Larry Wolff on empires and orientalism in Eastern Europe

February 23, 2024
The Explaining Ukraine podcast invites prominent American historian Larry Wolff to talk about history, imagination, and politics around Eastern Europe, in particular Ukraine.

Larry Wolff is a professor of history at New York University. He is the author of numerous books about Eastern Europe, in particular Inventing Eastern Europe: The Map of Civilization on the Mind of the Enlightenment (1994), The Enlightenment and the Orthodox World: Western Perspectives on the Orthodox Church in Eastern Europe (2001), The Idea of Galicia: History and Fantasy in Habsburg Political Culture (2010), and Woodrow Wilson and the Reimagining of Eastern Europe (2020).

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