The Ukrainian collection of the British Library receives many donations during the year, but a recent generous gift was especially noteworthy. First of all, it consisted of an exceptional number of books â 37, and secondly, they were all by the same author. Olga Kerziouk and I wish to thank the Uzhhorod National University and Petro Lyzanets for their amazing contribution to Ukrainian and Hungarian studies.
Volodymyr Fedynyshynets, Fenomen profesora Lyzantsia. (Uzhhorod, 1996) YA.2002.a.18051.
Petro Lyzanets (also known as PeÌter Lizanec in Hungarian), a Ukrainian linguist and Professor at Uzhhorod National university was born on 2 July 1930 in the village of Izvor, later renamed as Rodnykivka, in the Zakarpattia Region of Ukraine. One of a family of five children, he received his education at Uzhhorod State University, and his love of the Hungarian language developed during his studies at school and was encouraged at home by his mother. In 1948 he became a student of Ukrainian language at Uzhhorod State University and also worked at the library, writing his thesis about Mykhailo Luchkai (1879-1843) (also known as Michaelis Lutskay).
In 1989 Petro Lyzanets wrote an introduction to Luchkaiâs book Hramatyka slovâiano-ruska = Grammatica slavo-ruthena (Kyiv, 1989; YA.2001.a.7611) (pictures below), which became a bestseller due to huge public interest.
Ukrainian/Hungarian dialects in the Zakarpattia Region continued to be a strong academic interest of Petro Lyzanets for many years, as evidenced by his books Atlas leksychnykh madiaryzmiv (Atlas of lexical Hungarian elements; volume 3; Uzhhorod, 1976; awaiting shelfmark; picture below on the left) and UkraiÌnsÊčko-uhorsÊčkyiÌ slovnyk stalykh slovospoluchenÊč ta vyraziv = UkraÌn-magyar aÌllandosult szoÌkapcsolatok eÌs kifejezeÌsek szoÌtaÌra (Ukrainian-Hungarian dictionary of idioms and phrases; picture below on the right), Magyar-ukraÌn aÌllandosult szoÌkapcsolatok eÌs kifejezeÌsek szoÌtaÌra = UhorsÊčko-ukraiÌnsÊčkyiÌ slovnyk stalykh slovospoluchenÊč ta vyraziv (Hungarian-Ukrainian dictionary of idioms and phrases), both published in 2009 (awaiting shelfmarks).
In 2000 and 2010 were published IUvileÄnyÄ zbirnyk na chestÊč 70-richchia vid dnia narodzhennia profesora Petra Lyzantsia (YA.2002.a.28390) and IUvileÄnyÄ zbirnyk na chestÊč 80- richchia vid dnia narodzhennia profesora Lyzantsia (YF.2012.a.5983) celebrating the 70th and 80th birthdays of Petro Lyzanets (picture below).
While we already had volume 1 of A kĂĄrpĂĄtaljai magyar nyelvjĂĄrĂĄsok atlasza = Atlas vengerskikh govorov Zakarpatia (Atlas of Hungarian dialects of Transcarpathia Region) (UngvaÌr: 1992; Maps 217.a.21.), it was great to add volumes 2 and 3 to our collection (picture below).
We also received a donation of the complete Works of Petro Lyzanets (1957-2010) in 30 volumes (picture below).
Rimma Lough, SEE Cataloguer Russian/Belarusian/Ukrainian
Magyar-ukrĂĄn szĂłtĂĄr = UhorsÊčko-ukraĂŻnsÊčkyÄ slovnyk / szerkesztĂ©sĂ©ben PĂ©ter Lizanec = za redaktsiieiu P.M. Lyzantsia (UngvaÌr, 2001). Awaiting shelfmark.
UkraiÌnsÊčko-uhorsÊčkyiÌ slovnyk = UkraÌn-magyar szoÌtaÌr (second edition) /szerkeszteÌseÌben PeÌter Lizanec = za redaktsiieiu P.M. Lyzantsia. (UngvaÌr, 2008).
Profesor Lyzanetsâ Petro MykolaÄ«ovych: bibliohrafichnyÄ« pokazhchyk (do 70- richchia vid dnia narodzhennia) (Uzhhorod, 2001) YF.2005.a.14044
KaÌrpaÌtaljai Magyar TudomaÌnyos TaÌrsasaÌg : eÌletrajzi lexicon = ZakarpatsÊčke uhorsÊčkomovne naukove tovarystvo : bibliohrafichnyiÌ dovidnyk ( Uzhhorod, 1995) ZF.9.a.8543
Petro Lyzanetsâ = PĂ©ter Lizanec. Naukovi pratsi = TudomĂĄnyos mĆ±vek (Uzhhorod, 2009-2013). 30 volumes. Awaiting shelfmark.