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  • The Reforms of Peter the Great: Progress Through Violence in Russiaby Evgenii V. Anisimov; J.T. Alexander

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 43.35

    This psychologically penetrating revisionist account of the life and rule of Rusia's 18th-century Tsar-reformer develops an important theme - that is, what happens when the drive for "progress" is linked to an autocratic, expansionist impulse rather than to a larger goal of human emancipation? And, what has been the price of power - both for Peter... more...

  • In Stalin's Shadow: Career of Sergo Ordzhonikidzeby Oleg V. Khlevniuk; David J. Nordlander; Donald J. Raleigh

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.42

    In the voluminous secret history of the 1930s, one episode that still puzzles researchers is the death in 1937 of one of Stalin's key allies - his fellow Georgian, G.K. Ordzhonikidze. Whether he took his own life or, like Kirov, was murdered, the case of Ordzhonikidze intersects several long-debated problems in Soviet political history. What role did... more...

  • The Last Empireby Serhii Plokhy

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 15.99

    WINNER OF THE PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE 2015 A BEST HISTORY BOOK OF 2014 FOR THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH AND BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE On Christmas Day 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the Soviet Union. By the next day the USSR was officially no more and the USA had emerged as the world’s sole superpower. Award-winning historian Serhii... more...

  • Captives of Revolutionby Scott B. Smith

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    The Socialist Revolutionaries (SRs) were the largest political party in Russia in the crucial revolutionary year of 1917.  Heirs to the legacy of the People’s Will movement, the SRs were unabashed proponents of peasant rebellion and revolutionary terror, emphasizing the socialist transformation of the countryside and a democratic system of government... more...

  • From Darkness To Lightby Igal Halfin

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 32.95

    In this interdisciplinary and controversial work, Igal Halfin takes an original and provocative stance on Marxist theory, and attempts to break down the divisions between history, philosophy, and literary theory. more...

  • Ukraine—Crimea—Russiaby Taras Kuzio

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    The Crimea was the only region of Ukraine in the 1990s where separatism arose and inter-ethnic conflict potentially could have taken place between the Ukrainian central government, ethnic Russians in the Crimea, and Crimean Tatars. Such a conflict would have inevitably drawn in Russia and Turkey. Russia had large numbers of troops in the Crimea within... more...

  • Nation-Building and Minority Politics in Post-Socialist Statesby David J. Galbreath; David J. Smith

    Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 26.99

    Despite socialism's best efforts, ethnic identity remained a salient feature in Central and Eastern Europe. Not only did ethno-nationalism help to bring about the fall of the socialist regimes in this region, but it also characterized much of the post-socialist politics. Nation-Building and Minority Politics examines the issue of minority politics... more...

  • Russia and Peaceby Fridtjof Nansen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.52

    This book, first published in 1923, endeavoured to provide a brief account of the social and economic conditions in Russia at the beginning of the twentieth century. Russia and Peace discusses the interest in Russia shown by other countries, the country’s economic development, and the social problems it was experiencing at the time. This book will... more...

  • The Struggle for Russiaby Ruslan Khasbulatov

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 53.55

    Ruslan Khasbulatov has played a central role in the dramatic changes in Russia over the last three years. He became Acting Speaker of the Russian parliament in July 1991 and helped to defend the Russian White House during the coup attempt of that August. He has since consolidated his influence in the Parliament, and has become one of the country's... more...

  • The Modernisation of Russia, 1676–1825by Simon Dixon

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 35.00

    Synthesis and in-depth thematic analysis of Russia's modernisation and her emergence as a Great Power. more...