Kiev: A Portrait, 1800-1917

Kiev: A Portrait, 1800-1917

Michael F. Hamm


In a desirable "urban biography," Michael Hamm tells the tale of 1 of Europe's such a lot varied towns and its unique mixture of Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and Jewish population. A appropriate city heart in medieval occasions, Kiev grew to become an incredible city in past due Imperial Russia, and is now the capital of self sufficient Ukraine. After a concise account of Kiev's early background, Hamm makes a speciality of the city's dramatic development within the 19th and early 20th centuries. the 1st historian to research how every one of Kiev's ethnic teams contributed to the power of the city's tradition, he additionally examines the violent conflicts that constructed between them. In shiny element, he indicates why Kiev got here to be identified for its "abundance of revolutionaries" and its anti-Semitic violence.

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