A timeline of key events, biographical sketches of major figures in Ukrainian history, and a bibliographical essay including print and nonprint sources supplement the work.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Ukraine
Chapter 2: Kievan Rus: The Foundation of Ukrainian Culture
Chapter 3: The Polish-Lithuanian Period and Rise of the Cossacks
Chapter 4: Ukraine Under the Russian Empire
Chapter 5: Western Ukraine Under the Hapsburg Empire
Chapter 6: Revolution and the Establishment of Soviet Authority
Chapter 7: Ukraine Under Soviet Rule
Chapter 8: The Drive for Ukrainian Independence
Chapter 9: Post-Soviet Ukraine, 1991-2004
Chapter 10: The Orange Revolution and Beyond.
"[T]his book offers a current, concise, and analytical history of the Ukraine. . . . Kubicek, a professor of political science at Oakland University, takes an interesting, informative look at how Ukrainian politics has evolved and its development as a nation."
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From Kievan Rus to the Orange Revolution to Yulia Tymoshenko's seat as prime minister, this in-depth study of Ukraine's history is an invaluable addition to high school and public library shelves.