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
From the Grand Duchy of Lithuania to the Belarusian Democratic Republic: the Idea of Belarusian Statehood, 1915-1919During the first decades of the 20th century Belarusian national identity was in its infancy. Nationalist agitation was confined to a small elite. The political situation reflected a condition of widespread poverty and economic underdevelopment. The Russian imperial government left a legacy of a low level of education, few schools, and widespread illiteracy. Early national activists, such as the circle around the journal Naša Niva (1906-1915) argued for the use of the Belarusian language in all aspects of life.
Cyril, Bishop of Turaū, was one of the most interesting figures of his time, and the lack of detail concerning his life makes his personality all the more intriguing. On the one hand we have a glimpse of a humble monk, practising the most severe forms of ascetism; on the other, we find a man of great learning, far superior to that of the vast majority of his contemporaries, not only in Belarus, but among the East Slavs in general. The great number of manuscripts in which the works of St.
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.