Trophies of War and Empire: The Archival Heritage of Ukraine, World War II, and the International Politics of Restitution, with

by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted
Foreword by Charles Kecskeméti

Harvard | September 30, 2001 | Trade Paperback

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The collapse of the Soviet Union and the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II have brought attention to the displaced cultural and archival heritage of many nations. The situation of Ukraine provides a striking example of the many international problems involved in questions of restitution. Patricia Kennedy Grimsted considers (among many topics) the problems of defining the archival heritage of Ukraine vis-à-vis Russia; international precedents for post-imperial archival devolutions and postwar restitution; intentional Soviet archival destruction in 1941; the Ukrainian component of Soviet library and archival trophies in Moscow and Kyiv; Russia''s bitterly disputed 1998 law nationalizing cultural trophies; and post-1991 Ukrainian restitution policies. Containing significant new revelations about cultural treasures previously thought lost, Trophies of War and Empire will be of interest to all those interested in the contemporary rebuilding of cultural and intellectual institutions in Eastern Europe.

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Dimensions: 800 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.09 in

Published: September 30, 2001

Publisher: Harvard

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 0916458768

ISBN - 13: 9780916458768

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Trophies of War and Empire: The Archival Heritage of Ukraine, World War II, and the International Politics of Restitution, with

by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted
Foreword by Charles Kecskeméti

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 800 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.09 in

Published: September 30, 2001

Publisher: Harvard

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0916458768

ISBN - 13: 9780916458768

Table of Contents

Foreword. Charles Kecskeméti Technical Note List of Abbreviations Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction. Reconstituting the Archival Heritage of Ukraine: The Historical and Ideological Context PART I: THE INTERNATIONAL LEGAL CONTEXT Chapter 1. Defining the Archival Heritage of Ukraine: Russia and Pretensions of Soviet Successor States International and Soviet Archival Principles New Archival Laws and CIS Agreements Beyond New Laws--Efforts to Define Archival Ucrainica Chapter 2. Retrieving the Cultural Heritage and Displaced Ukrainian Archives International Appeals and a National Commission Potential Archival Pretensions Microform Copies Searching for International Norms Chapter 3. Provenance, Pertinence, and Patrimony: International Historical and Legal Precedents When "Records Follow the Flag" ICA Resolutions, Cagliari, and the 1978 UNESCO Report Archives and the Unratified 1983 Vienna Convention on the Succession of States Post-Soviet Discussion Continues Non-State Archives and the Post-Soviet Context United Nations and UNESCO Conventions and Resolutions Relating to Cultural Property Recent ICA Initiatives European-Wide Focus on Restitution at the Official Level Conclusions Chapter 4. Towards a Descriptive Typology of the Ukrainian Archival Heritage Abroad Institutional and Territorial Provenance Circumstances of Alienation and Subsequent Migration Present Location and Arrangement of Archival Ucrainica Abroad Agreements or Other Legal Factors Affecting Ownership
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The collapse of the Soviet Union and the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II have brought attention to the displaced cultural and archival heritage of many nations. The situation of Ukraine provides a striking example of the many international problems involved in questions of restitution. Patricia Kennedy Grimsted considers (among many topics) the problems of defining the archival heritage of Ukraine vis-à-vis Russia; international precedents for post-imperial archival devolutions and postwar restitution; intentional Soviet archival destruction in 1941; the Ukrainian component of Soviet library and archival trophies in Moscow and Kyiv; Russia''s bitterly disputed 1998 law nationalizing cultural trophies; and post-1991 Ukrainian restitution policies. Containing significant new revelations about cultural treasures previously thought lost, Trophies of War and Empire will be of interest to all those interested in the contemporary rebuilding of cultural and intellectual institutions in Eastern Europe.

About the Author

Patricia Kennedy Grimsted is a Senior Research Associate at the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University.

From Our Editors

This significant historical study by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted examines the history of the Ukraine's displaced people. In Trophies Of War and Empire: The Archival Heritage Of Ukraine, World War II and the International Politics of Restitution, the author considers the many issues that seem to sabotage the noble goal of restitution. Among them: the recovery of archives and archival trophies that escaped destruction from the Russians in 1941. This volume will be of interest to all those concerned with the contemporary reconstruction of cultural and intellectual institutions in Eastern Europe.

Editorial Reviews

Patricia Grimstead''s Trophies of War and Empire is a tour de force of scholarship...Her narrative is full of revelations about the unsolved mysteries of wartime looting and her exhaustive documentation, footnotes, and bibliography are an essential resource for all those with an interest in provenance research and restitution.
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