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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • The Soviet Union and Syriaby Efraim Karsh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 100.00

    This Chatham House Paper examines the nature of Soviet relations with Syria, assessing the commitments made and the gains reaped by Moscow and Damascus in the economic, military and political spheres. After discussing Soviet interests in the region in general and with regard to Syria in particular, the author traces the evolution of the relationship... more...

  • Borderlands into Bordered Landsby Tatiana Zhurzhenko

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 36.99

    Since 1991, post-Soviet political elites in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus have been engaged in nation- as well as state-building. They have tried to strengthen territorial sovereignty and national security, re-shape collective identities and re-narrate national histories. Former Soviet republics have become new neighbours, partners, and competitors... more...

  • Sea Powerby E.B. Potter

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 47.95

    A classic work widely acknowledged over the past 20 years as the definitive text on its subject. All aspects of over 2,000 years of naval history are covered, from Greek and Roman galley warfare to Vietnam and beyond, with emphasis on the evolution of strategy, tactics, and weapons development. With 14 authors it is not so much a symposium as a continuous... more...

  • The Origins of the Crimean Warby David M. Goldfrank

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The Crimean War (1853-56) between Russia, Turkey, Britain, France and the Kingdom of Sardinia was a diplomatically preventable conflict for influence over an unstable Near and Middle East. It could have broken out in any decade between Napoleon and Wilhelm II; equally, it need never have occurred. In this masterly study, based on massive archival research,... more...

  • Leninby Beryl Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Drawing on the flood of new material to emerge from Russian and Western sources in recent years, Beryl Williams focuses on Lenin's years in power and provides first-rate introduction to the life, ideology and impact of one of the formative figures of the 20th-century. Within an overall chronological framework, Williams examines topics such as... more...

  • Peter the Greatby M. S. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    An excellent introduction to the formidable life and career of Peter the Great and his impact on Russia. M.S. Anderson assesses his aims and achievements at home and abroad, and examines the pressures and restrictions that shaped his attitudes and limited his actions. more...

  • Politics and Culture in Eighteenth-Century Russiaby Isabel De Madariaga

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    This is a collection of thirteen major essays on eighteenth-century Russia by one of the most distinguished Western historians. They illustrate and explore three major themes: the development of the Russian state and Russian society, in the years when Russia was changing from a minor power on the European periphery to a major actor on the continental... more...

  • Geschichte, Politik und Kultur im Ostseeraumby Jan Hecker-Stampehl; Bernd Henningsen

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 34.27

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Ostseeregion war und ist eine der dynamischsten Regionen der Welt - politisch, ökonomisch und kulturell. Großmächte sind dort entstanden sowie untergegangen und haben Spuren hinterlassen, die teils noch heute zu besichtigen sind. Die Region unterlag vielfältigen Einflüssen und Machtinteressen, seien es der dänisch-schwedische... 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...

  • Russia between East and Westby Dmitry Shlapentokh

    BRILL 2007; US$ 121.00

    Placing Euranism in a broad context, this title covers the origins of Eurasianism, dwells on Eurasianism's major philosophical paradigms, and places Eurasianism in the context of the development of Polish and Turkish thought. It is useful to those who are interested in Russian/European and Asian history area studies. more...