In 1965 the Anglo-Belarusian Society began publishing a yearbook - The Journal of Byelorussian Studies.
The Journal is distributed annually to universities, libraries and private subscribers in the UK, the US, Belarus and other countries throughout the world.
The Journal publishes articles on Belarusian literature, linguistics, foreign relations, civil society, history and art, as well as book reviews.
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ISSN 0075-4161 (print) ISSN 2052-6512 (online) ISBN 978-1-291-41994-8
Belarus, as a young state that received its full independence only in 1991, had no historical record of sovereignty except for a few months in 1918. This short period of time did little to create the foundations for a historical discourse for most Belarusians. When compared to Ukraine, the Baltic States or Poland, due to historic ties, Belarus’ path is different in many respects.
The article looks at the laws and traditions related to noblewomen’s dowries in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania of the sixteenth – seventeenth centuries. Dr Sliž touches upon such aspects as the order of apportionment of a dowry, content of a dowry, receipt of a dowry, and disposal of a dowry. It describes a number of interesting cases related to noblewomen’s dowries, which paint a vivid picture of life in the territory of now known as Belarus.
The three-way relationship between Belarus, Russia, and the European Union has often been discussed, particularly concerning what seems to be a tug-of-war for the allegiance of Belarus between two power bases: the one a traditional ally and regional power; the other an important economic partner with political ambitions. But it has less often been portrayed for its prevailing characteristic: a convenient instrument deployed by the Lukashenka regime in Belarus to keep itself afloat. Official Belarus has achieved this feat in a number of ways that will be explored in this paper.