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Kiev: A Portrait, 1800-1917

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In a fascinating "urban biography, " Michael Hamm tells the story of one of Europe's most diverse cities and its distinctive mix of Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and Jewish inhabitants. A splendid urban center in medieval times, Kiev became a major metropolis in late Imperial Russia, and is now the capital of independent Ukraine. After a concise account of Kiev's early ...more
Hardcover, 332 pages
Published November 7th 1993 by Princeton University Press (first published June 1993)
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Definitely interesting, but perhaps not as detailed as could be expected (and getting toward a bit of outdatedness, now that it's just over 20 years since its initial publication). Still, there are relatively few books in English dedicated to the city's history in the 19th (and early 20th) century, and it does have some interesting information. Some things are repeated apparently unnecessarily and I've certainly read more interesting writing even in other academic texts, and the book is ...more
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