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- Steerforth Press 2014; US$ 17.95
Being Polish is no joke. For ten million people of Polish ancestry in the United States, as well as many who have settled in the UK since the fall of communism, it is a heartfelt matter--and amid all the travel guides and guides to Polish language, folklore,and customs, there is no single, comprehensive, reader-friendly and yet ever-informative reference... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 180.00
Lithuania restored her independence, after half a century of Soviet occupation, in the immediate aftermath of the failed Moscow coup in August 1991. As the multi-national Soviet state disintegrated, Lithuania evolved, without war or violence, from a communist state and a command economy to a liberal democracy, a free market, and a society guaranteeing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95
Yugoslavia: A History of its Demise is a new history of the disintegration and collapse of the former Yugoslavia. Commencing with the death of Tito, Meier presents an insider's guide to all the regions of Yugoslavia, including Macedonia, and in particular, emphasizes the crucial part played by Slovenia before the outbreak of war in 1991. Drawing... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb now presents the crucial second act--the attempt to form a Russian state from the ruins of the U.S.S.R. and the chaotic election of 1996. As before, readers will turn to Remnick for the essential story, the flesh-and-blood account of one of history's great turning points. more...
- Picador 2014; US$ 17.99
From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times , and greeted with critical acclaim as "the most... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 85.00
Examines translations by canonical Romanian writers Lucian Blaga, Constantin Noica, and Emil Cioran, arguing that that their works reveal a new, "minor" mode of national identity. more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 29.95
Approaching the early decades of the ?Iron Curtain? with new questions and perspectives, this important book examines the political and cultural implications of the communists? international initiatives. Building on recent scholarship and working from new archival sources, the seven contributors to this volume study various effects of international... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99
This translation of Likhachev?s Poetika Drevnerusskoy Literatury (The Poetics of Early Russian Literature), is a study of medieval Russian literature, as contrasted with modern literature in its narrative methods, use of symbols, and depictions of time, space and situation. The gradual emergence of realism and the principle of a single author is outlined... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00
Despite the opening up of Poland to global influences after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the rise of transnational approaches to the study of film, approaches to Polish cinema have remained largely within a resolutely national framework. 'Polish Cinema in a Transnational Context' addresses this situation by examining the international... more...