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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.

English-language

           The articles listed here are from the following journals: Slavic ReviewSlavonic and East European ReviewAb imperioHarvard Ukrainian Studies, East-West: Journal of Ukrainian StudiesRussian ReviewNationalities Papers, The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, and Russian History/Histoire Russe. Also recommended are: Europe-Asia StudiesCanadian Slavonic PapersPost-Soviet Affairs, and Kritika. The articles are alphabetically arranged.

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Appleby, Ian. “Uninvited Guests in the Communal Apartment: Nation-Formation Processes among Unrecognized Soviet Nationalities.” Nationalities Papers 38, no. 6 (November 1, 2010): 847–64.

Arnold, Richard. “Testing Constructivism: Why Not More ‘Cossacks’ in Krasnodar Kray.” Post-Soviet Affairs 30, no. 6 (January 1, 2014): 481–502.

Basharov, Ivan. “Zabaikal’skoe Kazachestvo v Sovetskoi i Postsovetskoi Istoriografii (The Transbaikal Cossacks in Soviet and Post-Soviet Historiography).” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 2 (January 1, 2004): 597–616.

Berkhoff, Karel C. “‘Brothers, We Are All of Cossack Stock’: The Cossack Campaign in Ukrainian Newspapers on the Eve of Independence.” Harvard Ukrainian Studies 21, no. 1 (June 1, 1997): 119–40.

Boeck, Brian J. “From the Verge of Extinction to Ethnic Distinction: Cossack Identity and Ethnicity in the Kuban’ Region, 1991-2002.” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 2 (January 1, 2004): 617–45.

———. “The Kuban’ Cossak Revival (1989-1993): The Beginnings of a Cossak National Movement in the North Caucasus Region.” Nationalities Papers 26, no. 4 (December 1, 1998): 633–57.

Bureychak, Tetyana, and Olena Petrenko. “Heroic Masculinity in Post-Soviet Ukraine: Cossacks, UPA and ‘Svoboda.’” East - West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies 2, no. 2 (January 1, 2015): 3–28.

Bushkovitch, Paul. “Russian Boyars and the Ukrainian Hetmanate.” Journal of Ukrainian Studies 29, no. 1 (June 1, 2004): 47–63.

Derluguian, Georgi M., and Serge Cipko. “The Politics of Identity in a Russian Borderland Province: The Kuban Neo-Cossack Movement, 1989-1996.” Europe-Asia Studies 49, no. 8 (December 1, 1997): 1485–1500.

Edwards, Mike. “A Comeback for the Cossacks.” National Geographic 194, no. 5 (November 1, 1998): 34–57.

Florja, B. N., and Bohdan Struminski. “New Evidence on the 1630 Zaporozhian Cossack Uprising.” Harvard Ukrainian Studies 16, no. 1 (June 1, 1992): 167–73.

Gilley, Christopher. “‘Otamanshchyna’? The Self-Formation of Ukrainian and Russian Warlords at the Beginning of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 3 (January 1, 2015): 73–95.

Hajda, Lubomyr A. “Taras Bulba on the Pampas and the Fjords: A Ukrainian Cossack Theme in Western Opera.” Harvard Ukrainian Studies 22 (January 1, 1998): 209–24.

Kappeler, Andreas. “Iuzhnyi i Vostochnyi ‘frontir’ Rossii v XV-XVIII Vekakh (The Russian Southern and Eastern Frontiers from the 15th to the 18th Centuries).” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 1 (January 1, 2003): 47–64.

Kohut, Zenon E. “Mazepa’s Ukraine: Understanding Cossack Territorial Vistas.” Harvard Ukrainian Studies 31, no. 1 (January 1, 2009): 1–28.

———. “Post-Soviet Studies of the Cossack Elite: The Present State of Research and Future Tasks.” Harvard Ukrainian Studies 34, no. 1 (January 1, 2015): 373–84.

Koo, Ja-Jeong. “From an Estate to a Cossack Nation: Kuban’ ‘Samostiinost’’, 1917.” Europe-Asia Studies 66, no. 10 (December 1, 2014): 1649–78.

Lankina, Tomila. “The Cossacks: A Guarantor of Peace or a Land-Mine in Russia’s Federalism?” Nationalities Papers 24, no. 4 (December 1, 1996): 721–26.

Markedonov, Sergei. “Osnovnoi Vopros Kazakovedeniia: Rossiiskaia Istoriografiia v Poiskakh ‘drevnego’ Kazachestva (The Fundamental Question of Cossack Studies: Russian Historiography in Search of the ‘Ancient’ Cossackdom).” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 2 (January 1, 2004): 529–66.

———. “Ot Istorii k Konstruirovaniiu Natsional’noi Identichnosti (Istoricheskie Vozzreniia Uchastnikov ‘Vol’nokazach’ego Dvizheniia’ (From History to the Construction of National Identity [Historical Views of the ‘Free Cossack’ Movement’s Participants]).” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 3 (January 1, 2001): 527–58.

Novikov, P. A. “To The Stokhod River: The Transbaikal Cossack Division in June 1916.” Journal of Slavic Military Studies 23, no. 4 (December 1, 2010): 656–65.

O’Rourke, Shane. “The Don Cossacks During the 1905 Revolution: The Revolt of Ust-Medveditskaia Stanitsa.” Russian Review 57, no. 4 (October 1, 1998): 583–98.

Perrie, Maureen. “Fugitive Tsars and Zaporozhian Cossacks: The Development of a Seventeenth-Century Stereotype.” Harvard Ukrainian Studies 28, no. 1 (January 1, 2006): 581–91.

Pevny, Olenka Z. “The Encrypted Narrative of Reconstructed Cossack Baroque Forms.” Harvard Ukrainian Studies 31, no. 1 (January 1, 2009): 471–519.

Plokhii, Serhii. “(Mis)Understanding the Cossack Icon.” Harvard Ukrainian Studies 28, no. 1 (January 1, 2006): 591–602.

Plokhy, Serhii. “‘Natsionalizatsiia’ Ukrainskogo Kazachestva v XVII-XVIII vv. (The ‘Nationalization’ of Ukrainian Cossackdom in the 17th-18th Century).” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 2 (January 1, 2004): 567–96.

———. “Ukraine or Little Russia? Revisiting an Early Nineteenth-Century Debate.” Canadian Slavonic Papers = Revue Canadienne Des Slavistes 48, no. 3 (September 1, 2006): 335–53.

Popov, Anton. “Re-Enacting ‘Cossack Roots:’ Embodiment of Memory, History, and Tradition among Young People in Southern Russia.” Nationalities Papers 46, no. 1 (January 2018): 1–19.

———. “Re-Enacting ‘Cossack Roots:’ Embodiment of Memory, History, and Tradition Among Young People in Southern Russia.” Nationalities Papers 46, no. 1 (January 1, 2018): 1–19.

———. “Re-Making a Frontier Community or Defending Ethnic Boundaries? The Caucasus in Cossack Identity.” Europe-Asia Studies 64, no. 9 (November 1, 2012): 1739–57.

Popov, Anton, and Igor Kuznetsov. “Ethnic Discrimination and the Discourse of ‘Indigenization’: The Regional Regime, ‘Indigenous Majority’ and Ethnic Minorities in Krasnodar Krai in Russia.” Nationalities Papers 36, no. 2 (May 1, 2008): 223–52.

Schnell, Felix. “‘Tear Them Apart... And Be Done With It!’ The Ataman-Leadership of Nestor Makhno as a Culture of Violence.” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 3 (January 1, 2008): 195–221.

Shiyan, Roman I. “The ‘Rumour of Betrayal’ and the 1668 Anti-Russian Uprising in Left-Bank Ukraine.” Canadian Slavonic Papers = Revue Canadienne Des Slavistes 53, no. 2 (June 1, 2011): 245–70.

Skinner, Barbara. “Identity Formation in the Russian Cossack Revival.” Europe-Asia Studies 46, no. 6 (January 1, 1994): 1017–37.

Sysyn, Frank E. “The Khmelnytsky Uprising and Ukrainian Nation-Building.” Journal of Ukrainian Studies 17, no. 1 (June 1, 1992): 141–70.

Tairova, Tatiana. “Elite Women in the Ukrainian Hetmanate.” Canadian Slavonic Papers = Revue Canadienne Des Slavistes 60, no. 1 (January 1, 2018): 26–43.

Toje, Hege. “Cossack Identity in the New Russia: Kuban Cossack Revival and Local Politics.” Europe-Asia Studies 58, no. 7 (November 1, 2006): 1057–77.

Russian-language

           In addition to the journals that fed this list of Russian articles, all post-1991, also recommended are Gumanitarnye Nauki v Sibiri (ISSN: 1869-8651), Novaia i Noveishaia Istoriia (ISSN: 0130-3864), Obshchestvennye nauki i sovremennost' (ISSN: 0869-0499), Otechestvennye Arkhivy (ISSN: 0869-4427), Polis (ISSN: 1026-9487), and Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniia (ISSN: 0132-1625) for further search on the Cossacks.  

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Basharov, Ivan. “Zabaikal’skoe Kazachestvo v Sovetskoi i Postsovetskoi Istoriografii (The Transbaikal Cossacks in Soviet and Post-Soviet Historiography).” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 2 (2004): 597–616.

Bugai, N. F. “Kazachestvo Kak Simvol Transformatsii Rossii: Otrazhenie Problemy v Uchebnoi Literature.” Istoriia i Istoriki, no. 1 (December 31, 2010): 134–52.

———. “Problemy Istorii Kazachestva Iuga Rossii v Istoriografii: Sovetskii i Rossiiskii Aspekty.” Istoriia i Istoriki, no. 1 (2014): 111–39.

Kappeler, Andreas. “Iuzhnyi i Vostochnyi ‘frontir’ Rossii v XV-XVIII Vekakh (The Russian Southern and Eastern Frontiers from the 15th to the 18th Centuries).” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 1 (2003): 47–64.

Kirienko, Iu. K. “Kazachestvo v Emigratsii: Spory o Ego Sud’bakh (1921 - 1945 Gg.).” Voprosy Istorii, no. 10 (1996): 3–18.

Kornienko, Boris. “Donskoi Ataman F.F. Taube: Prevrashchenie Imperskogo Chinovnika v Ikonu Kazach’ego Natsionalizma (Ataman F.F. Taube: An Icon of Cossack Nationalism).” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 1 (2009): 227–57.

Markedonov, Sergei. “Edinstvo Ili Mnogoobrazie? (Problemy Terminologii i Tipologizatsii Kazach’ikh Soobshchestv).” Obshchestvennye Nauki i Sovremennost’, no. 1 (2005): 95–108.

Markedonov, Sergei. “Osnovnoi Vopros Kazakovedeniia: Rossiiskaia Istoriografiia v Poiskakh ‘drevnego’ Kazachestva (The Fundamental Question of Cossack Studies: Russian Historiography in Search of the ‘Ancient’ Cossackdom).” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 2 (2004): 529–66.

———. “Ot Istorii k Konstruirovaniiu Natsional’noi Identichnosti (Istoricheskie Vozzreniia Uchastnikov ‘Vol’nokazach’ego Dvizheniia’ (From History to the Construction of National Identity [Historical Views of the ‘Free Cossack’ Movement’s Participants]).” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 3 (2001): 527–58.

Muromtseva, L. P. “Sokhranenie Istoriko-Kul’turnoi Identichnosti Russkogo Kazachestva v Emigratsii.” Rossiiskaia Istoriia, 2008, 77–86.

Nikitin, Nikolai. “K Voprosu o Proiskhozhdenii Kazachestva.” Voprosy Istorii, no. 8 (2016): 59–69.

———. “Uchebnye Posobiia Po Istorii Kazachestva i Nekotorye Problemy Sovremennoi Istoriografii.” Rossiiskaia Istoriia, no. 4 (2019): 148–64.

Plokhy, Serhii. “‘Natsionalizatsiia’ Ukrainskogo Kazachestva v XVII-XVIII vv. (The ‘Nationalization’ of Ukrainian Cossackdom in the 17th-18th Century).” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 2 (2004): 567–96.

Rukosuev, E. Iu. “Kazachestvo: Prava i Obiazannosti Sosloviia.” Voprosy Istorii, no. 5 (1998): 137–43.

Ryblova, M. A. “Donskoe Kazachestvo: K Voprosu Ob ‘Istokakh’ i Sotsiokul’turnykh Transformatsiiakh.” Etnograficheskoe Obozrenie, no. 6 (2010): 158–74.

Volvenko, Aleksei. “Kazachestvo i Konskriptsiia v 1860?1870-e Gg.” Rossiiskaia Istoriia, no. 5 (2018): 36–45.

Yekelchyk, Serhy, and M. Loskutova. “Chelovecheskoe Telo i Natsional’naia Mifologiia: Nekotorye Motivy Ukrainskogo Natsional’nogo Vozrozhdeniia XIX Veka (The Body and National Myth: Motifs from the Ukrainian National Revival in the Nineteenth Century).” Ab Imperio: Studies of New Imperial History and Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Space 3 (2006): 23–54.