Su alcuni punti nodali della questione ucraina (XIX-XXI secolo)
The chapter analyses the “Ukrainian Question”, through examples of old and new analyses on Ukrainian identity, starting from an essay written by the British historian A.J. Toynbee in 1916, when the result of the WW1 and the future of Ukraine was still uncertain. Toynbee’s assumptions are compared with interpretations given by various authors from 19th up to 21st centuries, showing that the crux of the matter is still debated by conteporary analysts. In conclusion, it is expressed the hope that the new presidency could take significant steps in order to consolidate the Ukrainian sovereignity in a peaceful perspective of democratic development.
Keywords: Identity • Ukraine • 19th-21st centuries • Historical debate • Political consequences