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  • Kievby Michael F. Hamm

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.50

    In a fascinating "urban biography," Michael Hamm tells the story of one of Europe's most diverse cities and its distinctive mix of Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and Jewish inhabitants. A splendid urban center in medieval times, Kiev became a major metropolis in late Imperial Russia, and is now the capital of independent Ukraine. After a concise account... more...

  • The Islamic Threat to the Soviet State (Routledge Revivals)by Alexandre Bennigsen; Marie Broxup

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1983, this book traces the historical and cultural development of the Soviet Muslim population. Going back to the Mongol Empire and the Russian conquest of Muslim lands under the Tsars, it demonstrates how the present Soviet Islamic culture has emerged. It also examines how Soviet Muslims interact with the Muslim world abroad and... more...

  • The End of the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1923by Alexander Lyon Macfie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    The collapse of the Ottoman Empire is a key event in the shaping of our own times. From its ruins rose a whole map of new countries including Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the perennially troubled area of Palestine as well as the Balkan lands - states which were to remain flashpoints of international tension. This thoughtful... more...

  • Das Problem des Lebensnotstandes am Beispiel des Abschusses eines von Terroristen entführten Flugzeugesby Alexander Archangelskij

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 22.85

    Hauptbeschreibung Das Buch behandelt das althergebrachte Problem des Lebensnotstandes, d. h. der Tötung Unschuldiger zum Zwecke der Rettung anderer Unschuldiger. Das ursprünglich im Strafrecht anzusiedelnde Problem wird unter Bezugnahme auf rechtliche und philosophische Grundlagen der strafrechtlichen Rechtfertigung erörtert; die gefundenen Ergebnisse... more...

  • Zur Konstruktion einer Regionby Leena-Kaarina Williams

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2010; US$ 34.27

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Ostseekooperation steht nach der EU-Erweiterung um Polen, Estland, Lettland und Litauen 2004 heute vor einer Neuorientierung im veränderten europäischen und internationalen Kontext. In ihren Entstehungsjahren zwischen 1988 und 1992 wurde sie durch innovative Konzepte zum »region-building« geprägt, wie sie vor allem durch die... more...

  • National Integration and Violent Conflict in Post-Soviet Societiesby Pål Kolstø; Hans Olav Melberg; Igor Munteanu; Claus Neukirch; Aleksei Semjonov; Alla Skvortsova; Raivo Vetik

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 41.99

    Why has social peace been preserved in some new, nationalizing countries in Eastern Europe and broken down in others? While civil peace has reigned in Estonia, Moldova experienced a bloody civil war in 1992, claiming more than a thousand casualties. These two states in question share a number of common characteristics, but there is one important difference.... more...

  • Russia's Foreign Policyby Andrei P. Tsygankov

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 38.99

    Now fully updated and revised, this clear and comprehensive text explores the past quarter-century of Soviet/Russian international relations, comparing foreign policy formation under Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Putin, and Medvedev. Drawing on an impressive mastery of both Russian and Western sources, Andrei P. Tsygankov shows how Moscow?s policies have... more...

  • Geschichte Georgiensby Heinz Fähnrich

    BRILL 2010; US$ 242.00

    The book offers a state-of-the-art overview of the complete history of Georgia from the beginnings until the present time. It contains an extensive list of sources, an historical geography and describes the prehistoric cultures as well as the political and cultural developments of the country: the first settlements and state formation in the second... more...

  • Ukraine and Russiaby Roman Solchanyk

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 41.99

    This timely study provides a clear analysis of both the domestic and foreign policies and security issues confronting RussiaOs largest and most important neighbor during its first decade as an independent state. more...

  • Bandits, Gangsters and the Mafiaby Martin Mccauley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    During the 1990s, the "roving bandits", big business or the oligarchs, stole Russia. They gained influence over President Yeltsin and his government, and gradually shaped policy in their own interests. In this first comprehensive account to explain why Russia took the course it did, Martin McCauley examines the period through the prism of government,... more...