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Liudmila V. Charipova

and one’s family through material objects on public display may be interpreted as a commonplace marker of their privileged status in the Ukrainian Hetmanate and beyond. However, by virtue of her relationship with the hetman on the one hand, and of holding an ecclesiastical office as the head of an

Tatiana G. Tairova-Iakovleva

This article examines the historical and territorial conceptions of the Cossack elite, particularly those of Belorussia and Right-bank Ukraine. It illustrates the extent of their knowledge of historical chronicles and discusses their views of the relationship of Kiev to the tsardom of Moscow.

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Ferdinand Feldbrugge

involved, the law of the Ukrainian hetmanate. This would have been the law of the Cossack state of the second half of the 17th century. 10 The fertile plains of Southern Russia, 11 which had been the heartland of Kievan Rus, became a no man’s land after the incursions of the Mongols in the middle of the

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Ferdinand Feldbrugge

involved, the law of the Ukrainian hetmanate. This would have been the law of the Cossack state of the second half of the 17th century. 10 The fertile plains of Southern Russia, 11 which had been the heartland of Kievan Rus, became a no man’s land after the incursions of the Mongols in the middle of the

Terry Martin

mistake, it may safely be called stupidity."3 In 1764, Catherine abolished the autonomous Ukrainian Hetmanate govemment;4 in 1775, she applied her new Charter of the Nobility to the Baltic provinces, thereby abolishing the Baltic Germans' special sta- tus. This bold step was repealed by her son and not

Marshall Poe

after the zemskii and guba reforms of the mid-sixteenth centuries. A better example might be the autonomy of the Ukrainian Hetmanate after the treaty of Periaslavl' in 1654. In both cases, however, fmal authority remained in Moscow. 263 upper service classes were remunerated for their military and