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).



A Symposium
Selected Writings


Compiled with the assistance of the Drahomanov Commission
of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U. S. under
the chairmanship of Professor Svitozor Drahomanov

Edited by Ivan L. Rudnytsky

New York


Part One -- Symposium on Mykhaylo Drahomanov
Drahomanov and the European Conscience, Philip E. Mosely 1
The Life of Mykhaylo Drahomanov, Volodymyr Doroshenko 6
Drahomanov and Ukrainian Historiography, Dmytro Doroshenko 23
Drahomanov as Folklorist, Petro Odarchenko 36
Drahomanov's Impact on Ukrainian Politics, Matviy Stakhiv 47
Drahomanov and the English-Speaking World, Svitozor Drahomanov 63
Drahomanov as a Political Theorist, Ivan L. Rudnytsky 70
A Bibliography of Drahomanov's Major Works, Svitozor Drahomanov and Ivan L. Rudnytsky 131

Part Two -- Selected Writings of Mykhaylo Drahomanov
A Geographic and Historical Survey of Eastern Europe 141
The Lost Epoch 153
Germany's Drive to the East and Moscow's Drive to the West 161
Panslav Federalism 175
The Centralization of the Revolutionary Struggle in Russia 181
Free Union; Draft of a Ukrainian Political and Social Program 193
The Program of the Review Hromada 206
Political and Social Ideas in Ukrainian Folk Songs 209
Taming of the Shrew in the Folklore of the Ukraine 214

Editor's Notes 219
A Note on Transliteration 225

Last year the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S. commemorated the 110th anniversary of the birth of Mykhaylo Drahomanov, the distinguished Ukrainian thinker and scholar. His works, written in the second part of the nineteenth century at a time of cultural rebirth among many Slav nations, represent a signal contribution to the problem of relations between the Slavs and especially between the Ukrainians and their neighbors in a community of free and independent nations.

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.

The Editors