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  • Genocide in the Ottoman Empireby George N. Shirinian

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 69.95

    The final years of the Ottoman Empire were catastrophic ones for its non-Turkish, non-Muslim minorities. From 1913 to 1923, its rulers deported, killed, or otherwise persecuted staggering numbers of citizens in an attempt to preserve "Turkey for the Turks," setting a modern precedent for how a regime can commit genocide in pursuit of political ends... more...

  • Traveling with Ghostsby Shannon Leone Fowler

    Orion 2017; US$ 18.99

    In the summer of 2002, Shannon Leone Fowler was backpacking with her fiancé Sean in Thailand. The couple were planning to return home after their excursion to the island of Koh Pha Ngan but their plans were devastated when a box jellyfish - the most venomous animal in the world - wrapped itself around Sean's legs, stinging and killing him in minutes.... more...

  • The Jewish Revolution in Belorussiaby Andrew Sloin

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 37.99

    Jewish life was changed fundamentally as Jews joined the Bolshevik movement and populated the front lines of the revolutionary struggle. Andrew Sloin?s story follows the arc of Bolshevik history but shows how the broader movement was enacted in factories and workshops, workers? clubs and union meetings, and on the Jewish streets of White Russia. The... more...

  • Comprendre le conflit yougoslaveby Boris Alexandre Spasov

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 5.99

    B.-A. Spasov nous offre à travers cet essai accessible à tous, une approche, une compréhension ! Sa compréhension du conflit yougoslave qui a secoué l?Europe, mais aussi un court voyage dans un autre monde si proche où la rencontre d?une histoire tourmentée avec des identités si marquées a donné naissance à cette période troublée qui, au-delà de... more...

  • Year One of the Russian Revolutionby Victor Serge; Peter Sedgwick

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 24.99

    Serge exposes the heart of the vital first year of the most important working class revolution in history. more...

  • Brothers or Enemiesby Johannes Remy

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    In Brothers and Enemies , Johannes Remy reveals that the roots of Ukrainian independence were planted fifty years earlier. Remy contextualizes the Ukrainian national movement against the backdrop of the Russian Empire and its policy of oppression in the mid-nineteenth-century. more...

  • Konstruierte (Fremd-?)Bilderby Christoph Augustynowicz; Agnieszka Pufelska

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 74.26

    Im Kontext des postkolonialen und des piktoralen turns werden Bilder vom östl. Europa im Diskurs des 18. Jh. freigelegt und gefragt, ob hier ein standardisiertes Repertoire von Bildern existierte und ob die jeweiligen Bilder kolonialen Mustern von Zentrum-Peripherie zu zuordnen wären. In diesem Sinne soll Larry Wolff?s These eines von der Aufklärung... more...

  • Der römische Triumph in Prinzipat und Spätantikeby Fabian Goldbeck; Johannes Wienand

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 106.10

    Die politische Bedeutung des römischen Triumphs hat sich in augusteischer Zeit grundlegend gewandelt. Im römischen Prinzipat verlor das Ritual seine Funktion als Medium inneraristokratischer Konkurrenz und entwickelte sich zum zeremoniellen Brennpunkt der militärischen Repräsentation des Kaisers. Die Forschung hat sich bisher auf den republikanischen... more...

  • Geschichtskultur im Strukturwandelby Juliane Tomann

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 53.02

    Katowice erfindet sich neu: Die ehemalige sozialistische Musterstadt, das industrielle Rückgrat Polens durchläuft seit der politischen Wende 1989/1990 einen tiefgreifenden ökonomischen und gesellschaftlichen Transformationsprozess. Mit Großinvestitionen im Kulturbereich wird intensiv an der Veränderung des Stadtraumes und des städtischen Image gearbeitet.... more...

  • Love and Scienceby Jan Vilcek

    Seven Stories Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Long before he became one of the world's most celebrated immunologists, Jan Vilcek began life in Slovakia as the child of Jewish parents at a time when Jews were being exterminated all across Europe. He owes his and his mother?s survival to the courage of brave people and good luck. As a young man growing up in Czechoslovakia in the aftermath of the... more...