"By thus seeking to reconstruct and detail the immensely complex and constantly changing situation in Galicia Himka attempts to provide an insight into the realities of the construction of a national identity. At the same time he demonstrates clearly the impossibility of disentangling religious and political developments in this context." Richard Greenfield, Department of History, Queen's University. "Religion and Nationality in Western Ukraine is engaging, entertaining, and not without humour. [John-Paul Himka's] style is suitable for the educated non-specialist and non-scholarly reader. He tells a good story." Andrew Sorokowski, St. Basil's College.