A History of Ukraine / Edition 2by Paul Robert Magocsi
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/em>
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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Table of Contents
PrefaceList of TablesList of MapsPart One, Introduction and Pre-Kievan Times1) Ukraine’s Geographic and Ethnolinguistic Setting2) Historical Perceptions3) The Steppe Hinterland and the Black Sea Cities4) The Slavs and the KhazarsPart Two, The Kievan Period5) The Rise of Kievan Rus’6) Political Consolidation and Disintegration7) Socioeconomic and Cultural Developments8) The MOngols and the Transformation of Rus’ Political Life9) Galicia-VolhyniaPart Three, The Lithuanian-Polish Period10) Lithuania and the Union with Poland11) Socioeconomic Developments12) The Orthodox Cultural Revival13) Reformation, Counter Reformation, and the Union of Brest14) The Tartars and the CossacksPart Four, The Cossack State 1648-171115) Khmel’nyts’kyi and the Revolution of 164816) Muscovy and the Agreement of Pereiaslav17) The Period of Ruin18) The Structure of the Cossack State19) Mazepa and the Great Northern War20) Socioeconomic and Cultural Developments in the Cossack StatePart Five, The Hetmanate and the Right Bank in the 18th Century21) Ukrainian Autonomy in the Russian Empire22) Socieoeconomic Developments in the Hetmanate23) Reigious and Cultural Developments24) The Right Bank and Western UkrainePart Six, Ukraine in the Russian Empire25) Administrative and Political Developments in Dnieper Ukraine26) Socioeconomic Developments in Dnieper Ukraine27) The Peoples of Dnieper Ukraine28) The Ukrainian National Renaissance in Dnieper Ukraine before the 1860s29) The Ukrainian National Movement in Dnieper Ikraine after the Era of ReformsPart Seven, Ukraine in the Austrian Empire30) The Administrative and Social Structure of Ukrainian Lands in the Austrian Empire before 184831) The Ukrainian National Awakening in the Austrian Empire before 184832) The Revolution of 184833) The Administrative and Socioeconomic Structure of Ukrainian Lands in the Austrian Empire 1849-191434) The Ukrainian national Movement in Austria-Hungary 1849-1914Part Eight, World War I and the Struggle for Independence35) World War I and Western Ukraine36) Revolutions in the Russian Empire37) The Period of the Hetmanate38) The Directory, Civil War, and the Bolsheviks39) The West Ukrainian National RepublicPart Nine, The Interwar Years40) The Postwar Treaties and the Division of Ukrainian Lands41) Soviet Ukraine, the struggle for autonomy42) Soviet Ukraine, economic, political and cultural integration43) Minority Peoples in Soviet Ukraine44) Ukrainian lands in Interwar Poland45) Ukrainian Lands in Interwar Romania and CzechoslovakiaPart Ten, World War II and the Postwar Years46) The Coming of World War II47) World War II and Nazi German Rule48) Soviet Ukraine until the Death of Stalin49) From Stalin the Brezhnev50) From Devolution to IndependenceNotesFor Further ReadingIndex
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