Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999

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Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999
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From the bestselling author of On Tyranny comes a revealing history of the four modern national ideas that arose from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

"[A] fresh and stimulating look at the path to nationhood."--Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs

"Erudite and engrossing."--Charles King, Times Literary Supplement

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.

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9780300105865
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Paperback
Publication Date: 
July 11, 2004