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  • The Balkansby Mark Mazower

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    Throughout history, the Balkans have been a crossroads, a zone of endless military, cultural and economic mixing and clashing between Europe and Asia, Christianity and Islam, Catholicism and Orthodoxy. Subject to violent shifts of borders, rulers and belief systems at the hands of the world's great empires--from the Byzantine to the Habsburg and Ottoman--the... more...

  • Children of Armeniaby Michael Bobelian

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 19.99

    The first book to chronicle the aftermath of the twentieth century?s first genocide, this groundbreaking work recounts the Armenians? struggle for justice in the face of fifty years of silence and denial. ? First comprehensive account: From 1915 to 1923, the Ottoman Turks drove two million Armenians from their ancestral homeland, slaughtering 1.5... more...

  • Reinventing Politicsby Vladimir Tismaneanu

    Free Press 2000; US$ 22.95

    Reinventing Politics gives an account of East European politics from the time of Soviet domination to the 1989-90 revolutions, and considers the effect of tyranny on East European culture and politics, the chances for successful and harmonious development in the region, and its relationship with the rest of Europe. ?Using primary materials from... more...

  • The Magic Lanternby Timothy Garton Ash

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The Magic Lantern is one of those rare books that define a historic moment, written by a brilliant witness who was also a participant in epochal events. Whether covering Poland's first free parliamentary elections -- in which Solidarity found itself in the position of trying to limit the scope of its victory -- or sitting in at the meetings of an unlikely... more...

  • Gender Politics and Everyday Life in State Socialist Eastern and Central Europeby Shana Penn; Jill Massino

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 90.00

    This book showcases extensive research on gender under state socialism, examining the subject in terms of state policy and law; sexuality and reproduction; the academy; leisure; the private sphere; the work world; opposition activism; and memory and identity. more...

  • The Haunted Landby Tina Rosenberg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning look at the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Down with Big Brotherby Michael Dobbs

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 21.95

    "One of the great stories of our time . . . a wonderful anecdotal history of a great drama." --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review As Washington Post correspondent in Moscow, Warsaw, and Yugoslavia in the final decade of the Soviet empire, Michael Dobbs had a ringside seat to the extraordinary events that led to the unraveling of the Bolshevik Revolution.  From... more...

  • Roxolana in European Literature, History and Cultureby Galina I. Yermolenko

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 134.95

    The essays gathered here examine the legacy of Roxolana, a sixteenth-century Ukrainian woman who, from harem slave, became legal wife and advisor of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent. The collection views Roxolana from Western and Eastern European perspectives, as source material is taken from England, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Poland, and... more...

  • Aliciaby Alicia Appleman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 7.99

    After losing her entire family to the Nazis at age 13, Alicia Appleman-Jurman went on to save the lives of thousands of Jews, offering them her own courage and hope in a time of upheaval and tragedy. Not since The Diary of Anne Frank has a young voice so vividly expressed the capacity for humanity and heroism in the face of Nazi brutality. more...

  • Trade and Urban Development in Polandby F. W. Carter

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 58.00

    This 1994 study uses the experience of Cracow to illuminate general patterns of trade and urban growth in central and eastern Europe. more...