CS: The Making of Modern Ukraine

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  • What brought about the Ukrainian nation?


  • The decadence of Polish rule in Ukraine; Russian and Austrian imperial rule; Jewish and Polish urban society; Romanticism and modern nationalism; the Bolshevik Revolution and its Ukrainian counterparts; Soviet modernization and terror; Nazi occupation, the Holocaust, ethnic cleansing; the end of the Soviet Union; problems of post-Soviet rule, the Orange Revolution and prospects for democracy.


  • The middle ages to the present, with introductory lectures on the early periods, but concentration upon the nineteenth and especially the twentieth century.