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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

  • Stories from Forest and Steppeby Edith Sollohub

    Impress Books 2014; US$ 7.29

    "My breath freezes into hoar frost on my eyelashes and eyebrows … but I dare not move; to stand still is the first rule the huntsman learns, for the game has sharper eyes than man and it may be watching you from behind some bush long before you ever suspect its presence. And then suddenly, right in front of me, as if rising out of the snow, appears... more...

  • Saving Stalin's Imperial Cityby Steven M. Maddox

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Saving Stalin?s Imperial City is the history of the successes and failures in historic preservation and of Leningraders? determination to honor the memory of the terrible siege the city had endured during World War II. The book stresses the counterintuitive nature of Stalinist policies, which allocated scarce wartime resources to save historic monuments... more...

  • Armenian Christianity Todayby Alexander Agadjanian

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Armenian Christianity Today examines contemporary religious life and the social, political, and cultural functions of religion in the post-Soviet Republic of Armenia and in the Armenian Diaspora worldwide. Scholars from a range of countries and disciplines explore current trends and everyday religiosity, particularly within the Armenian Apostolic Church... more...

  • Negotiating Armenian-Azerbaijani Peaceby Ohannes Geukjian

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Conflict resolution, conflict management and conflict transformations are major themes in this unique book which examines, explores and analyses the mediation attempts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Ohannes Geukjian shows the most striking characteristic of a protracted internal conflict... more...

  • Midnight in Siberiaby David Greene

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99

    After two and a half years as NPR's Moscow bureau chief, David Greene journeys thousands of kilometres by rail from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok to find out how Russians' lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. He meets a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo, a teenager hawking 'space rocks' from a meteor shower in Chelyabinsk,... more...

  • Late Imperial Russia, 1890-1917by John F. Hutchinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.99

    This new interpretation of the final years of Imperial Russia provides a clear and concise introduction to a critical period in the history of modern Russia. Professor Hutchinson outlines the key problems facing the Tsarist regime, and the attitudes of its Liberal critics and revolutionary enemies. In particular, he considers how the monarchy was able... more...

  • Ethnic Relations in Post-Soviet Russiaby Andrew Foxall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    While the collapse of communism in Russia was relatively peaceful, ethnic relations have been deteriorating since then. This deterioration poses a threat to the functioning of the Russian state and is a major obstacle to its future development. Analysing ethnic relations in the North Caucasus, this book demonstrates how a myriad of processes that... more...

  • Crisis of Medieval Russia 1200-1304,Theby John Fennell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    John Fennell's history of thirteenth-century Russia is the only detailed study in English of the period, and is based on close investigation of the primary sources. His account concentrates on the turbulent politics of northern Russia, which was ultimately to become the tsardom of Muscovy, but he also gives detailed attention to the vast southern empire... more...

  • Motherlandby David R. Marples

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Motherland tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. From Lenin's virtual coup in November 1917 to Boris Yeltsin's ruthless takeover of power in 1991, the book culminates with a new view of the Yeltsin years. David Marples focuses on the evolution of Russia during the Soviet period, and the attempt to harness Russian nationalism... more...

  • Von Prag nach New Yorkby Romy Langeheine

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 25.25

    Die Biographie bietet erstmalig eine umfassende Darstellung und Interpretation des wechselvollen Denk- und Lebensweges des Historikers Hans Kohn. Hans Kohn gilt bis heute als einer der Gründungsväter der akademischen Erforschung des Nationalismus. Als »Kohn-Dichotomie« gingen seine Überlegungen in die internationale Forschung ein. Ausgehend von den... more...