Early Ukraine : A Military and Social History to the Mid-18th Century, Paperback / softback Book

Early Ukraine : A Military and Social History to the Mid-18th Century Paperback / softback


As the dark ages enveloped Europe, a civilization was being born on the banks of the Dnieper River, that of Rus whose capital at Kiev surpassed in size and grandeur virtually all cities of Europe.

This was the ancestral home of the Ukrainian people, whose Grand Princes made war on Roman Constantinople and established the city states of what would become Russia.

Destroyed by the mighty Mongol armies of Genghis Khan, what remained of the cities of Rus fell to the Polish-Lithuanian kingdom, with the steppe prairie restored to its original wilderness, the ""kraina"" borders lands of the hardy frontiersmen known as Cossacks who in the mid-17th century destroyed powerful Polish, Lithuanian, and Muscovite armies, gain Ukrainian independence, and establish a unique social order. Using English, Ukrainian, and French sources, ""The Military, Political, and Social History of Early Ukraine"" describes for the first time the military and social origins of Ukraine which lay in the remarkable Cossack movement.

To illustrate the differences between Ukraine and its neighbours we include several chapters on non-Ukrainian history.

Also, unlike standard histories, we demonstrate the falseness of the claim that Ukraine and Russia were once united in a common political system.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 408 pages, 11 photographs, 11 maps
  • Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780786497140



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