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  • The Russian Revolutionby Sean McMeekin

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 40.00

    The definitive, single-volume history of the Russian Revolution, from an award-winning scholar In The Russian Revolution , acclaimed historian Sean McMeekin traces the events which ended Romanov rule, ushered the Bolsheviks into power, and introduced Communism to the world. Between 1917 and 1922, Russia underwent a complete and irreversible... more...

  • The Gates of Europeby Serhii Plokhy

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 26.00

    "[An] exemplary account of Europe's least-known large country... leavened by aphorism and anecdote." -- Wall Street Journal Award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy presents the authoritative history of Ukraine and its people from the time of Herodotus to the present crisis with Russia. As Ukraine once again finds itself at the center of global... more...

  • Kosovo and Serbiaby Leandrit I. Mehmeti; Branislav Radeljic

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.25

    Following the 1992 breakup of Yugoslavia, the region descended into a series of bloody conflicts marked by intense ethnic and religious hatreds. Kosovo emerged at the epicenter of these disputes and the site of innumerable human rights violations, as Serbia, united with Montenegro at the time, sought to remove the Albanian presence. Kosovo (roughly... more...

  • The Near Abroadby Zbigniew Wojnowski

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    In The Near Abroad, Zbigniew Wojnowski traces how Soviet Ukrainian identities developed in dialogue and confrontation with the USSR’s neighbours in Eastern Europe. more...

  • Twilight of Empireby Borislav Chernev

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    Borislav Chernev, through an insightful and in-depth analysis of primary sources and archival material, argues that although its duration was short lived, the Brest-Litovsk settlement significantly affected the post-Imperial transformation of East Central Europe. more...

  • Ritual Murder in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Beyondby EUGENE M AVRUTIN; JONATHAN DEKEL-CHEN; ROBERT WEINBERG

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    This innovative reassessment of ritual murder accusations brings together scholars working in history, folklore, ethnography, and literature. Favoring dynamic explanations of the mechanisms, evolution, popular appeal, and responses to the blood libel, the essays rigorously engage with the larger social and cultural worlds that made these phenomena... more...

  • The Colonies of Genoa in the Black Sea Regionby Evgeny Khvalkov

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book focuses on the network of the Genoese colonies in the Black Sea area and their diverse multi-ethnic societies. It raises the problems of continuity of the colonial patterns, reveals the importance of the formation of the late medieval / early modern colonialism, the urban demography, and the functioning of the polyethnic entangled society... more...

  • An Unproclaimed Empire: The Grand Duchy of Lithuaniaby Zenonas Norkus

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    An Unproclaimed Empire: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania is an interdisciplinary study of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) that is historical in subject but social scientific in approach. It is also the first study to apply this comparative and social scientific method to the GDL. In this book, Zenonas Norkus draws on national historiographies... more...

  • Conscience on Trialby Hiroaki Kuromiya

    University of Toronto Press 2012; US$ 70.00

    Kuromiya convincingly elucidates the mechanism of the Soviet secret police and explores the minds of non-conformist believers -precursors to the revival of dissidence after Stalin's death in 1953. more...

  • Founding a Balkan Stateby Robert Clegg Austin

    University of Toronto Press 2012; US$ 62.00

    Austin shrewdly demonstrates how the missed opportunities of Albania's political transition affected the course of Balkan history for decades to come. more...