Autonomy Lost and Regained: The Ukrainian Orthodox Metropolia of Kyiv, 1633-2019

What is a "Hetman"?

"Het'man", derived via Polish from the German "Hauptmann", was a title used by political and military leaders under the Polish Crown and by the Cossacks. In the latter case, it was the title used by the commander of the Registered Cossack Army, and after the Khmel'nyts'kyi Uprising and the creation of the Het'manate, was the title used by its head of state.

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