For historical reasons, today the vast majority of documents on the history of Ukraine of the XVI–XIX centuries is stored in Russian archives, to which Ukrainian researchers do not have access. Therefore, today there is an urgent need to convey these documentary treasures to our specialists and everyone who is interested in the Ukrainian past, because their study will allow a deeper understanding of this dramatic period of the history of the Ukrainian state and to learn its lessons. The book includes documents relating to the history of the Ukrainian Hetmanship of 1690–1709, in particular the corpus of the so-called Baturyn Archive, which was taken by O. D. Menshikov from the Hetman’s residence during its destruction in 1708. The documents represent the entry office of Hetman Ivan Mazepa — the only hetman archive of the late 17th and early 18th centuries, which has survived to the present day. In addition, originals and copies of I. Mazepa's universals, which are not known to the general public, are presented in the book.
Hardcover, 344 pages.