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  • Red Mutinyby Neal Bascomb

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 14.99

    In 1905 more than seven hundred Russian sailors mutinied against their officers aboard the battleship Potemkin, one of the most powerful battleships in the world. Led by the charismatic firebrand Matyushenko, they risked their lives to take control of their ship and fly the red flag of revolution. What followed was a violent port-to-port chase that... more...

  • Post-Yugoslaviaby Dino Abazovic; Mitja Velikonja

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    This interdisciplinary examination of present-day identities and histories of the former Yugoslavia explores relationships with the social, political, cultural and historical 'facts and fictions' that have marked the different parts of the region. It shows that while nationalism remains important other social dynamics also exert a strong influence.... more...

  • Nationalistische Intellektuelle in der Slowakei 1918-1945by Sabine Witt

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    In the newly created Republic of Czechoslovakia, the intention was to replace the previously dominant Hungarian influence with a common national identity. Sabine Witt investigates how intellectuals in the Slovakian portion of Czechoslovakia opposed this de facto Czech notion of nationhood through cultural activities in politics, journalism, and science... 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...

  • Zwischen Schonung und Menschenjagdenby Tilman Plath

    Klartext Verlag 2013; US$ 37.83

    Es gab sie auch im Baltikum - regelrechte Menschenjagden als Rekrutierungsmethode zur Gewinnung von Arbeitskräften für die deutschen Kriegsanstrengungen. Vor Ort mussten nicht nur jüdische Zwangsarbeiter unter mörderischen Bedingungen in KZs und anderen Haftstätten Zwangsarbeit leisten. Und doch nehmen sich die Gesamtzahlen von Zwangsarbeitern aus... more...

  • The Shadow of Deathby Harry Gordon

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 25.00

    " Holocaust survivor Harry Gordon recalls in brutal detail the anguished years of his youth, a youth spent struggling to survive in a Lithuanian concentration camp. A memoir about hope and resilience, The Shadow of Death describes the invasion of Kovno by the Red Army and the impact of Soviet occupation from the perspective of the ghetto's weakest... more...

  • Operation Nemesisby Eric Bogosian

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; US$ 13.49

    A masterful account of the conspiracy of assassins that hunted down the perpetrators of a genocide In 1921, a small group of self-appointed patriots set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They named their operation Nemesis after the Greek goddess of retribution. Over several years, the men tracked down... more...

  • Armies of the Russo-Polish War 1919-21by Nigel Thomas; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this engaging study explains and illustrates the armies that fought in the epic struggle for the rebirth of the independent Polish nation, in the bitter aftermath of World War I and the Russian Revolution. In 1917 Poland was recognized as a state by Russia, but the Bolshevik coup threatened this.... more...

  • ?Transition? and the Politics of History Education in Southeast Europeby Augusta Dimou; Simone Lässig

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 40.39

    Der englischsprachige Band bietet einen Überblick über die Entwicklungen im Bereich historischer Bildung in den Nachfolgestaaten Jugoslawiens und der Republik Moldova seit Mitte der 1990er Jahre bis heute. Ausgangspunkt aller Beiträge ist der Nations- und Staatsbildungsprozess mit seinen Auswirkungen auf Geschichtspolitik und Schule im Rahmen eines... more...

  • Nation- and Statehood in Moldovaby Dareg Zabarah

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 52.54

    After the weakening of the communist ideology in the latter half of the past century, the elites of the Soviet Republics began to play the national card against the centre. The disintegration processes that followed facilitated the creation of national states for the titular nations at a republican level. The most fundamental question underlying these... more...