9780813336749-0813336740-Borderland: A Journey Through The History Of Ukraine

Borderland: A Journey Through The History Of Ukraine

ISBN-13: 9780813336749
ISBN-10: 0813336740
Edition: 0
Author: Reid, Anna, Reid, Alliston K
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Basic Books
Format: Hardcover 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813336749
ISBN-10: 0813336740
Edition: 0
Author: Reid, Anna, Reid, Alliston K
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Basic Books
Format: Hardcover 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Reid, Anna, Reid, Alliston K wrote Borderland: A Journey Through The History Of Ukraine comprising 272 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0813336740 and 9780813336749. Since then Borderland: A Journey Through The History Of Ukraine textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Borderland tells the story of Ukraine. A thousand years ago it was the center of the first great Slav civilization, Kievan Rus. In 1240, the Mongols invaded from the east, and for the next seven centureies, Ukraine was split between warring neighbors: Lithuanians, Poles, Russians, Austrians, and Tatars. Again and again, borderland turned into battlefield: during the Cossack risings of the seventeenth century, Russia's wars with Sweden in the eighteenth, the Civil War of 1918–1920, and under Nazi occupation. Ukraine finally won independence in 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Bigger than France and a populous as Britain, it has the potential to become one of the most powerful states in Europe.In this finely written and penetrating book, Anna Reid combines research and her own experiences to chart Ukraine's tragic past. Talking to peasants and politicians, rabbis and racketeers, dissidents and paramilitaries, survivors of Stalin's famine and of Nazi labor camps, she reveals the layers of myth and propaganda that wrap this divided land. From the Polish churches of Lviv to the coal mines of the Russian-speaking Donbass, from the Galician shtetlech to the Tatar shantytowns of Crimea, the book explores Ukraine's struggle to build itself a national identity, and identity that faces up to a bloody past, and embraces all the peoples within its borders.
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