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  • The A to Z of Belarusby Vitali Silitski; Jan Zaprudnik

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    The A to Z of Belarus-through its chronology, introductory essays, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects-traces Belarus' history and provides a compass for the direction the country is... more...

  • Philip Mironov and the Russian Civil Warby Sergei Starikov

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.99

    He was an authentic hero of World War I and the Russian Revolution. He commanded a successful Red Army that treated prisoners mercifully, refrained from pillaging the countryside, and educated the people about the objectives of the Bolshevik regime. His eloquent advocacy of the ideas and aspirations of farmers and workers in the civil war period after... more...

  • The Fallby Steven Saxonberg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    This major study examines the rapid collapse of the communist-led regimes in Eastern Europe by looking comparatively at the experiences of four different Eastern European regimes. more...

  • The Ottoman Empireby Halil Inalcik

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.99

    Born as a military frontier principality at the turn of the Fourteenth century Turkey developed into the dominant force in Anatolia and the Balkans growing to become the most powerful Islamic state after 1517 when it incorporated the old Arab lands. This distinctively Eastern culture with all its detail and intricacies is explored here by a pre-eminent... more...

  • Literary Translation and the Idea of a Minor Romaniaby Sean Cotter

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 85.00

    Examines translations by canonical Romanian writers Lucian Blaga, Constantin Noica, and Emil Cioran, arguing that that their works reveal a new, "minor" mode of national identity. more...

  • Nationalistische Intellektuelle in der Slowakei 1918-1945by

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    Im slowakischen Landesteil der neu entstandenen Tschechoslowakischen Republik sollte der bis dahin dominierende ungarische Einfluss in der Gesellschaft durch eine gemeinsame nationale Identität ersetzt werden.. Sabine Witt untersucht, wie slowakische Intellektuelle, insbesondere Schriftsteller, diesem de facto tschechischen Nationsverständnis mit Hilfe... more...

  • Toward the Setting Sunby David Boyle

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    Most Americans don't look far beyond Christopher Columbus when it comes to the discovery of America, yet the simple fact that we bear the name of Amerigo Vespucci suggests there is more to the story. And indeed, there is: a trio of young Italian pioneers who were merchants more than explorers and who, while in search of glory and vast profits, battled... more...

  • Reflections of Pragueby Ivan Margolius

    Wiley 2012; US$ 27.95

    Reflections of Prague is the story of how a Czech Jewish family become embroiled in the most tragic and tumultuous episodes of the twentieth century.  Through their eyes we see the history of their beloved Prague, a unique European city, and the wider, political forces that tear their lives apart. Their moving story traces the major events, turmoil,... more...

  • Mastery and Lost Illusionsby Wlodzimierz Borodziej; Stanislav Holubec; Joachim Puttkamer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00

    This volume highlights the specific experiences and challenges of modernity in twentieth-century Eastern and Central Europe. Contributors ask how spatial and temporal conditions shaped the region?s transformation from a rural to an urban, industrialized society in this period and investigate the state?s role in the mastery of space, particularly in... more...

  • Cold War Crossingsby Patryk Babiracki; Kenyon Zimmer; Patryk Babiracki; Vladislav Zubok; Michael David-Fox; Nick Rutter; Elidor Mëhilli; Constantin Katsakioris; Marsha Siefert

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Approaching the early decades of the ?Iron Curtain? with new questions and perspectives, this important book examines the political and cultural implications of the communists? international initiatives. Building on recent scholarship and working from new archival sources, the seven contributors to this volume study various effects of international... more...