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Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)

  • The New Cold Warby Edward Lucas

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    The first edition of  The New Cold War was published to great critical acclaim. Edward Lucas has established himself as a top expert in the field, appearing on numerous programs, including Lou Dobbs, MSNBC, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and NPR. Since The New Cold War was first published in February 2008, Russia has become more authoritarian and... more...

  • The Accidental Proletariatby Walter D. Connor

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 50.95

    Walter Connor shows how the seven decades since Stalin launched the First Five Year plan have changed Soviet workers from a disorganized mass of unskilled ex-peasants into something very much like a class--not the working class intended by Lenin and Stalin but a new and powerful "accidental proletariat," produced by forces partly beyond the state's... more...

  • Strikes and Revolution in Russia, 1917by Diane P. Koenker; William G. Rosenberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.95

    More than seventy years since the Bolsheviks came to power, there is still no comprehensive study of workers' activism in history's first successful workers' revolution. Strikes and Revolution in Russia, 1917 is the first effort in any language to explore this issue in both quantitative and qualitative terms and to relate strikes to the broader processes... more...

  • Reforming Rural Russiaby Francis William Wcislo

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 46.50

    As he examines administrative reform of Russian rural local government between the abolition of serfdom and World War I, Francis William Wcislo takes as his theme the repeated attempts of tsarist statesmen to restructure the most critical mediating link between the autocratic state and a rapidly modernizing agrarian society. His broader objective,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...