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
In Eastern Europe, the period from the mid-fifteenth to the mid-seventeenth centuries was one of great importance in agrarian history. Certainly during the whole period...the most far-reaching single event of economic history was the voloka agrarian reform of 1557. In the sixteenth century cadastres were completed to record the redistributed holdings of land and the taxes due from them.
Saint Euphrosyne (c. 1105-1167) was the granddaughter of the famous prince of Polack, Usiaslau (Vseslav) whose long reign (1044-1101) and many exploits ... made such an impression on his contemporaries that they refused to believe him to be an ordinary mortal... Young Pradslava - such was the name of Euphrosyne before she took the veil - seems to have inherited many traits of her grandfather's character...This became manifest early in her life when she refused all proposals of marriage and, without her parent's knowledge, run away to the convent...
In Belarus during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries many people were punished with imprisonment for the ‘crime’ of resisting hostile political systems or defending minority national and religious allegiances: under the Tsars, when Belarus was referred to as The North West Region of the Russian Empire; between 1921 and 1939 when Western Belarus was under Polish rule; before and after the Second World War in Soviet Belarus; and, of course, during the authoritarian reign of Aliaksandr Lukašenka.