Chapter 1 Foreword I Chapter 2 Foreword II Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Acknowledgments Chapter 5 Part I. Background Chapter 6 Introduction: The Problem of "Poltava" Chapter 7 Past Critical Views of "Poltava" Chapter 8 Part II. Literary Analysis and Interpretation Chapter 9 Introduction Chapter 10 Characterization: Mazepa; Maria; Kochubey, Karl and Peter Chapter 11 Historical Events Chapter 12 Narrative Structure Chapter 13 Poetic Structure Chapter 14 Conclusion: Theory of History Chapter 15 Appendix I. Chart of Stanzas Chapter 16 Appendix II. Translations: English Translations; Russian Translations Chapter 17 Bibliography Chapter 18 Index Chapter 19 The Author and the Editor
Virginia M. Burns was former Fellow of the Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto (deceased).