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Ukraine
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I. Term

The term “Ukraine” with the meaning of “borderland” appears in the chronicles of the 12th and 13th centuries as a designation of the border areas lying between the sedentary and the nomadic civilization of the Kievan Rus. From the 16th century onward, Polish sources refer to the middle reach of the Dnieper River as the Ukraine. In the 17th century, the term was used to designate the domain of the Dnieper Cossacks. The territory that has …

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Oswalt, Julia, “Ukraine”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025211>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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