Ukraine: A History

Orest Subtelny

© 2009

In 1988, the first edition of Orest Subtelny's Ukraine was published to international acclaim, as the definitive history of what was at that time a republic in the USSR. In the years since, the world has seen the dismantling of the Soviet bloc and the restoration of Ukraine's independence - an event celebrated by Ukrainians around the world but which also heralded a time of tumultuous change for those in the homeland.

While previous updates brought readers up to the year 2000, this new fourth edition includes an overview of Ukraine's most recent history, focusing on the dramatic political, socio-economic, and cultural changes that occurred during the Kuchma and Yushchenko presidencies. It analyzes political developments - particularly the so-called Orange Revolution - and the institutional growth of the new state. Subtelny examines Ukraine's entry into the era of globalization, looking at social and economic transformations, regional, ideological, and linguistic tensions, and describes the myriad challenges currently facing Ukrainian state and society.

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  • Page Count: 888 pages
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While previous updates brought readers up to the year 2000, this new fourth edition includes an overview of Ukraine's most recent history, focusing on the dramatic political, socio-economic, and cultural changes that occurred during the Kuchma and Yushchenko presidencies.

Ukraine: A History

Orest Subtelny

© 2009

In 1988, the first edition of Orest Subtelny's Ukraine was published to international acclaim, as the definitive history of what was at that time a republic in the USSR. In the years since, the world has seen the dismantling of the Soviet bloc and the restoration of Ukraine's independence - an event celebrated by Ukrainians around the world but which also heralded a time of tumultuous change for those in the homeland.

While previous updates brought readers up to the year 2000, this new fourth edition includes an overview of Ukraine's most recent history, focusing on the dramatic political, socio-economic, and cultural changes that occurred during the Kuchma and Yushchenko presidencies. It analyzes political developments - particularly the so-called Orange Revolution - and the institutional growth of the new state. Subtelny examines Ukraine's entry into the era of globalization, looking at social and economic transformations, regional, ideological, and linguistic tensions, and describes the myriad challenges currently facing Ukrainian state and society.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 888 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 2.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    'An excellent history of Ukrainians.'
    Paul Robert Magocsi, Journal of Ukrainian Studies

    'Orest Subtelny's Ukraine: A History is the standard work on the subject ... Enormously readable and eminently "useable" in many educational contexts, [it] is required reading for anyone interested in the emergence of a Ukrainian territory, identity, and state.'
    Myroslav Shkandrij, Canadian Book Review Annual

    'Highly recommended for its lucidity, meticulous attention to detail, and scholarly precision, Ukraine: A History is a "must" for anyone who wants to learn about this fascinating land and its people.'
    Midwest Book Review

    'The best history of Ukraine in English.'
    World Affairs Report
  • Author Information

    Orest Subtelny is a professor in the Departments of History and Political Science at York University.

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