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  • Challenging Traditional Views of Russian Historyby Stephen G. Wheatcroft

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 175.00

    This collection presents radically new views on key aspects of Russian/Soviet history: the non-Slavic sources of Russian statehood; tsarist penal systems; the pre-evolutionary technological level; the famine of 1931-3; patronage practices in Stalin's Russia; the incidence and mechanism of Stalinist repression; the dissident roots of glasnost; Russian... more...

  • Stalin's Terror Revisitedby Melanie Ilic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 117.00

    In this ground-breaking collection, a team of leading experts offer a detailed examination of under-researched aspects of Soviet political repression in the 1930s. Drawing on archival documents and materials that have received little attention in Western historiography, much of the information detailed here is in English for the first time. more...

  • The End of the Cold War and the Causes of Soviet Collapseby Nick Bisley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 134.00

    Soviet efforts to end the Cold War were intended to help revitalize the USSR. Instead, Nick Bisley argues, they contributed crucially to its collapse. Using historical-sociological theory, The End of the Cold War and the Causes of Soviet Collapse shows that international confrontation had been an important element of Soviet rule and that the retreat... more...

  • Bloodlandsby Timothy Snyder

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.48

    In the middle of Europe, in the middle of the twentieth century, the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered fourteen million people in the bloodlands between Berlin and Moscow. In a twelve-year-period, in these killing fields - today's Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Western Russia and the eastern Baltic coast - an average of more than one million citizens were... more...

  • Soviet Eastern Policy and Turkey, 1920-1991by Bulent Gokay

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    This is an impressive work that traces the relationship between the Soviet Union and Turkey on the one hand, and the Soviet Union and the Turkish Communist Party on the other, from the consolidation of the communist regime in Moscow until its fall. The book considers how 'Soviet Eastern Policy' was formed, how it changed over time, what the Soviet... more...

  • The Dilemmas of Destalinisationby Polly Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The Khrushchev era is increasingly seen as a period in its own right, and not just as 'post-Stalinism' or a forerunner of subsequent 'thaws' and 'reform from within'. This book provides a comprehensive history of reform in the period, focusing especially on social and cultural developments. Since the opening of the former Soviet archives, much new... more...

  • The Two Red Flagsby Dr David Childs; David Childs

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 38.95

    An incisive account of the impact of socialism on the life and politics of Europe and the former Soviet bloc in the twentieth century. It covers the origins of socialism in those countries where it had most impact. more...

  • Soviet Arcticby Pier Horensma

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 190.00

    The Soviet Arctic is the first book to consider Soviet policy in this area from an historian's point of view. Horensma assesses the importance of historic legacies to current Soviet Arctic policy and their consequences on an international level. The book also discusses the significance of historic precedents in the determination of polar sovereignty. more...

  • Federalism and the Dictatorship of Power in Russiaby Mikhail Stoliarov

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 170.00

    Stoliarov presents an analysis of the historical traditions and distinctive features of modern Russian federalism. He reviews the state of affairs in today's Russia as it strives to become a federal democracy securing the rights and liberties of its citizens. By tracing two contrasting ideas - federalism and derzhavnost (dictatorship of power) -... more...

  • Political Thought of Joseph Stalinby Erik van Ree

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a comprehensive analysis of the political thought of Joseph Stalin. Making full use of the documentation that has recently become available, including Stalin's private library with his handwritten margin notes, the book provides many insights on Stalin, and also on western and Russian Marxist intellectual traditions. Overall, the... more...