The Khmel'nyts'kyi Uprising: A Characterization of the Ukrainian Revolt

  title={The Khmel'nyts'kyi Uprising: A Characterization of the Ukrainian Revolt},
  author={Frank E. Sysyn},
  journal={Jewish History},
  • F. Sysyn
  • Published 1 May 2003
  • Economics
  • Jewish History
The Khmel'nyts'kyi Uprising, including questions of typology, etiology, and periodization, may be studied from varying perspectives. Accepting 1648 to 1659 as the period of the uprising, this essay provides an outline of the uprising from its onset to the Union of Hadiach and second Pereiaslav agreement. An examination of demographic, economic, social, religious and national factors shows why the Khmel'nyts'kyi Uprising was one of the most “revolutionary” revolts in early modern Europe. The… 

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