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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • The Balkans in World Historyby Andrew Baruch Wachtel

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    Eminent historian Andrew Wachtel here depicts the Balkans as that borderland geographical space in which four of the world's greatest civilizations have overlapped in a sustained and meaningful way to produce a complex, dynamic, sometimes combustible, multi-layered local prvilization. It is the space in which the cultures of ancient Greece and Rome,... more...

  • Intimate Enemiesby Igal Halfin

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Intimate Enemies is a brilliant study of the transformation of Bolshevik Party ideology, language, and power relations during the crucial period leading up to Stalin's seizure of power. Combining extensive research in recently opened Soviet archives with an insightful rereading of intra-Party struggles, Igal Halfin uncovers this evolution in the... more...

  • Red Atomby Paul Josephson

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2005; US$ 28.95

    In the 1950s, Soviet nuclear scientists and leaders imagined a stunning future when giant reactors would generate energy quickly and cheaply, nuclear engines would power cars, ships, and airplanes, and peaceful nuclear explosions would transform the landscape. Driven by the energy of the atom, the dream of communism would become a powerful reality.... more...

  • Between Europe and Asiaby Mark Bassin; Sergey Glebov; Marlene Laruelle

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Between Europe and Asia analyzes the origins and development of Eurasianism, an intellectual movement that proclaimed the existence of Eurasia, a separate civilization coinciding with the former Russian Empire.  The essays in the volume explore the historical roots, the heyday of the movement in the 1920s, and the afterlife of the movement... more...

  • One Day We Will Live Without Fearby Mark Harrison

    Hoover Institution Press 2016; US$ 7.99

    What was life in the Soviet Union really like? Through a series of true stories, One Day We Will Live Without Fear describes what people?s day-to-day life was like under the regime of the Soviet police state. Drawing on events from the 1930s through the 1970s, Mark Harrison shows how, by accident or design, people became entangled in the workings... more...

  • Forum für osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichteby Leonid Luks; Gunter Dehnert; John Andreas Fuchs; Nikolaus Lobkowicz; Alexei Rybakow

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    Since 1997, FORUM has been an integral part of the landscape of European studies. In addition to contemporary history, it offers insights into the history of ideas and reviews books on Central and Eastern European history. It offers more than just historyfor instance, interdisciplinary discussions by political scientists, literary, legal, and economic... more...

  • Caught in the Revolutionby Helen Rappaport

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    'A gripping, vivid, deeply researched chronicle of the Russian Revolution told through the eyes of a surprising, flamboyant cast of foreigners in Petrograd, superbly narrated by Helen Rappaport.' Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of The Romanovs 'Next year's centenary will prompt a raft of books on the Russian Revolution. They will be hard pushed... more...

  • Jewish Pogroms in Kiev During the Russian Civil War, 1918-1920by Victoria Khiterer; Antony Polonsky

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2015; US$ 159.95

    Power changed hands in Kiev fourteen times during the revolution and civil war (1917-1920) yet anti-Jewish violence remained a constant despite the different ideologies of the troops holding power. more...

  • For Whom Do I Toil?by Michael Stanislawski

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    This is the first full-length biography of Judah Leib Gordon (1830-92), the most important Hebrew poet of the 19th century, and one of the pivotal intellectual and cultural figures in Russian Jewry. His personal story is a fascinating drama that both symbolizes and summarizes the cultural and political challenges facing Russian Jewry at a crucial time... more...

  • Bread upon the Watersby Robert E. Jones

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2013; US$ 45.00

    In eighteenth-century Russia, as elsewhere in Europe, bread was a dietary staple?truly grain was the staff of economic, social, and political life. Early on Tsar Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg to export goods from Russia?s vast but remote interior and by doing so to drive Russia?s growth and prosperity. But the new city also had to be fed... more...