The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation" by Andrew Wilson is a wonderful introduction to a now well-known country and people. Wilson's purpose, somewhat dissimilar to conventional histories, is to trace the development of the nation and draw distinctions between mythology and history.
The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation" by Andrew Wilson is a wonderful introduction to a now well-known country and people. Russians generally perceive Ukrainians to be a part of their nation, explaining the great sense of loss when, in 1991, Ukraine became independent. Ukrainians consistently make the case that they have a distinct heritage and culture
I understand that the purpose of this book is not to give an in-depth description of the Holocaust in Ukraine or to recount large World War II battles.
Ships from and sold by GEORGE STORE. I understand that the purpose of this book is not to give an in-depth description of the Holocaust in Ukraine or to recount large World War II battles. I harbor no illusions about the intentions of a work subtitled "Unexpected Nation". But this does not negate the fact that Wilson is attempting to paint a historical, political, religious, and ethnic portrait of a modern country, and in doing so he spends approximately 8 pages on what are arguably the most monumental events in that country's history.
Andrew Wilson (born 1961) is a British historian and political scientist specializing in Eastern Europe, particularly Ukraine. He is a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Professor in Ukrainian studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London. He wrote The Ukrainians and Virtual Politics: Faking Democracy in the Post-Soviet World. Wilson is a member of the Ukraine Today media organization's International Supervisory Council. Ukrainians consistently make the case that they have a distinct heritage and culture
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Andrew Wilson is reader in Ukrainian studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College, London. Библиографические данные. Yale University Press, 2015. 0300219652, 9780300219654.
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Andrew Wilson focuses on the complex relations between Ukraine and Russia and explains the different versions of the past propagated by Ukrainians and Russians. He also examines the continuing debates over identity, culture, and religion in Ukraine since its independence in 1991. A tightly reined yet sweeping introductory examination of Ukrainian identity and history.
As in many postcommunist states, politics in Ukraine revolves around the issue of national identity. Ukrainian nationalists see themselves as one of the world’s oldest and most civilized peoples, as older brothers to the younger Russian culture.
Andrew Wilson's history of Ukraine is unlike any other book written on the subject. It does not attempt to cover the entire history of Ukraine from classical antiquity to the present, like Orest Subtelny's landmark book, Ukraine. Rather, the book's thesis looks backwards from Ukrainian Independence and asks how such a nation came into existence, and weighs its chances for survival. I grew up in a Ukrainian emigre community that taught one rigid perspective on Ukrainian history - the Ukrainian nationalist perspective.