Working my way through these lectures for the second time. The months in between have been filled with learning more through other TS lectures, as well as those by other great minds like Serhii Plokhy. I've gone back to basics, re-learning global geography—changed as it has since learning it pre Cold War. Expanding into study and greater understanding of the breakup of Yugoslavia and the Russian-Chechen Wars. SO interesting. All of it. Thank you again, Professor Snyder!
Why can't I get the ""read" version? Podcasts don't work for me because of hearing probs.
I had not heard anything of the Canadian institute of ukrainian studies at U of A, until reading CV of Plokhy...
I always wondered why the Vikings travelled the world. Maybe the long and dark winters did it? Being one myself, I always went for warmer and sunnier climates myself. And today, you’ll always find lots of Scandinavians here in SoFlo and Cali.
As the old maps remind us, and as Ukraine should remind us today, these tales are never finished. If sense ever prevails, Plokhy’s fine book should find its way to Vladimir Putin’s desk, if only to show the imperialist that Ukraine itself is far from done, and will not be extinguished....from Ian Bell’s review from The Herald Scotland...
I tried to make an ancestry chart from Olha on as I was reading "The Gates of Europe" last year so that I could keep up with who's who. I gave up after several generations, though. Too many sons! I'm going to try it again sometime in the future, because I find that sort of thing helpful.