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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there were high hopes of Russia?s "modernisation" and rapid political and economic integration with the EU. But now, given its own policies of national development, Russia appears to have ?limits to integration?. Today, much European political discourse again evokes East/West civilisational divides and antagonistic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95
With the collapse of Soviet rule and the emergence of independent Russia, the image of Russian women in the Western imagination has changed dramatically. The robust tractor drivers and athletes have been replaced by glamorous but vulnerable beauty queens or the dishevelled and downcast women trading goods on the streets. The authors of this work take... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
During the 1970s, dissidents like Sakharov and Solzhenitsyn dominated Western perceptions of the USSR, but were then quickly forgotten, as Gorbachev's reformers monopolised the spotlight. This book restores the dissidents to their rightful place in Russian history. Using a vast array of samizdat and published sources, it shows how ideas formulated... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00
This book provides an overview of the state of Russia after the 2012 presidential election. It considers a wide range of both domestic and international issues, examining both the run up to and the consequences of the election. It covers political, economic, and social topics. It assesses the political scene both before and after the election, and... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 12.99
Following Napoleon's defeat, a generation of young Russian officers was acutely conscious of the backward social and political conditions in their own country, compared to those in France. Taking advantage of the confusion after Alexander I's sudden death, on December 14, 1825 the officer-conspirators gathered their troops in St Petersburg to demand,... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 14.95
The sudden ending of the Cold War, surely the dominant feature of the second half of the 20th century, continues to be one of the most unexpected and perplexing events of our time. Explanations provided by the winners and losers in the Cold War differ considerably and often contradict each other. Even taken together they do not provide a compelling... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95
This book gives a radically new reading of Russia’s cultural history. Alexander Etkind traces how the Russian Empire conquered foreign territories and domesticated its own heartlands, thereby colonizing many peoples, Russians included. This vision of colonization as simultaneously internal and external, colonizing one’s own people as... more...
- C.H. Beck 2013; US$ 45.29
Hauptbeschreibung Von den dunklen Anfängen in der Kiever und der mongolischen Epoche führt dieses Buch uns in das Zeitalter Iwans des Schrecklichen, das Jahrhundert Peters des Großen und durch das 18. und 19. Jahrhundert bis zum Untergang des Zarenreiches. Souverän die internationale Forschung beherrschend, gekonnt in der Darstellung, differenziert... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 29.95
This book chronicles the history of the war between Russia and Circassia, describes in detail the final genocidal campaign, and follows the Circassians in diaspora through five generations as they struggle to survive and return home. It updates the story to the present day as the Circassian community works to gain international recognition of the... more...
- Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 11.65
Against a monumental backdrop of fabulous splendour, intrigue and barbaric cruelty, unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history. This is the story of the Romanovs, from the Tsar who brought Russia from darkness into light, to one of the greatest female rulers in history, and ultimately to the death-marked royals who watched their empire crumble.... more...