The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999
ISBN: 030010586X
EAN13: 9780300105865
Language: English
Publication Date: July 11, 2004
Pages: 384
Dimensions: 1.02" H x 9.21" L x 5.98" W
Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Modern nationalism in northeastern Europe has often led to violence and then reconciliation between nations with bloody pasts. In this fascinating book, Timothy Snyder traces the emergence of Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, and Belarusian nationhood over four centuries, discusses various atrocities (including the first account of the massive Ukrainian-Polish ethnic cleansings of the 1940s), and examines Poland's recent successful negotiations with its newly independent Eastern neighbors, as it has channeled national interest toward peace.