A History of Ukraine: The Land and Its Peoples - 2nd Edition

by Paul Robert Magocsi

© 2010

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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Comprehensive, innovative, and geared towards teaching, the second edition of A History of Ukraine is ideal for both teachers and students.

A History of Ukraine: The Land and Its Peoples - 2nd Edition

by Paul Robert Magocsi

© 2010

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.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 896 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.9in x 2.0in x 9.7in
  • Reviews

    'A magisterial history ... of the Ukrainian land and all the peoples who have fought over, thrived in, and suffered upon it, from the ancient Scythians ... to the present day.'
    Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs

    'Reminiscent of some of the great works of Russian and Ukrainian history of the nineteenth century ... The book is characterized by wide and deep learning, remarkable objectivity, rational organization, clarity of presentation, and profound awareness of a variety of national sensitivities.'
    Dennis R. Papazian, History

    'The task of writing a new history of Ukraine is a difficult balancing act ... Not only the end of the Cold War and the gradual reintegration of Eastern Europe into the European community but also the rethinking of the nation-state and nationalism as historical forces challenge the ways in which the teaching and writing of modern history have been structured. Magocsi's History will long serve as a model for those who dare to grapple with these central issues.'
    Mark von Hagen, The Journal of Modern History

    'Magocsi's mastery of ethnographic material, his skillful inclusion of primary documents, and the valuable annotated bibliography make his work [a] useful and comprehensive tool for the student of Ukraine.'
    Paul S. Pirie, The Slavic and East European Journal
  • Author Information

    Paul Robert Magocsi is a professor in the Departments of History and Political Science at the University of Toronto.
  • Table of contents

    Preface
    Preface to the First Edition
    List of Tables
    List of Maps

    Part One: Introduction and Pre-Kievan Times

    1 Ukraine's Geographic and Ethnolinguistic Setting

    Territory and geography
    Climate
    Natural resources
    Administrative and ethnolinguistic divisions
    Population
    Nomenclature

    2 Historical Perceptions

    The Russian historical viewpoint
    What is eastern Europe?
    The Polish historical viewpoint
    The Ukrainian historical viewpoint
    Kostomarov on Ukrainians, Russians, and Poles
    The Soviet historical viewpoint

    3 The Steppe Hinterland and the Black Sea Cities

    The steppe hinterland
    Trypillians and Ukrainians
    Nomadic civilizations on Ukrainian territory
    The nomads of the steppe hinterland
    The Greeks of the coastal region
    The Pax Scythica, the Sarmatians, and the Pax Romana
    Scythian customs
    The Byzantines and the Khazars

    4 The Slavs and the Khazars

    The origins of the Slavs
    The original homeland of the Slavs
    The migrations of the Slavs
    The Antes
    Archaeology in Ukraine
    The Pax Chazarica
    The Slavic tribes in the shadow of the Khazars

    Part Two: The Kievan Period

    5 The Rise of Kievan Rus'

    The origin of Rus'
    The great debate: The origin of Rus'
    Europe in the ninth century
    The Varangians in the east
    The era of growth and expansion

    6 Political Consolidation and Disintegration

    Volodymyr the Great
    The meaning of Rus'
    Christianity and the baptism of Rus'
    Christianity in Ukraine
    Iaroslav the Wise
    The Kievan system of political succession
    The conference of Liubech and Volodymyr Monomakh
    The era of disintegration

    7 Socioeconomic and Cultural Developments

    Demography and social structure
    The ruling social strata
    The social structure of Kievan Rus'
    The subordinate social strata
    Other social strata
    The legal system
    The economic order
    The voyage from Kiev to Constantinople
    Byzantine cultural influences
    The Byzantine Empire and its attitude toward Kievan Rus'
    Kievan Rus' architecture
    Kievan Rus' language and literature
    What was the language of Kievan Rus' ?
    The "Lay of Ihor's Campaign"

    8 The Mongols and the Transformation of Rus' Political Life

    The rise of the Mongols
    The Mongol invasion of Kievan Rus'
    The Golden Horde
    The Pax Mongolica and Italian merchants
    Italianate Crimea and the Black Death

    9 Galicia-Volhynia

    Galicia and Volhynia before their unification
    The unification of Galicia and Volhynia
    The metropolitanate of Rus'
    The demise of Galicia-Volhynia

    Part Three: The Lithuanian-Polish-Crimean Period

    10 Lithuania and the Union with Poland

    The consolidation of the Lithuanian state
    The Polish-Lithuanian connection
    Muscovy and the Polish-Lithuanian union

    11 Socioeconomic Developments

    Lithuania's social structure
    Social estates in Lithuania and Poland
    Lithuania's administrative structure
    Poland's social and administrative structure
    Peasants, nobles, and Jews
    The manorial estate
    The coming of Jews to Ukraine
    The realignment of international trade patterns
    Poland's economic and cultural revival

    12 The Orthodox Cultural Revival

    The Metropolitanate of Kiev
    The Metropolitanate of Kiev and All Rus'
    The monastic movement
    The role of townspeople and magnates
    Ľviv's Stauropegial Brotherhood

    13 Reformation, Counter Reformation, and the Union of Brest

    The Protestant Reformation
    The Counter Reformation and Orthodox Ukraine
    The Union of Brest
    The views of Prince Kostiantyn Ostroz'kyi
    The Union of Brest

    14 The Tatars and the Crimean Khanate

    The Crimean Khanate
    Crimean socioeconomic life
    The Karaites
    The Nogay Tatars and slavery
    Was Ottoman and Crimean slavery all that bad?

    15 The Cossacks and Ukraine

    The steppe
    The name 'Ukraine'
    The rise of the Cossacks
    The Cossacks of Zaporozhia
    The Cossacks in Polish society
    Social estates in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Ukraine
    A male-dominated society?
    The international role of the Cossacks
    The Cossacks and Orthodoxy
    Orthodox versus Uniate
    The calm before the storm

    Part Four: The Cossack State, 1648-1711

    16 Khmeľnyts'kyi and the Uprising of 1648

    Khmeľnyts'kyi's early career
    The uprising of 1648
    Khmeľnyts'kyi and the Jews
    Khmeľnyts'kyi as a national leader

    17 Muscovy and the Agreement of Pereiaslav

    The rise of Muscovy
    Muscovy, Poland, and Ukraine
    Khmeľnyts'kyi and Pereiaslav
    The Agreement of Pereiaslav

    18 The Period of Ruin

    Changing international alliances
    The Cossack turn toward Poland
    The Union of Hadiach
    Anarchy, ruin, and the division of Ukraine

    19 The Structure of the Cossack State

    Registered and unregistered Cossacks
    Internal administration
    What to call the Cossack state?
    The Cossack state administration
    International status

    20 Mazepa and the Great Northern War

    The image of Mazepa
    The rise of Mazepa
    Mazepa as hetman: The early phase
    Mazepa during the Great Northern War
    Mazepa's defection
    Mazepa and Ukraine after Poltava

    21 Socioeconomic and Cultural Developments in the Cossack State

    Social structure
    Social estates in the Cossack state
    Economic developments
    Church and state
    Cultural developments
    The transformation of Ukraine after 1648

    Part Five: Ukrainian Lands in the Eighteenth Century

    22 Ukraine's Autonomy and the Russian Empire

    Muscovy becomes the Russian Empire
    Sloboda Ukraine
    Zaporozhia
    The Hetmanate
    The Crimean Khanate
    Transformation under Russian rule

    23 Socioeconomic Developments

    The changing social structure
    Economic developments
    International trade and commerce

    24 Religious and Cultural Developments

    The integration of the Orthodox church
    Education
    Architecture and painting
    Literature and history writing

    25 The Right Bank and Western Ukraine

    The return of Polish rule in the Right Bank
    Social protest and the haidamak revolts
    Uman' as a symbol for Ukrainians, Poles, and Jews
    The Partitions of Poland

    Part Six: Ukrainian lands in the Russian Empire

    26 Administrative and Political Developments in Dnieper Ukraine

    Territorial divisions
    Administrative structure
    Administrative structure in Dnieper Ukraine before the 1860s
    Administrative structure in Dnieper Ukraine after the 1860s
    The evolution of the Russian Empire, 1814-1914

    27 Socioeconomic Developments in Dnieper Ukraine

    Social estates before the 1860s
    Social estates in Dnieper Ukraine
    The reforms of the 1860s
    Economic developments

    28 The Peoples of Dnieper Ukraine

    The Russians
    The Poles
    What Ukraine means for Poland
    The Jews
    Memories of the 'shtetľ
    Pogroms
    The Germans and Mennonites
    The Crimean Tatars
    The Romanians
    Other peoples

    29 The Ukrainian National Awakening in Dnieper Ukraine before the 1860s

    The idea of nationalism
    What is a nationality?
    The phenomenon of multiple loyalties
    The early histories of Ukraine
    The belief in mutually exclusive identities

    30 The Ukrainian National Movement in Dnieper Ukraine after the Era of Reforms

    The Right Bank and the 'khlopomany' movement
    Ukrainianism in St Petersburg and the renewal of the organizational stage
    Russian reaction to the Ukrainian movement
    The Valuev decree
    Schools in Dnieper Ukraine
    The Ems Ukase
    The church in Dnieper Ukraine
    The return to the heritage-gathering stage
    The beginnings of the political stage

    Part Seven: Ukrainian lands in the Austrian Empire

    31 The Administrative and Social Structure of Ukrainian Lands in the Austrian Empire before 1848

    Austria acquires Ukrainian lands
    The structure of the Austrian Empire
    The demographic and administrative status of Galicia and Bukovina
    The economic status of Galicia before 1848
    Other peoples in eastern Galicia

    32 The Ukrainian National Awakening in the Austrian Empire before 1848

    The Austrian government and the Ukrainian national awakening
    The heritage-gathering stage in Galicia
    Bukovina and Transcarpathia before 1848

    33 The Revolution of 1848

    The revolution in Austria
    The revolution in Galicia and the Ukrainians
    The Supreme Ruthenian Council
    The national movement in Galicia and the beginning of the organizational stage
    The revolution of 1848 in Bukovina and Transcarpathia

    34 The Administrative and Socioeconomic Structure of Ukrainian Lands in the Austrian Empire, 1849- 1914

    Administrative structure
    International developments and Austria's internal politics
    Austria's parliamentary structure
    Social structure and economic developments
    The problem of statistics
    The Ukrainian diaspora
    Other peoples in eastern Galicia and Bukovina
    Ukraine's other diasporas

    35 The Ukrainian National Movement in Austria-Hungary, 1849-1914

    In search of a national identity
    Old Ruthenians, Russophiles, and Ukrainophiles
    Language as the symbol of identity
    The national movement in Galicia: The organizational stage
    The national movement in Galicia: The political stage
    Independence for Ukraine
    At the bottom of the pecking order
    The national movement in Bukovina
    The national movement in Transcarpathia

    Part Eight: World War I and the Struggle for Independence

    36 World War I and Western Ukraine

    The outbreak of World War I
    The Russians in Galicia and Bukovina
    Ukrainian political activity in Vienna

    37 Revolutions in the Russian Empire

    Russia's first revolution of 1917
    Revolution in Dnieper Ukraine
    The Central Rada
    First Universal of the Ukrainian Central Rada
    The Bolshevik Revolution
    Third Universal of the Ukrainian Central Rada (Preamble)
    The Ukrainian National Republic
    The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

    38 The Period of the Hetmanate

    The establishment of the Hetmanate
    Authoritarian in form, Ukrainian in content
    The fall of the Hetmanate

    39 The Directory, Civil War, and the Bolsheviks

    The Directory of the Ukrainian National Republic
    The Bolsheviks
    The peasant revolution
    The White Russians
    The Allied Powers
    The West Ukrainian National Republic and Dnieper Ukraine
    Poland and Dnieper Ukraine

    40 The revolutionary era and Dnieper Ukraine's other peoples

    The Jews
    Petliura and the pogroms
    The Russians
    The Poles
    The Germans and Mennonites
    Mennonites caught in the revolution
    The Czechs
    The Crimean Tatars

    41 The West Ukrainian National Republic

    Austria's Ukrainians prepare for their postwar future
    West Ukrainian independence and war
    The West Ukrainian government-in-exile
    Bukovina and Transcarpathia
    The Ukrainian revolution: Success or failure?

    Part Nine: The Interwar Years

    42 The Postwar Treaties and the Reconfiguration of Ukrainian Lands

    The Paris Peace Conference
    Soviet Ukraine and the Soviet Union
    Treaty of Union between the Russian SFSR and the Ukrainian SSR

    43 Soviet Ukraine: The Struggle for Autonomy

    The government of Soviet Ukraine
    The Communist party (Bolshevik) of Ukraine
    The policy of Ukrainianization
    Communism and the nationality question
    Ukrainianization, the governing elite, and demographic change
    Ukrainianization
    Ukrainianization and the return of the émigrés
    Ukrainianization in education
    Ukrainianization in the arts
    Religion
    Ukrainianization in the era of transition

    44 Soviet Ukraine: Economic, Political, and Cultural Integration

    War communism and the New Economic Policy—NEP
    NEP in Soviet Ukraine
    The end of NEP
    Central planning and industrialization
    The collectivization of agriculture
    Dekulakization and the Great Famine
    Ukraine's Holocaust: The Great Famine of 1933
    The apogee and the decline of Ukrainianization
    The end of Ukrainianization
    Purges and integration
    The purges

    45 Other Peoples in Soviet Ukraine

    The Moldavian S.S.R. and the Moldovans in Soviet Ukraine
    Nationality administration in the Soviet Union
    The Russians
    The Jews
    The Poles
    The Germans
    The Crimean Tatars
    The Greeks
    The Bulgarians

    46 Ukrainian Lands in Interwar Poland

    The administrative status of Ukrainian-inhabited lands
    The economic status of Ukrainian-inhabited lands
    Poland's initial policies and Ukrainian reactions
    The cooperative movement
    Women and the Ukrainian national ethos
    Ukrainian political parties, schools, and churches
    Armed resistance and pacification

    47 Ukrainian Lands in Interwar Romania and Czechoslovakia

    Ukrainians in Romania
    The Rusyns/Ukrainians of Czechoslovakia

    Part Ten: World War II and the Postwar Years

    48 The Coming of World War II

    Germany and the 'new order' in Europe
    Autonomy for Carpatho-Ukraine
    The fall of Poland
    The "reunification" of western Ukraine
    The Generalgouvernement

    49 World War II and Nazi German Rule

    The German and Romanian invasions of Ukraine
    Nazi rule in Ukraine
    Nazi racial policies and the Holocaust
    Thou shalt not kill
    Nazi policies toward Ukrainians
    Resistance to Nazi rule

    50 Postwar Soviet Ukraine until the Death of Stalin

    Wartime destruction and territorial expansion
    Voluntary reunification, Ѕoviеt style
    The minority question
    Ethnic cleansing, Ѕoviеt style
    Industrial and agricultural reconstruction
    The nationality question
    Western Ukraine

    51 Post-Stalinist Soviet Ukraine

    Ukraine under Khrushchev
    The sixties phenomenon
    Economic developments
    The Brezhnev era—stability and st

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