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Stories of Khmelnytsky: Competing Literary Legacies of the 1648 Ukrainian Cossack Uprising

Amelia M. Glaser

Abstract

Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595-1657), the Ukrainian Cossack leader who led the 1648 rebellion against Polish magnates, has been memorialized in Ukraine as a national hero and as the author of a fatal compromise. In Russia he has been viewed as a dangerous but important ally. He is seen as an enemy to Polish Catholics, and among Jews, as the perpetrator of a horrific massacre. Stories of Khmelnytsky juxtaposes literary accounts of Khmelnytsky that appeared in Ukrainian, Yiddish, Polish, Russian, and Hebrew. The twelve chapters in this edited volume of literary studies collectively illustrate how a fi ... More

Keywords: Ukrainian-Jewish relations, Ukrainian history, Nationalism and charisma, Jewish literary history, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Seventeenth Century, Russian-Ukrainian cultural relations, Cossacks, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, 1648 Uprising

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780804793827
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804793827.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amelia M. Glaser, editor

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