Andrew B. Pernal

Professor Emeritus
  • M.A., Windsor


Research Interests

  • History of Poland, Russia and Ukraine, with an emphasis on the seventeenth century, in the following fields: Diets, Dietines, diplomatic relations, historiography and historical cartography,.
  • Polish immigrants in Canada and historiography relating to them
  • Polish refugees in Africa during World War II.


Rzeczpospolita Obojga Narodów a Ukraina: Stosunki dyplomatyczne w latach 1648-1659. Kraków: Księgarnia Akademicka, forthcoming in 2007.

With D. F. Essar, “Les labeurs cartographiques de Le Vasseur de Beauplan en France: les cartes de Normandie et de Bretagne,” Annales de Normandie, 56, 4 (October 2006), 483-502 + 2 maps.

” ‘Ready to Lay Down His Person and Fortune at Her Feet’: Prince Bogusław Radziwiłł’s Proposal for Marriage with Mary Stuart, Princess Royal of England and Princess of Orange in 1653-1654,” Canadian Slavonic Papers, 48, 1-2 (March-June 2006), 65-80.

With D.F. Essar, “Nevidomni tekst Boplana «Opys Normandii»”, Instorychne kartoznavstvo Ukrainy. Zbirnyk naukovykh prats’ (L’viv, 2004), 63-94.

With D.F. Essar, “Un texte égaré de Le Vasseur de Beauplan: Description de la Normandie,” Annales de Normandie, 53, 4 (September 2003), 317-349.

“The London Gazette as a Primary Source for the Biography of General Patrick Gordon,” Canadian Journal of History, 38, 1 (April 2003), 1-17. Errata, ibid, 38, 2 (August 2003), 380.

“Dodatky, zminyi vypravlennia vos’ moho arkusha Boplanovoi ‘spetsial’ noi’ karty Ukrainy,” Kartohrafiia ta istoriia Ukrainy. Zbirnyk naukovykh prats’ (L’viv 2000), 23-39.

With Rosanne P. Gasse, “The 1651 Polish Subsidy to the Exiled Charles II,” Oxford Slavonic Papers, New Series 32 (1999), 1-50.

With D.F. Essar, Beauplan’s A Description of Ukraine (Cambridge, Mass.: Distributed by Harvard University Press for the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 1993).

With D.F. Essar, La Description d’Ukrainie de Guillaume Le Vasseur de Beauplan (Ottawa: Les Presses de L’Université d’Ottawa, 1990).

With D.F. Essar, “Giiom Le Vasser de Boplan – viis’kovyi inzhener, kartohraf, avtor,’ in Boplan i Ukraina. Zbirnyk naukovykh prats’ (L’viv, 1998), 15-45.

“An Analysis of Disbursements for Diplomacy during the Ratification of the Hadiach Union Treaty at the Warsaw Diet of 1659,” Harvard Ukrainian Studies, 17, 1-2 (June 1993), 72-109.”Diplomatic Contacts between Boguslaw Radziwill and Bohdan Khmel’nyts’kyi in 1656: Two Unpublished Documents,” in Mappa Mundi. Zbirnyk naukovykh prats’ na poshanu Iaroslava Dashkevycha z nahody ioho 70- richchia (L’viv-Kiev-New York, 1996), 509-536.

Courses Formerly Taught:

  • 54:153 World History to 1500
  • 54:154 World History since 1500
  • 54:251 Ancient History
  • 54:252 Medieval Europe
  • 54:253 Renaissance and Reformation
  • 54:254 The Age of Absolutism
  • 54:259 History of Russia
  • 54:263 History of Poland
  • 54:351 The Soviet Union I
  • 54:352 The Soviet Union II
  • 54:395 Latin America I: Indian Civilizations & Colonial Period