A History of Ukraine: The Land and Its Peoples

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University of Toronto Press, 2010 - History - 894 pages
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First published in 1996, A History of Ukraine quickly became the authoritative account of the evolution of Europe's second largest country. In this fully revised and expanded second edition, Paul Robert Magocsi examines recent developments in the country's history and uses new scholarship in order to expand our conception of the Ukrainian historical narrative.

New chapters deal with the Crimean Khanate in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and new research on the pre-historic Trypillians, the Italians of the Crimea and the Black Death, the Karaites, Ottoman and Crimean slavery, Soviet-era ethnic cleansing, and the Orange Revolution is incorporated. Magocsi has also thoroughly updated the many maps that appear throughout.

Maintaining his depiction of the multicultural reality of past and present Ukraine, Magocsi has added new information on Ukraine's peoples and discusses Ukraine's diasporas. Comprehensive, innovative, and geared towards teaching, the second edition of A History of Ukraine is ideal for both teachers and students.

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A History of Ukraine Author: Paul Robert Magocsi Publisher: University of Washington Press Published In: Seattle, WA,USA Date: 1997 Pgs: 784 REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS Summary: The state of Ukraine ... Read full review

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Easily one of the best and most comprehensive works in the field. An astonishingly balanced narrative.

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About the author (2010)

Paul Robert Magocsi, FRSC, is professor of history and political science and holds the chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto.

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