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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Modern Russian Cultureby Nicholas Rzhevsky

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 28.00

    An introduction to modern Russian culture, from language and religion to literature and the arts. more...

  • 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...

  • Der russische Imperialismusby Dietrich Geyer

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1977; US$ 15.13

    Reihe Kritische Studien zur Geschichtswissenschaft - Band 027 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...

  • Russische Geschichteby Andreas Kappeler

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 7.40

    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...

  • An Russland, das kein Russland istby Indjin Bayart

    tredition 2014; US$ 13.92

    Dieses Buch handelt von den Ureinwohnern Nord-Zentralasiens, deren Land heute Russland genannt wird, von ihrer Geschichte, ihrer Sprache und ihren Träumen. Sie sind keine Russen und wollen auch nicht, dass ihr Land als Russland bezeichnet wird. Ihre Geschichte beginnt vor Jahrtausenden, noch ehe sie vor ein paar Jahrhunderten von den Russen kolonisiert... 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...

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

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 6.00

    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...