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Under Crescent and Cross gHistory of Ukraine The Land and Its Peoples by Paul Robert Magocsi is an excellent one volume overview of Ukrainian history from its earliest times up to 2010 This book examines both the cut and dry territorial history as well as the socio cultural and economic forces that shaped the territory of Ukraine into what it is today This includes examining the numerous peopleroups that inhabited and continue to inhabit this area as well as the development of the Ukrainian nationality that we know today Magocsi is intimately aware that Ukrainian history and even the concept of Ukraine itself is controversial Four main schools of history exist in terms of Ukrainian history the Ukrainian Russian Soviet and Polish schools all adopt differing methods and conclusions to events in order to further modern political objectives All four schools offer valuable insight into Ukraine s history throughout the ages The book begins by examining these four schools of history and each one should seem obvious The Ukrainian school promotes the idea of Ukrainian ethnicity and nationality and seeks connections with the past to promote Ukraine s national autonomy and identity The Russian school seeks to show the close connections and historical origin points of Ukrainians and Russian in order to promote Russian influence and control of Ukraine The Soviet school played up these close connections as well while building upon the idea of common brotherly culture between the peoples of Rus and the superiority of Eastern thought over Western thought The Polish school plays up Ukraine s time as a series of provinces controlled by the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth and the role Poles played in developing Ukraine All four schools have there own agendas and nuances and are tied into the historically restive Eastern European lands and there often violent histories The book then Atlantis, Alien Visitation Genetic Manipulation goes on to outline Ukrainian history in broad strokes The movement of various peoples into steppe Ukraine including many tribalroups from Central Asia like the Bulgars Magyars Mongols and so on This included the powerful Kipchak Empire which ruled over much of Ukraine for centuries trading and controlling the flow of oods into the Roman Empire from the Silk Road trade route from Asia The settlement of the Crimea by Greek Roman and Italian colonists and the creation of merchant cities along the coast is outlined as well The development of the Rus Kingdom the precursor to Ukrainian Belarusian and Russian societies is examined in depth This Kingdom was really a series of Princely feudal states ruled over by a Grand Prince The state was historically centered at Kiev and was responsible for the introduction of Orthodox Christianity into Eastern Europe It had a close relationship to the Eastern Roman Empire and shared culture religion and commerce with the Black Sea region Its influence stretched from traditional Ukrainian lands north to Russia and West into Poland The Rus were the historical founders of many cities in the Ukrainian lands and would play an important role in the development of Ukrainian Belarusian and Russian ethnic identity as well as the

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muse for Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Russian Empire Another important roup in the region at the time of the Rus were the Tartar s These peoples would storm into the steppe region under the control of Genghis Khan s hordes and would eventually seize control of the former Rus territories creating a series of vassal states in Russia while controlling much of Ukraine s coastal and steppe regions This new state was called the Kipchak Khanate or the Golden Horde named after the Kipchak state of lore This state controlled the Duchies of Russia as vassal states and demanded tribute In exchange these duchies could run their own affairs and would often compete for top dog status known as the Grand Prince This role was often held by Novgorod the powerful merchant state in the north but would pass on to Vladimir Suzdal the precursor to the Muscovite state and eventual founder of Russia This period saw Egomaniac growing competition over Ukrainian lands as outside forces sought to capitalize and control the steppe regions The most important player int he region was Lithuania This state started as a collection of Lithuanian tribalroups who banded Together And Began To and began to into Belarus and Ukraine The Lithuanian state eventually became one of the most powerful states in Europe and when it eventually joined into personal union with Poland became a massive force to be reckoned with for almost two centuries Poland would come to have an important role on the development of Ukraine The provinces of Galicia Volhinya and much of Western and Central Ukraine were controlled by Poland Lithuania and subject to increasingly repressive methods of serfdom as the lands were settled by Ukrainian s fleeing serfdom and subseuently bought up by Polish nobles and enserfed Eastern Ukraine was the domain of the Russian state of Muscovy which was able to ain control of Sloboda Ukraine roughly the eastern portion of modern Ukraine Southern Ukraine was the domain of the Crimean Khanate one of the successors of the Golden Horde The Crimean Khanate came into vassalage of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey which also annexed much of the Penninsula s fortresses and merchant cities directly while allowing the Crimean s a high degree of autonomy During this period the Cossack s began to become a force to be reckoned with Cossack s were OFTEN PEASANTS WHO FLED THE INCREASINGLY ONEROUS CONTROL OF peasants who fled the increasingly onerous control of s nobility and settled in Sich s fortified towns along Ukraine s steppe lands Cossack s were threatened on all sides by Poland in the West Muscovy in the East and Crimean slave raids in the south They thus formed highly mobile and militarized units and organized administratively along military regiment lines They cherished their fr. Although the new state of Ukraine came into being as one of many formed in the wake of the Revolution of 1989 it is hardly a new country Paul Robert Magocsi tells its story from the first millennium before the common era to the A History of UkraineHe mental image of the continuous march of barbarian tribes sweeping in settling down absorbing the local populace before being pushed out by the next wave of population Funny how many of these tribes names appear on the list of barbarians who swept into the Roman Empire sacked Rome and settled down there too Vikings Scythians Goths the HunsPacingThe pace for a history text was oodPlot HolesOut of CharacterThe history is very focused on the administrative elements of each of the rulers of the Ukraine The book is admin driven as opposed to event drivenHmm MomentsI like how it The End of the Hunt gives a look at the historical viewpoints and political overtones of other histories as it tells its own story ie Russian Soviet Polish Ukrainian And the evolution of the Slavic peoples The idea of Pan Slavism pushed by some other historians won t survive a true study of the diversity of the peoplesThe Russian view has dominated Ukrainian history with Ukraine being seen as Little Russia part and parcel of their larger Slavic brother The Tsars used the idea of continuity from the Kievan principalities toive their rule legitimacy and history As a result Ukrainian history in many texts has been seen as a parcel and part of Russia This Rozvaliny Gorlanu (Hraničářův učeň, gives short or non existent shrift to the Ukraine that existed prior to Russia and that is existing now beyond Russia The Russian view of Ukraine as part of Russia indeed Little Russia is apparent in recent current eventsScholars in the West fell into the trap presented by the RussianSoviet perspective on the history of Ukraine They bought the lineage Kievan Rus Muscovy Russian Empire Soviet Union Many today properly believe that the Kievan Rus is Ukrainian history and was adoptedco opted by Russian and Soviet scholars and their rulers as a means of providing a longer lineage and the aura of stability to their studies and dynastiesInteresting how many of the entities that conueredsubsumed the populations of the Ukraine would eventuallyo on to sack Rome and bring about the downfall of the Roman EmpireWorld War One seems like just one chapter of many masters walking across Ukraine and claiming it for their own for a brief moment before the next master of the land sweeps inThe modern conflict in Ukraine seems to mirror the 1917 struggles between the Kharkiv Soviet Congress and the Central Rada based in Kiev In some aspects they are still fighting the battles of the Russian Revolution that eventually birthed the Soviet Union Though in that era many didn t consider the Crimea part of the Ukraine In the 1917 1921 time frame Ukraine had so many masters and nationalist movements that by the time the Soviets finally truly Bikini grabbed power they were probably relieved before realizing the horror that was to be visited upon them through Stalin s forced resettlements pogroms purges and urbanizationsWhy isn t there a screenplayCould be a History Channel show for sureCasting callNALast Page SoundDamnAuthor AssessmentThe history is long and dry as any truly comprehensive history will beVery scholarly Dry But well doneEditorial AssessmentWell edited Could have done with the section on the historical perspectives that haveuided the scholarship on the history of Ukraine being shorter but it did provide a Facilitation Made Easy guidepost for what is in print publiclyKnee Jerk Reactionglad I read itDisposition of BookLibraryWould recommend tostudents of history those interested in current events To be fair I only read the last two chapters since I really need toet this research paper Izmeklētājs. Būris going This is a book that I fully intent too back and read cover to cover though The writing of the last two chapters is brilliant and clear and I very much look forward to learning about pre Soviet Ukraine as soon as Have A Minute The Ukraine Under Normal minute The Ukraine under normal is a highly esoteric topic for North Americans and Western Europeans The country has never been on the Grand Tour is expensive to Dirty Dealing get to and hard to travel in without an automobile Nonetheless it is September 2014 The Ukraine is at war again with Russia and this would be aood time to learn a little of the history of this cou The author has fifteen hundred years of history packed into 750 pages with lots of maps He writes from a distinctly Ukrainian perspective but very neutral in tone For most of the histories of Ukraine and Ukrainians have been written from the point very neutral in tone For most of the histories of Ukraine and Ukrainians have been written from the point view of either Poland or Russia The latter especially has badly influenced the world view of Ukraine as they try to claim all Ukrainian history for their own and treat Ukrainians and Ukrainian language as second classThis book is for anyone trying to understand how Ukrainians and Ukraine became the people and country they have Kyivian Rus disintegrated as a state after the Mongol destruction of Kyiv in 1240 Shifting back and forth under various empires and rulers for centuries Ukrainians were at times recognized and encouraged as a people with a uniue culture and language and at times subjected to extreme Polonization andor Russification The people of Galicia Western Ukraine under the Austrian Hungarian Empire were the most free develop as Ukrainians for the longest period of time timeThere were always those who dreamed of a united and free Ukraine including the Zaporizhzhia Cossacks in the 17th century however their efforts were in vain It was not until the 19th century that the idea of a Ukrainian people culture and language really took hold The Tsars tried to stamp it out Lenin brought it back Putin refered to Lenin s nationalities policy as a time bomb Then in 1928 Stalin having consolidated his power set out to destroy all things Ukrainian He could not succeed The current Russian propaganda that Ukraine is not a country Ukrainians are not a people an I just wish that in my post Soviet era education had covered even a fraction of the information in this book I did not see any overt bias KOBOBOOKS. S and cultures that developed within the borders of Ukraine including the Greeks of the Bosporan Kingdom the Crimean Tatars and the Poles Russians Germans Jews and Mennonites all of whom form an essential part of Ukrainian histor.

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Eedom from landlord control and overt taxation and conducted raids into all neighboyring states especially Crimean and Ottoman possessions Cossack s also and conducted raids into all neighboyring states especially Crimean and Ottoman possessions Cossack s also valuable and highly mobile irregular soldiers in both Poland and Muscovy and pro Polish and pro Russian Cossack s emerged On one side Polish Cossack s were often Uniate Christian that is the Ukranian Catholic denomination They were also of higher social class and eager to joint he ranks of Poland and Lithuania s powerful nobility On the other the Russian Cossack s were characterized by and Orthodox Christian zealousness and heavily influenced by the Metropolitanate of Kiev Eventually Moved To Moscow Due moved to Moscow due the fractious political situation in Kiev Finally the independent minded Cossack s formed there own pseudo state called Zaporizhia which was a loose federation of Cossack bands under THE CONTROL OF A RULING HETMAN THE LANDS OF control of a ruling Hetman The lands of during the 17th 18th and 19th centuries began to become fluid Poland Muscovy and eventually Russia and the CrimeanOttoman states to a lesser extent began to compete over Ukrainian territory and its increasingly valuable agricultural produce Poland however began to eclipse Russia began to take and territory in the Ukraine eventually annexing Poland s west bank Ukrainian lands and incorporating Zaporizhia as well The Cossack s deliberated as to which side to support sometimes backing Russia sometimes Poland and even allying with the Crimean s as Russia began to incorporate Black Sea regions into its Arnhem 1944 growing Empire After Sweden s defeat in the Northern Wars however Russia became thereat power in Eastern Europe Eventually Poland was divided among three states Russia Prussia and Austria with Russia and Austria splitting the Ukrainian lands among themselves Russia You Get What You Give gained most of modern Ukraine while Austriaot the Galician provinces The author Finding Reason goes intoreat detail about the cultural economic political and social developments in Ukraine during this time period important due to the Sniper (Women of the United Federation Marines, growing sense of national identity among the Ukrainian peoples This situation would remain stable until WWIAfter the defeat of the central powers in WWI and the collapse of both the Russian and Austro Hungarian Empires Ukraine continued to be fractured Poland took Galicia and much of the former Austrian Ukrainian lands Romaniarabbed Bukovina another heavily Ukrainian populated region In Eastern Ukraine Ukrainian Nationalist forces fought with Bolsheviks from Russia with the later eventually coming out on top and forming the Ukrainian SSR merged with other Soviet Republics to become part of the USSR Ukrainian identity went through periods of The Pleasure-Dome growth and decline during this time depending on the will of the Soviet rulers at any particular time The authoroes into detail again about Ukraine s place as a Soviet Socialist Republic and how this effected culture the economy and Ukraine s identity as a nation The author concludes with an analysis of post Soviet Ukraine up to the Orange Revolution and the fractious nature of Ukraine s internal poltiical and ethnic situation presciently stated as four years after this books publication Ukraine has been beset by a civil war and has seen the Crimean Peninsula annexed to Russia Magosci has written a brilliant one volume overview of Ukrainian history It is well researched very detailed and extremely interesting All aspects of Ukrainian history and its many diverse peoples and developments are chronicled in some detail This is certainly one of the strongest contenders for Ukrainian history outside of largely academic texts and I would easily recommend this book as an excellent one volume history Highly enjoyable well sourced with numerous maps and diagrams excellent historical analysis and very readable A 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes geographical area that has seen many very different people arrive pass through and stay has that many opinions as to actual fact of its origins rightful ownership and history There are a few major historical perspectives on Ukraine Ukrainian Russian Polish and Soviet which is a modified version of the Russian but Magosci does a fine job at presenting the facts as to what happened in thateographical area without holding to a particular theory including differing perspectives so the reader can see the entire picture The pre Kyivan information is really Theodore Roosevelt, Hero to his Valet good at showing all the cultural influences that exsisted along with the slavs in that area Who knew there Goths in Ukraine I mean then Not now Totally tons ofoths in Ukraine I m sure A History of UkraineAuthor Paul Robert MagocsiPublisher University of Washington PressPublished In Seattle WAUSADate 1997Pgs 784REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERSSummaryThe state of Ukraine came into existence in the wake of the 1989 dissolution of the Soviet Union but this wasn t the first Ukrainian state Little Russia as she is sometimes known has been in conflict immigrational flux and cultural evolution for many many years Cultures and peoples have marched across her settling and sweeping through Russians Greeks Tatars Poles Lithuanians Germans Jews Mennonites She is all these and Her common Slavic ancestry with the Russia and Belarus aside she has a rich history all her own Previous histories were too much Russian historySoviet historyPolish historyLithuanian history with Ukraine thrown in because she was part and parcel to those This is Mother UkraineGenreHistoryNon fictionWhy this bookIn light of current events when I saw the spine of this book as I wandered the library it had to come home with meThis Story is Aboutcourage working hard The Stoic Theory of Oikeiosis greed sadness the sweep of historyFavorite CharacterI kept thinking that I wasoing to find a hero in Ukrainian history that would be my favorite character One never presented themselvesLeast Favorite Character Stalin Hitlertake your pickCharacter I Most Identified WithNAThe FeelThose poor bastardsFavorite SceneT. Eclaration of Ukrainian independence in 1991 with a balanced discussion of political economic and cultural affairs Tracing in detail the experiences of the Ukrainian people he ジョジョメノン [JoJomenon] gives judicious treatment as well to the other people.

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