FROM A HISTORY OF STUDY UKRAINIAN NATIONAL DUMAS (ANALYTICAL REVIEW) (Z istori vivchennya ukrains'kikh narodnikh dum)
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Folklore researcher M. Maksimovich introduced the term 'duma' for an epic and lyric genre of oral Ukrainian folk art related to song (cf. the synonymic terms: Cossack song, Cossack epos, Cossack psalm) in 1827. The genre was born in the 15th c. and since the 19th c. it has been the subject of folklore research, linguistics, literary studies, cultural studies, history. The researchers studied its poetics, language, musical shape, form of performance, etc.
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