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Ihor Sevcenko, 87; professor, scholar of Byzantine era

Ihor Sevcenko taught at Harvard University for two decades.
Ihor Sevcenko taught at Harvard University for two decades.
By Bryan Marquard
Globe Staff / January 11, 2010

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Trilingual by dint of birth, Ihor Sevcenko grew up in a Ukrainian family that lived in Poland at a time when Russian was often the language of necessity. To his native Ukrainian, Polish, and Russian, he added fluency in many other Slavic and Western languages in their ancient, medieval, and modern forms while establishing himself as an international scholar of ... (Full article: 1050 words)

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