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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Putin und sein Präsidentby Erik Albrecht

    Orell Füssli Verlag 2011; US$ 15.13

    Russische Wahlen 2012 - der Countdown läuft. Die alles entscheidende Frage: Wer bleibt im Kreml? Wird Medwedew zum aufsteigenden Stern am Moskauer Polithimmel? Oder stößt Putin seine Marionette vom Thron? Den nächsten Präsidenten wählt nicht das russische Volk, sondern ein kleiner Kreis im Kreml. Erik Albrecht schildert den Aufstieg des Juristen Medwedew... more...

  • Years of Bloodby Mammad Said Ordubadi

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2011; US$ 14.57

    Presented for the first time in English, Mammad Said Ordubadi's Years of Blood: A History of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Clashes in the Caucasus, 1905-1906, provides detailed reports of the tragic events of those dramatic years. Written during the aftershock and completed in 1908, the book was not published until 1911, but immediately impressed for its... more...

  • Cold War East Angliaby Jim Wilson OBE

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    This is the story of how the Cold War impacted on the people of East Anglia. Had nuclear conflict broken out, the region would have found itself as the target for any Soviet strike for the simple reason that it housed the launch pad for not only the British deterrent, but also America's first line of defence. The book also examines the early development... more...

  • Mensch und Umwelt in Kirgistanby Matthias Schmidt

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 49.62

    <P>Wahrnehmung, Nutzung und Management von Umwelt und Naturressourcen werden maßgeblich durch politische Herrschaftsformen beeinflusst ? so die These der Politischen Ökologie. Folglich führen systemische Umbrüche und Transformationen von Politik, Ökonomie und Gesellschaft zu Restrukturierungen von Institutionen und zu Modifikationen des Umgangs... more...

  • Ukraine's Euromaidanby David R. Marples; Frederick V. Mills

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The papers presented in this volume analyze the civil uprising known as Euromaidan that began in central Kyiv in late November 2013, when the Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych opted not to sign an Association Agreement with the European Union, and continued over the following months. The topics include the motivations and expectations of protesters,... more...

  • Krieg der Täterby Claudia Weber

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2015; US$ 26.71

    Im Frühjahr 1943 wurde in der Nähe des russischen Dorfes Katyn ein grauenvoller Fund gemacht: Massengräber mit Tausenden Toten. Die Täterschaft ist zu diesem Zeitpunkt längst bekannt, wie die Autorin eindrücklich zeigt, und dennoch drehte sich die Geschichte der Massenerschiessungen von Katyn Jahrzehnte um die Frage, ob nun das »Dritte Reich« oder... more...