The western question in Ukraine and the eastern question in Poland, from the incorporation of Ukraine by Poland in 1569 to the emergence of independent states in the late twentieth century. Religious differences (and compromises), imperial oppositions (and accords), military conflict (and alliances), national rivalries (and borrowing).
Weekly presentations of the reading. Weeks 10 and 11: additional documentary research, short written papers. Week 12: on problems of national history. Week 13 textual critique of work in progress. Week 14: own essays.