The Gates of Europe

The Gates of Europe A History of Ukraine

Paperback (01 Dec 2016) | English

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Synopsis

'An indispensable guide to the tragic history of a great European nation' (Sunday Telegraph) from the author of Chernobyl, winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize

Located at the western edge of the Eurasian steppe, Ukraine has long been the meeting place of empires - Roman to Ottoman, Habsburg to Russian - and they all left their imprint on the landscape, the language and the people living within these shifting borders. In this authoritative book, Harvard Professor Serhii Plokhy traces the history of Ukraine from the arrival of the Vikings in the tenth century to the current Russian invasion of eastern Ukraine and annexation of Crimea. Fascinating and multilayered, The Gates of Europe is the essential guide to understanding not just Ukraine's past but also its future.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141980614
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 947.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxiv, 395
Weight: 312g
Height: 200mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 25mm