Paul Robert Magocsi

The People From Nowhere: An Illustrated History of the Carpatho-Rusyns

Croatian, Czech, English, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Ukrainian, Vojvodinian Rusyn

184 color and black-and-white illustrations, 6 maps


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This book by the well-known scholar and founder of Carpatho-Rusyn Studies, Professor Paul Robert Magocsi of the University of Toronto, is a short popular survey of the history and culture of Rusyns worldwide.

The title was inspired by the now proverbial phrase, “I am from nowhere,” coined by the famous American artist of Carpatho-Rusyn background Andy Warhol. Printed on glossy paper, with 6 maps and 184 historic and contemporary illustrations in color and black-and-white (many of which are reproduced here for the first time) present an excellent introduction to the people who do come from somewhere very real-Carpathian Rus’. The reader can easily discover that this mysterious land has its own rich centuries-long history and distinct culture.

It is the story of Carpatho-Rusyns from the 5th to the late 20th centuries where they live today: Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Serbia and the United States, with a final chapter that relates the exciting tale of the present-day Rusyn national revival since 1989.

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Weight 1.3 lbs
Dimensions 9.75 × 6.75 × .5 in


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