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  • Monastische Kultur als transkonfessionelles Phänomenby Ludwig Steindorff

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 77.00

    Der Vergleich von westeuropäischen katholischen und russischen orthodoxen Klöstern im Spätmittelalter und früher Neuzeit offenbart die gemeinsamen Wurzeln des westlichen und östlichen Mönchtums sowie Analogien in der Sinngebung und eine praktischen Umsetzung des gemeinsamen frühchristlichen Erbes. Durch die sozialhistorische Betrachtungsweise wird... more...

  • The Gates of Europeby Serhii Plokhy

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense battle with Russia to preserve its economic and political independence. But today?s conflict is only the latest in a long history of battles over Ukraine?s existence as a sovereign nation. As award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues in The Gates of Europe , we must examine Ukraine?s past in order to understand... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Russian Civil Wars, 1916-1926by Jonathan D. Smele

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 249.99

    The Historical Dictionary of the Russian Civil Wars, 1916-1926 covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has almost 2,000 cross-referenced entries on individuals, political and governmental institutions and political parties, and military formations... more...

  • Once Upon a Yugoslaviaby Surya Green

    Steerforth Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    It is 1968. Across America, citizens march for social reform and an end to the Vietnam War. Amid all this, Surya Green--a New York-born, self-absorbed, modern young woman--is a student at Stanford University, blithely pursuing a graduate degree in communication. Her view of life's purpose unexpectedly starts to expand when she says "Yes" when her Stanford... more...

  • Czechoslovakia in Africa, 1945-1968by Philip Muehlenbeck

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book explores Czechoslovakia's diplomatic relations with African states and places them within a wider Cold War historiography, providing contextual background information on the evolution of communist Czechoslovakia's pro-Soviet foreign policy orientation. This shift in Soviet foreign policy made Africa a priority for the Soviet bloc. more...

  • A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprisingby Miron Bialoszewski; Madeline G. Levine

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 17.95

    On August 1, 1944, Miron Bia?oszewski, later to gain renown as one of Poland?s most innovative poets, went out to run an errand for his mother and ran into history. With Soviet forces on the outskirts of Warsaw, the Polish capital revolted against five years of Nazi occupation, an uprising that began in a spirit of heroic optimism. Sixty-three... more...

  • Countries, Peoples & Culturesby Michael Shally-Jensen

    Salem Press 2015; US$ 125.00

    Territories in the Middle East and on the northern part of the African continent are covered in this volume. Includes profiles of: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. more...

  • Serbie : Mythologies balkaniquesby Gaëlle Pério Valero

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 5.99

    Parce que pour connaître les peuples, il faut d?abord les comprendre Que reste-t-il de l?ex-Yougoslavie ? De tous les peuples de l?ancienne république disloquée par la guerre, les Serbes sont sans doute ceux qui s?interrogent le plus. Sans parvenir à répondre, tant l?histoire semble, après la mort du maréchal Tito, leur avoir échappé. La Serbie... more...

  • Lituanie : Les feux de pierreby Julien Oeuillet

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 5.99

    Parce que pour connaître les peuples, il faut d?abord les comprendre La Lituanie est un pays presque inconnu. Prenez une carte de l?Europe du Nord et pointez le doigt sur les rives de la mer Baltique. Jadis, ce Grand-Duché associé à la Pologne s?érigea en l?une des puissances incontournables du continent. Hier, la Lituanie fut soviétique, contrainte... more...

  • T-64 Battle Tankby Steven J. Zaloga; Ian Palmer

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 13.95

    The T-64 tank was the most revolutionary design of the whole Cold War, designed to provide the firepower and armor protection of a heavy tank in a medium-weight design. It pioneered a host of sophisticated new technologies including laminate armor, stereoscopic tank rangefinders, opposed-piston engines, smooth-bore tank guns with discarding sabot ammunition,... more...