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Author Plokhy, Serhii, 1957-

Title The Cossack myth : history and nationhood in the age of empires / Serhii Plokhy
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012, ♭2012

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 386 pages) : maps
Series New studies in European history
New studies in European history.
Contents Part I. The Mystery -- A call for freedom -- The Cossack annals -- The birth of the myth -- Part II. On a Cold Trail -- A noble heart -- The Cossack prince -- The Kyiv manuscript -- Part III. Pieces of a Puzzle -- A matter of time -- Uncovering the motive -- How did he do it? -- The Cossack treasure -- Part IV. Unusual Suspects -- People and places -- The Cossack aristocrats -- The liberated gentry -- A history teacher -- Part V. Whodunit? -- A missing name -- Family matters -- The rivals -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Cossack family networks
Summary "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 dissemination unravelling the mystery of its authorship and tracing its subsequent impact on Russian and Ukrainian historical and literary imagination. In so doing he brilliantly illuminates the relationship between history, myth, empire and nationhood from Napoleonic times to the fall of the Soviet Union"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Istorii︠a︡ Rusov. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n98016932
Istorii︠a︡ Rusov -- Authorship
Istorii︠a︡ Rusov fast
Subject Cossacks -- Ukraine -- History -- Sources
Cossacks -- Ukraine -- Folklore
Nationalism -- Ukraine -- History
Imperialism -- History
HISTORY -- Europe -- General.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Former Soviet Republics.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
Authorship
Cossacks
Historiography
Imperialism
Nationalism
International relations
SUBJECT Ukraine -- Historiography
Ukraine -- History -- Sources
Ukraine -- Relations -- Russia
Russia -- Relations -- Ukraine
Subject Russia
Ukraine
Genre/Form Electronic books
Folklore
History
Sources
Form Electronic book
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