The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 / Edition 1

The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 / Edition 1

by Timothy Snyder
ISBN-10:
030010586X
ISBN-13:
9780300105865
Pub. Date:
07/11/2004
Publisher:
Yale University Press
ISBN-10:
030010586X
ISBN-13:
9780300105865
Pub. Date:
07/11/2004
Publisher:
Yale University Press
The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 / Edition 1

The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 / Edition 1

by Timothy Snyder
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Overview

From the bestselling author of On Tyranny comes a revealing history of the four modern national ideas that arose from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
 
“[A] fresh and stimulating look at the path to nationhood.”—Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs
 
“Erudite and engrossing.”—Charles King, Times Literary Supplement
 
Modern nationalism in northeastern Europe has often led to violence and then reconciliation between nations with bloody pasts. In this fascinating book, Timothy Snyder traces the emergence of Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, and Belarusian nationhood over four centuries, discusses various atrocities (including the first account of the massive Ukrainian-Polish ethnic cleansings of the 1940s), and examines Poland’s recent successful negotiations with its newly independent Eastern neighbors, as it has channeled national interest toward peace.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300105865
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 07/11/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 346,655
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

About The Author
Timothy Snyder is assistant professor of history at Yale University.

Table of Contents

Names and Sourcesix
Gazetteerxi
Mapsxiii
Introduction1
Part IThe Contested Lithuanian-Belarusian Fatherland
1The Grand Duchy of Lithuania (1569-1863)15
2Lithuania! My Fatherland! (1863-1914)31
3The First World War and the Wilno Question (1914-1939)52
4The Second World War and the Vilnius Question (1939-1945)73
5Epilogue: Soviet Lithuanian Vilnius (1945-1991)90
Part IIThe Embattled Ukrainian Borderland
6Early Modern Ukraine (1569-1914)105
7Galicia and Volhynia at the Margin (1914-1939)133
8The Ethnic Cleansing of Western Ukraine (1939-1945)154
9The Ethnic Cleansing of Southeastern Poland (1945-1947)179
10Epilogue: Communism and Cleansed Memories (1947-1981)202
Part IIIThe Reconstructed Polish Homeland
11Patriotic Oppositions and State Interests (1945-1989)217
12The Normative Nation-State (1989-1991)232
13European Standards and Polish Interests (1992-1993)256
14Envoi: Returns to Europe277
Abbreviations294
Archives295
Document Collections296
Notes299
Acknowledgments350
Index355
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