Inspired and informed by the author's own experiences in Ukraine, this is a history of a politically and culturally rich collection of borderlands. The word "Ukraine" means "borderland" and, for most of its history, the lands that make up Ukraine have been a collection of other countries' borders. Split between Russia and Poland in the 18th century, between Austria and Russia in the 19th century and between Russia, Poland, Romania and Czechoslovakia between World War I and II, before being swallowed whole by the Soviet Union in 1945, Ukrainians have never, until 1991, known anything approaching a state of their own. Until the depradations of Stalin and Naziism, Ukraine was ethnically diverse: Russians, Poles and Jews lived in the cities; Crimea belonged to Muslim tartars, Greeks and Armenians; Boyks, Lemks and Hutsuls farmed the Ukrainian Carpathians. Their ghosts linger on in literature (Gogol, Bulgakov), language and in an architecture quite distincitve from that of Russia. Combining history, her own adventures in Ukraine and personal interviews, Anna Reid charts the tragic past of this land and the troubles inflicted upon it, and considers how a country builds itself up from scratch and creates a sense of national identity.From the Publisher:
Until the recent crisis, The Ukraine was one of the most neglected countries in the world. It has a population of 52 million - larger than Britain's - and a land mass the size of France; it also has Chernobyl, and after Russia is the largest nuclear power. The word 'Ukraine' means 'borderland' and for most of its history the lands that make up present-day Ukraine have been a collection of other countries' border regions. Prior to Stalinism and Nazism, Ukraine was ethnically extremely diverse, including Russians, Poles, Jews, Greeks and Armenians. Their ghosts linger in language, literature, and architecture, quite distinct from Russia's. Anna Reid examines how the history of the region has led to the crisis with Russia.
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Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1997., 1997. 1st edition, hardback, large 8vo, xiv,258pp, illustrated, clean and sound, no inscriptions, Very Good / no dustwrapper. ISBN: 029781818X. Nº de ref. de la librería 214504
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Descripción W&N 13/10/1997, 1997. Estado de conservación: used-good. - GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Nº de ref. de la librería 9053-9780297818182
Descripción W&N 13/10/1997, 1997. Estado de conservación: used-good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Nº de ref. de la librería 9053-9780297818182
Descripción Hardback. Estado de conservación: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR007643244
Descripción WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, 1997. Estado de conservación: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP21278972
Descripción WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. First UK edition hardcover in dust jacket FINE / FINE. Nº de ref. de la librería 019223
Descripción Orion Publishing Group, Limited, London, United Kingdom, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. pp. 259, "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." Size: 8vo. Nº de ref. de la librería 180694
Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, England, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover with dustjacket, the true first printing, book is in excellent condition with one minor flaw only: mild tanning to the outer edge of the pages, the jacket is also in excellent condition with some mild rubbing and no other flaws, the original price is present and a professional (removable) mylar cover is included, "This is an extremely vivid portrait of a collection of lands extraordinarily rich in history and culture," illustrated with photos and a map; 258 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 042843