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Ukraine – Nationalism

Do osnov ukrains'koho natsionalizmu [Toward the foundations of Ukrainian nationalism].

Vienna-Prague: [Ukrains'kyi skytalets'], 1923. Octavo (18.7 × 12 cm). Original printed wrappers; 162, [1] pp. Very good.

Second edition, but first standalone printing, of this history and theory of Ukrainian nationalism, by Stepan Rudnyts'kyi (1877–1937), a geographer from Galicia. "After studying at Lviv University (1895–9) and Vienna University (1899–1901) he taught secondary school in Ternopil (1902–8) and lectured at Lviv University. During the First World War he lived in Vienna, where he was active in the Union for the Liberation of Ukraine and served as a consultant to the government-in-exile of the Western Province of the Ukrainian National Republic. After the war he was one of the organizers of and a professor at the Ukrainian Free University in Vienna and then Prague." (See Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine, "Rudnytsky, Stepan"). After returning to Ukraine, he became a pioneering geographer and was later arrested and tried for supposedly propagating "fascism in geography." He was sent to the GULAG, eventually landing at the notorious Solovki prison camp, where he was executed in 1937.

Printed by "Adriia" in Vienna. Wrappers signed "Iu. B." The work was first published in Vienna in the journal "Volia" (vol. II, no. 2, 1920).

As of March 2023, KVK, OCLC show six copies in North America.

Book ID: 52742

Price: $275.00