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History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics

  • By Steppe, Desert, and Oceanby Barry Cunliffe

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 33.99 US$ 29.23

    The story of the peoples of Eurasia, from the birth of farming to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century. An immense historical panorama set on a huge continental stage, this is also the story of how humans first started building the global system we know today. more...

  • On Stalin's Teamby Sheila Fitzpatrick

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Stalin was the unchallenged dictator of the Soviet Union for so long that most historians have dismissed the officials surrounding him as mere yes-men and political window dressing. On Stalin?s Team overturns this view, revealing that behind Stalin was a group of loyal men who formed a remarkably effective team with him from the late 1920s until... more...

  • Kremlin Wivesby Larissa Vasilieva; Cathy Porter

    Arcade Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    For over seventy years the Kremlin was the bastion of the all-powerful Soviet rulers. A great deal is known about the men who held millions of fates in their iron grip, yet little is known about the womenthe wives and mistresseswho shared their lives. They took part in the Revolution and its aftermath, bore children, and suffered abuse; some were... more...

  • Deutsche Herrschaft, ukrainischer Nationalismus, antijüdische Gewaltby Kai Struve

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 78.57

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    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 Ukraineby Serhy Yekelchyk

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    Ukraine has long been a country rent by linguistic differences, ethnic strife and divided political loyalties. This book provides the crucial historical background for understanding the conflict in Ukraine. It also looks beyond the appearance of ethnic strife to the conflict's deeper causes, the clash of different political models and concepts of citizenship. more...

  • Russia and Peaceby Fridtjof Nansen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1923, endeavoured to provide a brief account of the social and economic conditions in Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century. Russia and Peace discusses the interest in Russia shown by other countries, the country?s economic development, and the social problems it was experiencing at the time. This book will... more...

  • Portraits of Old Russiaby Donald Ostrowski; Marshall T. Poe

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This book introduces readers to a little-known place and time in world history ? early modern Russia, from its beginnings as Muscovy, in the fourteenth century, through the reign of Peter I (1689-1725) ? by portraying the lives of representative individuals from the major levels of the society of that era. The portraits, written by professional historians,... 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...