The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

by Serhii Plokhy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199247390

ISBN-13: 9780199247394

Pub. Date: 01/17/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Famous as ferocious warriors, the Ukrainian Cossacks developed their fighting skills in the religious wars against the Tartars, Turks, Poles, and Russians. In this fascinating study, Serhii Plokhy examines the "confessionalization" of religious life in the early modern period, showing how Cossack involvement in the religious struggle between Eastern

Overview

Famous as ferocious warriors, the Ukrainian Cossacks developed their fighting skills in the religious wars against the Tartars, Turks, Poles, and Russians. In this fascinating study, Serhii Plokhy examines the "confessionalization" of religious life in the early modern period, showing how Cossack involvement in the religious struggle between Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism helped shape not only Ukrainian but also Russian and Polish cultural identities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199247394
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/17/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Ukrainian Cossacks
2. The Religious Crisis
3. Warriors for the Faith
4. Order, Religion, and Nation
5. A War of Religion: Orthodoxy in the Khmelnytsky Uprising
6. A Hetman Sent by God
7. Hetmans and Metropolitans
8. In Search of an Orthodox Monarch
Bibliography
Index

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