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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • The Russian Revolutionby Sheila Fitzpatrick

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    This fully updated new edition of Sheila Fitzpatrick's classic short history of the Russian Revolution takes into account the new evidence that has come to light since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, incorporating material that was previously inaccessible not only to Western but also to Soviet historians - ;The Russian Revolution had... more...

  • Kleine Geschichte der Ukraineby Andreas Kappeler

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 12.84

    Die Ukraine ist der zweitgrößte Staat Europas, doch steht sie im Bewusstsein der deutschen Öffentlichkeit ganz im Schatten Russlands. Das gilt auch für ihre Geschichte. Dieses Buch informiert über die wichtigsten Ereignisse und Zusammenhänge, setzt der vorherrschenden russozentrischen Perspektive eine ukrainische gegenüber und versucht gleichzeitig,... more...

  • Ten Days that Shook the Worldby John Reed

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 6.99

    Ten Days that Shook the World is a first-hand account of Russia's October Revolution of 1917. Written in 1919 by the American journalist and socialist John Reed, it follows many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders of this time. Reed died the year after his book was finished and was buried in Moscow's Kremlin Wall Necropolis - one of the few... more...

  • Der russische Imperialismusby Dietrich Geyer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1977; US$ 14.68

    Reihe Kritische Studien zur Geschichtswissenschaft - Band 027 more...

  • 101 deutsche Orte, die man gesehen haben mussby Bernd Imgrund; Manuel Andrack

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 25.16

    Eine Kulturgeschichte Deutschlands in 101 Orten Die großen Sehenswürdigkeiten wie Neuschwanstein oder das Brandenburger Tor, die jeder kennt, die weniger schönen, wie das ehemalige Stasi-Gefängnis Bautzen II, und die weniger bekannten, wie das Deutsche Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst ? sie alle machen Deutschland aus. Ob beeindruckende Architektur... more...

  • Russische Geschichteby Andreas Kappeler

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 7.33

    Mit Blick auf die Gegenwart werden in diesem Buch Grundlinien und Grundprobleme der russischen Geschichte seit ihren Anfängen knapp umrissen. Neben einem Überblick über die politischen Ereignisse werden in Gegensatzpaaren langfristige Kontinuitäten erörtert, deren Wurzeln zum Teil schon im Mittelalter liegen: mächtiger Staat und passive Gesellschaft,... more...

  • The History of Peter the Greatby Voltaire; Tobias Smollett

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    French Enlightenment thinker Voltaire saw much to admire in Russian emperor Peter the Great. Most significantly, Voltaire admired Peter's tireless efforts to drag Russia from its medieval mindset and thrust it into an age of rationality. This exhaustive biography focuses more on Peter's philosophy and values than his wartime exploits. more...

  • The Last Empireby Serhii Plokhy

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 15.99

    On Christmas Day 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the Soviet Union. By the next day the USSR was officially no more and the USA had emerged as the world?s sole superpower. Award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy presents a page-turning account of the preceding five months of drama, filled with failed coups d?état and political intrigue.... more...

  • My Ukraineby Chrystia Freeland

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, former Soviet republic Ukraine has struggled against its "giant neighbor to the north"?Russia? to maintain its sovereignty. In early 2014 tensions turned to conflict as Vladimir Putin, determined to keep Ukraine from forging stronger ties with the West, seized Crimea and fomented conflict in eastern Ukraine.... more...

  • The Archaeology of Early Medieval Polandby Andrzej Buko

    BRILL 2007; US$ 203.00

    Concentrates on the discoveries of medieval date (6th-13th centuries) from the territory of modern Poland. This book covers the principal research questions, such as the origins of the Slavs, societies of the proto-state period and the origins of the Polish state. It includes a discussion of the controversial, archaeological discoveries or issues. more...