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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • Marshal of Victoryby Georgy Zhukov

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 27.50

    At Moscow, Leningrad, Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin and in virtually all the principal battles on the Eastern Front during the Second World War, Georgy Zhukov played a major role. He was Stalin's pre-eminent general throughout the conflict, and in his autobiography he chronicled his brilliant career as he saw it - and wanted it to be seen. His memoirs... more...

  • Soul Huntersby Rane Willerslev

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 19.96 US$ 15.97

    This is an insightful, highly original ethnographic interpretation of the hunting life of the Yukaghirs, a little-known group of indigenous people in the Upper Kolyma region of northeastern Siberia. Basing his study on firsthand experience with Yukaghir hunters, Rane Willerslev focuses on the practical implications of living in a "hall-of-mirrors"... more...

  • Moscow Sightsby MobileReference 2010; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • CultureShock! Chicagoby Orin Hargraves

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2011; US$ 12.99

    "Culture Shock! Chicago is an insightful and thorough guide that will help you make Chicago your home. Discover the real Chicago beyond the usual tourist attractions and the gloss of promotional brochures and be acquainted with the reality of living and working in this exciting city. Find out what lies behind the Chicagoan facade and how to make... more...

  • Polnische Ostpolitik nach dem Ersten Weltkriegby Kai von Jena

    De Gruyter 1980; US$ 35.00

    Den Westgrenzen des nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg wiedererstandenen Polen, wie sie im Versailler Vertrag festgelegt waren, entsprachen keine vergleichbaren Grenzregelungen im Osten. Erst die Ergebnisse des polnisch-sowjetischen Krieges schufen eine im Rigaer Frieden von 1921 vereinbarte polnische Ostgrenze. Sie trug freilich bereits den Keim neuer Konflikte... more...

  • Russische Geschichte 1547-1917by Christoph Schmidt

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 32.92

    Mit Christoph Schmidts Band gibt es eine kompakte Einführung in die Geschichte des Zarenreichs. Gut zu lesen führt die Darstellung durch annähernd vier Jahrhunderte russischer Geschichte. Im Mittelpunkt des Forschungsteils stehen vier grundlegende Aspekte: Geografie, Ethnologie, Orthodoxie und Autokratie. Ein idealer Leitfaden durch den aktuellen Stand... more...

  • The Finno-Ugric Republics and the Russian Stateby Rein Taagepera

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00

    First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • 1864by Tom Buk-Swienty; Annette Buk-Swienty

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 7.98

    The Battle of Dybbøl, 1864. Prussian troops lay siege to an outpost in the far south of Denmark. The conflict is over control of the Duchy of Schleswig, recently annexed by Denmark to the alarm of its largely German-speaking inhabitants. Danish troops make a valiant attempt to hold out but are overrun by the might of the Prussian onslaught. Of... more...

  • Afanasii Shchapov and the Significance of Religious Dissent in Imperial Russia, 1848-70by Thomas Marsden

    Columbia University Press 2008; US$ 22.99

    In the 1650s and 1660s, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Nikon, carried out a series of reforms which were rejected by a large number of the faithful. The split that resulted, the Great Schism or raskol, led a large proportion of the Russian population to become completely isolated from the official church. Known as raskol'niki,... more...

  • Crossing Bordersby Michael David-Fox

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 28.95

    Crossing Borders deconstructs contemporary theories of Soviet history from the revolution through the Stalin period, and offers new interpretations based on a transnational perspective. To Michael David-Fox, Soviet history was shaped by interactions across its borders. By reexamining conceptions of modernity, ideology, and cultural transformation,... more...