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  • Saving Stalin's Imperial Cityby Steven M. Maddox

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Saving Stalin?s Imperial City is the history of the successes and failures in historic preservation and of Leningraders? determination to honor the memory of the terrible siege the city had endured during World War II. The book stresses the counterintuitive nature of Stalinist policies, which allocated scarce wartime resources to save historic monuments... more...

  • Lettland als übersetzte Nationby Julija Boguna

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 62.26

    Das kulturnationale Modell des 'nation building' erfuhr im 19. Jahrhundert eine große Verbreitung in Nordosteuropa. Einen wichtigen Baustein bildete die Suche nach 'nationalen' Ur-Texten, die als Zeugnisse für die Existenz der 'Nation' dienten. In Lettland (damals Livland) stieß dieses Auf(er)finden von Texten auf besondere Bedingungen: Die Ur-Texte... more...

  • Kleine Geschichte der Ukraineby Andreas Kappeler

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 14.32

    Die Ukraine ist der zweitgrößte Staat Europas, doch steht sie im Bewusstsein der deutschen Öffentlichkeit ganz im Schatten Russlands. Das gilt auch für ihre Geschichte. Dieses Buch informiert über die wichtigsten Ereignisse und Zusammenhänge, setzt der vorherrschenden russozentrischen Perspektive eine ukrainische gegenüber und versucht gleichzeitig,... more...

  • Soviet Orientalism and the Creation of Central Asian Nationsby Alfrid K. Bustanov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Orientalism ? the idea that the standpoint of Western writers on the East greatly affected what they wrote about the East, the "Other" ? applied also in Russia and the Soviet Union, where the study of the many exotic peoples incorporated into the Russian Empire, often in quite late imperial times, became a major academic industry, where, as in the... 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...

  • Rivers, Memory, and Nation-Buildingby Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Rivers figure prominently in a nation's historical memory, and the Volga and Mississippi have special importance in Russian and American cultures. Beginning in the pre-modern world, both rivers served as critical trade routes connecting cultures in an extensive exchange network, while also sustaining populations through their surrounding wetlands... more...

  • "Beschreibung der Tschucktschi, von ihren Gebräuchen und Lebensart" sowie weitere Berichte und Materialienby Carl Heinrich Merck; Dittmar Dahlmann; Diana Ordubadi; Helena Pivovar; Sylke Frahnert; Michael Knüppel; Lupold von Lehsten

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 24.89

    Ein einzigartiges Zeugnis der ethnologischen Erforschung der indigenen Bevölkerung der Tschuktschen-Halbinsel aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. Auf Geheiß der russischen Zarin Katharina II. begleitete der deutsche Arzt Carl Heinrich Merck als Naturforscher die geheime astronomische und geographische Expedition zur Erkundung Ostsibiriens und Alaskas (1785-1795).... more...

  • Armenian Christianity Todayby Alexander Agadjanian

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Armenian Christianity Today examines contemporary religious life and the social, political, and cultural functions of religion in the post-Soviet Republic of Armenia and in the Armenian Diaspora worldwide. Scholars from a range of countries and disciplines explore current trends and everyday religiosity, particularly within the Armenian Apostolic Church... more...

  • Negotiating Armenian-Azerbaijani Peaceby Ohannes Geukjian

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Conflict resolution, conflict management and conflict transformations are major themes in this unique book which examines, explores and analyses the mediation attempts of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Ohannes Geukjian shows the most striking characteristic of a protracted internal conflict... more...

  • Midnight in Siberiaby David Greene

    The Text Publishing Company 2014; US$ 32.99

    After two and a half years as NPR's Moscow bureau chief, David Greene journeys thousands of kilometres by rail from Moscow to the Pacific port of Vladivostok to find out how Russians' lives have changed in the post-Soviet years. He meets a group of singing babushkas from Buranovo, a teenager hawking 'space rocks' from a meteor shower in Chelyabinsk,... more...