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Mykhailo Hrushevsky's History of Ukraine-Rus'. Volume 7: The Cossack Age to 1625 inaugurates the History's subseries entitled "The History of the Ukrainian Cossacks". It focuses on the history of the Ukrainian Cossacks from their origins in the fifteenth century to their rise as an important military, social, and political force in the first decades of the seventeenth century. Hrushevsky examines the early history of the Cossacks in the context of Ukrainian colonization of the steppe and the extensive social changes taking place on the Ukrainian frontier. He discusses the causes and consequences of the Cossack anti-Polish uprisings of the period and investigates the interconnections between Cossackdom and the Ukrainian national, religious, and cultural revival. Hrushevsky's exhaustive study of the period marked a turning point in the historiography of Ukrainian Cossackdom. It largely ended the stage in which historians engaged mostly in the collection and publication of sources and the reconstruction of the sequence of events. Concurrently, it inaugurated the stage in which the analysis and interpretation of established facts became the primary goal of historical research.

This volume was translated by Bohdan Struminski and edited by Serhii Plokhy (consulting editor) and Frank E. Sysyn (editor in chief) with the assistance of Uliana M. Pasicznyk.

See subscription prices for Mykhailo Hrushevsky's History of Ukraine-Rus' (vols. 1-10) (in 12 books)

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About The Author

Mykhailo Hrushevsky

Mykhailo Hrushevsky

Mykhailo Hrushevsky (1866–1934) was Ukraine's greatest historian. His academic career began at Kyiv University, where in 1890 he graduated from the Department of History and Philology. Appointed professor of history at Lviv University in 1894, he became a leading figure in the Shevchenko Scientific Society and in the scholarly and cultural …

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Reviews

  1. Eduard Baidaus's review in Revista istorica, vol. XXI, Nos. 1-2 (2010), pp. 167-182 (in Romanian)
  2. Eduard Baidaus's review in Magazin istoric, vol. XLII, No. 11 (November, 2008), pp. 36-40 (in Romanian)
  3. Yuri Mykytenko's review in Vlada i Polityka (26 May - 1 June 2000) (in Ukrainian)
  4. Charles J. Halperin's review in the Canadian Slavonic Papers, Vol. 43, No. 1 (March 2001), pp. 153-54
  5. Carol B. Stevens's review in The Russian Review, Vol. 60, No. 2 (April 2001), pp. 283-84
  6. Jean-Pierre Arrignon's review in Revue Historique, 618 (April-June 2001), pp. 571-72 (in French)
  7. Andreas Kappeler's review in Jahrbuecher fuer Geschichte Osteuropas 49 (2001), H. 2 pp.306-7 (in German)
  8. Thomas Prymak's review in the Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Vol. 26, Nos. 1-2 (Summer-Winter 2001), pp. 355-58
  9. Hugh D. Hudson's review in The Sixteenth Century Journal XXXII, No. 1 (Spring 2001), pp. 173-75
  10. Caroline Finkel's review in the Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Vol. 64, Pt. 2 (2001), pp. 289-90
  11. Myroslav Shkandrij's review in the Canadian Book Review Annual (2002), pp. 278-79
  12. Aleksandr Lavrov's review in Ab Imperio, No. 4 (2004), pp. 680-89 (in Russian)
  13. Robert I. Frost's review in Harvard Ukrainian Studies, Vol. XXVII (1-4) 2004-2005, pp. 315-33
  14. Pierre Gonneau's review in Revue des Études Slaves, LXXVIII/4 (2007), pp. 523-25 (in French)

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