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By John-Paul Himka

This primary case learn of ways the East eu peasantry was once drawn into nationwide politics specializes in the Ukrainians of Galicia (1772–1914). at the foundation of first-hand testimony through peasants and rural notables, it demonstrates that the peasants' political attention was once solid by means of serfdom, reforms initiated by way of the country, and the penetration of a cash financial system.

This booklet breaks new floor on comparable matters, together with the relationship among type and nationwide consciouness, the explanations for a pointy exacerbation of the peasantry's antagonism towards Jews, the hot function of generational adjustments within the village, and where of rural ladies within the nationwide movement.

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