Sharanevych, Isydor

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Sharanevych, Isydor [Шараневич, Ісидор or Ізидор; Šaranevyč], b 16 February 1829 in Kozara, Stryi circle, Galicia, d 4 December 1901 in Lviv. Historian and civic leader. After being educated in Lviv and Vienna he taught at the Peremyshl State Gymnasium and Academic Gymnasium of Lviv and at Lviv University (from 1871). His valuable work in the field of the history of Galicia-Volhynia and Galicia was published in Istoriia Galitsko-Volodimirskoi Rusi (History of Galician-Volodymyrian Rus’, 1863), Rys wewnętrznych stosunków Galicji Wschodniej w drugiej połowie XV w. (Outline of the Internal Conditions of Eastern Galicia in the Second Half of the 15th Century, 1869), and Die Hypatios-Chronik als Quellen-Beitrag zur österreichischen Geschichte (1872, based on his doctoral dissertation). In the field of the history of Ukrainian church he wrote Rzut oka na beneficja Kościoła ruskiego za czasów Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej (A Glance at the Benefices of the Ruthenian Church during the Time of the Polish Commonwealth, 1875; rev edn 1902 under a different title) and works on the Lviv Dormition Brotherhood and Ukrainian church figures. He also undertook archeological expeditions and worked to preserve historical monuments in Galicia. Sharanevych was a longtime elder of the Stauropegion Institute and the only lay participant in the Lviv Synod of 1891. Somewhat Russophile in his orientation, he wrote many of his studies in the artificial yazychiie. Biographies of him were written by Mykhailo Hrushevsky (Zapysky Naukovoho tovarystva im. Shevchenka, 1902) and Mykola Kravets (Arkhivy Ukraïny, 1969).

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

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