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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Russia and the Golden Hordeby Charles Halperin

    Indiana University Press 1987; US$ 17.99

    "... an imaginative and dispassionate re-examination of the significance of the Mongol Conquest and its aftermath for Russia’s historical development." —Slavic Review "On all counts Russia and the Golden Horde infuses the subject with fresh insights and interpretations." —History "Combining rigorous analysis of the major scholarly findings with... more...

  • Ukraine and Russiaby Serhii Plokhy

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; Not Available

    This book makes important assertions not only about the conflicts and negotiations inherent to opposing historiographic traditions, but about ways of overcoming the limitations imposed by those traditions. more...

  • Socialist Funby Gleb Tsipursky

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Most narratives depict Soviet Cold War cultural activities and youth groups as drab and dreary, militant and politicized. In this study Gleb Tsipursky challenges these stereotypes in a revealing portrayal of Soviet youth and state-sponsored popular culture.             The primary local venues... 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...

  • Stalinby Abraham Ascher

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 14.99

    Joseph Stalin began life as a frail child, with an abusive father and an inferiority complex. This triggered an early desire for greatness and respect that would eventually turn the young Bolshevik idealist into one of the most ruthless dictators in modern history. Like his contemporary, Adolf Hitler, Stalin was responsible for millions of deaths... more...

  • The "Russian" Civil Wars, 1916-1926by Jonathan Smele

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 49.99

    This is an original interpretation of the wars that ravaged Russia for decades after the toppling of the Romanovs. The reverberations of post-Tsarist Russian wars still seen today from the Baltic to the Caucasus. The author considers why some were successful (Poland, Finland) while others were not (Ukraine, Georgia) more...

  • Inventar der Befehle des Obersten Chefs der Sowjetischen Militäradministration in Deutschland (SMAD) 1945–1949by Institut für Zeitgeschichte; Werner Röder; Christoph Weisz; Jan Foitzik; Jan Foitzik

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 182.00

    For the first time the "open" orders of the highest chief of the SMAD are completely compiled in this inventory. Now one can realize the degree of dependence of the German administration and political organizations in the SBZ on the orders of the SMAD. In a detailed introduction the organization and structure of the orders and the relationship... more...

  • Borders of Socialismby L. Siegelbaum

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2016; US$ 90.58

    This fascinating book argues that in Russia the relations between culture and nation, art and life, commodity and trash, often diverged from familiar Western European or American versions of modernity. The essays show how public and private overlapped and shaped each other, creating new perspectives on individuals and society in the Soviet Union. more...

  • Russia and the Soviet Unionby John M Thompson

    Avalon Publishing 2012; US$ 68.00

    This lucid account of Russian and Soviet history presents major trends and events from ancient Kievan Rus' to Vladimir Putin's renewed presidency of the twenty-first century. Russia and the Soviet Union does not shy away from controversial topics, including the impact of the Mongol conquest, the paradoxes of Peter the Great, the "inevitability"... more...

  • The Empire Must Dieby Mikhail Zygar

    PublicAffairs 2017; US$ 42.00

    The Empire Must Die portrays the vivid drama of Russia's brief and exotic experiment with civil society before it was swept away by the despotism of the Communist Revolution. The window between two equally stifling autocracies - the imperial family and the communists - was open only briefly, in the last couple of years of the 19th century until... more...