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The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

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Book Overview: The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

Famous as ferocious warriors, the Ukrainian Cossacks developed their fighting skills in the religious wars against the Tartars, Turks, Poles, and Russians. In this fascinating study, Serhii Plokhy examines the "confessionalization" of religious life in the early modern period, showing how Cossack involvement in the religious struggle between Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism helped shape not only Ukrainian but also Russian and Polish cultural identities.

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ISBN-139780199247394
ISBN-100199247390
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication Date2002-01-17
Edition1
Languageen
Pages416
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs

"A most impressive contribution to our knowledge in the breath of its vision and in the depth of its scholarship and deserves the widest possible readership."-- Slavic Reviews"The essays are lively and concise, and provide newcomers to Italian history with an informative survey of recent approaches and updates to some of its 'forgotten centuries.'"-- Sixteenth Century Journal"Thanks to its magisterial command of sources and scrupulous sense of balance, Plokhy's narrative has an authority, even grandeur, that should make it the standard account for years to come."-- Times Literary Supplement

Serhii Plokhy
Serhii Plokhy is a renowned historian and author, distinguished globally for his extensive work on the history of Eastern Europe. Currently, he holds the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professorship of Ukrainian History at Harvard University, boasting an impressive academic career. Born in Ukraine, Plokhy is notably regarded for his profound insights into the region's past, drawing from his personal background and professional expertise. Plokhy has an array of widely acclaimed publications to his name, covering a comprehensive span of historical subjects from the origins of the Slavic nations to the Cold War era. Prominent works include "The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union," bestowed with the Lionel Gelber Prize, and "Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe," which earned the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. Plokhy's blend of captivating storytelling and meticulous research has not only won him numerous awards, but has also cemented his relevance in contemporary discussions on Eastern Europe's role in global history. His contribution to the understanding of the region's complex history positions him as an essential figure in history and literature. His works are not just an intriguing read for history enthusiasts, but also vital resources for academics and policy makers alike.

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