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  • Where the Jews Aren'tby Masha Gessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 25.00

    The previously untold story of the Jews in twentieth-century Russia that reveals the complex, strange, and heart-wrenching truth behind the familiar narrative that begins with pogroms and ends with emigration. In 1929, the Soviet Union declared the area of Birobidzhan a homeland for Jews. It was championed by a group of intellectuals who envisioned... more...

  • The Brotherby Rein Raud; Adam Cullen

    Open Letter 2016; US$ 9.99

    In this spaghetti western, a mysterious man arrives in a corrupt town seeking revenge for his "sister" and upends everything. more...

  • Balkan Warsby James D. Tracy

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 84.99

    This history of the western Balkans in the 16th century brings together rich primary research and a masterful synthesis of key work on Habsburg Croatia, Ottoman Bosnia, and Venetian Dalmatia. Tracy offers the first clear assessment of how Austria and Venice, despite their mutual hostility, managed to hold back a seemingly unstoppable Turkish march.... more...

  • Circles on the Mountainby Janet M. Powers; Marica Prozo

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book combines scholarly analysis with first-person experiences to examine the current state of women in Bosnia twenty years after the Balkan War. It argues that women?s organizations are successfully addressing current challenges, such as domestic violence and human trafficking, using abilities and networks developed during the war. more...

  • Containing Balkan Nationalismby Denis Vovchenko

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Containing Balkan Nationalism focuses on the Bulgarian movement for recognition of the independent status of their national church from the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, with the effect of tearing apart mixed Greek-Bulgarian-Serbian Orthodox communities. Vovchenko shows how, conversely, Russian policymakers, intellectuals, and prelates... more...

  • The Tito?Stalin Split and Yugoslavia's Military Opening toward the West, 1950?1954by Ivan Lakovic; Dmitar Tasic

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99

    This book examines the development of relations between Yugoslavia and the United States following the Tito?Stalin split. A major focus of this study is the planning and execution of U.S. military support, in particular the direct supply of military equipment and Yugoslavia?s recruitment into Western-aligned military alliances. more...

  • Die Slaven im Mittelalterby Eduard Mühle

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 21.00

    Medieval sources and modern medieval scholars speak of "Slavs" in many ways. Just what did medieval contemporaries mean when they wrote about "Slavs" or the "Land of the Slavs" and how can we meaningfully define these terms today? This essay questions whether this term used in diverse sources actually referred to any real entity or, if instead, it... more...

  • Monastische Kultur als transkonfessionelles Phänomenby Ludwig Steindorff; Oliver Auge

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 77.00

    A comparison between Western European Catholic monasteries and Russian Orthodox monasteries during the late Middle Ages and Early Modern period reveals their common roots in the Western and Eastern monastic traditions as well as similarities in the meaning and practical implementation of their shared early Christian heritage. The adopted... more...

  • Another Hungaryby Robert Nemes

    Stanford University Press 2016; Not Available

    Another Hungary tells the stories of eight remarkable individuals: an aristocrat, merchant, engineer, teacher, journalist, rabbi, tobacconist, and writer. All eight came from the same woebegone corner of prewar Hungary. Their biographies illuminate how the region's residents made sense of economic underdevelopment, ethnic diversity, and relations... more...

  • Polish Revolutionary Populismby Peter Brock

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 17.95

    Polish Revolutionary Populism  describes the activities and conflicting ideologies of the various organizations, abroad and in partitioned Poland, which were struggling for national independence and for agrarian and social reform. more...