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  • Preußenby Michael Epkenhans; Gerhard P. Groß; Burkhard Köster

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 30.52

    Glanz, Gloria und Gehorsam Die Geschichte Preußens ist eine Geschichte voller Widersprüche. Militarismus und preußische Tugenden stehen im Gegensatz zu kulturellen Hochleistungen, dem Liberalismus und dem Fortschrittsstreben Preußens. Die Autoren, Koryphäen der Preußenforschung, liefern einen sehr gut lesbaren Überblick über die preußische Geschichte... more...

  • Fascination and Enmityby Michael David-Fox; Peter Holquist; Alexander M. Martin

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2012; US$ 28.95

    ussia and Germany have had a long history of significant cultural, political, and economic exchange. Despite these beneficial interactions, stereotypes of the alien Other persisted. Germans perceived Russia as a vast frontier with unlimited potential, yet infused with an ?Asianness? that explained its backwardness and despotic leadership. Russians... more...

  • Portrait of a Russian Provinceby Catherine Evtuhov

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    Several stark premises have long prevailed in our approach to Russian history. It was commonly assumed that Russia had always labored under a highly centralized and autocratic imperial state. The responsibility for this lamentable state of affairs was ultimately assigned to the profoundly agrarian character of Russian society.  The countryside,... more...

  • My Ukraineby Chrystia Freeland

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 2.99

    Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, former Soviet republic Ukraine has struggled against its "giant neighbor to the north"?Russia? to maintain its sovereignty. In early 2014 tensions turned to conflict as Vladimir Putin, determined to keep Ukraine from forging stronger ties with the West, seized Crimea and fomented conflict in eastern Ukraine.... more...

  • Identities and Politics During the Putin Presidencyby Philipp Casula; Jeronim Perovic; Ivo Mijnssen; Heiko Haumann

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    How could an undemocratic regime manage to stabilise Russia? What is Putin's success formula? What are the symbolic and discursive underpinnings of Russia's new stability? Many outside observers of Russia regarded the authoritarian tendencies during the Putin presidency as a retreat from, or even the end of, democratization. Rather than attempting... more...

  • Aspects of the Orange Revolution IVby Ingmar Bredies; Andreas Umland; Valentin Yakushik

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 30.99

    The fourth volume of "Aspects of the Orange Revolution" continues the previous volume's discussion on the impact of foreign actors on Ukrainian politics. It provides both scholarly analyses and first-hand accounts. The collection not only investigates, but also gives voice to, some of those involved in the events of 2004. While most of the volume's... more...

  • Aspects of the Orange Revolution IIby Bohdan Harasymiw; Oleh S. Ilnytzkyj

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 30.99

    In Ukraine's presidential elections of 2004, the establishment candidate Viktor Yanukovych had the advantages of a solid regional base, access to administrative resources, dominance in the media, help by Russian spin-doctors, and support of Moscow. Yet the winner was the pro-Western challenger, Viktor Yushchenko. How did Ukrainian voters break through... more...

  • Aspects of the Orange Revolution Iby Paul D'Anieri; Taras Kuzio

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 30.99

    Ukraine's 2004 presidential election was falsified, spurring the Orange Revolution. To many observers, the Orange Revolution was a shock, and the stolen election a recent development. However, both the election fraud and the effort to topple the government of Leonid Kuchma emerged from political dynamics that had appeared in earlier Ukrainian elections.In... more...

  • The 'Change of Signposts' in the Ukrainian Emigrationby Christopher Gilley; Frank Golczewski

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 40.99

    The failure of the attempts to create a Ukrainian state during the 1917-21 revolution created a large Ukrainian émigré community in Central Europe which, due to its experience of fighting the Bolsheviks, developed a decidedly anti-Communist ideology of integral nationalism. However, during the 1920s some in the Ukrainian emigration rejected this doctrine... more...