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Minority Report: Mennonite Identities in Imperial Russia and Soviet Ukraine Reconsidered, 17891945
Minority Report: Mennonite Identities in Imperial Russia and Soviet Ukraine Reconsidered, 1789–1945
Edited by Leonard G. Friesen

In Minority Report, Leonard G. Friesen and the volume’s contributors boldly reassess Mennonite history in Imperial Russia and the former Soviet Ukraine.

Available Dec 2017
Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands: Kyiv, 1800 - 1905
Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands: Kyiv, 1800 - 1905
By Serhiy Bilenky
Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands is the first work to approach the history of Kyiv from an interdisciplinary perspective and showcases Kyiv’s rightful place as a city worthy of attention from historians, urbanists, and literary scholars.
Available Dec 2017
Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations
Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations
Edited by Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Marko Pavlyshyn, and Serhii Plokhy

Ukraine and Europe challenges the popular perception of Ukraine as a country torn between Europe and the east. Twenty-two scholars from Europe, North America, and Australia explore the complexities of Ukraine’s relationship with Europe and its role the continent’s historical and cultural development.

Available Dec 2017
The Near Abroad: Socialist Eastern Europe and Soviet Patriotism in Ukraine, 1956-1985
The Near Abroad: Socialist Eastern Europe and Soviet Patriotism in Ukraine, 1956-1985
By Zbigniew Wojnowski

In The Near Abroad, Zbigniew Wojnowski traces how Soviet Ukrainian identities developed in dialogue and confrontation with the USSR’s neighbours in Eastern Europe.

Published Jun 2017
Twilight of Empire: The Brest-Litovsk Conference and the Remaking of East-Central Europe, 19171918
Twilight of Empire: The Brest-Litovsk Conference and the Remaking of East-Central Europe, 1917–1918
By Borislav Chernev

Borislav Chernev, through an insightful and in-depth analysis of primary sources and archival material, argues that although its duration was short lived, the Brest-Litovsk settlement significantly affected the post-Imperial transformation of East Central Europe.

Published Jun 2017
Brothers or Enemies: The Ukrainian National Movement and Russia from the 1840s to the 1870s
Brothers or Enemies: The Ukrainian National Movement and Russia from the 1840s to the 1870s
By Johannes Remy

In Brothers and Enemies, Johannes Remy reveals that the roots of Ukrainian independence were planted fifty years earlier. Remy contextualizes the Ukrainian national movement against the backdrop of the Russian Empire and its policy of oppression in the mid-nineteenth-century.

Published Nov 2016
Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence
Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence
By Paul Robert Magocsi and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

The story of Jews and Ukrainians is presented in an impartial manner through twelve thematic chapters. Among the themes discussed are geography, history, economic life, traditional culture, religion, language and publications, literature and theater, architecture and art, music, the diaspora, and contemporary Ukraine.

Published Oct 2016
Total Wars and the Making of Modern Ukraine, 1914-1954
Total Wars and the Making of Modern Ukraine, 1914-1954
By George O. Liber

Liber’s book will transform our understanding of the entangled histories of Ukraine, the USSR, Germany, and East Central Europe in the twentieth century.

Published Mar 2016
Transformation on the Southern Ukrainian Steppe: Letters and Papers of Johann Cornies, Volume I: 1812-1835
Transformation on the Southern Ukrainian Steppe: Letters and Papers of Johann Cornies, Volume I: 1812-1835
Translated by Ingrid I. Epp
Edited by Harvey L. Dyck, Ingrid I. Epp, and John R. Staples

Transformation on the Southern Ukrainian Steppe documents the Mennonite experience in the southern Ukraine through the papers of Johann Cornies (1789–1848), an ambitious and energetic leader of the Mennonite colony of Molochna.

Published Dec 2015
Gathering a Heritage: Ukrainian, Slavonic, and Ethnic Canada and the USA
Gathering a Heritage: Ukrainian, Slavonic, and Ethnic Canada and the USA
By Thomas M. Prymak

Thomas M. Prymak uses the essays and articles he has written over the past thirty years as a historian of Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian history to reflect on the evolution of ethnic studies in Canada and the United States.

Published Dec 2014