Historical Dictionary Of Ukraine

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Although English-language histories of Ukraine have been published since the 1930s, there has been no one-volume compendium of articles covering Ukrainian history from ancient times to the present, emphasizing the modern period. This dictionary introduces Ukraine to the reader through 700 entries on population, geography, economy, politics, and culture; descriptions of institutions, cultural monuments, political parties, battles and wars; and biographical sketches of key individuals in politics, the arts and ...

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Overview

Although English-language histories of Ukraine have been published since the 1930s, there has been no one-volume compendium of articles covering Ukrainian history from ancient times to the present, emphasizing the modern period. This dictionary introduces Ukraine to the reader through 700 entries on population, geography, economy, politics, and culture; descriptions of institutions, cultural monuments, political parties, battles and wars; and biographical sketches of key individuals in politics, the arts and sciences, the church, and the military. The work includes nine maps and a comprehensive chronology of Ukrainian history. It also features the most extensive and up-to-date bibliography of English-language writings on Ukraine currently in print.Scholars, students, and other readers interested in Ukraine's history will find this comprehensive volume a most useful resource.

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Editorial Reviews

American Reference Books Annual
This is the first one-volume book on Ukrainian history in English....This is a great one-volume reference on Ukrainian history that belongs in academic and larger public libraries with a Ukrainian or Easter European reference section.
Reference and Research Book News
Compiled by Kohut (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, U. of Alberta, Canada), Nebesio (English and film studies, U. of Alberta), and Yurkevich (senior editor of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press), this dictionary presents some 700 entries covering Ukrainian population, geography, economy, politics, and culture; descriptions of institutions, political parties, and military events; and biographical sketches of important figures in politics, culture, the church, and the military. The bulk of the material treats the history of the Ukraine from the 18th century onwards. As in other volumes in the series, the authors also include maps, a chronology, a bibliography, and an introductory essay.
American Reference Books Annual (ARBA)
This is the first one-volume book on Ukrainian history in English....This is a great one-volume reference on Ukrainian history that belongs in academic and larger public libraries with a Ukrainian or Easter European reference section.
Reference Reviews
...this resource makes a huge contribution to Ukrainian history and studies....With hundreds of titles, the bibliography is almost a resource in itself. The Historical Dictionary of Ukraine is recommended for larger public libraries and academic libraries that support disciplines in Slavic and Eastern European Studies.
Slavic and East European Information Resources
The Historical Dictionary of Ukraine, the product of careful, thorough research, is a well-written and comprehensive information resource. As such, it would be a welcome addition to any library that serves both general readers and serious researchers interested in Ukrainian history and culture.
Harvard Ukrainian Studies, Vol XXVII - Peter Galadza
A compact, one-volume treasury of facts and balanced interpretation. Clerarly written and objectively argued.... The Historical Dictionary of Ukraine is a resource that no library or student of Eastern Europe should be without. It is simply indispensable and will remain so for many years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810853874
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Series: Historical Dictionaries of Europe Series, #45
  • Pages: 910
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 2.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Zenon E. Kohut is director of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta. His many works on early modern Ukraine, historiography, and the development of Ukrainian identity include Russian Centralism and Ukrainian Autonomy: Imperial Absorption of the Hetmanate, 1760s- 1830s. Bohdan Y. Nebesio teaches film in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta and serves as assistant editor of Canadian Slavonic Papers. His publications focus on the Films of Alexander Dovzhenko, East European cinema, and the history of film theory.Myroslav Yurkevich is senior editor of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press and has participated in the CIUS project to translate Mykhailo Hrushevsky's ten-volume History of Ukraine-Rus' since its inception.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Editor's Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Note on Transliteration, Terminology, and Dates Part 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 5 Maps Part 6 Chronology Part 7 Introduction Part 8 THE DICTIONARY Part 9 Bibliography Part 10 About the Authors

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