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Ukrainian Nationalism: Politics, Ideology, and Literature, 1929-1956

Myroslav Shkandrij


Both celebrated and condemned, Ukrainian nationalism is one of the most controversial and vibrant topics in contemporary discussions of Eastern Europe. Perhaps today there is no more divisive and heatedly argued topic in Eastern European studies than the activities in the 1930s and 1940s of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN). This book examines the legacy of the OUN and is the first to consider the movement's literature alongside its politics and ideology. It argues that nationalism's mythmaking, best expressed in its literature, played an important role. In the interwar period s ... More

Keywords: Ukrainian nationalism, Eastern Europe, Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, OUN, mythmaking, interwar period

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300206289
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300206289.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Myroslav Shkandrij, author
University of Manitoba