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The Cossacks/Kazachestvo: A guide to resources

A resource and research guide to the history and culture of the Cossacks, kazachestvo in Russian.


This short list of English-language dissertations is based on a simple subject search (su=Cossacks) in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. For Russian dissertations, one might do well to use Biblioteka dissertatsii or Chelovek i nauka.


Boeck, Brian James. “Shifting Boundaries on the Don Steppe Frontier: Cossacks, Empires and Nomads to 1739.” Ph.D., Harvard University, 2002.
Borses, Daniel Aaron. “The Bolshevik Appropriation of the Cossack Myth.” M.A., California State University, Fullerton, 2000. 
Heineman, Paul Edward. “In Defense of an Anachronism: The Cossack Question on the *Don, 1861–1914.” Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2000. 
Kaufman, Andrew David. “The Searching Subject in Tolstoy’s ‘The Cossacks’, ‘War and Peace’, and ‘Hadji-Murat.’” Ph.D., Stanford University, 1998. 
Kiebuzinski, Ksenya Ivanna. “Paris to Poltava: Ukrainian Cossacks as an Imagined Community in Nineteenth -Century French Culture.” Ph.D., Brandeis University, 2002. 
Koo, Ja-Jeong. “Cossack Modernity: Nation Building in Kuban’, 1917–1920.” Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2009. 
Kovalchuk, Anna. “Narrating the National Future: The Cossacks in Ukrainian and Russian Romantic Literature.” Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2017.
Ledohowski, Lindy Anne. “Canadian Cossacks: Finding Ukraine in Fifty Years of Ukrainian-Canadian Literature in English.” Ph.D., University of Toronto (Canada), 2008. 
Malikov, Yuriy Anatolyevich. “Formation of a Borderland Culture: Myths and Realities of Cossack-Kazakh Relations in Northern Kazakhstan in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.” Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2006. 
Moncada, Sarah Christine. “Kuban Cossack Performance and Identity Negotiation in the Russian-Ukrainian Borderlands.” Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2016. 
Shiyan, Roman I. “Cossack Motifs in Ukrainian Folk Legends.” Ph.D., University of Alberta (Canada), 2006. 
Witzenrath, Christoph. “Institutional Culture and the Government of Siberia: Empire, Rebellion, and the Cossacks, 1598-1725.” Ph.D., University of London, King’s College (United Kingdom), 2005.