Publications

Publications

  Nikitenko N.M. (2016) Sofiiskyi sobor [Sophia’s Cathedral]. Kyiv: HOROBETS.

The guide represents the legendary Sophia of Kyiv in a new way. The millennial shrine is the most important source of spirituality, a witness and participant in the majestic and sometimes dramatic history of Rus-Ukraine. The mysterious symbolic code of Sophia is revealed, its centuries-old “humanized” history is presented, the magnificent architecture of the cathedral, its unsurpassed mosaics and frescoes, baroque masterpieces, and a memorial necropolis are vividly and accessible told. Information about the monastic buildings of the 18th century in the courtyard of Sophia is given. The publication is based on the discoveries of the author – a famous researcher and a brilliant expert on Sophia.


Видання Під покровом Оранти

Nikitenko N. (2016) Pid pokrovom Oranty/ Seriia “Tvii Kyiv” [Under the cover of Oranta/ Series “Your Kyiv”]. Kyiv: LYBID.

Sophia of Kyiv has been standing for a thousand years and for a thousand years it has been confusing people’s souls and thoughts. Many thorough and extensive works have been written about this cathedral, against the background of which this book can appear only as a short guide. However, do not rush to conclusions. Read it. And you will be pleasantly surprised by how much information – historical, theological, art – will be revealed to you. You will make an unforgettable tour of the Temple, a journey through time and space. For the general public.


 Видання Бароко Софії Київської

Nikitenko N.M. (2015) Baroko Sofii Kyivskoi [The baroque of Sophia of Kyiv]. Kyiv: LYBID.

Sophia of Kyiv has been at the epicenter of national history for more than a millennium. Sophia is traditionally considered an ancient Rus monument, but it is also a unique historical source of the Baroque period. The author reveals to the reader Sophia of Kyiv in an unusual perspective – as a grand monument of this era, associated with the fateful for the people of Ukraine periods of the Mohyla revival and development of the nation-state – the Hetmanate. The book is well illustrated: there are views of the architectural complex of Sophia, samples of its monumental and easel paintings, rarities of the cathedral… For the general public.


Marholina I. (2015) Kyrylivska tserkva na Dorohozhychakh [St. Curil’s Church on Dorohozhychi]. Kyiv: HOROBETS.

St. Cyril’s Church is a world-class architectural and artistic pearl. The history, architecture, monumental painting of the monument reflect the stages of development of Rus-Ukraine of 12th-19thcenturies. Among the unique fresco compositions of the twelfth century there are those that have no analogues among the monuments of the entire Byzantine-Balkan circle. On the wall of the church there is a portrait of a mysterious old man – the abbot of the Cyril’s Monastery. Most of the frescoes are made up of monumental works by Ukrainian artists of the 19th century, among which the works of the famous M. Vrubel are “heard” with a bright picturesque chord. Cyril’s Sacrum keeps many secrets, which the author of the book tries to reveal and invites to look at the temple and related events with indifferent eyes. For the general public.


Prelovska I.M. (2015) Peredumovy, obstavyny orhanizatsii ta pershi roky funktsionuvannia Sofiiskoho derzhavnoho arkhitekturno-istorychnoho muzeiiu-zapovidnyka [Prerequisites, circumstances of the organization and the first years of operation of the Sophia State Architectural and Historical Museum-Reserve]. Kyiv (Series: “Litopys Sophii Kyivskoii”). vol. 1.

With this edition of the first volume in the planned large series “Chronicle of Sophia of Kyiv”, the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” begins the publication of a series of thematic publications on the history of the Sophia Museum Center. The monograph is the first in historiography comprehensive study of the preconditions and circumstances of the organization and functioning of the Sophia State Architectural and Historical Museum-Reserve in the interwar period of the twentieth century. The events connected with the existence of church institutions in the monastery yard before 1919, the activity of the parishes of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, the Ukrainian Exarchate and the Sofia Reserve in the 1920s and 1930s are studied. For scientists, museum staff, archivists, theologians and anyone interested in the national historical and cultural heritage.


Видання Коридори часу

Korniienko V.V. Korydory chasu [Time corridors].

The author – a well-known researcher of medieval Kyiv graffiti – appears in this book in an unusual form for him. He tries to present a fictionalized reconstruction of the historical context of the creation of inscriptions on the walls of ancient Kyiv temples. Fascinating stories immerse the reader in the wonderful and scary, sacred and phantasmagoric world of the Middle Ages.

For the general public.


Видання Оповиті серпанком забуття. Живопис українських художників у Кирилівській церкві

Marholina I.Ye. (2015) Opovyti serpankom zabutya. Zhyvopys ukrainskykh khudozhnykiv u Kyrylivskii tserkvi [Shrouded in a haze of oblivion. Painting by Ukrainian artists in St. Cyri’s Church]. Kyiv: LYBID.

The book by a well-known Kyiv researcher is devoted to the properly unexplored and underestimated paintings of prominent and little-known Ukrainian artists of the 19th century in St. Cyril’s Church. Contains new materials, documents, facts, interesting hypotheses about the work in this church of I. Seleznyov, H. Platonov, S. Haiduk, M. Klimanov, M. Kuznetsov and other artists, whose works still remain in the shadow of the masterpieces of M. Vrubel. The publication is much illustrated.


Видання Таємниці дорогожицьких пагорбів Marholina I.Ye. (2014) Taiemnytsi dorohozhytskykh pahorbiv [The Secrets of Dorohozhychi Hills]. Kyiv: LYBID.

The history, architecture and painting of St. Cyril’s Church are covered in a popular form. Special attention is paid to icons and wall compositions by Mykhail Vrubel. The Cyril’s necropolis is described.

The book was published in the series “Your Kyiv” by LYBID publishing house.


Видання Таємниці гробниці Ярослава Мудрого

Nikitenko N.M., Korniienko V.V., Marholina I.Ye., Kukovalska N.M., Mykhailichenko B.V. Taiemnytsi hrobnytsi Yaroslava Mudroho (za rezultatamy doslidzhen 2009-2011) [The secrets of the tomb of Yaroslav the Wise (on the results of the 2009-2011 researches)].

The book is written on the basis of research conducted in 2009-2011 on the tomb of Yaroslav the Wise in St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv by their direct participants. In its first part the issues of the initial arrangement of the tomb under Yaroslav the Wise are analyzed, the ancient location of the sarcophagus is established on the basis of archeological, epigraphic and written sources. The second part covers the history of the study of skeletons from the sarcophagus, one of which, which belonged to Yaroslav the Wise, turned out to be outside Ukraine for more than sixty years. Therefore, a prominent place in the second part belongs to a detailed account of the history of the “emigration” of the remains of the Grand Duke of Kyiv to the American continent and the search by modern researchers for his current whereabouts. The third part highlights the results of a comprehensive morphological study of the skeleton, which is currently in the sarcophagus. The appendices publish documentary materials concerning the history of the discovery of the sarcophagus in 1936, 1939, 1964 and 2009, the study of the remains in 1940 and 2009-2011, the search for the missing remains of Yaroslav in 2009-2010.

The book is written vividly and interestingly, illustrated a lot, so it will be useful not only for historians, archaeologists, art critics, but also for a wide range of readers, all who are interested in the true medieval history of Ukraine.


Видання Собор Святых Софии Киевской

Nadezhda Nikitenko, Vyacheslav Korniienko (2014) Sobor Svyatykh Sofii Kievskoi [The Kyiv Sophia’s Cathedral of Saints]. Kyiv (in Russian).

The book is devoted to a new study of images of saints on the walls of St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, which has preserved the most complete ensemble of mosaics and frescoes of the 11th century. Based on the study of inscriptions (graffiti) found on the frescoes of the temple, a significant number of images of saints are attributed. The obtained data allow to approach the study of the painting of St. Sophia on a new level, to outline the main directions of the iconographic program of the church interior decoration, to see in this program the real images of its customers.


Видання София Киевская и ее создатели

Nikitenko N.N. (2006, 2014) Sofiia Kievskaia i eio sozdateli: tainy istorii [St. Sophia of Kyiv and its creators: secrets of history]. Kamianets-Podilskyi: MEDOBORY (in Russian).

The monograph reflects a new, non-trivial perception of a fateful part of national history – the era of Rus Christianization. The main source for this is Sophia of Kyiv, created in 1011–1018, at the turn of the reigns of Volodymyr the Great and Yaroslav the Wise. The key and hotly debated problems of the study of the cathedral, in particular the time of its origin, are considered. The plots of famous secular frescoes have become unique evidence for the reconstruction of historical reality. Based on the obtained data, the author offers an objective assessment of the main figures of national history of the late 10th – early 11th century.


Видання От Царьграда до Киева

Nikitenko N.N. (2015) Ot Tsargrada do Kieva: Anna Porfirorodnaya… Mudryi ili Okaiannyi? [From Constantinople to Kiev: Anna Porphyrogenita … Wise or Cursed?] Kyiv: Dmitrii Burago publishing house (in Russian).

The book is based on a number of midieval sources. Timed to the 1025th anniversary of Rus Christianization, the edition was published in 2012 in Russian language. The original historical-documentary diptych consists of a novel and a political detective. The events of the middle of the 10th – beginning of the 11th centuries are covered. The world of court life of Byzantine kings and Kyivan princes is depicted full of intrigue and dramatic collisions. For the first time the heroine of the historical story is the Byzantine princess Anna – the wife of Volodymyr the Great. The second part of the diptych is devoted to the mysterious events of the princely quarrel of 1015–1019. The author presents his own version of the murder of Borys and Glib, which is radically different from the official one.


Новая датировка Софии Киевской: конструктивная критика или профанация концепции?

Nikitenko N.N. (2012) Novaia datirovka Sofii Kievskoi: konstruktivnaia kritika ili profanatsiia kontseptsii? [New dating of St. Sophia of Kyiv: constructive criticism or profanation of the concept?]. Kyiv (in Russian).

The publication reflects the sharp scientific discussion that erupted during the preparation and celebration in 2011 at the international and national level of the millennium anniversary of the founding of Sophia of Kyiv. The book contains a response to an article published in the journal “Russian Archeology” by Olexii Tolochko and Yelyzaveta Arkhipova, which categorically denies the very legitimacy of the existence in science of a new concept of dating the cathedral. The failure of their critique, based on a superficial acquaintance with the arguments of the concept, its deliberate profanation and outright distortion, is reflected.


Від Царгорода до Києва

Nikitenko N.M. (2007) Vid Tsargoroda do Kyieva: Anna Porfirorodna, tsina kyivskoho tronu [From Konstantinople to Kyiv: Anna Porfirogenita, the price of Kyiv throne]. Kyiv: DELTA.

The presented illustrated Ukrainian-language edition, which was published in 2007, is based on a number of medieval sources. The original historical-documentary diptych consists of a novel and a political detective. The events of the middle of the 10th – beginning of the 11th centuries are covered. The world of court life of Byzantine kings and Kyivan princes is depicted full of intrigue and dramatic collisions. For the first time the heroine of the historical story is the Byzantine princess Anna – the wife of Volodymyr the Great. The second part of the diptych is devoted to the mysterious events of the princely quarrel of 1015–1019. The author presents his own version of the murder of Borys and Glib


Древнейшие граффити Софии Киевской и время ее создания

Nikitenko N.N., Korniienko V.V. (2012) Drevneishyie graffiti Sofii Kievskoi i vremia yeio sozdaniia [The oldest graffiti of St. Sophia of Kyiv and the time of its creation]. Kyiv (in Russian).

The monograph summarizes the results of the authors’ comprehensive study of Sophia of Kyiv. At the center of the study are the oldest graffiti of St. Sophia Cathedral, which confirmed its dating from 1011 to 1018, the scientific validity of the newly celebrated 1000th anniversary of the monument. The problem is considered on a broad historical and cultural background and affects many historical figures. The reconstruction of the past made by the authors allows us to take a new look at the key events of the national history of the Christianization of Rus.


Святая София Киевская

Nikitenko N.N. (2008) Sviataia Sofiia Kievskaia [Saint Sophia of Kyiv]. Kyiv: HOROBETS (in Russian).

The book presented by the medieval historian, culturologist and museologist Nadiia Nikitenko dedicated to the 1000th anniversary of Sophia of Kyiv. The issues of authorship and dating of the monument are covered. The history of the cathedral and the main political and cultural events related to it are described. The symbolism of the architecture and paintings of the temple, the history of the formation of the necropolis is revealed. For the first time, masterpieces of the Baroque iconostasis and the entrance door of the 18th century Sophia are described in detail.


Собор Святой Софии в Киеве

Nikitenko N.N. (2008) Sobor sviatoi Sofii v Kieve: istoriia, arkhitektura, zhyvopis, nekropol [Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv: history, architecture, painting, necropolis]. Moscow: SEVERNYI PALOMNIK (in Russian).

The book presented by the medieval historian, culturologist and museologist Nadiia Nikitenko is dedicated to the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv. The history of the cathedral and the main political and cultural events related to it are covered. The symbolic content of ancient mosaics and frescoes is analyzed. The necropolis of the cathedral is described in detail. Particular attention is paid to the problems of dating the temple and the interpretation of the ideological idea of the mural. The foreword to the publication was written by Lev Lifshytz, Doctor hab. of Arts.


Свята Софія Київська: історія в мистецтві

Nikitenko N.M. (2003) Sviata Sofiia Kyivska: istoriia v mystetstvi [Saint Sophia of Kyiv: history in art]. Kyiv: AKADEMPERIODYKA.

The presented monograph of medieval historian, culturologist and museologist Nadiia Mykolayivna Nikitenko explores the architecture and murals of Sophia of Kyiv as sources that reveal the history of political and cultural ties between Rus-Ukraine and Byzantium. The key events of the period of Christianization of Rus are told, the role of the cathedral in the historical processes of the 11th – early 18th centuries is traced. The prince’s tomb is described, the content of secular frescoes, in particular the prince’s group portrait, is analyzed, the Petro Mohyla and Ivan Mazepa contribution to the revival of Sophia of Kyiv is highlighted.


Собор святої Софії в Києві

Nikitenko N.M. (2000) Sobor sviatoii Sofii v Kyievi [Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv]. Kyiv: TEKHNIKA.

The book presented by the medieval historian, culturologist and museologist Nadiia Mykolaiivna Nikitenko is dedicated to the national shrine of Ukraine – Sophia of Kyiv. It tells about the history of the cathedral, architecture and painting. Controversial issues of authorship and dating of the monument are covered. The tomb of princes and clergy in the cathedral is described. The book was published in the series “National Shrines of Ukraine”.


Русь и Византия в монументальном комплексе Софии Киевской

Nikitenko N.N. (1999) Rus i Vizantiia v monumentalnom komplekse Sofii Kievskoi [Rus and Bizantium in the monumental complex of Sophia of Kyiv]. Kyiv (in Russian).

In the presented monograph of the medieval historian, culturologist and museologist Nadiya Mykolayivna Nikitenko the architectural and artistic ensemble of Sophia of Kyiv is studied as a source that reveals the history and culture of Rus and Byzantium. The issues of authorship and dating of the monument are covered. The symbols of the architecture and paintings of the temple are analyzed. Thanks to a new interpretation of secular frescoes, hitherto unknown historical events open up.


Ангели Врубеля. К.

Marholina I.Ye. (2012) Anhely Vrubelia [Vrubel’s angels]. Kyiv: LYBID.

This book opens for the reader a new, unusual aspect of the work of M. Vrubel “Kyiv” period – angelic themes. It is a question of preparation for creation of Cyril’s icons and monumental compositions, and also sketches of list of a cathedral of St. Volodymyr. Interesting details related to the artist’s residence in Kyiv, other cities of Ukraine, the circle of his communication are provided. Memoirs of contemporaries, letters, photos of that time are a peculiar historical and biographical background of the story about Kyiv masterpieces of Vrubel. The bright accent of the book is a reproduction of works of modern genius. For the general public.


Врубель і Киев

Book-catalog “Vrubel and Kyiv” to the 150th anniversary of the birth of M. Vrubel.

Section “Painting by M. Vrubel in St. Cyril’s Church of Kyiv” – author Iryna Marholina.


Києво-Кирилівська церква

St. Cyril’s Church in Kyiv // Monuments of Ukraine, vol. 2 (184), February 2013

Volume review:

St. Cyril’s Church in Kyiv:

History and architecture – Iryna Marholina

Monastery Bell tower – Iryna Marholina, Vasyl Ulianovskyi

Painting, graffiti and archeology – Iryna Marholina, Viacheslav Korniienko, Vladyslav Pioro

M.Vrubel’s painting – Iryna Marholina


Час заснування Софії Київської: пристрасті довкола мілленіума

Nikitenko N., Korniienko V. (2010) Chas zasnuvannia Sofii Kyivskoi: prystrasti dovkola milleniuma [The time of the founding of Sophia of Kyiv: passions around the millennium]. Kyiv.

In 2011, the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Sophia of Kyiv was celebrated at the international and state levels. The materials of the publication reflect a sharp scientific discussion around this anniversary. The scientific concept developed in the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” on the founding of St. Sophia Cathedral in 1011 is presented. The argumentation of this dating and criticism of the position of its opponents are given.

Given the significant public response to the problem of dating Sophia, the book is intended not only for scholars but also for the general reader.


Софія Київська: перша зустріч. Путівник для дітей та їх батьків

Petrachek K.H., Trush I.V. (2014) Sofiia Kyivska: persha zustrich. Putivnyk dlia ditei ta yikh batkiv [Sophia of Kyiv: the first meeting. A guide-book for children and their parents]. Kyiv: ADEF-UKRAINE.

The guide-book introduces children to the complex and multifaceted historical, architectural, artistic monument of the 11th century – St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv.

The authors tried to present the material in an accessible, playful way so that the child’s first meeting with the museum’s exposition would be interesting and memorable for a lifetime. The book will be useful for parents, as well as educators and teachers who will bring children to their first lesson in history or ethnography.


2111-2

Koreniuk Yu.O. (2012) Sofiiskyi sobor u Kyievi. Putivnyk [St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv. Guide-book]. Kyiv: ADEF-UKRAINE (in Russian).

The popular science publication contains an overview of the history of St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv – the most outstanding monument of architecture and monumental art preserved in Eastern Europe, beginning with the first chronicle mentions of it to this day. Subdivisions of the guidebook are devoted to the architecture of St. Sophia Cathedral, the artistic decoration of its interior, the iconostasis of the 17th-18th centuries, the necropolis. A separate section covers the history of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral in Kyiv, fragments of the painting ensemble of which are now stored in the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv”.


Мозаїки Михайлівського Золотоверхого собору. Каталог

Koreniuk Yu.O. (2013) Mozaiky Mykhailivskoho Zolotoverkhoho Soboru. Kataloh [Mosaics of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral. Catalog]. Kyiv: ADEF-UKRAINE.

The publication was supported by the American Embassy’s Cultural Heritage Foundation

The catalog presents the preserved mosaics of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral (1108-1113), which are now in the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv”, the State

Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The historical part of the catalog is devoted to the fate of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral from the time of its construction to its destruction on August 14, 1937 and the subsequent fate of its artistic heritage. This part uses photos from the repository of negatives of the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv”, most of which are published for the first time. The principle of historicism is the basis of the catalog part of the publication: each article provides information about the mosaic images before removal from the walls of the cathedral, their movement after dismantling and the current state of preservation. The articles are accompanied by an iconographic analysis of the mosaic ensemble and individual images.

For historians, art critics, restorers and anyone interested in the history of national and world art.


Християнські святині – скрижалі Вічності, Мудрості й Краси: нові грані пізнання

Sofiiski chytannia (2013) Materialy VI mizhnarodnoi naukovo-praktychnoi konferencii “Khrystyianski sviatyni – skryzhali Vichnosti, Mudrosti I Krasy: novi hrani piznannia” (Kyiv, 26-27 travnia 2011) [Sophia readings. Proceedings of the VI International Scientific and Practical Conference “Christian Shrines – Tablets of Eternity, Wisdom and Beauty: New Facets of Knowledge” (Kyiv, May 26-27, 2011)]. Kyiv: ADEF-UKRAINE.

The collection contains materials of the conference, which published the results of research on monuments of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Articles (in Ukrainian and Russian) are devoted to the history of culture, architecture and art, archeology, restoration, monument protection activities of museums, reserves and research institutions and organizations. Much of the article is devoted to the study of monuments and collections of the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv”, mainly St. Sophia Cathedral. The publication is designed for historians, archaeologists, art critics, culturologists, as well as a wide range of readers interested in the culture and spirituality of our country.


Причерноморье, Крым, Русь в истории и культуре

Sugdeiskii Sbornik (2012) Materialy V Sudakskoi mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi konferencii “Prichernomorie, Krym, Rus v istorii I culture” (Sudak, 23-24 sentiabria 2010) [Suhdei Collection. Proceedings of the V Sudak International Scientific Conference “Black Sea region, Crimea, Rus in History and Culture” (Sudak, September 23-24, 2010)]. Kyiv-Sudak: HOROBETS, vol. 5 (in Russian).

The fifth issue of the Suhdei Collection is based on the materials of the international conference “Black Sea Region, Crimea, Rus in History and Culture”, held on September 23-24, 2010, by the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” on the basis of its department “Sudak Fortress”. The conference was dedicated to the memory of the outstanding scientist, researcher of the Northern Black Sea region, doctor hab. of historical sciences, professor Vitalii Mykhailovych Zubar (1950-2009). In this regard, the collection opens with an article covering the scientific biography of V.M. Zubar and includes the memories of his friends and colleagues. The collection also continues to publish works on the history and archeology of ancient and medieval Crimea. The articles examine trade, ethnic and cultural ties between Crimea, Rus, Europe, the Black Sea region and Byzantium.


Saint Sophia Cathedral. Англомовна версія путівника по Софійському собору

Nikitenko N. (2012) Saint Sophia Cathedral. Kyiv: HOROBETS (in English).


Софийский собор. Путеводитель

Nikitenko N. (2011) Sofiiskyi sobor. Putevoditel [Sophia Cathedral. Guide-book]. Kyiv: HOROBETS (in Russian).  

The guide-book presents the legendary Sophia of Kyiv in a new way. It appears as the most important source of spirituality, a witness and participant in the heroic and dramatic history of Rus-Ukraine. The mysterious symbolic code of Sophia is revealed, its centuries-old “humanized” history is set forth, the magnificent architecture of the cathedral, its unsurpassed mosaics and frescoes, baroque masterpieces, and the necropolis are told vividly and clearly.


Золотоверхий монастир: Історична доля та мистецька спадщина

Kukovalska N. (2011) Mykhailivskyi Zolotoverkhyi monastyr: istorychna dolia ta mystetska spadshchyna [St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery: Historical Fate and Artistic Heritage]. Kyiv: HOROBETS.

The book tells in an interesting, accessible form about the centuries-old and dramatic history and unique artistic heritage of the destroyed in the 30s of the twentieth century St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery. For the first time in the modern popular science literature dedicated to this monument, a special place is given to stories about the famous mosaics and frescoes and slate reliefs of the 12th-century St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral, which are exhibited in the choirs of Sophia of Kyiv.


Реліквії та чудотворні ікони Софії Київської

Sinkevych N. (2011) Relikvii ta chudotvorni ikony Sofii Kyivskoi [Relics and miraculous icons of Sophia of Kyiv]. Kyiv: LOGOS.

This is the first modern scientific publication dedicated to the cult of the relics of Sophia of Kyiv. The author tells about the miraculous icons and relics known today, which were venerated in the cathedral during the thousand-year history.


Корпус графіті Софії Київської. Частина III: Центральна нава

Korniienko V. (2011) Korpus hrafiti Sofii Kyivskoi. Chastyna III: Tsentralna nava [Graffiti collection of Sophia of Kyiv. Part III: Central Nave]. Kyiv: HOROBETS.

The third part of the “Graffiti Collection of Sophia of Kyiv (11th – beginning of the 18th century)” includes 606 ancient inscriptions and drawings found in the central nave of St. Sophia Cathedral, which are published with detailed analysis of texts, palaeographic analysis and dating. The second part of the book consists of comments and studies of the existing collection of graffiti, devoted to their interpretation. Tables of photographs and drawings of each inscription or drawing are attached to the book.


Корпус графіті Софії Київської. Частина II: Приділ свв. апостолів Петра і Павла

Korniienko V. (2010) Korpus hrafiti Sofii Kyivskoi. Chastyna II: Prydil sviatykh Petra i Pavla [Graffiti collection of Sophia of Kyiv. Part II: Altar of Sts. apostles Peter and Paul]. Kyiv: HOROBETS.

The second part of the “Graffiti Collection of Sophia of Kyiv (11th – early 18th century)” includes 368 ancient inscriptions and drawings, found in the Sts. apostles Peter and Paul altar of St. Sophia Cathedral, which are published with a detailed analysis of texts, palaeographic analysis and dating. The second part of the book consists of comments and studies of the existing collection of graffiti, devoted to their interpretation.      


Корпус графіті Софії Київської. Частина I: Приділ св. Георгія Великомученика

Korniienko V. (2010) Korpus hrafiti Sofii Kyivskoi. Chastyna I: Prydil sviatoho Heorhiia Velykomuchenyka [Graffiti collection of Sophia of Kyiv. Part I: Altar of St. George the Great Martyr]. Kyiv: HOROBETS.

The first part of the “Graffiti Corpus of Sophia of Kyiv (11th – early 18th century)” includes 482 inscriptions and drawings, found in the altar of St. George the Great Martyr in the northern aisle of St. Sophia Cathedral, which are published with a detailed analysis of texts, palaeographic analysis and dating. The second part of the book consists of comments and studies of the existing body of graffiti, devoted to their interpretation. Tables of photographs and drawings of each inscription or drawing are attached to the book.


Софійські читання. Матеріали V міжнародної науково-практичної конференції

Sofiiski chytannia (2010) Materialy V mizhnarodnoi naukovo-praktychnoi konferencii “Dukhovnyi potentsial ta istorychnyi kontekst khrystyianskoho mystetstva” (Kyiv, 28-29 travnia 2009) [Sophia readings. Proceedings of the V International Scientific and Practical Conference “Spiritual potential and historical context of Christian art” (Kyiv, May 28-29, 2009)]. Kyiv: HOROBETS.

The collection is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv”. It contains materials of the international scientific-practical conference “Spiritual potential and historical context of Christian art”, which published historical, architectural, art and archaeological research related to the stated topic. A separate section is devoted to articles on the conservation of museums, reserves and research institutes.


Сугдейский сборник

Sugdeiskii Sbornik (2010) [Suhdei Collection].  Kyiv-Sudak: HOROBETS, vol. 4 (in Russian).

The fourth issue of the Suhdei Collection is based on the materials of the international conference “Black Sea region, Crimea, Rus in History and Culture”, held by the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” on the basis of its department “Sudak Fortress” on September 25-26, 2008. The conference was dedicated to the 90th birthday of the famous archaeologist, Sudak researcher Mykhail Antonovych Frondzhulo. In this regard, the heading “Scientific heritage” for the first time publishes materials from the research of the medieval monastery at Cape Dimitraki, which was initiated by M.A. Frondzhulo. The collection also continues to publish works devoted to the history and archeology of ancient and medieval Crimea, its trade, ethnic and cultural ties with Rus, Europe, the Black Sea region and Byzantium.


Національний заповідник «Софія Київська»

Kukovalska N., Nikitenko N., Marholina I. and others (2009) Natsionalnyi Zapovidnyk “Sofiia Kyivska” [National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv”]. Kyiv: BALTIIA-DRUK.

The book presents the main attractions of the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv”. The latest research and rich illustrative material will help the reader to look into history and imagine St. Sophia Cathedral of the 11th century, the Golden Gate of the 11th century, St. Cyril’s Church of the 12th century, St. Andrew’s Church of the 18th century, Sudak Fortress of 6th-14th centuries. The book is intended for historians, art critics and all those who are interested in the history and monuments of the Ukrainian land.


Ангелы Врубеля. Творчество Михаила Врубеля в Кирилловской церкви Киева Margolina I. (2009) Angely Vrubelia. Tvorchestvo Mikhaila Vrubelia v Kirillovskoi tserkvi Kieva [Vrubel’s Angels. Creativity of Mykhail Vrubel in St. Cyril’s Church in Kyiv]. Kyiv: HOROBETS (in Russian).

The monograph is the first study devoted to the work of the outstanding artist M. Vrubel in the Kyiv St. Cyril’s Church. In a vivid, figurative form, it is told about the most important, but little-known period of Vrubel’s life connected with the ancient shrine, about his artistic masterpieces stored in it. The author acquaints the reader with the history of St. Cyril’s Church, deeply characterizes the monumental compositions and icons made by M. Vrubel in the temple and forever entered the treasury of world culture.


Золотые ворота в Киеве. Путеводитель Ivakina L. (2009) Zolotyie vorota v Kieve. Putevoditel [Golden Gate in Kyiv. Guide-book]. Kyiv: HOROBETS.

The author tried to tell about the monument in chronological order, to show in what historical conditions it arose and with what events in the life of Kyiv it was connected. The publication contains new archival materials and a large number of illustrations.


Софійські читання. Матеріали IV міжнародної науково-практичної конференції Sofiiski chytannia (2009) Materialy IV mizhnarodnoi naukovo-praktychnoi konferencii “Pamiatky Natsionalnoho Zapovidnyka “Sofiia Kyivska”: kulturnyi dialoh pokolin (Kyiv, 25-26 zhovtnia 2007) [Sophia readings. Proceedings of the IV International Scientific and Practical Conference “The monuments of the National Conservation area “St. Sophia of Kyiv”: cultural dialogue of generations (Kyiv, October 25-26, 2007)]. Kyiv: HOROBETS.

The collection is dedicated to the 990th anniversary of the first chronicle mention of Sophia of Kyiv (1017–2007). It is based on the main monument of the Conservation Area – Sophia Cathedral.

 The cathedral building marks the high rise of our statehood and culture, vividly testifies to the antiquity and continuity of life in the history of the people of Ukraine.


Генуезці в Криму Henueztsi v Krymu. Istorychnyi putivnyk [The Genoese In Crimea. A historical guide]. Kyiv: HOROBETS, 2009.

The historical guide offered to readers briefly but scientifically substantiates the monuments associated with the presence of Italians in the Crimea. This applies primarily to the Middle Ages, but the material in the book allows us to recreate the historical picture, in which the baton of generations is passed from ancient Feodosia to the great brilliant Kaffa – the pearl of the Black Sea, from Byzantine Sougdeia to the impregnable Genoese Soldaia…


Архітектурна графіка 30-х років XX ст. з фондів Національного заповідника «Софія Київська» Kukovalska N.M., Marholina I.Ye., Panchenko M.V., Ped H.S., Petrachek K.H. (2008) Arkhitekturna hrafika trydtsiatykh rokiv XX stolittia z fondiv Natsionalnoho zapovidnyka “Sofiia Kyivska” [Architectural graphics of the 1930s from the repository of the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv”]. Kyiv: А+С publishing house.

The publication is an album-catalog based on materials from the collection of architectural graphics, which vividly reflects the architectural and aesthetic preferences that dominated at different stages of development of society during the industrialization, and characterizes the technical possibilities of their implementation in monumental buildings, many of which exist today. A number of exhibits of the 1930s have been selected for the album, which form an integral informative group, inextricably linked with this stage in the history of the USSR. Most of them are competitive projects, not all of which have acquired a real architectural embodiment.


Видання "Сугдейский сборник" Sugdeiskii Sbornik (2018) [Suhdei Collection].  Kyiv-Sudak: AKADEMPERIODIKA, vol. 3 (in Russian).

The third issue of the Suhdei collection continues the publication of works devoted to the history and archeology of ancient and medieval Crimea, its trade, ethnic and cultural ties with Rus, Europe, the Black Sea region and Byzantium. The collection is based on the materials of the international conference “Black Sea region, Crimea, Rus in History and Culture”, held by the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia Kyiv” on the basis of its department “Sudak Fortress” on September 18-21, 2006. The heading “Scientific Heritage” continues to develop, introducing readers with research materials that did not get into scientific circulation at one time and offers an overview of modern views on the relevant topic.


Кырк-Ерский клад городища Чуфут-Кале в юго-западном Крыму Maiko V. (2007) Kyrk-Yerskii klad gorodishcha Chufut-Kale v yugo-zapadnom Krymu [Kyrk-Yerskii treasure of the Chufut-Kale settlement in southwestern Crimea]. Kyiv: AKADEMPERIODIKA (in Russian).

The monograph is devoted to a detailed publication of a hoard of coins discovered near a hydraulic structure near the southern gates of the Chufut (Dzhuft) – Kale settlement in the southwestern Crimea in 2002. The archaeological context of this find is described in detail for the first time.

 


Матеріали ІІІ міжнародної науково-практичної конференції “Пам’ятки Національного заповідника “Софія Київська” та сучасні тенденції музейної науки” Sofiiski chytannia (2007) Materialy III mizhnarodnoi naukovo-praktychnoi konferencii “Pamiatky Natsionalnoho zapovidnyka “Sofiia Kyivska” ta suchasni tendentsii muzeinoi nauky” (Kyiv, 24-25 lystopada 2005) [Sophia readings. Proceedings of the III International Scientific and Practical Conference “Monuments of National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” and modern trends in museum science” (Kyiv, November 24-25, 2005)]. Kyiv: AKADEMPERIODYKA, vol. 3.

The collection is dedicated to the memory of the archpriest of the Kyiv-Sophia Cathedral, a famous church and public figure, connoisseur of Kyiv antiquities, researcher and patriot of the Kyiv Sophia Cathedral – P.G. Lebedyntsev. It contains materials of the international scientific-practical conference – “Monuments of the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” and current trends in museum science”, related to the protection of museums and research institutes, historical, art, archaeological, archeographic and other research of movable and immovable monuments, mostly those that are part of the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv”.


Средневековые некрополи Судакской долины Maiko V. (2007) Srednevekovye nekropoli Sudakskoi doliny [Medieval necropolises of the Sudak valley] Kyiv: AKADEMPERIODIKA (in Russian).

The monograph is dedicated to the necropolises of medieval Sugdeia. Based on the involving of unpublished archival materials and excavation data, the history of the study of urban necropolises of the 8th-16th centuries is considered. Such a wide chronological scope made it possible to trace the features of the formation of necropolises as an integral part of the medieval infrastructure of the settlement and to consider the features of the funeral rite throughout the entire era of the existence of the medieval city.


 Судакская крепость. История – археология – эпиграфика Skrzhinskaia Ye.Ch. Е.Ч. (2006) Sudakskaia krepost. Istoriia – arkheologiia – epigrafika [Sudak fortress. History – archeology – epigraphy]. Kyiv – Sudak – St.- Peterburg: AKADEMPERIODIKA (in Russian).

The collection consists of unpublished, sometimes unfinished works by Olena Cheslavivna Skrzhinskaia (1896-1980) – one of the most famous researchers of the monuments of the Sudak fortress and related medieval Genoese fortifications, building masonry and commemorative inscriptions, written sources. The published materials are stored in the archives of the St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The collection is published with the consent of Olena Cheslavivna’s daughter, M.V. Skrzhinskaia.


Причерноморье, Крым, Русь в истории и культуре Prichernomorie, Krym, Rus v istorii I kulture (2006) Materialy III Sudakskoi mezhdunarodnoi konferencii [Black Sea region, Crimea, Rus in history and culture. Materials of the III Sudak International Conference]. Kyiv – Sudak: AKADEMPERIODYKA, vol. 2.

The publication includes reports prepared by the participants of the third international scientific conference, held by the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” from 18 to 21 September 2006 on the basis of the “Sudak Fortress” museum.

In accordance with the theme of the conference, the publication is devoted to the history, archeology and culture of the Black Sea region and Crimea, their trade and cultural ties with Rus, Byzantium and the countries of Western Europe. The article deals with the problems of the influence of the Byzantine cultural heritage on the Eastern European architectural and artistic traditions. A number of articles are devoted to the issues of restoration and protection of monuments.


Андріївська церква. Путівник Lytvynchuk Zh. (2006) Andriivska tserkva. Putivnyk [St. Andrew’s Church. Guide-book]. Kyiv: AA ANATEIA.

The book tells in an interesting, accessible form about the history of the architectural monument of the 18th century. St. Andrew’s Church in Kyiv.

 


Київська обитель Святого Кирила  

Marholina I., Ulianovskyi V. (2005) Kyivska obytel Sviatoho Kyryla [Kyiv monastery of St. Cyril]. Kyiv: LYBID.

The book for the first time presents the complete history of St. Cyril’s monastery during the 12th-18th centuries. New hypotheses about the time and circumstances of the foundation of the church, its dedication to St. Cyril of Alexandria, architectural features and the system of frescoes are proposed. On the basis of new archival documents, the spiritual and everyday life of the monastery – its abbots, brothers, pilgrims, as well as the system of management and struggle for land and movable property, the principles and circumstances of accepting novices and monks, the monastery’s ties with the Cossacks and Zaporizhian Sich.


Сугдейский сборник Sugdeiskii Sbornik (2005) [Suhdei Collection].  Kyiv-Sudak: AKADEMPERIODIKA, vol. 2 (in Russian).

The second issue of the Suhdei Collection continues the publication of works devoted to the history and archeology of the ancient and medieval Crimea, its trade, ethnic and cultural ties with Rus, Europe, the Black Sea region and Byzantium. The collection is based on the materials of the international conference “Black Sea Region, Crimea, Rus in History and Culture”, which was held by the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” on the basis of the department “Sudak Fortress” on September 13-16, 2004. The heading “Scientific Heritage” continues to develop, introducing readers with research materials that did not get into scientific circulation at one time and offers an overview of modern views on the relevant topic.


Средневековое городище на плато Тепсень в юго-восточном Крыму Maiko V. (2004) Srednevekovoe gorodishche na plato Tepsen v yugo-vostochnom Krymu [Medieval settlement on the Tepsen plateau in southeastern Crimea]. Kyiv: AKADEMPERIODIKA (in Russian).

The monograph is dedicated to the medieval settlement on the Tepseni plateau of the 8th – the first half of the 10th centuries in the southeastern Crimea. Based on the attraction of unpublished archival materials and excavation data, the history of the study of the archaeological complex as a whole is considered, residential, economic, burial and religious objects are analyzed, the main features of material culture, as well as the level of development of agriculture, crafts and trades, are discussed in detail.


Кирилівська церква. Путівник Marholina I. (2004) Kyrylivska tserkva. Putivnyk [St. Cyril’s Church. Guide-book]. Kyiv: FENIKS.

The book tells in an interesting, accessible form about the centuries-old history of the architectural monument of the 12th century – St. Cyril’s Church in Kyiv.


Софійські читання. Випуск ІІ. Сакральні споруди у житті суспільства Sofiiski chytannia (2004) Materialy II mizhnarodnoi naukovo-praktychnoi konferencii “Sakralni sporudy u zhytti suspilstva: istoriia i sohodennia” (Kyiv, 27-28 lystopada 2003) [Proceedings of the II International Scientific and Practical Conference “Sacred buildings in the life of society: history and present” (Kyiv, November 27-28, 2003). Kyiv, FENIKS, vol. 2.  

Національний заповідник «Софія Київська» Arustamian Zh., Vynogrodska L., Dyvavina O. and others (2004) Natsionalnyi zapovidnyk “Sofiia Kyivska” [National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv”]. Kyiv: MYSTETSTVO.

The book-album is the first comprehensive edition dedicated to the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv”, which turned seventy in 2004. For the first time at the modern scientific level the history of the Conservation Area is covered, its monuments are told – majestic shrines of Ukraine, world masterpieces of architecture and painting: St. Sophia Cathedral, Golden Gate, St. Cyril’s and St. Andrew’s Church, Sudak Fortress.


Сугдейский сборник Sugdeiskii Sbornik (2004) [Suhdei Collection].  Kyiv-Sudak: AKADEMPERIODIKA, vol. 1 (in Russian).

The collection opens a series of publications devoted to the history, archeology and culture of the ancient and medieval Crimea, in particular – its southeastern, Sudak region. The materials of the scientific conference “Suhdeia, Surozh, Soldaia in the history of Rus-Ukraine”, held by the National Conseravtion Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” on the basis of its branch “Sudak Fortress” Museum on September 16-22, 2002, are taken into account. Many epigraphic, sphragistic and archaeological materials are published for the first time. The collection contains articles devoted to trade and cultural relations of Crimea, their role and significance in European history.


Причерноморье, Крым, Русь в истории и культуре. Материалы II Судакской международной конференции Prichernomorie, Krym, Rus v istorii i kulture (2004) Materialy II Sudakskoi mezhdunarodnoi konferencii [Black Sea region, Crimea, Rus in history and culture. Materials of the II Sudak International Conference]. Kyiv – Sudak: AKADEMPERIODIKA, part I.

The publication includes brief materials of the second international scientific conference, held by the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” from 12 to 16 September 2004 on the basis of the “Sudak Fortress” Museum. The preparations for the conference were carried out with the assistance of the staff of the State Construction Committee of Ukraine, the Institute of Archeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and the Research Institute of Monument Protection Research of the MKI of Ukraine.


35 Prichernomorie, Krym, Rus v istorii i kulture (2004) Materialy II Sudakskoi mezhdunarodnoi konferencii [Black Sea region, Crimea, Rus in history and culture. Materials of the II Sudak International Conference]. Kyiv – Sudak: AKADEMPERIODIKA, part II.

36 Prichernomorie, Krym, Rus v istorii i kulture (2004) Materialy II Sudakskoi mezhdunarodnoi konferencii [Black Sea region, Crimea, Rus in history and culture. Materials of the II Sudak International Conference]. Kyiv – Sudak: AKADEMPERIODIKA, part III.

Софійські читання. Випуск І. Проблеми та досвід вивчення, захисту, збереження і використання архітектурної спадщини Sofiiski chytannia (2003) Problemy ta dosvid vyvchennia, zakhustu, zberezhennia i vykorystannia arkhitekturnoi spadshchyny (Kyiv, 27-28 lystopada, 2002) [Problems and experience of studying, protection, preservation and use of architectural heritage (November, 27-28, 2002)]. Kyiv: FENIKS, vol. 1.

Сугдея, Сурож, Солдайя в истории и культуре Руси-Украины Suhdeia, Surozh, Soldaia v istorii i culture Rusi-Ukrainy (2002) Materialy nauchnoi konferentsii (16-22 sentiabria 2002) [Suhdeia, Surozh, Soldaia in the history and culture of Rus-Ukraine. Materials of the scientific conference (September, 16-22, 2002)]. Kyiv-Sudak: AKADEMPERIODIKA (in Russian).

The collection includes brief materials of the second international scientific conference held by the National Conservation Area “St. Sophia of Kyiv” from 16 to 22 September 2002 on the basis of the “Sudak Fortress” Museum. The conference was prepared with the assistance of the State Construction Committee of Ukraine, the Institute of Archeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Research Institute of Monument Protection Studies of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.


Кирилівська церква в історії середньовічного Києва Marholina I. (2001) Kyrylivska tserkva v istorii seredniovichnoho Kyieva [St. Cyril’s Church in the history of medieval Kyiv]. Kyiv: VIPOL.

The monograph is the first in native historiography comprehensive study of St. Cyril’s Church as a church-political, religious and cultural center of medieval Kyiv. The analysis of state-building and ethno-religious processes is carried out through the prism of church architecture and sacred painting. The fundamental role of St. Cyril’s religious center in the formation of the national Christian tradition is revealed, the origins historical necropolis of the church are outlined.


Korniienko V. (2018) Epihrafika sakralnykh pamiatok Halycha (12-13 stolittia) [Epigraphy of sacred monuments of Halych (12th-13th centuries)]. Ivano-Frankivsk: LILEIA, s.2, vol.3.

The book publishes the results of V. Kornienko’s research of epigraphic monuments of Ancient Halych sacred buildings, which were carried out in 2014-2015 and conducted in the church of St. Panteleimon (Shevchenkove village), the Church of the Nativity of Christ (Halych town), the Church of the Assumption and the Chapel of St. Vasylii (Krylos village). In total, the book contains information about 829 graffiti, insculps and dipinti – descriptions of monuments, photographs and drawings.


Marholina Iryna (2019) Fresky Kyrylivskoi tserkvy v Kyievi: monografiia [Frescoes of St. Cyril’s Church in Kyiv: monography]. Kyiv: HOROBETS.

The mysterious St. Cyril’s Church on Dorogozhychi hills of Kyiv opens the pages of its cryptic history.

To date, a number of scientific and popular science publications by Iryna Marholina have been published on the history of the foundation, the discovery of the name of the customer and the founder of the building, and its dating; on the definition and honoring of prominent abbots and founders of the Cyril’s Monastery; description of the architecture of the monument; Cyril’s necropolis, etc. Attention is also paid to the monumental paintings of the 12th, 17th and 19th centuries, which adorn the walls of the church, as well as separately – the works of M. Vrubel.

This monograph is devoted to the study of the original painting of this Christian building – a painting that has not yet been fully explored. The fresco ensemble is 800 square meters of the twelfth century painting, which has plots that have no analogies among the sacred monuments of the entire Byzantine-Balkan circle. The book attributes unknown compositions and single images, reveals the content of mysterious plots, identifies images of saints and more.

The author reveals the beauty and grandeur of the fresco ensemble, which has survived to this day from the gray antiquity of Rus-Ukraine.

The book is intended for historians, architects, art critics, culturologists, archaeologists, philologists and anyone interested in world history and in particular the culture of Ukraine.