"Ukrainian Questions Answered by Russian Invasion"
I went through all the lectures in the series on YouTube in the fall and it opened my eyes and mind. As a 13-year old in Hong Kong in the 1960’s I was taught the Partition of Poland (schools there followed the British curriculum to some extent). I still remember the term “benevolent despots” (what irony!). I didn’t realized the importance of the partition(s) until I listened to Dr. Snyder’s lectures. The series is brilliant. Thank you Dr. Snyder.
Thank you for all of this, Prof. Snyder. You do such a good job of making history understandable. It is so complex that I nearly gave up the first year I started reading it--mostly the 19th c. through the July Crisis. About a year in, everything started to come together. Then when I read S.P.'s "The Gates of Europe" I had to start all over again to familiarize myself with (to me) new characters, new wars, new treaties, new everything. But it was worth it.
Just one thing: I've noticed there have been calls for historical maps. I don't need them because I have them and have studied them. But others don't, else they wouldn't be asking for them. And historical maps have been crucial in helping me to understand what I'm reading. The boundaries of Europe have changed so much over the centuries. If not for historical maps, I would have felt like I was blind had I tried to read history without them. It just occurred to me that there may be copyright issues. Well hmpf. Still, students can't understand history without maps.
I watched your entire Yale series on Ukraine and learned so much. I keep coming back to your YouTube and SubStack.
Flood the Zone with Dr. Snyder lectures and pod casts ...for those that want to listen more than read
The Making of Modern Ukraine lecture series:
And a few more topics
Thank you It is so lovely to be in class again!
Thank you Dr. Snyder I watched all the lectures and took notes but didn't get through all the readings. This will help hold my feet to the fire on readings.
I also watched all of the lectures on YouTube last fall. Now I'm going to tackle the reading material. -I have read "Bloodlands" and the "Road to Unfreedom"--And then I'll watch the series again in the hopes of keeping up.
Thank you Dr. Snyder for sharing these ever so relevant podcasts for those of us who have not studied world history as much as we wanted. Back to school....listening, my best use of time learning. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I followed the online course quite closely with each session's release. Over the past several years, I've read The Road to Unfreedom, Bloodlands, Black Earth, On Tyranny (of course) and now I'm about half-way through Reconstruction of Nations. I am thankful, Prof. Snyder.
For those planning on reading Rudnytsky, the book has been digitized by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies of the University of Alberta. It is available online here https://diasporiana.org.ua/wp-content/uploads/books/16736/file.pdf
Hope this helps.
Slightly off-topic, but too good to miss—stunning Ukrainian artistic creativity:
For android users https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly95YWxlcG9kY2FzdHMuYmx1YnJyeS5uZXQvY2F0ZWdvcnkvbWFraW5nLW9mLW1vZGVybi11a3JhaW5lL2ZlZWQvcG9kY2FzdC8?ep=14
I got the gates book on Audio books. Words would have worked better in print