Kyivan Academy

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ISSN / EISSN: 1995025X / 26167123
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Mykhailo Tupytsia
Published: 29 December 2022
Journal: Kyivan Academy
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Review: Almes, Ivan. Vid molytvy do osvity: Istoriia chytannia chentsiv Lvivskoi yeparkhii XVII–XVIII st. (Lviv: Ukrainskyi katolytskyi universytet 2021), 588 s. (Seriia «Kyivske khrystyianstvo», t. 26)
Ivan Almes
Published: 29 December 2022
Journal: Kyivan Academy
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Review: Die Militarisierung der Heiligen in Vormoderne und Moderne, herausgegeben von Liliya Berezhnaya (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot 2020), 331 s. (Historische Forschungen, Band 122)
Published: 29 December 2022
Journal: Kyivan Academy
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To this day the biography of young man Hryhorii Skovoroda is mostly a set of assumptions and conjectures than history about his life based on more or less authentic facts. Even the year of the philosopher’s birth is not as obvious as it is commonly supposed. Excessive trust in the specific work of Mykhailo Kovalynskyi about Skovoroda attempts to adjust those up to thinker’s time sources to much later information of Kovalynskyi’s work harm the critical study of Hryhoriy Savych’s biography. In this article on the basis of both well-known and new facts the established historiographical statements about the time of Skovoroda’s birth and education are revised or questioned. He could not start his studies at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy before 1738/39 and completed them, most likely, no later than January 1750. It seems the gap in Hryhorii’s studying because of his singing in the court chapel lasted longer than scholars assumed before.
Published: 29 December 2022
Journal: Kyivan Academy
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The Ruthenian Orthodox art in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the sixteenth century opened itself to the influences of Western European culture. The article is devoted to а description and analysis of this phenomenon. Although for most of the seventeenth century no work emerged that was pure enough in terms of its style that it could be termed а fully Renaissance work, this fact does not mean that there wasn’t any Renaissance at all. Here the Renaissance was not а style, an epoch, or а period, but а process that unfolded over two centuries, without а strictly defined beginning and end.
Published: 29 December 2022
Journal: Kyivan Academy
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The church history of the Russian-Ukrainian border is a significant area for research, in particular in the issue of the meeting of the Moscow Orthodox Church, which was intensively reformed, and the church structure of numerous immigrants to Slobodа Ukraine from the Kyiv Metropolis («Cherkasy» (Ukrainians)). The main ecclesiastical administrative formation in Sloboda Ukraine was the Bilgorod diocese, ruled by metropolitans in 1667–1721. In this case, the important features of the border are the presence of non-Moscow printing books and the emergence of schools.Already the first Bilgorod Metropolitan Theodosius brought 150 liturgical books to the center of the diocese from Moscow. But according to later data, Moscow books did not dominate in this space: a significant part of the books was from Kyiv, Lviv, and even Ostroh printing houses. The register of books of the Kuryazh monastery, published before the beginning of the 18th century, and other available registers testify to the coexistence of books of various printings in monastery book collections and churches.The «school tradition» of the establishment of schools at churches, similar to the Kyiv Metropolitanate, was also characteristic. The Bilgorod metropolitans did not bring their teachers from Moscow and apparently did not control the «cherkasy schools». These examples once again emphasize the heterogeneity of the borderline and the multiplicity of identities.
Valentyna Bochkovska
Published: 29 December 2022
Journal: Kyivan Academy
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Review: Kachur, Iryna. Diialnist rodyny Shlikhtyniv (1755–1785) u konteksti pryvatnoho knyhovydannia Lvova XVIII stolittia. Monohrafiia-kataloh (Lviv: LNNB Ukrainy im. V. Stefanyka, 2021), 450 s.: il. .
Mykola Fediai
Published: 29 December 2022
Journal: Kyivan Academy
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There is no specific study about Stephan Kalynovskyi, and the texts written about him contain many mistakes. This article presents the biography of Kalynovskyi, including the following stages of his life: student and professor at the Kyiv Academy, archimandrite of the Zaikonospassky Monastery, rector and professor at the Moscow Academy, archimandrite of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, member of the Synod, bishop of Pskov, archbishop of Novgorod. In this article, attention is paid to his relations with students and brethren of monasteries, as well as to his intellectual heritage (philosophical course, Bible translation, his library). The sources portray Kalynovskyi as an innovative teacher because he was one of the first at the Kyiv Academy to teach Greek language, history in the course of rhetoric and ethics in the course of philosophy, and also as an organizer of educational institutions. At the same time, he was a very conflict person. His philosophical course, taught at the Kyiv Academy, was copied verbatim from the philosophical course of the French author Franciscus le Rées.
Larysa Dovga
Published: 29 December 2022
Journal: Kyivan Academy
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Review: Metaphor as a Means of Scientific Cognition. Monograph review: Fedorak, Nazar. Vinets i Vyrii ukrainskoho Baroko. Sim nablyzhen do Hryhoriia Skovorody (Kharkiv: Akta, 2020), 172 s.
Svitlana Potapenko
Published: 29 December 2022
Journal: Kyivan Academy
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The article focuses on a little-known literary work about Peter I which was composed by a Ukrainian poet, philosopher, and professor of the Kyivan Academy, Mykhailo Kozachynsky (1699–1755). This poetic biography was entitled «Journal or Description of the Years and the Glorious as well as Solemn Victories of the Blessed and Everlasting Memory Peter the Great, Pater Patriae, the First All-Russian Emperor». It was appended to a trilingual panegyric «Augustissimae ac Invictissimae Imperatrici» of the same authorship written in honor of the Empress Elizabeth’s of Russia visit to Kyiv in August-September 1744. The panegyric, the «Journal», a shortened edition of a dramatic play along with a poem and a canto formed a complex of works, which were published in the Kyiv-Pechersk printing house. One more of Kozachynsky’s related poem appeared in Wroclaw on the same occasion.The textual analysis of the «Journal» demonstrates that the author dealt with Feofan Prokopovych’s eulogies that glorified Peter I and were released in Kyiv and Saint-Petersburg throughout 1709–1725, namely «Panegyricvs de celeberrima et paene inavdita victoria qvam Pertvs Primva», «The Word to praise the Poltava Battle», «The Word on the Burial of the Most Illustrious Sovereign Peter the Great» and «The Word to Praise the Blessed and Everlasting Memory Peter the Great». In addition, Kozachynsky borrowed facts about the Great Northern War mostly from the so-called «The Mars’s Book» and then poetically reworked them. Such a richly illustrated collection of reports on the course of military affairs was published for the first time shortly after 1713 and later underwent several reprints.Taken in general, the context in which the «Journal» and the corresponding series of Mykhailo Kozachynsky’s works appeared reveals clearly that the Ukrainian elite of that time pursued the only goal to utilize Elizabeth’s arrival to Ukraine as an opportunity to lobby for the urgent issue of the restoration of the hetmanship. The splendor of the meeting with the special glorification of the Empress’s father served therefore as a propaganda tool to achieve this goal.
Published: 29 December 2022
Journal: Kyivan Academy
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The history of educational institutions that operated on the Right Bank of Ukraine in the 18th century is almost unexplored. In part, this can be explained by the lack of sources that could shed light on this aspect of Ukraine’s history. Considering this, the list of students and teachers of the Zhytomyr Academy, which is included in the register of the Roman Catholic population of the Kyiv Voivodeship, is unique. The source provides a list of students and teachers of the local educational institution by name and their ages. The vast majority of students came from noble backgrounds. Many of them belonged to noble families that settled in the Kyiv region and neighboring voivodeships in previous centuries.The list of students and professors of the Zhytomyr Academy is published with the preservation of the original format (table), the spelling is presented without changes, and the language of the source has not been modernized.
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