Heroes And Villains: Creating National History In Contemporary Ukraine David R. Marples

ISBN: 9789637326981

Published: December 1st 2007

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Heroes And Villains: Creating National History In Contemporary Ukraine  by  David R. Marples

Heroes And Villains: Creating National History In Contemporary Ukraine by David R. Marples
December 1st 2007 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9789637326981 | 4.63 Mb

Certain to engender debate in the media, especially in Ukraine itself, as well as the academic community. Using a wide selection of newspapers, journals, monographs, and school textbooks from different regions of the country, the book examines theMoreCertain to engender debate in the media, especially in Ukraine itself, as well as the academic community.

Using a wide selection of newspapers, journals, monographs, and school textbooks from different regions of the country, the book examines the sensitive issue of the changing perspectives - often shifting 180 degrees - on several events discussed in the new narratives of the Stalin years published in the Ukraine since the late Gorbachev period until 2005. These events were pivotal to Ukrainian history in the 20th century, including the Famine of 1932-33 and Ukrainian insurgency during the war years.

This latter period is particularly disputed, and analyzed with regard to the roles of the OUN (Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists) and the UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) during and after the war. Were these organizations freedom fighters or collaborators? To what extent do they constitute, are they the architects of the modern independent state?



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