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  • Rasputinby Frances Welch

    Short Books 2014; US$ 16.03

    GRIGORY RASPUTIN, the Siberian peasant-turned-mystic, was both fascinating and unfathomable. As the only person able to relieve the symptoms of haemophilia in the Tsar?s heir Alexis, he gained almost hallowed status within the Imperial court. Yet he played the role of the simple man, eating with his fingers and boasting, ‘I don?t even know the alphabet?.... more...

  • Peter the Greatby Robert K. Massie

    Head of Zeus 2012; US$ 7.28

    Against the monumental canvas of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and Russia, unfolds the magnificent story of Peter the Great, crowned at the age of 10. A barbarous, volatile feudal tsar with a taste for torture; a progressive and enlightened reformer of government and science; a statesman of vision and colossal significance: Peter the... more...

  • Der deutsche Adelby Walter Demel; Sylvia Schraut

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.75

    «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 Mythologies of Capitalism and the End of the Soviet Projectby Olga Baysha

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Applying postcolonial, poststructural, and globalization theories to post-Soviet transformations, author Olga Baysha seeks to explain the gap between how the intellectuals and working people of the late USSR imagined marketization and democratization. more...

  • Ten Days that Shook the Worldby John Reed

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 6.99

    Ten Days that Shook the World is a first-hand account of Russia's October Revolution of 1917. Written in 1919 by the American journalist and socialist John Reed, it follows many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders of this time. Reed died the year after his book was finished and was buried in Moscow's Kremlin Wall Necropolis - one of the few... more...

  • Russland heuteby Matthes Buhbe

    Springer Fachmedien 2007; US$ 49.99

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  • 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...