by George S. N. Luckyj (Author)
The Constantine Bida Lectures
Table of Contents
Chapter One – Antecedents
Chapter Two – The Brethren
Chapter Three – Ideology and Organization
Chapter Four – The Program
Chapter Five – The Trial
Chapter Six – The Aftermath
Appendix I – The By-laws of the Slavic Society
Appendix II – The Chief Rules of the Society
Appendix III – God’s Law or The Books of the Genesis of the Ukrainian People
Young Ukraine is the first English-language monograph on the history and significance of the Brotherhood of Saints Cyril and Methodius, a secret society based in Kyiv, and the first movement dedicated to the liberation of Ukraine from Russian rule.
The Cyrilo-Methodian Brotherhood was a political, intellectual and literary movement totally committed to Ukrainian nationalism and culture. Among its members were Mykola Kostomarov, an historian, Panteleimon Kulish, a writer, and the poet Taras Shevechenko. They were all arrested in 1847 and severely punished, but their ideal of a Ukrainian republic, based on Christian principles and federated with other Slavic states, was later revived and played a significant part in the history of Ukrainian liberation.
As well as making an important scholarly contribution on the fields of Ukrainian history and literature, drawing on translations of the original documents of the society, Young Ukraine presents a dramatic tale of persecution and ultimate triumph.
Softcover: v, 119 pages
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press (1991)