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  • Local Legitimacy in Peacebuildingby Birte Julia Gippert

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book analyses the role of legitimacy in explaining local actors’ compliance with international peacebuilding operations. The book provides a comparative, micro-level study of local actors’ reasons for compliance with or resistance to international peacebuilding. Specifically, it analyses three pathways to compliance –legitimacy, coercion, and... more...

  • Jabotinsky's Childrenby Daniel Kupfert Heller

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    How interwar Poland and its Jewish youth were instrumental in shaping the ideology of right-wing Zionism By the late 1930s, as many as fifty thousand Polish Jews belonged to Betar, a youth movement known for its support of Vladimir Jabotinsky, the founder of right-wing Zionism. Poland was not only home to Jabotinsky’s largest following. The country... more...

  • Cold War Gamesby Harry Blutstein

    Bonnier Publishing Australia 2017; US$ 9.99

    The 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games have become known as the ‘friendly games’, but East-West rivalry ensured that they were anything but friendly. From the bloody semi-final water polo match between the USSR and Hungary, to the 46 athletes who defected to the West, sport and politics collided during the Cold War. more...

  • The Private World of Soviet Scientists from Stalin to Gorbachevby Maria Rogacheva

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    A major new contribution to understanding the transition of Soviet society from Stalinism to a more humane model of socialism. more...

  • The End of the Russian Empireby Prof. Michael T. Florinsky

    Borodino Books 2017; US$ 4.99

    THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION—FROM THE TSARS TO THE SOVIETS This economic, political, and social study by a distinguished Russian authority uses a wealth of contemporary evidence—state documents, memoirs, correspondence, statistics—to analyze “the forces which brought about the fall of the Tsars and paved the way for Bolshevism” in the crucial years 1914-1917.... more...

  • An Unproclaimed Empire: The Grand Duchy of Lithuaniaby Zenonas Norkus

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 64.95

    An Unproclaimed Empire: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania is an interdisciplinary study of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) that is historical in subject but social scientific in approach. It is also the first study to apply this comparative and social scientific method to the GDL. In this book, Zenonas Norkus draws on national historiographies... more...

  • The Colonies of Genoa in the Black Sea Regionby Evgeny Khvalkov

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    This book focuses on the network of the Genoese colonies in the Black Sea area and their diverse multi-ethnic societies. It raises the problems of continuity of the colonial patterns, reveals the importance of the formation of the late medieval / early modern colonialism, the urban demography, and the functioning of the polytechnic entangled society... more...

  • Russiaby John M. Thompson; Christopher J. Ward

    Avalon Publishing 2017; US$ 70.00

    This lucid account of Russian and Soviet history presents major trends and events from ancient Kievan Rus' to Vladimir Putin's presidency in the twenty-first century. Russia does not shy away from controversial topics, including the impact of the Mongol conquest, the paradoxes of Peter the Great, the "inevitability" of the 1917 Revolution, the Stalinist... more...

  • Echoes of Tattered Tonguesby John Z. Guzlowski; Charles Adès Fishman

    Aquila Polonica 2017; US$ 9.99

    Winner 2017 Benjamin Franklin GOLD AWARD for POETRY. Winner 2017 MONTAIGNE MEDAL for most thought-provoking books. Major tour de force traces arc of one of millions of Americanimmigrant families, survivors of WWII. Raw, eloquent, nuanced, intimate—illuminates the many faces of war, toll taken oninnocent civilians, how trauma echoes down through... more...

  • The Unwomanly Face of Warby Svetlana Alexievich; Richard Pevear; Larissa Volokhonsky

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 30.00

    A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia—from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature “A landmark.”—Timothy Snyder, author of  On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century For more than three decades, Svetlana Alexievich has been the memory and conscience... more...