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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

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  • 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 Russian Revolution, Volume Iby William Henry Chamberlin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 66.50

    This book is a richly detailed account of the Russian Revolution from the fall of the Tsar in March 1917 to the introduction of the New Economic Policy in March 1921. The author draws on interviews and on other kinds of now unavailable documents to produce a work that remains a unique view of early Soviet Russia. Originally published in 1987. The... more...

  • The End of the Russian Imperial Armyby Allan K. Wildman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00

    Allan Wildman presents the first detailed study of the Army's collapse under the strains of war and of the front soldiers' efforts to participate in the Revolution. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist... 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...

  • Communismby Richard Pipes

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    From one of our greatest historians, a magnificent reckoning with the modern world's most fateful idea. With astonishing authority and clarity, Richard Pipes has fused a lifetime's scholarship into a single focused history of Communism, from its hopeful birth as a theory to its miserable death as a practice. At its heart, the book is a history of... more...

  • Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist Worldby Valerie Bunce; Michael McFaul; Kathryn Stoner-Weiss

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 27.00

    Examines in depth three waves of democratic change that took place in eleven different former Communist nations. more...