'A magisterial history ... of the Ukrainian land and all the peoples who have fought over, thrived in, and suffered upon it, from the ancient Scythians ... to the present day.' (Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs)
'Reminiscent of some of the great works of Russian and Ukrainian history of the nineteenth century ... The book is characterized by wide and deep learning, remarkable objectivity, rational organization, clarity of presentation, and profound awareness of a variety of national sensitivities.' (Dennis R. Papazian, History)
'The task of writing a new history of Ukraine is a difficult balancing act ... Not only the end of the Cold War and the gradual reintegration of Eastern Europe into the European community but also the rethinking of the nation-state and nationalism as historical forces challenge the ways in which the teaching and writing of modern history have been structured. Magocsi's History will long serve as a model for those who dare to grapple with these central issues.' (Mark von Hagen, The Journal of Modern History)
'Magocsi's mastery of ethnographic material, his skillful inclusion of primary documents, and the valuable annotated bibliography make his work [a] useful and comprehensive tool for the student of Ukraine.' (Paul S. Pirie, The Slavic and East European Journal)
Paul Robert Magocsi, FRSC, is professor of history and political science and holds the chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto.