Pelenski, Jaroslaw

Pelenski, Jaroslaw [Пеленський, Ярослав; Pelens'kyj, Jaroslav], b 12 April 1929 in Warsaw, d 20 February 2022 in New York. Ukrainian historian; foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine from 1992. He studied at Würzburg University (1948–9), Munich University (PH D, 1957), and Columbia University (PH D, 1968) and taught Russian, Soviet, Eastern European, and Ukrainian political and intellectual history at the American University (Washington, DC, 1964–7), and, from 1967, the University of Iowa. He is the author of Russia and Kazan: Conquest and Imperial Ideology, 1438–1560s (1974) and many scholarly articles. He edited several books and a special issue of Harvard Ukrainian Studies entitled The Political and Social Ideas of Vjačeslav Lypyns'kyj (1985) and was the editor in chief of the Ukrainian sociopolitical journal Vidnova (est 1984). In 1987 he was elected president of the Lypynsky East European Research Institute in Philadelphia.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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