A History of Ukraine / Edition 2

A History of Ukraine / Edition 2

by Paul Robert Magocsi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802078206

ISBN-13: 9780802078209

Pub. Date: 11/01/1996

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

In 1988, the first edition of Orest Subtelny's Ukraine was published to international acclaim, as the definitive history of what was at that time a republic in the USSR. In the years since, the world has seen the dismantling of the Soviet bloc and the restoration of Ukraine's independence—an event celebrated by Ukrainians around the world but which also

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In 1988, the first edition of Orest Subtelny's Ukraine was published to international acclaim, as the definitive history of what was at that time a republic in the USSR. In the years since, the world has seen the dismantling of the Soviet bloc and the restoration of Ukraine's independence—an event celebrated by Ukrainians around the world but which also heralded a time of tumultuous change for those in the homeland.

While previous updates brought readers up to the year 2000, this new fourth edition includes an overview of Ukraine's most recent history, focusing on the dramatic political, socio-economic, and cultural changes that occurred during the Kuchma and Yushchenko presidencies. It analyzes political developments—particularly the so-called Orange Revolution—and the institutional growth of the new state. Subtelny examines Ukraine's entry into the era of globalization, looking at social and economic transformations, regional, ideological, and linguistic tensions, and describes the myriad challenges currently facing Ukrainian state and society.

Although the new state of Ukraine came into being only in 1991 as one of many formed in the wake of the Revolution of 1989, it was hardly a new country. Yet what the world has generally known of Ukraine seems to be associated primarily with relatively recent tragedies - Chornobyl in 1986, Babi Yar in 1941, the great famine of 1933, and the pogroms of 1919. But there is more to Ukrainian history than tragedy in the modern era and, indeed, more to Ukraine than Ukrainians.

Until now, most histories of Ukraine have been histories of the Ukrainian people alone. While this book traces in detail the evolution of the Ukrainians, Paul Robert Magocsi attempts to give judicious treatment as well to other peoples and cultures that developed within the borders of Ukraine, including the Crimean Tatars, Poles, Russians, Germans, Jews, Mennonites, Greeks, and Romanians, all of whom form an essential part of Ukraine's history.

A History of Ukraine has been designed as a textbook for use by teachers and students in areas such as history, political science, religious history, geography, and Slavic and East European Studies. Presented in ten sections of roughly five chapters each, it proceeds chronologically from the first millennium before the common era to the declaration of Ukrainian independence in 1991. Each section provides a balanced discussion of political, economic, and cultural developments; each chapter ends with a summary of the significant issues discussed. The whole is complemented by forty-two maps and twenty tables. Featured are sixty-seven 'text inserts' that include excerpts from important documents and contemporary descriptions as well as vivid explanations of specific events, concepts, and historiographic problems. Students will also benefit from the extensive essay on further reading that provides bibliographic direction for each of the sections in the book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802078209
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
880
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.73(h) x 2.31(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Tables
List of Maps
1Ukraine's Geographic and Ethnolinguistic Setting3
2Historical Perceptions12
3The Steppe Hinterland and the Black Sea Cities25
4The Slavs and the Khazars36
5The Rise of Kievan Rus'51
6Political Consolidation and Disintegration65
7Socioeconomic and Cultural Developments83
8The Mongols and the Transformation of Rus' Political Life105
9Galicia-Volhynia114
10Lithuania and the Union with Poland127
11Socioeconomic Developments138
12The Orthodox Cultural Revival151
13Reformation, Counter Reformation, and the Union of Brest160
14The Tatars and the Cossacks170
15Khmel'nyts'kyi and the Revolution of 1648195
16Muscovy and the Agreement of Pereiaslav207
17The Period of Ruin217
18The Structure of the Cossack State229
19Mazepa and the Great Northern War238
20Socioeconomic and Cultural Developments in the Cossack State249
21Ukrainian Autonomy in the Russian Empire263
22Socioeconomic Developments in the Hetmanate277
23Religious and Cultural Developments283
24The Right Bank and Western Ukraine290
25Administrative and Political Developments in Dnieper Ukraine305
26Socioeconomic Developments in Dnieper Ukraine316
27The Peoples of Dnieper Ukraine331
28The Ukrainian National Renaissance in Dnieper Ukraine before the 1860s351
29The Ukrainian National Movement in Dnieper Ukraine after the Era of Reforms365
30The Administrative and Social Structure of Ukrainian Lands in the Austrian Empire before 1848385
31The Ukrainian National Awakening in the Austrian Empire before 1848397
32The Revolution of 1848406
33The Administrative and Socioeconomic Structure of Ukrainian Lands in the Austrian Empire, 1849-1914417
34The Ukrainian National Movement in Austria-Hungary, 1849-1914436
35World War I and Western Ukraine461
36Revolutions in the Russian Empire468
37The Period of the Hetmanate488
38The Directory, Civil War, and the Bolsheviks494
39The West Ukrainian National Republic512
40The Postwar Treaties and the Division of Ukrainian Lands523
41Soviet Ukraine: The Struggle for Autonomy529
42Soviet Ukraine: Economic, Political, and Cultural Integration548
43Minority Peoples in Soviet Ukraine572
44Ukrainian Lands in Interwar Poland583
45Ukrainian Lands in Interwar Romania and Czechoslovakia599
46The Coming of World War II611
47World War II and Nazi German Rule622
48Soviet Ukraine until the Death of Stalin638
49From Stalin to Brezhnev652
50From Devolution to Independence666
Notes677
For Further Reading685
Index727

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