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Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands

Kyiv, 1800-1905

Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands is the first work to approach the history of Kyiv from an interdisciplinary perspective and showcases Kyiv’s rightful place as a city worthy of attention from historians, urbanists, and literary scholars.

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Serhiy Bilenky is a research fellow in at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto. He has taught at Columbia University and Harvard University’s Ukrainian Research Institute.


Theodore R. Weeks, professor of History, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale:

"Bringing together literary and archival material, Bilenky unpacks a sophisticated knowledge of current trends in urban history."

Michael F. Hamm, Ewing T. Boles Professor of History, emeritus, Centre College:

"Examining novels, travel accounts, statistical data, and a myriad of archival sources, Bilenky displays a vast knowledge of obscure materials, as well as major works on global urbanism."

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;