Two Historians in One Lviv

In Ukraine, the profession of a historian has always been regarded as risky and requiring a fair amount of courage. This was especially true under communism, when the government would do anything to subordinate Ukrainian historiography to join in the mission of creating a “new Soviet man”. This goal was never reached. Even at the most cruel of times, historians generally had freedom, though limited, in their choice of lifestyle. In this context, Lviv has played a special role.

 

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