Historical Dictionary Of Ukraine by Ivan KatchanovskiHistorical Dictionary Of Ukraine by Ivan Katchanovski

Historical Dictionary Of Ukraine

byIvan Katchanovski, Zenon E. Kohut, Bohdan Y. Nebesio

Hardcover | July 11, 2013

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Although present-day Ukraine has only been in existence for something over two decades, its recorded history reaches much further back for more than a thousand years to Kyivan Rus'. Over that time, it has usually been under control of invaders like the Turks and Tatars, or neighbors like Russia and Poland, and indeed it was part of the Soviet Union until it gained its independence in 1991. Today it is drawn between its huge neighbor to the east and the European Union, and is still struggling to choose its own path. although it remains uncertain of which way to turn. Nonetheless, as one of the largest European states, with considerable economic potential, it is not a place that can be readily overlooked.The problem is, or at least was, where to find information on this huge modern Ukraine, and since 2005 the answer has been the Historical Dictionary of Ukraine in its first edition, and now even more so with this second edition. It now boasts a dictionary section of about 725 entries, these covering the thousand years of history but particularly the recent past, and focusing on significant persons, places and events, political parties and institutions as well as more broadly international relations, the economy, society and culture. The chronology permits readers to follow this history and the introduction is there to make sense of it. It also features the most extensive and up-to-date bibliography of English-language writing on Ukraine.
Ivan Katchanovski teaches at the School of Political Studies and the Conflict Studies and Human Rights Program at the University of Ottawa. His publications on Ukrainian politics include Cleft Countries: Regional Political Divisions and Cultures in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Moldova. Zenon E. Kohut is director of the Canadian Institute...
Title:Historical Dictionary Of UkraineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:968 pages, 9.26 × 6.45 × 2.15 inPublished:July 11, 2013Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810878453

ISBN - 13:9780810878457

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Very topical for 2014 are the colorful biographies of Ukrainian oligarchs, whose stories of gaining incredible wealth often look like ready-made material for Hollywood thrillers. . . .The special article about corruption and its methods widens our understanding of the causes of the recent Ukrainian Revolution. The dictionary is so well-researched that it is difficult to find anything absolutely essential missing from it. From the first article. . . .to the last one about Zviahilsky, Yukhym, we are dealing with the high-quality product of careful academic research by four distinguished scholars. . . .Researchers, PhD students, journalists and other readers interested in Ukraine's history will find this comprehensive volume a very useful resource. Contemporary events in Ukraine highlight the value of this volume of reference to every academic library.