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The Cossack Myth

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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. ...more
Hardcover, 408 pages
Published March 25th 2015 by Cambridge University Press (first published July 26th 2012)
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Данило Судин
"Козацький міф" - оманлива книжка. Попри свою назву, яка пропонує розкрити зв’язок націєтворення та історії в ХІХ ст. (в імперському контексті), зміст є дещо іншим.
Звісно, я не очікував, що автор спробує подати узагальнену історію того, як історія творилася, модифікувалася та фільтрувалася в ХІХ ст. в Російській імперії, щоб легітимізувати існування української нації. Така робота є занадто масштабною, щоб з нею міг впоратися один дослідник. Тому цілком зрозумілим є "зсув" Сергія Плохія в бік "І
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Artem Komisarenko
Найкрутіша книга з історії, що я читав останнім часом. Присвячена „Історії Русів“, історії її створення, історії ідей та людей з нею пов'язаних, впливам на український та малоросійський національні проєкти, на російську ліберальну думку. Формально жанр книги — наукова розвідка, проте книгу прочитав із захопленням, як детектив, що й не дивно — добре відомий своїми книгами історик має неабиякий суто літературний талант, а „Історія Русів“ становить його особистий інтерес ще з 80-х, тож в книгу ...more
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Serhii Plokhy is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, where he was also named Walter Channing Cabot Fellow in 2013. A leading authority on Eastern Europe, he has lived and taught in Ukraine, Canada, and the United States. He has published extensively in English, Ukrainian, and Russian. For three successive ...more
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