top_1_963_35.JPG
top_2_1.jpg top_2_2.jpg
 
 
  HOME   PUBLISH   DONATE   ABOUT   CONTACT   HELP   SEARCH  
 
   
Cossack Rebellions
Social Turmoil in the Sixteenth Century Ukraine
Cossack Rebellions
Click on image to enlarge

Linda Gordon - Author
N/A
Hardcover - 289 pages
Release Date: June 1983
ISBN10: 0-87395-654-0
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-654-3

Out of Print
N/A
Paperback - 289 pages
Release Date: June 1983
ISBN10: 0-87395-653-2
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-653-6

Out of Print
Available as a Google eBook
for other eReaders and tablet devices.
Click icon below...


Summary

The Ukrainian Cossacks were a complex and tenacious group, influential far beyond their numbers. This book offers an admiring, critical, and close examination of the unique Cossack phenomenon. It reveals the sources of their surprising power by looking at them in action, in their sixteenth-century uprisings. The interpretation is organized around three themes, offering resolutions of three apparent contradictions in Cossack activity: first, how the Cossacks could act simultaneously as individualist mercenaries and yet also lead a collective, class-conscious social rebellion; second, how they could be simultaneously traditionalist and yet also provide leadership for the developing modern Ukrainian nationalism; and third, how the Cossacks could be simultaneously unique, quintessentially Ukrainian, and yet form a part of a worldwide response to economic transformations that drew Eastern Europe into a position as exploited agricultural provider for Western Europe.

Linda Gordon is Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.


Bookmark and Share

Table of Contents

No table of contents available for this publication.


Related Subjects
21982/23266(//)

Related Titles

Jailbait
Jailbait
The Politics of Air Pollution
The Politics of Air Pollution
Transformational Politics
Transformational Politics
Coping with Terrorism
Coping with Terrorism
Russia Against Japan, 1904-1905
Russia Against Japan, 1904-1905
Homelessness, Citizenship, and Identity
Homelessness, Citizenship, and Identity
Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes
Charles Gravier, Comte de Vergennes
The Constitution and the Regulation of Society
The Constitution and the Regulation of Society
New York's Broken Constitution
New York's Broken Constitution
Executing the Constitution
Executing the Constitution



 
bottom_1_963_35.jpg