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The Resource The Cossack myth : history and nationhood in the age of empires, Serhii Plokhy

The Cossack myth : history and nationhood in the age of empires, Serhii Plokhy

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The Cossack myth : history and nationhood in the age of empires
Title
The Cossack myth
Title remainder
history and nationhood in the age of empires
Statement of responsibility
Serhii Plokhy
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Language
eng
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"--
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1957-
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Plokhy, Serhii
Dewey number
947.7/00491714
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK508.46
LC item number
.P55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
New studies in European history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cossacks
  • Cossacks
  • Nationalism
  • Imperialism
  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
  • Ukraine
  • Russia
  • HISTORY / Europe / General
Label
The Cossack myth : history and nationhood in the age of empires, Serhii Plokhy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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.A family circle -- A missing name -- A son-in-law -- The rivals -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Cossack family networks
Control code
772528270
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 386 pages
Isbn
9781107022102
Lccn
2012000083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)772528270
Label
The Cossack myth : history and nationhood in the age of empires, Serhii Plokhy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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.A family circle -- A missing name -- A son-in-law -- The rivals -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Cossack family networks
Control code
772528270
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 386 pages
Isbn
9781107022102
Lccn
2012000083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)772528270

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