but it does mean that we will need to think carefully about how and when the ESSA business meeting will take place. The Executive Committee is studying this issue, and we will report to you in the next newsletter on the exact time and place of the business meeting.
As you know, ESSA officers serve two-year terms; the tenure of the present officers expires this fall. Therefore, as you will read elsewhere in this newsletter, I have appointed a nominating committee to recommend a slate of officers to the membership at our November meeting. Janet Martin (University of Miami) has agreed to chair the committee, and Daniel Collins (Ohio State University) and Priscilla Hunt (University of Massachusetts) will join her. I encourage ESSA members to forward nominations to any of these three.
Contemplating the end of my term as President, I find myself of two minds about the state of early Slavic studies. On the one hand, the interests of our association seem to be prospering, at least if one judges by new books and articles, and by the conferences and workshops convened in recent months. New scholarship in our area strikes me as increasingly insightful and innovative, stimulating still new perspectives on the cultures of central and eastern Europe. On the other hand, the institutional place of early Slavic studies seems less secure. In a present-minded world like ours, the distant past is too easily consigned to the irrelevant, and the scarcity of new academic appointments in early Slavic studies confirms this take on knowledge. Of course, I cannot claim that a deeper knowledge of Kosovo, for example, and its role in Serbian and Kosovar national memory would have spared the world the disaster of the present war in the Balkans. At the same time, even as NATO bombs rain down on Serbia and Serb troops scour Kosovo free of Albanians, I cannot help but think that we are all better off when we understand the origins of modern dilemmas. In perceiving their ancient roots we may act with more humility and understanding in trying to achieve justice for all the peoples of this region.
Minutes of the 1998 Meeting
The Early Slavic Studies Association (ESSA) held its annual meeting at 10:00 a.m. September 26, 1999 in conjunction with the annual convention of AAASS at the Boca Raton Resort. The meeting was opened by David Prestel, the Newsletter editor, who, as the only officer in attendance, served as chair. Attendance was low, due to the threatening weather conditions, but participation was very active. In response to a query by Marshall Poe, those members in attendance agreed to support the initiation of a ListServ directed principally to the ESSA membership. Marshall Poe agreed to found and moderate the list.
Don Ostrowski, chair of the ESSA Technology Committee appointed earlier in the year by President Dan Kaiser, gave a short report and answered questions concerning some of the committee’s recommendations from the members present. The discussion centered on the recommendation that the traditional paper copy of the association's newsletter be replaced with an on-line version. The suggestion received a favorable response, but due to the lack of a quorum, the decision was deferred. It was also announced that the ESSA website was being moved with the help of Cynthia Vakareliyska and David Birnbaum from its prior location at Grinnell College to the University of Pittsburgh.
A discussion followed of the proposal by the officers of ESSA that the dues be increased for regular, employed members from $5.00 to $10.00. Possible uses of the increased funds that were suggested included sponsored speakers and a prize for excellence in Early Slavic Studies scholarship. Once again, the response was favorable, but the vote was deferreddue to the absence of a quorum.
David Goldfrank suggested that some restructuring of the schedule for Sunday morning Early Slavic panels be performed in an attempt to avoid conflicts. The panels, with the concurrence of the participants, were rescheduled. The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
Secretary pro tem
British Medievalists Meet
The spring meeting of the Slavonic and East European Medieval Studies Group (UK) took place on March 20, 1999 at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. Paper givers were to have included: Prof. Mikhail Bibikov (Byzantine-Slavic Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow) on "The Byzantine prototype of the earliest Slavic book (The Sbornik of Tsar Symeon/Izbornik of Prince Sviatoslav, 1073)"; Dr. Evgeny Vodolazkin (Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House), RAN, St. Petersburg) "On the Question of the Sources of the Tolkovaia Paleia"); Dr. Nora Berend (St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge) "Cuman integration in Hungary;" Dr. Nada Boskovska (University of Zurich) "Seventeenth-century Russian women in family and society."
ESSA Nominating Committee
Dan Kaiser, ESSA President, has appointed Janet Martin (University of Miami) [Chair], Priscilla Hunt (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), and Dan Collins (Ohio State University) to the 1999 ESSA nominating committee. The committee has been charged with establishing a slate of candidates for the positions of vice president, secretary treasurer and Newsletter editor. The current vice president, Ann Kleimola, will become president in accordance with the ESSA constitution.
Zeitschrift für Slawistik
Professor Klaus D. Seemann (Freie Universität Berlin) has very kindly provided the following bibliography of articles and reviews of interest to members of ESSA, which appeared in Zeitschrift für Slawistik (ZfSl), Berlin: Akademie Verlag during the years 1996-1998:
Orel, Vladimir, „Unofficial" Old Russian Graffiti in Kiev ZfSl 41. 1996: 166-170
rev. Günther-Hielscher, Karla; Glötzner, Victor; Schaller, Helmut Wilhelm,
Real- und Sachwörterbuch zum Altrussischen — besprochen von
Klaus D. Seemann ZfSl 41. 1996: 116-117
rev. Unbegaun, Boris: Poceci knjizevnog jezika kod Srba — besprochen von
Helmut Keipert ZfSl 41. 1996: 112-113
Birnbaum, Henrik, Das Molenie Daniila Zatocnika und das Problem
seiner Genre-zugehörigkeit ZfSl 42. 1997: 328-344
Bulanin, Dmitrij, Der literarische Status der Novgoroder Birkenrinden-Urkunden
ZfSl 42. 1997: 146-167
Burkhart, Dagmar, Der byzantinische (hagiographische) Threnos und sein Einfluß
auf die orthodoxen Slaven ZfSl 42. 1997: 316-327
Collins, Daniel E., The Function and Social Context of Proscal’nye gramoty: Toward
a Thicker Description of a Medieval Russian Text Kind ZfSl 42. 1997: 192-231
Marti, Roland, Texte mit Alphabet-Akrostichon in der kirchenslavischen Tradition
ZfSl 42. 1997: 129-145
Schmidt, Wolf-Heinrich, Die Gattung Cudo (Wundererzählung, Mirakel)
ZfSl 42. 1997: 168-183
Seemann, Klaus D., Slovo als Gattungsbegriff in der Slavia Orthodoxa
ZfSl 42. 1997: 345-353
Seemann, Klaus D., Gattungen der Slavia Orthodoxa: Vorwort des
Gastherausgebers ZfSl 42. 1997: 127-128
Steinke, Klaus, Die grammatischen Traktate der Slavia orthodoxa (Zur Entwicklung
der slavischen Philologie) ZfSl 42. 1997: 184-191
Müller, Ludolf, Das Zitat aus dem „Chronikon syntomon" des Georgios Hamar-
tolos im Jahresartikel 1111 der Nestorchronik ZfSl 43. 1998: 184-197
Schmücker-Breloer, Maritta, „Chozdenie Bogorodicy po mukam". Zur Distri-
bution und Rezeption eines apokryphen Textes ZfSl 43. 1998: 198-213
rev. A Dictionary of the Vulgar Russe Tongue: Attributed to Mark Ridley — besprochen
von Erika Günther ZfSl 43. 1998: 370-372
rev. Enciklopedija „Slovo o polku Igoreve" — besprochen von Klaus D. Seemann
ZfSl 43. 1998: 473-479
Daiber, Thomas, Alttschechische Zeitadverbiale in der Katharinenlegende
Morris, Marcia A., Dialogue Monologized: The Rhetoric of Salvation in the
Povest’ o besnovatoj zene Solomonii
Early Slavists Seminar Lunches at Harvard University
This past fall at Harvard University we had meetings the second Friday of each month of an Early Slavists Seminar Lunch. These lunches are continuing a practice that has developed over the past few years. The meetings are informal and a chance for those at Harvard or those just visiting to get together and share news and discuss ideas. Sometimes we have a formal presentation and other times we have an open discussion that is often far ranging.
On October 9, I made a brief presentation entitled "Adventures in Codicology," in which I discussed some of my experiences doing codicological work. A couple people who attended the talk said they liked it, but I am sure they were trying to be kind.
On November 13, we had an open discussion on the topic "Religion in Rus'." John LeDonne performed the role of raconteur and, in the process, challenged the unexamined assumptions some of us have had about the function and development of religion during pre-Petrine times.
On December 11, Olga Strakhov presented and excellent paper on her study of the manuscript books the Arsenii Sukhanov brought back from his trip to Mt. Athos. In particular, she noted the large amount of material that dealt with ancient Greek authors. For those who are interested in reading Strakhov's paper, it will appear in the next (vol. 7) issue of Palaeoslavica.
On January 8, Ihor Shevcenko presented a paper entitled "Constantine-Cyril, Apostle of the Slavs as 'Bibliothecary', or How Byzantine was the Author of Constantine's Vita?" This paper was a model of scholarly research, and, for those of us who are big fans of his work, it did not disappoint. He reported finding eight other uses of the unusual term "bibliothecary" "biblothecary", all dating to the ninth century. This evidence lends added support to those who think that the vita was composed in that century.
We will be continuing the Early Slavists Seminar lunches in the spring, and I hope to report on them in a future issue.
UCLA Fourth "Winter" Workshop
Second Midwest Medieval Slavic Workshop
The Second Midwest Slavic Medieval Slavic Workshop took place on Friday, May 14, 1999 at
on the campus of The University of Chicago. Papers read included: Thomas Klocek (University of Chicago). "Heterodoxies in the Vita Constantini"; William R. Veder (University of Amsterdam). "The ocheskyia knigy of Vita Methodii 15"; Francis Butler (Northern Illinois University) "Does the Depiction of Princess Ol'ga in the Povest' vremennykh let Have Western Analogues?"; David Prestel (Michigan State University) "The Allegorical Tales of Kirill Turovskii"; Bill J. Darden (University of Chicago). "The Pseudo-Conditional Imperfect in the First Line of the Igor' Tale"; Norman Ingham (University of Chicago). "Ghost Bohemisms in the Igor' Tale"; Robert Romanchuk (UCLA). "Proto-Scholastic Reading at the Kirillov Monastery in the Fifteenth Century"; Elena Pavlova (University of Chicago). "Women and Land Ownership in Northeastern Rus', 1370s-1450s"; Gail Lenhoff (UCLA) and Janet Martin (University of Miami). "The Life and Legend of Marfa Posadnitsa." The workshop was organized by Norman Ingham (University of Chicago).
"Orthodoxy in the Russian Historical Experience"
In February and March, two workshops were held at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, devoted to the topic of "Orthodoxy in the Russian Historical Experience." The central charge given to the participants was to address the question of whether Orthodoxy made a difference in the lives of Russian people, and if so, how. Divided into two sessions, pre- and post-1700, the workshops explored the ways in which Orthodoxy affected daily routines, modes of expression, ways of understanding, and ideas of Russianness. The speakers raised many methodological questions, among which were the difficulties of subjecting spiritual experience to rational dissection and the importance of appreciating non-rational and most importantly non-verbal expression (visual, experiential) as historical sources. Commentators from outside the field of Russian religious history added breadth and welcome insights to the discussions. The programs included:
WORKSHOP I. MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN RUSSIAN SPIRITUALITY
- "The Development of Christian Doctrine and Organization"
- John V. A. Fine, Department of History, University of Michigan
- Commentary: David Prestel, Department of Linguistics and Languages, Michigan State University
- Thomas Tentler, Department of History, University of Michigan
- "Some Thoughts on Edward Keenan's Two-Cultures Hypothesis"
- Daniel Rowland, Department of History, University of Kentucky
- Commentary: Anatole Senkevitch, College of Architecture and Urban Planning and Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan
- Valerie Kivelson, Department of History and CREES, University of Michigan
- "From Corpse to Cult in Early Modern Russia"
- Eve Levin, Department of History, Ohio State University
- "Women's Spiritual Life in Muscovite Russia"
- Isolde Thyret, Department of History, Kent State University
- Commentary: Christine Worobec, Department of History, Kent State University
- "Quotidian Orthodoxy in Muscovite Family Life"
- Daniel Kaiser, Department of History, Grinnell College
- "Vilnius, 1640: Peoples, Confessions, and Languages in Contact"
- David Frick, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley
- Commentary: Nadieszda Kizenko, Department of History, SUNY, Albany
- "Till the End of Time: The Apocalypse in Russian Historical Experience"
- Michael Flier, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Department of Linguistics, Harvard University
- Commentary: Susan Juster, Department of History, University of Michigan
WORKSHOP II: MODERN RUSSIAN SPIRITUALITY
- "Old and New, High and Low: Straw Horsemen of Russian Orthodoxy"
- Laura Engelstein, Department of History, Princeton University
- Commentary: Jane Burbank, Department of History, University of Michigan
- "On the Importance of Religion in the Russian Orthodox Church in the Late Imperial Period"
- Jennifer Hedda, Department of History, Harvard University
- "Orthodoxy as Ascription (And Beyond): Social Identity and Subjectivity on the Edges of the Orthodox Community"
- Paul Werth, Department of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
- Commentary: Tom Wolfe, Department of History, University of Michigan
- "From Penitentials to Identity: Female Religious Experience in Catherinean Russia"
- Gregory Bruess, Department of History, University of Northern Iowa
- "Gods of our Mothers: Lay Women's Autobiographical Writings and Spirituality"
- Gary Marker, Department of History, SUNY, Stony Brook
- Commentary: Susan Juster, Department of History, University of Michigan
- "The Impact of Orthodoxy on Modern Russian Art Criticism in the 1920s: The Aesthetic Theory of Fr. Pavel Florensky"
- Tatiana V. Senkevitch, Department of Art History, University of Michigan
- Michael Makin, Slavic Languages and Literature, U. of Michigan
- "Gauging Lived Orthodoxy in Russia Through Saints' Cults in the Imperial and Soviet Periods"
- Nadieszda Kizenko, Department of History, University of Albany, SUNY
- "Paradoxes of Piety: The Nizhegorod Convent of the Exaltation of the Cross, 1807-1919"
- William Wagner, Department of History, Williams College
- Commentary: Laura Downs, Department of History, University of Michigan
Medieval Slavic Summer Institute at The Ohio State University
The Hilandar Research Library (HRL)/Resource center for Medieval Slavic Studies (RCMSS) and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures at the Ohio State University will host a three week intensive Summer Institute in Columbus, Ohio, June 21 - July 9, 1999. Two courses will be offered: Practical Slavic Paleography (Slavic 870) and Readings in Church Slavonic (Slavic 812). Both courses will use manuscript materials on microform from the Hilandar Research Library’s extensive holdings. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with original manuscripts and to conduct their own individualized research in the HRL. Also planned is a program of lectures on related topics, films and other activities.
The Hilandar Research library, the largest repository of medieval Slavic Cyrillic texts on microform in the world, includes the holdings of 71 monastic, private, museum, and library collections from twenty countries. There are over 4,000 Cyrillic manuscripts on microform in the HRL (more than a million pages), as well as over 700 Cyrillic early printed books from prior to 1800 on microform (more than a half million pages). The holdings range from the eleventh to twentieth centuries, with a particularly strong collection of manuscripts from the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries. About half of the manuscripts are East Slavic, with much of the remainder South Slavic in provenience.
For further information about the HRL/RCMSS, visit the website at < http://www.cohums.ohio-state.edu/cmrs/rcmss/>. The website address of the OSU Slavic Department is < http://www.cohums.ohio-state.edu/slavic>.
ESSA Directory - "Emenda et corrigenda"
The editor of the ESSA Directory, George Majeska, has provided the following additions/changes to the Directory, which was distributed last year:
Paul Bushkovitch's address is 202 HGS, History P.O. Box 208324 etc.
New entry: Fine, John V.A
Department of History
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor MI 48109
History Ph. D., Harvard, 1969
Rsearch: Medieval Bosnia, Dalmatia, Slavonia
Tel: (734) 763-2231 Fax: (734) 647-4881
Please record these changes in your Directory.
(1) Please take note that forms, directory corrections and dues payments should be sent to: Prof. Isolde Thyrêt, History Department, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242.
(3) Professor Günter Prinzing has asked that we announce the following publication:
Das Lemberger Evangeliar (= The L'viv Gospel). Eine wiederentdeckte armenische Bilderhandschrift des 12. Jahrhunderts. Herausgegeben von Günter Prinzing and Andrea Schmidt. Mit Beiträgen von Anton v. Euw, Mesrob Krikorian, Christian Hannick, Annette Lang-Edwards, Günter Prinzing, Andrea Schmidt and Christian Weise. Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert-Verlag 1997, 225 pages (text, incl. indexes, 187 pages, with 52 colour figures, incl. 21
plates, and ca. 40 bl./white figures); ISBN 3-88226-903-0). DM 198.- (Order address: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag , Tauernstr. 11, D 65199 Wiesbaden, FAX ++49611 46 86 13).
From the point of Slavic and East-European studies the contributions of Günter Prinzing ("Zur Bedeutung und Geschichte des Lemberger Evangeliars") and of Christian Weise ("Spuren der armenischen Gemeinde von Lemberg. Von der Ansiedlung der Armenier in der Ukraine bis zum Ende der armenischen Gemeinden in den Jahren 1940-1946 und ihrer Wiederbegründung im Jahre 1989"; including research on the fate of the several collections of Armenian manuscripts of the libraries of L'viv after W.W.II) seem to be particularly interesting. - The L'viv Gospel, written in two monasteries of Cilicia in 1198, reached the Ukrainian region of Podolia presumably via Caffa during the 15th century. In possession of the Uniate-Armenian archbishopric of L'viv since about 1830, it was regarded as lost as a result of World War II. G. Prinzing re-discovered it by chance in the archive of the cathedral of Gniezno (Poland) in 1993.
Maria Salomon Arel (Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University) has published "Masters in Their Own House: The Russian Merchant Elite and Complaints against the English in the First Half of the 17th Century," The Slavonic and East European Review (July 1999) and "Having an Honest Ruble in the Russian North: Aspects of Muscovite Trade in the First Half of the Seventeenth Century," Forschungen zur osteuropäischen Geschichte 54 (1998): 7-26.
Dushan Bednarsky (University of Alberta) successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis last Fall and is now reworking his dissertation into a scholarly edition and translation of the Alfavit dukhovny.
Francis Butler (Northern Illinois University) has published "Rukopisnaia tradiciia zhitiia Konstantina-Kirilla na Rusi," Chteniia po istorii drevnei i novoi Rossii: Materialy konferencii, Yaroslavl, 1998.
Svetlana Bezklubaya (Khimki College of Art, Russia) published "Sinkretizm kul'tury Kyiv'skoi Rusi kintsya X - pochatku XII st." Dosvid "sophiynogo" myslennya", "Nova paradigma" magazine, vol. 2, 1996, Zaporizhzhe, 31-36.
Martin Dimnik (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies) has recently published "A Bride's Journey from Kiev to Vladimir (1211): Pitfalls in Using V. N. Tatishchev as a Source", Roma, magistra mundi: Itineraria culturae medievalis, Mélanges offerts au Père L. E. Boyle à l'occasion de son 75e anniversaire édités par J. Hamesse (Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Etudes Médiévales. "Textes et études du moyen âge, X), Louvain-la-Neuve, 1998), 137-153. He also published a review of S. Franklin and J. Shepard, The Emergence of Rus 750-1200, in Speculum, vol. 73, no. 1 (1998), 173-4.
Chester Dunning (Texas A & M University) published "Does Jack Goldstone's Model of Early Modern State Crises Apply to Russia?" Comparative Studies in Society and History, vol. 39 no. 3 (July 1997).
John Fine (University of Michigan) co-authored with Robert Donia Bosnia and Hercegovina: A Tradition Betrayed, (1994) and published "Where Have All the Arians Gone? in Vol I of Papers from the 1991 International Byzantine Conference, (1998).
Michael Flier (Harvard University) has recently published the following articles: "Court Ritual and Reform: Patriarch Nikon and the Palm Sunday Ritual," in Religion and Culture in Early Modern Russia and Ukraine, ed. Samuel H. Baron and Nancy Shields Kollmann, 73-95. De Kalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1997; "Delimitativnye pristavki v russkom jazyke," in Glagol’naja prefiksacija v russkom jazyke. Sbornik statej [Verbal prefixation in Russian: A Collection of articles]. Ed. M. A. Krongauz and D. Pajar [Paillard], 29-48. Moscow: "Russkie slovari." 1997; "Filling in the Blanks: The Church of the Intercession and the Architectonics of Medieval Muscovite Ritual," Kameni kraeog"l’n": Rhetoric of the Medieval Slavic World. Ed. Nancy S. Kollmann et al. [Harvard Ukrainian Studies 19, nos. 1-4, 1995 : 120-137; "Now You See It, Now You Don’t: The Ukrainian Phoneme j in Context." Mir Curad. Studies in Honor of Calvert Watkins. Ed. Jay Jasanoff, H. Craig Melchert, and Lisa Oliver, 101-114. Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität Innsbruck, 1998; "The Jer Shift and Consequent mechanism of Sharping (Palatalization) in East Slavic." American Contributions to the Twelfth Congress of Slavists, Cracow, September 1998. Ed. Robert A. Maguire and Alan Timberlake, 360-374, 360-374. Bloomington: Slavica Publishers, Inc. 1998; "Pokrovskij sobor I arkhitektonika moskovskix srednevekovyx ritualov." [Russian version of no. 3 above]. Sakral’naja topgrafija srednevekovogo goroda [The Sacral Topography of the Medieval City = Izvestija Instituta xristianskoj kulhtury srednevekov’ja 1], ed. A. L. Batalov and L. A. Beliaev, 40-50. Moscow: IXKS, 1998.
Priscilla Hunt (University of Massachusetts Amherst) is currently working on a monograph entitled "The Icon and the State: Muscovy as Wisdom's House."
Valerie Kivelson (University of Michigan) has recently published "The Souls of the Righteous in a Bright Place: Landscape and Orthodoxy in Seventeenth-Century Maps," Russian Review 58 (1999): 1-25.
Nancy Shields Kollmann (Stanford University) has recently published two book chapters: "Russia in the Fifteenth Century," in The New Cambridge Medieval History VII (1998): 748-70 and "Muscovite Russia, 1450-1598," in Gregory L. Freeze, ed., Russia: A History (Oxford and New York, 1997), 27-54.
David Miller (Roosevelt University) has recently published two articles: "Motives for Donations to the Trinity-Sergius Monastery, 1392-1605: Gender Matters," Essays in Medieval Studies, 14 (1998) on-line at http://www.luc.edu/publications/medieval and "Prepodobnyi Sergii Radonezhskii, dostupnik russkoi zemli, Makarievskie chteniia, 4, pt. 2 (1996). He is currently working on two books: "Spiritual and Social Meaning of Property of Trinity Sergius Monastery, 1390-1605," and "The Transformation of Rus', 1200-1450."
Don Ostrowski (Harvard University) has recently published Muscovy and the Mongols: Cross-Cultural Influence on the Steppe Frontier, Cambridge University Press, 1998 and "The Tamma and the Dual-Administrative Structure of the Mongol Empire," Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, vil. CI, 1998, 262-277.
Olenka Pevny (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU) has published "Kyivan Rus'" in The Glory of Byzantium (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1997) and is editing The Glory of Byzantium: An International Symposium, which is forthcoming in Spring 2000.
Richard Pope (York University) has published "Nekotorye mysli po povodu izdaniia srednevekovykh slavaianskikh tekstov," Trudy otdela drevnerusskoi literatury, v. 50.
Jonathan Shepard (Cambridge University) recently published "Byzantine relations with the outside world in the ninth century: an introduction", in Byzantium in the Ninth Century: Dead or Alive? ed. l. Brubaker (Aldershot, 1998), 167-80.
Francis Thomson (University of Antwerp) has recently published: "Gregory Tsamblak - the Man and the Myths", vol. 25, number 2, 1998: 1-149. A monograph including a bibliography of some 400 titles (but a mere 604 footnotes); "The Slavonic Translation of the Old Testament", Interpretation of the Bible, ed. J. Krasovec. Ljubljana, Slovenska akademija, 1998: 605-920. Although published as an article in a book: the first devoted to the Slavonic O.T., which in addition covers the development of the Slavonic Bible from its origins to the Synodal Bible of today. It includes a bibliography of over 900 titles (and 1331 footnotes).
Cynthia M. Vakareliyska (University of Oregon) published "A computer collation of medieval Slavic menologies. Saints and sex: Mid-life crisis of a DTD" (with Kevork Horissian and Heather Pankl), Palaeobulgarica 2: 14-25 (1998).
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