Borderlands of Faith: Reconsidering the Origins of a Ukrainian Tragedy

@article{Skinner2005BorderlandsOF,
  title={Borderlands of Faith: Reconsidering the Origins of a Ukrainian Tragedy},
  author={Barbara Skinner},
  journal={Slavic Review},
  year={2005},
  volume={64},
  pages={88 - 116}
}
  • B. Skinner
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Political Science
  • Slavic Review
Critiquing prevalent secular explanations for the cossack-led uprising called Koliivshchyna that erupted in the Ukrainian borderlands of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1768, this article identifies religion as the root cause of the uprising. Traditional nationalist and socioeconomic arguments explain Ukrainian violence against Poles and Jews, but do not account for Ukrainian violence against Ukrainians, which set this uprising apart from previous cossack-led disturbances. Increasing… 
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