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This 620-page richly illustrated Ukrainian-language monograph analyses one of the most important events in the central- and eastern-European diplomatic history of the mid 17th century, the Vilnius negotiations between Muscovy and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth that took place from 22 August to 3 November 1656. In particular, the monograph analyzes the influence of these negotiations, to which the Cossack delegation was not admitted, on Cossack Ukraine and the policies of Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky. The Vilnius negotiations are presented in the book as the antecedent to the Treaty of Andrusovo of 1667 and the Eternal Peace of 1686 between Muscovy and Poland, as a result of which Ukraine was divided in half along the Dnipro River for over a century. Analysing the Vilnius negotiations and its impact on Ukraine in light of international politics and diplomacy, Yaroslav Fedoruk defines Ukraine’s position on the map of the 17th-century Europe.

This book was published by the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Press, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian, and Mykhailo Hrushevsky Institute of Ukrainian Archaeography and Source Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

About The Author

Yaroslav Fedoruk

Yaroslav Fedoruk

Yaroslav Fedoruk is a senior scholar at the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Institute of Ukrainian Archaeography and Source Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kyiv. A specialist in seventeenth-century international relations, he also does research on Ukrainian historiography of the early twentieth century. He has published many articles on …

Reviews

  1. Ivan Svarnyk's review in Zapysky NTSh, Vol. CCLXIV (2012), pp. 513-16 (in Ukrainian)
  2. Serhii Lepiavko's review in Visnyk NTSh, No. 46 (2011), pp. 76-77 (in Ukrainian)
  3. Taras Chukhlib's review in Chornomors'ka mynuvshchyna, Vol. 7 (2012), pp. 160-69 (in Ukrainian)
  4. Elmantas Meilus's review in the Lithuanian Historical Studies, Vol. 19 (2014), pp. 1-6
  5. Roman Shiyan's review in the Journal of Ukrainian Studies, Vol. 35-36 (2010-2011), pp. 313-15

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