Dovnar-Zapolsky, Mytrofan

Dovnar-Zapolsky, Mytrofan [Dovnar-Zapol’s’kyj], b 14 June 1867 in Rechytsa, Minsk gubernia, d 1934. Historian of Belarusian origin. Dovnar-Zapolsky studied at Kyiv University under Volodymyr Antonovych until 1894 and from 1901 to 1919 was a professor there. He headed the Kyiv Archeological Institute. In 1925–6 he taught at the Belarusian State University in Minsk. Dovnar-Zapolsky was the author of works on the economic history and ethnography of Belarus as well as on the history of Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, and Russia. His major works are Ocherk istorii Krivichskoi i Dregovichskoi zemel’ do kontsa XII stoletiia (An Outline of the Krivichian and Drehovichian Lands to the End of the 12th Century, 1891), Gosudarstvennoe khoziaistvo Velikogo Kniazhestva Litovskogo pri Iagellonakh (The State Economy of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania under the Jagiełło Dynasty, 1901), Ocherki po organizatsii zapadno-russkogo krest’ianstva v XVI v. (Essays on the Organization of the West Ruthenian Peasantry in the 16th Century, 1905), and Istoriia russkogo narodnogo khoziaistva (The History of the Russian National Economy, 1911).

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