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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

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  • Agitating Imagesby Craig Campbell

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 81.00

    Following the socialist revolution, a colossal shift in everyday realities began in the 1920s and ?30s in the former Russian empire. Faced with the Siberian North, a vast territory considered culturally and technologically backward by the revolutionary government, the Soviets confidently undertook the project of reshaping the ordinary lives of the... more...

  • The Russian Empire: A Multi-Ethnic Historyby Andreas Kappeler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    The "national question" and how to impose control over its diverse ethnic identities has long posed a problem for the Russian state. This major survey of Russia as a multi-ethnic empire spans the imperial years from the sixteenth century to 1917, with major consideration of the Soviet phase. It asks how Russians incorporated new territories, how they... more...

  • From Conflict to Autonomy in the Caucasusby Arsène Saparov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    This book is the first historical work to study the creation of ethnic autonomies in the Caucasus in the 1920s ? the transitional period from Russian Empire to Soviet Union. Seventy years later these ethnic autonomies were to become the loci of violent ethno-political conflicts which have consistently been blamed on the policies of the Bolsheviks... more...

  • The Practice and Theory of Bolshevismby Bertrand Russell

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though chiefly recognized as a towering figure in twentieth-century philosophy, Bertrand Russell also focused his attention on matters related to politics, culture, and society. The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism attempts to place the Russian revolutionary movement in a broader historical and cultural context, as well as to elucidate its philosophical... more...

  • Minderheitenschutz und Menschenrechte.by Dieter Blumenwitz; Gilbert H. Gornig; Dietrich Murswiek

    Duncker & Humblot 2011; US$ 87.08

    Hauptbeschreibung Am 17. Juni 1991 unterzeichneten die Außenminister Polens und Deutschlands in Bonn den deutsch-polnischen Nachbarschaftsvertrag, nachdem einige Monate zuvor, am 11. November 1990, beide Regierungen den Grenzvertrag über die Oder-Neiße-Grenze als westliche Grenze Polens geschlossen hatten. Im Nachbarschaftsvertrag wurden erstmals... more...

  • Ostpreußen, Litauen und die Sowjetunion in der Zeit der Weimarer Republik.by Rikako Shindo

    Duncker & Humblot 2013; US$ 146.83

    Hauptbeschreibung Als Folge des Ersten Weltkriegs wurde Ostpreußen durch den polnischen Korridor vom Mutterland abgetrennt. Angesichts der »beispiellosen Notlage« suchte die Provinz eine Sonderstellung sowohl im Reich als auch innerhalb Preußens zu erlangen. Oberpräsident Ernst Ludwig Siehr verfolgte das Ziel, seine Befugnisse zu erweitern, um aus... more...

  • Der deutsche Adelby Walter Demel; Sylvia Schraut

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.62

    «Adel verpflichtet» ? so heißt es auch heute noch. Die Autorin und der Autor dieses Bandes, beide Neuzeithistoriker in München, gliedern ihr Thema in vier grundlegende Fragestellungen: Was ist überhaupt «deutscher Adel»? Welche Vorrechte nahm der Adel für sich in Anspruch, wie sicherte er sie ökonomisch ab, und wie verlieh er ihnen Ausdruck? Welche... more...

  • The Soviet Union and Syriaby Efraim Karsh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • 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 Oldenbourg 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...