Maslov, Serhii

Maslov, Serhii [Маслов, Сергій], b 28 November 1880 in Ichnia, Chernihiv gubernia, d 11 January 1957 in Kyiv. Literary scholar and bibliologist; brother of Vasyl I. Maslov. From 1914 he was a privatdocent and a professor at Kyiv University, and from 1939, a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR. Maslov was the author of many works in the history of Ukrainian literature, mainly of the 17th and 18th centuries, and in Ukrainian bibliography, archeography, paleography, ethnography, and other areas. Among his major writings are ‘Rukopysy Sofiis'koï katedry v Kyievi’ (Manuscripts of the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, ZNTSh, vol 72 1906), Obzor rukopisei biblioteki Imperatorskogo Universiteta sv. Vladimira (A Survey of Manuscripts in the Library of the [Kyiv] Imperial Saint Vladimir University, 1910), Biblioteka Stefana Iavorskogo (The Library of Stefan Yavorsky, 1914), Drukarstvo na Ukraïni v XVI–XVIII st. (Printing in Ukraine in the 16th to 18th Centuries, 1924), Ukraïns'ka drukovana knyha XVI–XVIII st. (The Ukrainian Printed Book in the 16th to 18th Centuries, 1925), ‘Ukrainische Druck-Kunst des 16 bis 18 Jahrunderts’ (Gutenberg Jahrbuch, 1926), Etiudy z istoriï ukraïns'kykh starodrukiv (Studies in the History of Ukrainian Old Printed Books, 1926–8), Kul'turno-natsional'ne vidrodzhennia na Ukraïni v kintsi XVII i pershii polovyni XVI st. (The Cultural-National Rebirth in Ukraine at the End of the 16th Century and the Beginning of the 17th Century, 1943), and Pochatkovyi period v istoriï ukraïns’koho knyhodrukuvannia (The Initial Period in the History of Ukrainian Book Printing, 1949). Maslov was the coauthor, with Yevhen Kyryliuk, of Narys istoriï ukraïns'koï literatury (An Outline of the History of Ukrainian Literature, 1945), which was condemned by the Central Committee of the Comunist Party of Ukraine for ‘bourgeois nationalism.’ A biobibliography, Serhii Maslov, 1902–27, appeared in 1927.

Ivan Koshelivets

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]

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