Do naszego zbioru trafiła właśnie wydana pod koniec wrzśnia i zamówiona na początku października br. piąta edycja książki autorstwa Prof. Andrew Wilsona pt. The Ukrainians. Cztery wcześniejsze wydania tej książki miały podtytuł "Unexpected Nation", tym razem autor zdecydował się na zmianę i wydanie piąte, gruntownie uzupełnione w roku 2022, to "The Ukrainians : the Story of How a People Became a Nation". Zainteresowani czytelnicy znajdą poniżej spis treści oraz informacje z obwoluty, jak również łącza do wcześnieszych wydań, rzecz jasna dostępnych w naszych zbiorach.
The Ukrainians : the Story of How a People Became a Nation (new [5th] edition) / Andrew Wilson. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2022. xvii, 434 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm. ISBN 9780300269406 [Call No. 46442]
Contents: 1. Contesting National origins : lays of ancient Rus -- 2. The armies of Gog and Magog : myths of Ukrainian antiquity -- 3. Neither fish nor fowl : between Poland and Russia -- 4. The Cossacks : defenders of the Wild Field, defenders of the faith -- 5. Ukraine, Russia and Rossiia -- 6. The Habsburg alternative -- 7. The twentieth century : peasants into Ukrainians? -- 8. Independence : gained or gifted? -- 9. Politics : developing the rules of the game -- 10. Imagining Ukrainians : one Ukraine or may? -- 11. Angels and pins : Ukrainian religion -- 12. The IMF's red pencil : Ukraine's economic black hole -- 13. Imagining Ukraine : towards a theory of Ukrainians geopolitics -- 14. The orange revolution and its aftermath -- 15. Yanukovych's disastrous presidency : another attempt at revolution ends in war -- 16. Poroshenko and Zelenskyi -- 17. Putin and war.
Book Jacket: "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. Yet Ukraine became independent only in 1991, and Ukrainians often feel like a minority in their own country, where Russian is still the main language heard on the streets of the capital, Kiev. This book is a comprehensive guide to modern Ukraine and to the versions of its past propagated by both Russians and Ukrainians. Andrew Wilson provides the most acute, informed, and up-to-date account available of the Ukrainians and their country. Concentrating on the complex relation between Ukraine and Russia, the book begins with the myth of common origin in the early medieval era, then looks closely at the Ukrainian experience under the tsars and Soviets, the experience of minorities in the country, and the path to independence in 1991. Wilson also considers the history of Ukraine since 1991 and the continuing disputes over identity, culture, and religion. He examines the economic collapse under the first president, Leonid Kravchuk, and the attempts at recovery under his successor, Leonid Kuchma. Wilson explores the conflicts in Ukrainian society between the country's Eurasian roots and its Western aspirations, as well as the significance of the presidential election of November 1999."--PUBLISHER'S NOTE. "Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 shocked the world. As the fate of the country hangs in the balance, Andrew Wilson has updated his definitive history of Ukraine with two new chapters on the current conflict. Tracing the extraordinary and turbulent story of the country from medieval era to the present day, Wilson shows the challenges facing an independent Ukraine after the collapse of the USSR, and reveals that modern Ukraine has been "founded" many times - and become increasingly united after each invasion."--PUBLISHER'S NOTE.
Tutaj wcześniejsze wydania:
The Ukrainians : Unexpected Nation (4th revised edition) / Andrew Wilson. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2015. xviii, 410 p. : ill., maps ; 20 cm. ISBN 9780300217254 [Call No. 41901]
The Ukrainians : Unexpected Nation (3rd ed.) / Andrew Wilson. New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2009. xviii, 392 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. ISBN 9780300154764 [Call No. 27636]
The Ukrainians : Unexpected Nation (2nd ed.) / Andrew Wilson. New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2002. xviii, 380 p. ; 22 cm. ISBN 0300093098 [Call No. 20934]
The Ukrainians : Unexpected Nation / Andrew Wilson. New Haven : Yale University Press, c2000. xviii, 366 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm. ISBN 0300083556 (cloth) [Call No. 10734]
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