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Cossack Myth History and Nationhood in the Age of Empires

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ISBN-10: 110702210X

ISBN-13: 9781107022102

Edition: 2012

Authors: Serhii Plokhy

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In the years following the Napoleonic Wars, a mysterious manuscript began to circulate among the dissatisfied noble elite of the Russian Empire. Entitled The History of the Rus', it became one of the most influential historical texts of the modern era. Attributed to an eighteenth-century Orthodox archbishop, it described the heroic struggles of the Ukrainian Cossacks. Alexander Pushkin read the book as a manifestation of Russian national spirit but Taras Shevchenko interpreted it as a quest for Ukrainian national liberation and it would inspire thousands of Ukrainians to fight for the freedom of their homeland. Serhii Plokhy tells the fascinating story of the text's discovery and…    
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Book details

List price: $152.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/26/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 408
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.562

Serhii Plokhy is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University. His previous publications include Ukraine and Russia: Representations of the Past (2008) and The Origins of the Slavic Nations: Premodern Identities in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (2006).

The Mystery
A call for freedom
The Cossack annals
The birth of the myth
On a Cold Trail
A noble heart
The Cossack prince
The Kyiv manuscript
Pieces of a Puzzle
A matter of time
Uncovering the motive
How did he do it?
The Cossack treasure
Unusual Suspects
People and places
The Cossack aristocrats
The liberated gentry
A history teacher
A Family Circle
A missing name
Family matters
The rivals
Appendix:Cossack family networks