The gates of Europe : a history of Ukraine /

"From one of the foremost experts on Ukraine and the former USSR, a concise, authoritative history of Ukraine. Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense battle with Russia to preserve its economic and political independence. But today's conflict is only the latest in a long history of batt...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Plokhy, Serhii, 1957-
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2015]
Table of Contents:
  • On the Pontic frontier. The edge of the world ; The advent of the Slavs ; Vikings on the Dnieper ; Byzantium north ; The keys to Kyiv ; Pax mongolica
  • East meets West. The making of Ukraine ; The cossacks ; Eastern reformations ; The Great Revolt ; The partitions ; The verdict of Poltava
  • Between the empires. The new frontiers ; The books of the genesis ; The porous border ; On the move ; The unfinished revolution
  • The wars of the world. The birth of a nation ; A shattered dream ; Communism and nationalism ; Stalin's fortress ; Hitler's Lebensraum ; The victors
  • The road to independence. The second Soviet republic ; Farewell to the empire ; Independence at last! ; The price of freedom
  • The meanings of history
  • Historical timeline
  • Who's who in Ukrainian history.