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Author Magocsi, Paul R.

Title A history of Ukraine / Paul Robert Magocsi
Published Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, [1996]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 784 pages) : maps
Contents ""Contents""; ""PREFACE""; ""LIST OF TABLES""; ""LIST OF MAPS""; ""Part One: Introduction and Pre-Kievan Times""; ""1 Ukraine's Geographic and Ethnolinguistic Setting""; ""Territory and geography""; ""Climate""; ""Natural resources""; ""Administrative and ethnolinguistic divisions""; ""Population""; ""Nomenclature""; ""2 Historical Perceptions""; ""The Russian historical viewpoint""; ""What is eastern Europe?""; ""The Polish historical viewpoint""; ""The Ukrainian historical viewpoint""; ""Kostomarov on Ukrainians, Russians, and Poles""; ""The Soviet historical viewpoint""
""3 The Steppe Hinterland and the Black Sea Cities""""The steppe hinterland""; ""Nomadic civilizations on Ukrainian territory""; ""The nomads of the steppe hinterland""; ""The Greeks of the coastal region""; ""The Pax Scythica, the Sarmatians, and the Pax Romana""; ""Scythian customs""; ""The Byzantines and the Khazars""; ""4 The Slavs and the Khazars""; ""The origins of the Slavs""; ""The original homeland of the Slavs""; ""The migrations of the Slavs""; ""The Antes""; ""Archaeology in Ukraine""; ""The Pax Chazarica""; ""The Slavic tribes in the shadow of the Khazars""
""7 Socioeconomic and Cultural Developments""""Demography and social structure""; ""The ruling social strata""; ""The social structure of Kievan Rus'""; ""The subordinate social strata""; ""Other social strata""; ""The legal system""; ""The economic order""; ""The voyage from Kiev to Constantinople""; ""Byzantine cultural influences""; ""The Byzantine Empire and its attitude toward Kievan Rus'""; ""Kievan Rus' architecture""; ""Kievan Rus' language and literature""; ""What was the language of Kievan Rus'?""; ""The 'Lay of lhor's Campaign'""
""8 The Mongols and the Transformation of Rus' Political Life""""The rise of the Mongols""; ""The Mongol invasion of Kievan Rus'""; ""The Golden Horde""; ""The Pax Mongolica and Italian merchants""; ""9 Galicia-Volhynia""; ""Galicia and Volhynia before their unification""; ""The unification of Galicia and Volhynia""; ""The metropolitanate of Rus'""; ""The demise of Galicia-Volhynia""; ""Part Three: The Lithuanian-Polish Period""; ""10 Lithuania and the Union with Poland""; ""The consolidation of the Lithuanian state""; ""The Polish-Lithuanian connection""
""Part Two: The Kievan Period""""5 The Rise of Kievan Rus'""; ""The origin of Rus'""; ""The great debate: The origin of Rus'""; ""Europe in the ninth century""; ""The Varangians in the east""; ""The era of growth and expansion""; ""6 Political Consolidation and Disintegration""; ""Volodymyr the Great""; ""The meaning of Rus'""; ""Christianity and the baptism of Rus'""; ""Christianity in Ukraine""; ""laroslav the Wise""; ""The Kievan system of political succession""; ""The conference of Liubech and Volodymyr Monomakh""; ""The era of disintegration""
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ukraine -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442670371 (electronic bk.)
9781442670372 (electronic bk.)