|Borderland - A Journey Through the History of Ukraine|
1997, Author Anna Reid
by Marsh Moyle
Tells the history of Ukraine through a travelogue. A fascinating set of cultural insights and well written - A good introduction.
Borders are hard to define. Now we have GPS and other devices of exact measurements. But it was not always so. "Ukraine" means border land. It is on the edge of Russia and Europe. Is it Europe? Now we would say yes but when travel was harder borders were thick. To cross them took days. So it is with culture. From the culture of Europe to the culture of Russian Asia the border is called Ukraine.