Master of Ukrainian Medieval Studies (Memoirs on the Anniversary of Professor M. P. Kovalskyi)

Abstract

On the basis of personal memoirs and observations the research dwells on some fragments of the life and creative biography of a well-known Ukrainian historian, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, Professor M. P. Kovalskyi during his work at the Dnipropetrovsk Classical University (1963–1994). It has been emphasized that it was during this period of time that M. P. Kovalskyi formed as a scientist and prominently revealed himself as one of the greatest researchers of the Ukrainian Middle Ages, especially the national source studies of historical heritage of the 16th and the first half of the 17th centuries. His scientific works as well as his contribution to the development of historical science is well-known and appreciated not only in Ukraine, but also in the European historical and professional spheres. The powerful school of source studies created by the scientists along with other world-famous scientific centers of our higher educational establishment over different generations, has remained in the historical memory of the university community as a symbol and inspirational example of true asceticism in science. The most essential imperatives of professional and life credo of M. P. Kovalskyi were a high general and academic culture, an amazing hard work, purposefulness, perseverance, intelligence, erudition, sociability, active citizenship, patriotism, honesty, modesty, decency, all of which made him a popular acknowledged scientist and authoritative scholar, a teacher, and an extraordinary, outstanding person.

Author Biography

Valentyn V. Ivanenko, Oles Honchar Dnipro National University

D. Sc. in History, Professor, Professor of the Department of Eastern European History at the Oles Honchar Dnipro National University

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Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
IVANENKO, Valentyn V.. Master of Ukrainian Medieval Studies (Memoirs on the Anniversary of Professor M. P. Kovalskyi). Universum Historiae et Archeologiae = The Universe of History and Archeology = Універсум історії та археології = Универсум истории и археологии ISSN 2664-9950 (Print) ISSN 2707-6385 (Online), [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 5–12, dec. 2019. ISSN 2707-6385. Available at: <http://uha.dp.ua/index.php/UHA/article/view/25>. Date accessed: 19 sep. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.15421/26190101.
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Portraits of Historians