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Traces of Islam in Western Ukraine

Якубович, М. (M. Yakubovych) (2016) Traces of Islam in Western Ukraine. The Ukrainian Week (2(96)). pp. 40-42.

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hen we think of Islamic presence in Ukraine, Crimea is the first place to come to mind. The Crimean Khanate, which lasted for more than three centuries, ruled not only over the peninsula, but also over vast territories in Southern Ukraine, including parts of today's Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson oblasts. The influence of the Ottoman Empire covered Mykolayiv and Odesa oblasts which at the end of the 18th century were home to the Nogai Horde. These lands were called Bucak (between the Danube and the Dniester) and Yedisan (between the Dniester and the Southern Bug). Some historians would also recall the Kamyanets Eyalet, which existed during the Ottoman rule in the south of the modern Khmelnytsky Oblast, the west of Vinnytsia Oblast and a part of Chernivtsi Oblast (1672–1699)—all in South-Western Ukraine. Today, Islam is mostly associated with the South-East of Ukraine, since the largest Muslim communities are left in the annexed Crimea and in the Donbas, and even migration to other oblasts has not changed the situation dramatically.

Item Type: Article
Corporate Creators: Національний університет «Острозька академія» (National University «Ostroh Academy»)
Subjects: by fields of science > Religion
Divisions: The College of Humanities > The Department of Cultural Studies and Philosophy
Depositing User: Галина Цеп'юк
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2020 20:06
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2020 20:06

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