Petrov, Nikolai

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Petrov, Nikolai Ivanovich


Born Mar. 31 (Apr. 12), 1840, in the village of Voznesenskoe, now in Makar’ev Raion, Kostroma Oblast; died June 20, 1921, in Kiev. Ukrainian literary scholar. Corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1916) and member of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR (1919).

Petrov became a professor at the Kiev Theological Academy in 1876. His chief works are An Outline of the History of Ukrainian Literature of the 19th Century (1884) and An Outline of the History of Ukrainian Literature of the 17th and 18th Centuries (1911). In these works he adhered to the comparative historical method. Petrov also wrote numerous articles on the history of Russian literature and on archaeology, ethnography, and museology.


“Zhyttepys akademika Mykoly Ivanovycha Petrova.” Zapysky istoryko-filol. vid. UAN, 1919, book 1. (Contains bibliography.)
Bilets’kyi, O. I. “Shliakhy rozvytku dozhovtnevoho ukrains’koho literaturoznavstva.” In his book Vid davnyny do suchasnosti, vol. 1. Kiev, 1960.
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