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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

  • Rancorous Enmities and Blind Partialitiesby George R. Lamplugh

    UPA 2015; US$ 89.99

    This work picks up the story of the evolution of Georgia political parties where Lamplugh left it in his first book, Politics on the Periphery: Factions and Parties in Georgia, 1783-1806 (1986), carrying the story through 1845, by which date parties in Georgia actually mirrored those at the national level. more...

  • By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean: The Birth of Eurasiaby Sir Barry Cunliffe

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 33.99

    By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean is nothing less than the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it is a tale covering over 10,000 years, from the origins of farming around 9000 BC to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century AD. An unashamedly 'big... more...

  • Identity and Memory in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Timur Dadabaev

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Central Asian states have experienced a number of historical changes that have challenged their traditional societies and lifestyles. The most significant changes occurred as a result of the revolution in 1917, the incorporation of the region into the Soviet Union, and gaining independence after the collapse of the USSR. Impartial and informed public... more...

  • The Conflict in Ukraine: What Everyone Needs to Knowby Serhy Yekelchyk

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    When guns began firing again in Europe, why was it Ukraine that became the battlefield? Conventional wisdom dictates that Ukraine's current crisis can be traced to the linguistic differences and divided political loyalties that have long fractured the country. However this theory only obscures the true significance of Ukraine's recent civic... more...

  • Putin's Russiaby Stephen K. Wegren

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 48.99

    Now in a thoroughly revised and expanded edition, this text provides the most authoritative and current analysis available of the challenges facing Putin. Leading scholars consider a comprehensive array of economic, political, foreign policy, and social issues, offering an indispensable guide for anyone needing to understand contemporary Russia.... more...

  • Deutsche Herrschaft, ukrainischer Nationalismus, antijüdische Gewaltby Kai Struve

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    This study investigates acts of anti-Semitic violence committed by Germans and Ukrainians in several dozen locations in Western Ukraine. The study?s broad consideration of contexts ? the Holocaust, Soviet crimes, and Ukrainian state formation ? leads to a new view of these events. The work is sure to become an indispensable resource in... more...

  • Fear and the Muse Kept Watchby Andy McSmith

    The New Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In this dazzling exploration of one of the most contradictory periods of literary and artistic achievement in modern history, journalist Andy McSmith evokes the lives of more than a dozen of the most brilliant artists and writers of the twentieth century. Taking us deep into Stalin?s Russia, Fear and the Muse Kept Watch asks the question: can great... 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...

  • Putin's Warsby Marcel H. Van Herpen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    This fully updated book offers the first systematic analysis of Putin?s three wars, placing t he Second Chechen War, the war with Georgia of 2008, and the war with Ukraine of 2014?2015 in their broader historical context. Readable and clearly argued, this study is essential for understanding the dynamics of Putin?s regime. more...

  • Becoming a Romanov. Grand Duchess Elena of Russia and her World (1807?1873)by Dr Charles Ruud; Dr Marina Soroka

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    The Russian Great Reforms of the 1860s were the last major modernizing effort by the Romanov dynasty. From 1855 to 1861, Grand Duchess Elena, born Princess Charlotte of Württemberg (1807-1873), acted as the spokeswoman for the reform-minded circles of Russian society, bringing before her nephew Emperor Alexander II a group of civic-minded experts... more...