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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • Mothers of Miseryby David L. Ransel

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.00

    At the height of its operation in the second half of the nineteenth century, the central foundling home in Moscow was receiving 17,000 children each year. The home dispatched most to wet nurses and foster care in the countryside, where at any one time it supervised over 40,000 children in Moscow province and six adjoining provinces. Established by... more...

  • Leninby Beryl Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    Drawing on the flood of new material to emerge from Russian and Western sources in recent years, Beryl Williams focuses on Lenin's years in power and provides first-rate introduction to the life, ideology and impact of one of the formative figures of the 20th-century. Within an overall chronological framework, Williams examines topics such as... more...

  • Peter the Greatby M. S. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    An excellent introduction to the formidable life and career of Peter the Great and his impact on Russia. M.S. Anderson assesses his aims and achievements at home and abroad, and examines the pressures and restrictions that shaped his attitudes and limited his actions. more...

  • Russification in the Baltic Provinces and Finland, 1855-1914by Edward C. Thaden

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 64.00

    Accompanying the gradual systematization of government and modernization of society in Russia during the reforms of the 1860s was a policy of Russification toward Finland and the Baltic provinces of Estland, Livland, and Kurland. From a variety of group and national perspectives, five scholars here depict the formulation, implementation, and effect... more...

  • Entrepreneurship in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Unionby Gregory Guroff; Fred V. Carstensen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    This multidisciplinary study of entrepreneurship in Russian society from the sixteenth to the twentieth century demonstrates the crucial influence of central government on economic initiative. Originally published in 1983. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books... more...

  • Russia's Western Borderlands, 1710-1870by Edward C. Thaden

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.50

    This book examines Russian policies in the western borderlands during the main period of expansion of the imperial system Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These... more...

  • Two Shining Soulsby James Cracraft

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99

    In Two Shining Souls , Cracraft explores the decades-long encounter of Jane Addams (1860-1935), the famous American social reformer and peace activist, with Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), the acclaimed Russian writer and sage. This hitherto untold story highlights the crisis in global pacifism precipitated by World War I. Never before had the quest... more...

  • Russia and The Commonwealth of Independent States 2013by M. Wesley Shoemaker

    Stryker Post 2013; US$ 16.99

    Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States deals with the twelve independent republics that became members of the Commonwealth of Independent States following the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1992. more...

  • The Most Dangerous Artby Donald Loewen

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    The book shows how three of Russia's most important twentieth century poets used autobiographical prose to defend poetry and the poet in an era when poetry was under attack. It juxtaposes these autobiographies with each other and with the culturo-political events that followed Russia's 1917 October Revolution in a way that has never previously been... more...

  • Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialismby Srecko Horvat; Igor Stiks

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    This volume offers a profound analysis of post-socialist economic and political transformation in the Balkans, involving deeply unequal societies and oligarchical ?democracies.? The contributions deconstruct the persistent imaginary of the Balkans, pervasive among outsiders to the region, who see it as no more than a repository of ethnic conflict,... more...