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The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine

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The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine by Serhii Plokhy
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The Ukrainian Cossacks, often compared in historical literature to the pirates of the Mediterranean and the frontiersmen of the American West, constituted one of the largest Cossack hosts in the European steppe borderland. They became famous as ferocious warriors, their fighting skills developed in their religious wars against the Tartars, Turks, Poles, and Russians. By and large the Cossacks were Orthodox Christians, and quite early in their history they adopted a religious ideology in their struggle against those of other faiths. Their acceptance of the Muscovite protectorate in 1654 was also influenced by their religious ideas. In this pioneering study, Serhii Plokhy examines the confessionalization of religious life in the early modern period, and shows how Cossack involvment in the religious struggle between Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicisim helped shape not only Ukrainian but also Russian and Polish cultural identities.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2001
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
422
Dimensions
164x243x27
ISBN-13
9780199247394
Product ID
1859853

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