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Eastern

  • The Mermaid and the Messerschmittby Rulka Langer

    Aquila Polonica 2015; US$ 12.99

    Rare account by US-educated Polish civilian, career woman and mother of first months of World War II -- Nazi German invasion of Poland, Siege of Warsaw, first months of Occupation. more...

  • Menschen zählenby Kerstin Brückweh

    De Gruyter Oldenbourg 2015; US$ 91.00

    Im Rahmen der Verwissenschaftlichung der Gesellschaftsbeobachtung entwickelten sich Umfragen ab dem 19. Jahrhundert zu einem wichtigen Instrument der Produktion von Wissen über die Bevölkerung. Die Volkszählung als Urform einer kontinuierlichen Gesellschaftsbeobachtung bildet den Kern dieser Arbeit, in der am Beispiel von Großbritannien nach den Prozessen... more...

  • Eliten im Vielvölkerreichby Tim Buchen; Malte Rolf

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    This volume presents the lives of mobile elites and their impact on the processes of change in the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires during the second half of the 19 th century. Using the notion of ?imperial biographies,? it illuminates connections between individual life stories and the course of empire, giving due attention to personal... more...

  • Gottfried Ernst Groddeck und seine Korrespondentenby Hans Rothe

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Gottfried Ernst Groddeck (1762?1825) is considered the founder of academic philology in Poland. Born in Gdansk, he studied classical philology in Göttingen and starting in 1786 was the private tutor and librarian for the Polish prince Czartoryski. In 1801 he became professor at Vilnius University. His correspondence is a major source on... more...

  • Orphans of the Eastby Constantin Parvulescu

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying the tensions of individuals struggling to recover from war and grappling with an unknown future under Soviet rule. By exploring films... more...

  • The History of the Baltic States, 2nd Editionby Kevin O'Connor

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    The Baltic States?Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania?were granted independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, the three countries have struggled with sluggish economies, tensions with Russia, and government corruption. This extensively updated second edition of a well-regarded reference illuminates the events of the last decade, including... more...

  • Hunger and Warby Wendy Z. Goldman; Donald A. Filtzer

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Drawing on recently released Soviet archival materials, Hunger and War investigates state food supply policy and its impact on Soviet society during World War II. It explores the role of the state in provisioning the urban population, particularly workers, with food; feeding the Red army; the medicalization of hunger; hunger in blockaded Leningrad;... more...

  • Imperial Russia's Muslimsby Mustafa Tuna

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Investigates the entangled transformations of Russia's Muslim communities from the late eighteenth century through to the First World War. more...

  • A World Without Jewsby Karl Marx; Dagobert D. Runes

    Philosophical Library 2015; US$ 9.99

    Long available to the readers of Soviet Russia, here is the first English translation, in book form, of the unexpurgated papers of Karl Marx on the so-called ?Jewish question.?   Most of Marx?s anti-Semitic diatribes were carefully eliminated by the translators and editors of his books, his journalistic writings and his correspondence. Readers unfamiliar... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Estoniaby Toivo Miljan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 149.99

    This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Estonia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, glossary, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...