The frontispiece is a photograph of Drahomanov taken in 1894 at the request of friends in Lviv, who were preparing a jubilee in honor of his thirty years in public life. (We are indebted to Mr. Svitozor Drahomanov for this information.) Drahomanov's signature under this picture has been reproduced, enlarged to twice its size, from The Selected Works of M. P. Drahomanov (Prague, 1937).
Part One -- Symposium on Mykhaylo Drahomanov
Part Two -- Selected Writings of Mykhaylo Drahomanov
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The problems which Drahomanov faced in his own day still await solution today. Perhaps a constructive approach may be gained through the study of a man who, like many Ukrainian scholars today, had to leave his native Ukraine and yet came to see more clearly her place in Europe. "Emigration," Drahomanov wrote, "is bitter, but under certain circumstances, inevitable. Beginning with the sixteenth century the freedom of England, Scotland, then of France, Germany, Italy, and Hungary could not do without emigration and its literature. The freedom of the Ukraine also demands it" (Letters to the Dnieper Ukraine).
The Ukrainian Academy has formed a special commission for the study of Drahomanov's works. In particular it is hoped to prepare an edition of the unpublished correspondence of Drahomanov, a part of which (e.g. correspondence between Drahomanov and Lesya Ukrayinka) is now at the Academy's disposal.
The present volume which is published as a special issue of the Annals presents a symposium of studies devoted to Mykhaylo Drahomanov and a selection from his own works. It is intended to acquaint the English speaking world and in particular American and English students of East European history with the life and work of Drahomanov.
It is hoped that the present issue will inaugurate a series of larger monographs or individual works of Ukrainian scholarship in English translation.