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The Ukrainians : unexpected nation

Author: Andrew Wilson
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
"This book is the most acute, informed, and insightful account of Ukraine and its people available today. Andrew Wilson focuses on the complex relations between Ukraine and Russia and explains the different versions of the past propagated by Ukrainians and Russians. He also examines the continuing debates over identity, culture, and religion in Ukraine since its independence in 1991"--Back cover.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Wilson
ISBN: 9780300154764 0300154763
OCLC Number: 423585938
Description: xviii, 392 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: Contesting national origins : Lays of ancient Rus --
The armies of God and Magog : myths of Ukrainian antiquity --
Neither fish nor fowl : between Poland and Russia --
The Cossacks : defenders of the wild field, defenders of the faity --
Ukraine, Russia and Rossiia --
The Habsburg alternative --
The twentieth century : peasants into Ukrainians? --
Independence : gained or gifted? --
Politics : developing the rules of the game --
Imagining Ukrainians : one Ukraine or many? --
Angels and pins : Ukrainian religion --
The IMF's red pencil : Ukraine's economic black hole --
Imagining Ukraine : towards a theory of Ukrainian geopolitics.
Responsibility: Andrew Wilson.


Presents an account of Ukraine and its people. This title looks forward to the key election in 2010, which revisits many of the issues that were thought settled in 2004.  Read more...


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"A lively, detailed and eminently sensible exploration of who the Ukrainians are and why they are important, and it should become required reading for anyone with a serious interest in Eastern Read more...

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