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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • 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...

  • Misunderstanding Russiaby Magda Leichtova

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Well argued and balanced, Leichtova provides an alternative and more constructive understanding of what drives Russian foreign policy. The book is based on the concepts of constructivism and orientalism in international relations to analyse the policies of the Russian Federation, whilst highlighting that Russian foreign policy is complex phenomenon... more...

  • A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodkaby Lev Golinkin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 25.95

    A compelling story of two intertwined journeys: a Jewish refugee family fleeing persecution and a young man seeking to reclaim a shattered past. In the twilight of the Cold War (the late 1980s), nine-year old Lev Golinkin and his family cross the Soviet border with only ten suitcases, $600, and the vague promise of help awaiting in Vienna. Years later,... more...

  • Autocracy, Modernization, and Revolution in Russia and Iranby Tim McDaniel

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.00

    What did the Russian revolution of 1917 and the Iranian revolution of 1978-1979 share besides their drama? How can we compare a revolution led by Lenin with one inspired by Khomeini? How is a revolution based primarily on the urban working class similar to one founded to a significant degree on traditional groups like the bazaaris, small craftsmen,... more...

  • Soviet Intellectuals and Political Powerby Vladimir Shlapentokh

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In this unprecedented work on the status and role of intellectuals in Soviet political life, a former Soviet sociologist maps out the delicate, often paradoxical, ties between the political regime and the creative thinkers who play a major part in the movement toward modernization. Beginning with Stalin, Vladimir Shlapentokh explores the mutual need... more...

  • The Early Slavsby Pavel Dolukhanov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    The history of the early Slavs is a subject of renewed interest and one which is highly controversial both politically and historically. This pioneering text reviews the latest archaelogical (and other) evidence concerning the first settlers, their cultural identities and their relationship with their modern successors. Dr Dolukhanov explores the various... more...

  • Ivan the Terribleby Maureen Perrie; Andrei Pavlov

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This is the first major re-assessment of Ivan the Terrible to be published in the West in the post-Soviet period. It breaks away from older stereotypes of the tsar ? whether as ?crazed tyrant? and ?evil genius?, on the one hand, or as a ?great and wise statesman?, on the other ? to provide a more balanced picture. It examines the ways in which Ivan?s... more...