Early Ukraine: A Military and Social History to the Mid-19th Century

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McFarland, 2016-04-05 - 408 psl.
As the Dark Ages enveloped Europe, a civilization was born on the banks of the Dnieper River. Rus--whose capital at Kiev surpassed in grandeur most cities of Europe--was home to the Ukrainian people, whose princes made war on Constantinople and established the city states of what would become Russia. The cities of Rus were destroyed by the Mongols, their remains falling to the Polish-Lithuanian kingdom. With the steppe restored to wilderness, the "kraina" borderlands of the hardy frontiersmen known as Cossacks--who in the 17th century destroyed powerful Polish, Lithuanian and Muscovite armies--gained Ukrainian independence and established a unique social order. Drawing on English, Ukrainian and French sources, this book chronicles the military and social origins of Ukraine and describes the differences between Ukraine and its neighbors. The author refutes the claim that Ukraine and Russia were once united in a common political system.
 

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Preface
1
History and Politics
5
One The Early History
13
Two The Roman Empire
35
Three The Slavs and the Roman Empire
56
The Early Beginnings
79
Five The Rise of the Kyiv State
92
Six Civilization Comes to Rus
109
Eleven The Zaporozhian Brotherhood and the First Cossack Wars
199
Twelve Rising Up Against Oppression
227
Thirteen The Ukrainian Revolution
257
Fourteen The Revolution Continues
277
Fifteen Alliance with the Tsar and the Death of Khmelnitsky
293
Sixteen The Cossacks Defeated
313
Seventeen The End of Cossack Freedom
340
The Birth of the Ukrainian State
367

Seven The Papal Crusades
128
Eight Internal Conflict and Foreign Invasion
150
Nine The Coming of the Mongols
166
Ten The Rise of the Cossacks
183
Chapter Notes
373
Bibliography
387
Index
395
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Alexander Basilevsky is professor emeritus of mathematics and statistics at the University of Winnipeg. He has a long record of applying statistical methods to the social sciences and is author of several dozen scientific papers, books and government reports. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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