A History Of Ukraine
As background on why Mykhailo Hrushevsky’s A History of Ukraine is such an important tome, it’s important to at least be familiar with his academic and professional credentials. Mykhailo Hrushevsky (1866-1934) was born in Kislovodsk, North Caucasus krai, RSFSR. He was the "most distinguished Ukrainian historian principal organizer of Ukrainian scholarship, prominent civic and political leader, publicist, and writer member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society from 1894, the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences from 1923, and the USSR Academy of Sciences from 1929." His father was a pedagogue and a Slavist. In 1869, his family moved to Caucasia, where Hrushevsky graduated from the classical gymnasium in 1886. While still there, he began to write belles-lettres in Ukrainian. In 1890, Hrushevsky graduated from the Historical-Philological Faculty at Kyiv University there, he was a student of Volodymyr Antonovych (historian, archeologist, archeographer, professor of history at Kyiv University from 1878, editor-in-chief of the publications of the Kyiv Archeographic Commission, patron and head [from 1881] of the Historical Society of Nestor the Chronicler in Kyiv, and organizer of archeological conferences in Ukraine).