|Title:||The Future of the Past|
|Category:||Harvard Papers in Ukrainian Studies|
|Author:||Serhii Plokhy (edited by)|
|Publication date:||January 2017|
|Number of pages:||516|
Ukraine finds itself in the middle of the worst international crisis in East-West relations since the times of the Cold War, and history is once again a battleground in Russia-Ukraine relations. Can history and historical narratives be blamed for what has happened in the region, or can they show the path to peace and reconciliation and help to integrate the history of the region in the broader European context? The essays collected here help to answer these questions. They propose to rethink the meaning of Ukrainian history by venturing outside the boundaries established by the national paradigm, and demonstrating how research on the history of Ukraine can benefit from both regional and global perspectives. This volume shows how the study of Ukraine’s past enhances our understanding of European, Eurasian, and world history.