Bohdan S. Kordan, Black Sea, Golden Steppes: Antiquarian Maps of the Black Sea Coast and the Steppes of Old Ukraine. Saskatoon: Heritage Press, 2001.
Paper ISBN 0-88880-448-2 56 pages
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Black Sea, Golden Steppes chronicles the evolving geographical knowledge of the Ukrainian steppes and the Black Sea coast while highlighting the changing political environment of the region. Using sixteenth- to eighteenth-century originals as illustrations, the author documents the frontier nature of Ukraine, the centuries long power political contest between regional adversaries, and the eventual incorporation of Ukraine into a familiar if not standardized geographic and political framework.