Giulia Lami

About the book

Through one hundred pivotal dates, Giulia Lami, one of the most distinguished historians of Ukraine in Italy, reconstructs the history of Ukraine from ancient times to the fateful February 24th, 2022.

A rigorous study that covers many centuries, from the primitive civilization of the Eastern Slavs to the independence obtained in 1991, up to the most recent events with the election of Volodymyr Zelenskyj in May 2019 and the Russian aggression.

A fascinating narrative that restores legitimacy to the history of Ukraine – a country so often wiped off the map by its neighbors –, and shows how the Ukrainian language, culture, and identity flourished across the centuries. From this accurate historical account thus emerges the efforts made by Ukraine – for too long considered a branch of Russia – to achieve, despite all adversities, a state of their own for which they are now fighting heroically. 

Buyer’s guide

Cover price: 17,50 euros
Pages: 240
ISBN: 978-88-96209-44-8
Rights Held: WORLD
Publication date: October 2022
Category: non-fiction
Audience: general and academic

About the author

Giulia Lami is Professor of Eastern European History at the University of Milan. She is currently President of the Commission Internationale des Études Historiques Slaves (CIEHS). Her research interests include Russian and Ukrainian history and culture in the late modern-contemporary period, on which she has published numerous essays and monographs.

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