Published: 13/11/2020   2022-01-12

Petro Rotach’s contribution to Ukrainian encyclopediography, literary studies, and local lore studies

AffiliationIvan Kotliarevsky Poltava Regional Universal Scientific Library, Poltava, Ukraine

DOI: 10.37068/evu.12.5


2020 marks the 95th anniversary of Petro Rotach who is the famous Ukrainian writer from Poltava region. But his life way was ended in 2007. This article is devoted to the description of Petro Rotach’s main achievements in humanities like literary studies, local lore studies, encyclopedia publishing, in which he made significant contributions.

Keywords: Petro Rotach, literary studies, local lore studies and encyclopedia studies, Poltava.


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