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Tryzub and Crescent
Tryzub and Crescent

Author(s): Adam Balcer
Subject(s): History, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, Ethnohistory, Cultural Essay
Published by: Kolegium Europy Wschodniej im. Jana Nowaka-Jeziorańskiego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: Ukraine;History;Ukrainian identity;Turkic;Cossacks

Summary/Abstract: Relations with Turkic and Caucasian Muslims have been a crucial factor in the development of the Ukrainian identity, although they are not well known and often misinterpreted. They are often looked at through the prism of the Cossacks fighting with the Tartars and Turks. However, one cannot imagine the Cossacks representing the essence of what is Ukrainian without understanding the profound impact of the Turks and Tartars – who were often their allies, not enemies – on the Cossack way of life.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 03 (12)
  • Page Range: 166-175
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English