Voronchuk I. O.
Population of Volhynia in the XVI-first half of the XVII century: family, household, demographic factors. - K., 2012. - 712 p.
Despite the growing number of works that have been published relentlessly recently, it is very rare to talk about a "new word in science". Against the background of ordinary "finds", the monograph of Irina Voronchuk, a well-known researcher of the early modern history of Ukraine, a source scholar with a European name, is an exception. The author's long-term research during the 1990s and 2010s culminated in a unique publication designed in the paradigm of historical anthropology and interdisciplinarity and dedicated to solving the problems of everyday life of various strata of the Volyn community of the XVI-first half of the XVII century.
The perspective of the monograph is constructed as microhistorical in a broad sense insofar as its research goal is subordinated to the idea of reconstructing poorly studied or completely unexplored aspects of social history in order to once again prove the infinity of knowledge of a single object of study - marriage, family, yard, household. By limiting the object scope of the studios chronologically and geographically, I. Voronchuk managed to reveal the deep essence of the demographic processes of that time much more thoroughly than any of his predecessors, taking into account the socio-economic, political, cultural, religious, legal, natural-geographical and other factors that influenced the life of early modern Volhynia.
Architectonics of the publication is completely subordinated to the logic of the author's concept of representation of the object-subject sphere of study, and structurally consists of five sections, logically connected with the purpose of research-highlighting the general trend of the demographic situation in Volhynia during the XVI-first half of the XVII century (p. 15). Therefore, the objectives of the monograph are: to determine the model of marriage and i ... Read more