Shaping Identity in Eastern Europe and Russia

Soviet-Russian and Polish Accounts of Ukrainian History, 1914–1991

  • Authors
  • Stephen Velychenko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Stephen Velychenko
      Pages 1-7
  3. Background and Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Stephen Velychenko
      Pages 11-26
    3. Stephen Velychenko
      Pages 27-45
    4. Stephen Velychenko
      Pages 47-66
  4. Polish Historiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Stephen Velychenko
      Pages 69-86
    3. Stephen Velychenko
      Pages 87-99
    4. Stephen Velychenko
      Pages 101-132
  5. Soviet-Russian Historiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Stephen Velychenko
      Pages 135-153
    3. Stephen Velychenko
      Pages 155-178
    4. Stephen Velychenko
      Pages 179-197
  6. Conclusion

    1. Stephen Velychenko
      Pages 199-212
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 213-266

About this book


The Ukraine's emergence as an independent state in 1991 was not accompanied by violence, it may be argued, due to the weak national consciousness of most of its citizens. Dr.Velychenko's latest work compares Soviet with Polish accounts of the Ukraine's past, examines how 'national history' was written and how its interpretation changed in each country. This book provides an account of how historical writing was used to build and destroy nations and states and is particularly relevant today in light of recent events in Eastern Europe.


Europe historiography history Institution nation Poland Russia Ukraine Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) violence work

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 1993
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-60653-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-05825-6
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