The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine

The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine

by Serhii Plokhy

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The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine by Serhii Plokhy

"[An] exemplary account of Europe's least-known large country... leavened by aphorism and anecdote." —Wall Street Journal


Award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy presents the authoritative history of Ukraine and its people from the time of Herodotus to the present crisis with Russia. As Ukraine once again finds itself at the center of global attention, The Gates of Europe provides unique insight into the origins of the most dangerous international crisis since the end of the Cold War.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465094868
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 05/30/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 373,738
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Serhii Plokhy is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard and the director of the university's Ukrainian Research Institute. The award-winning author of nine books, Plokhy lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents


I. ON THE PONTIC FRONTIER
1. The Edugeo f the World
2. The Advent of the Slavs
3. Vikings on the Dnieper
4. Byzantium North
5. The Keys to Kyiv
6. Pax Mongolica

II. EAST MEETS WEST
7. The Making of Ukraine
8. The Cossacks
9. Eastern Reformation
10. The Great Revolt
11. The Partitions
12. The Verdict of Poltava

III. BETWEEN THE EMPIRES
13. The New Frontiers
14. The Books of the Genesis
15. The Porous Border
16. On the Move
17. The Unfinished Revolution

IV. THE WARS OF THE WORLD
18. The Birth of a Nation
19. A Shattered Dream
20. Communism and Nationalism
21. Stalin's Fortress
22. Hitler's Lebensraum
23. The Victors

V. THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE
24. The Second Soviet Republic
25. Good Bye, Lenin!
26. The Independence Square
27. The Price of Freedom

Epilogue: The Meanings of History

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