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The Reconstruction of Nations : Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 - Timothy Snyder

The Reconstruction of Nations

Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999

Paperback Published: 7th September 2004
ISBN: 9780300105865
Number Of Pages: 384

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Timothy Snyder traces the emergence of four rival modern nationalist ideologies from common medieval notions of citizenship. He presents the ideological innovations and ethnic cleansings that abetted the spread of modern nationalism but also examines recent statesmanship that has allowed national interests to be channeled toward peace.
""A work of profound scholarship and considerable importance."--Timothy Garton Ash, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford
""Timothy Snyder's style is a welcome reminder that history writing can be--indeed, ought to be--a literary pursuit."--Charles King, "Times Literary Supplement"
""A brilliant and fascinating analysis of the subtleties, complexities, and paradoxes of the evolution of nations in Eastern Europe. It has major implications for all of us who want to understand the processes of state collapse and nation-building in the world."--Samuel P. Huntington, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
""Snyder's ultimate query in this fresh and stimulating look at the path to nationhood is how the bitter experiences along the way, including the bitterest--ethnic cleansing--are to be overcome."--Robert Legvold, "Foreign Affairs"

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"Timothy Snyder's style is a welcome reminder that history writing can be - indeed, ought to be - a literary pursuit." - Charles King, Times Literary Supplement"

Names and Sourcesp. ix
Gazetteerp. xi
Mapsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Contested Lithuanian-Belarusian Fatherland
The Grand Duchy of Lithuania (1569-1863)p. 15
Lithuania! My Fatherland! (1863-1914)p. 31
The First World War and the Wilno Question (1914-1939)p. 52
The Second World War and the Vilnius Question (1939-1945)p. 73
Epilogue: Soviet Lithuanian Vilnius (1945-1991)p. 90
The Embattled Ukrainian Borderland
Early Modern Ukraine (1569-1914)p. 105
Galicia and Volhynia at the Margin (1914-1939)p. 133
The Ethnic Cleansing of Western Ukraine (1939-1945)p. 154
The Ethnic Cleansing of Southeastern Poland (1945-1947)p. 179
Epilogue: Communism and Cleansed Memories (1947-1981)p. 202
The Reconstructed Polish Homeland
Patriotic Oppositions and State Interests (1945-1989)p. 217
The Normative Nation-State (1989-1991)p. 232
European Standards and Polish Interests (1992-1993)p. 256
Envoi: Returns to Europep. 277
Abbreviationsp. 294
Archivesp. 295
Document Collectionsp. 296
Notesp. 299
Acknowledgmentsp. 350
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9780300105865
ISBN-10: 030010586X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 7th September 2004
Publisher: Yale University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Type: New edition

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