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  • St Petersburgby Jonathan Miles

    Random House 2017; US$ 36.65

    'This extraordinary book brings to life an astonishing place. Beautiful prose renders brutality vivid' The Times - BOOK OF THE WEEK From Peter the Great to Putin, this is the unforgettable story of St Petersburg – one of the most magical, menacing and influential cities in the world. St Petersburg has always felt like an impossible metropolis,... more...

  • Besetztes Südosteuropa und Italienby Sara Berger; Sanela Schmid; Erwin Lewin; Maria Vassilikou

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 68.99

    Der Band dokumentiert die Lage der Juden und ihre Verfolgung in Süd- und Südosteuropa während des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Jugoslawien, Griechenland und Albanien wurden 1941 besetzt und unter den Deutschen und ihren Verbündeten, zu denen bis 1943 vorrangig das faschistische Italien gehörte, aufgeteilt. Mit dieser Einmischung Deutschlands auf dem südlichen... more...

  • The Lost Revolutionby Chris Harman

    Haymarket Books 2017; US$ 17.99

    The swastika first entered modern history in the uniforms of the German counterrevolutionary troops of 1918 to 1923—and because of the defeat in Germany, Russia fell into the isolation that gave Stalin his road to power. Here, Chris Harman unearths the history of the lost revolution in Germany, and reveals its lessons for the future struggles for... more...

  • Der bessere Nachbar?by Agnieszka Pufelska

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 86.99

    In der deutschen Preußen- und Aufklärungsforschung wurde der polnisch-preußische Kulturtransfer des 18. Jahrhunderts bislang kaum thematisiert. Am Beispiel des polnischen Preußenbildes in der Zeit der Aufklärung untersucht die Autorin, wie sich das gegenseitige Verhältnis angesichts der repressiven Polen-Politik des benachbarten Preußen gestaltete.... more...

  • Communism's Jewish Questionby András Kovács

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 168.00

    European-Jewish Studies reflect the interdisciplinary network and competence of the “ Centre for Jewish Studies in Berlin-Brandenburg ” which was founded in 2011. The Centre gathers together the most important institutions working on Jewish studies in the region – including the relevant universities and establishments in Berlin and Potsdam.... more...

  • Women as Essential Citizens in the Czech National Movementby Dáša Francíková

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.00

    This study examines the role of women as social and political actors within the mid-nineteenth-century Czech national movement. It analyzes the constructions of gender within the nationalist community and how women were identified as central agents of national processes that would guarantee the continuity of the nation. more...

  • The Russian Revolutionby Sean McMeekin

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 40.00

    In The Russian Revolution , acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced Communism to the world. Between 1917 and 1922, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible transformation. Taking advantage of the collapse of the Tsarist regime in the middle of World War I,... more...

  • The Gates of Europeby Serhii Plokhy

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 26.00

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

  • Poland Dailyby Ewa Mazierska

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Like many Eastern European countries, Poland has seen a succession of divergent economic and political regimes over the last century, from prewar "embedded liberalism," through the state socialism of the Soviet era, to the present neoliberal moment. Its cinema has  been inflected by these changing historical circumstances, both mirroring and resisting... more...

  • Blood Ties and the Native Sonby Aksana Ismailbekova

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    A pioneering study of kinship, patronage, and politics in Central Asia, Blood Ties and the Native Son tells the story of the rise and fall of a man called Rahim, an influential and powerful patron in rural northern Kyrgyzstan, and of how his relations with clients and kin shaped the economic and social life of the region. Many observers of politics... more...