Boiko, Ivan D.

Boiko, Ivan D. [Бойко, Іван; Bojko], b 30 September 1899 in Volodkova Divytsia, Chernihiv gubernia, d 5 June 1971 in Kyiv. Historian, research associate of the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR from 1956 and of the Institute of Fine Arts, Folklore, and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR from 1965. His works (over 80 publications) deal with Ukraine’s socioeconomic and cultural history. His most important contribution is Selianstvo Ukraïny v druhii polovyni XVI–pershii polovyni XVII st. (The Peasantry of Ukraine in the Second Half of the 16th–the First Half of the 17th Century, 1963). Boiko also co-edited several volumes of articles on the history of the Ukrainian SSR, the Ukrainian peasantry, agricultural technology, and Ukraine’s ‘reunification’ with Russia in 1654 (see Pereiaslav Treaty of 1654).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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