Coming Soon!
The History of Ukraine
2nd Edition
by Paul Kubicek
June 2023, 252pp, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-1-4408-8045-2
$75, £58, 66€, A103
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eBook Available: 978-1-4408-8046-9
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Covering Kyivan Rus to the Russia-Ukraine war, this updated and in-depth study of Ukrainian history is a timely and invaluable addition to school and public library shelves.

A comprehensive and accessible guide to the peoples and history of Ukraine.

The Russia-Ukraine war that began in 2022 turned the world’s attention on Ukraine, the second-largest country in Europe and one of the leading global exporters of wheat and other valuable commodities. Though some Russian leaders have long denied and continue to reject Ukrainian sovereignty, this book presents a comprehensive picture of Ukraine that is both intertwined with and distinct from Russian history. From its days as Kyivan Rus and its inclusion in the Russian Empire to the fall of the Soviet Union, the Euromaidan demonstrations, and the outbreak of war with Russia, Ukraine, as this book demonstrates, has developed its own identity, territory, and culture. With an up-to-date timeline of events, short biographies of contemporary and historical figures, and a useful annotated bibliography, this book unpacks the historical claims and issues relevant to the conflict with Russia and provides an accessible introduction to Ukraine and its peoples.


  • Gives an up-to-date and comprehensive history of Ukraine
  • New edition includes detailed coverage of Euromaidan and the Russia-Ukraine war
  • Provides a useful timeline and annotated bibliography of Ukrainian history
  • Provides short biographies of important contemporary and historical Ukrainians
Paul Kubicek is professor of political science at Oakland University. He has published extensively on European political history and Ukrainian politics.

The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations

Every school and public library should update its resources with these engagingly written and succinct narrative histories of the world’s nations covering prehistoric times through today. Based on the most recent scholarship, each history provides a chronological narrative examining the political, cultural, philosophical, and religious continuities in the featured nation’s long, rich history in an exploration of how its people came to be who they are today. Each volume includes a chronological narrative history, a timeline of events, biographical sketches of key figures, a glossary, and a bibliographic essay.
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