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This blessed land : Crimea and the Crimean Tatars

Author: Paul R Magocsi
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Distributed by the University Of Toronto Press for the Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A virtual island in the Black Sea, Crimea is connected to the European continent by only a narrow sliver of land. For centuries it was part of the Ottoman and Russian empires, then the Soviet Union, and today independent Ukraine. But its history goes back even farther, as is evident from a landscape filled with the remnants of cultures and peoples: classical Greeks, Goths, Byzantines, Mongols, imperial Russians,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul R Magocsi
ISBN: 9780772751102 0772751102
OCLC Number: 868384116
Description: vi, 152 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Crimea: the land and its seas --
Crimea's earliest civilizations --
The Kipchaks, Mongols, Tatars, and Italiantate Crimea --
The Crimean Khanate --
Crimea in the Russian Empire --
Crimea in war and revolution --
The Crimean autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic --
Crimea during World War II --
Soviet Crimea and exiled Crimean Tatars --
Crimea in independent Ukraine.
Responsibility: Paul Robert Magocsi.
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An authoritative introduction to the Crimean peninsula, This Blessed Land is the first book in English to trace the vast history of Crimea from pre-historic times to the present.  Read more...

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