History / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union

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Firebird, The

Firebird, The

The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy

A Revealing Insider Account of the First Years of Russian Independence

The Pope in Poland

The Pope in Poland

The Pilgrimages of John Paul II, 1979-1991

A Nuanced Account of Pope John Paul II’s Historical Visits to Poland in the Late Communist Era

Rising Subjects

Rising Subjects

The 1905 Revolution and the Origins of Modern Polish Politics
Rising Subjects explores the change of the public sphere in Russian Poland during the 1905 Revolution. The 1905 Revolution was one of the few bottom-up political transformations and general democratizations in Polish history. It was a popular rebellion fostering political participation of the working class. The infringement of previously carefully guarded limits ...
Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Free to Reward and Free to Punish

The definitive biography of Russia’s first Tsar and one of its most infamous rulers.

Overtaken by the Night

Overtaken by the Night

One Russian's Journey through Peace, War, Revolution, and Terror

Vladimir Fedorovich Dzhunkovsky, the subject of this book, was a witness to his country’s unfolding tragedy—the decay of the tsarist autocracy, world war, revolution, the rise of a new regime, and its descent into terror. But Dzhunkovsky was not just a passive observer, he was an active participant in the troubled and turbulent events of his time, often struggling against the tide. Overtaken by the Night paints a fascinating picture of Dzhunkovsky’s incredible life that reveals much about a long and crucial period in Russian history. It is a story of Russia in revolution reminiscent of the fictional Doctor Zhivago, but even more extraordinary for being true.

Nature and the Iron Curtain

Nature and the Iron Curtain

Environmental Policy and Social Movements in Communist and Capitalist Countries, 1945-1990

A Political and Comparative History of Environmentalism and Environmental Policy in the Communist and Capitalist Worlds During the Cold War Years

Daughter of the Cold War

Daughter of the Cold War

Grace Kennan Warnecke’s memoir is about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of one of the most influential diplomats of the twentieth century, wife of the scion of a newspaper dynasty and mother of the youngest owner of a major league baseball team, Grace eventually found her way out from under the shadows of others to forge a dynamic career of her own. This compelling and evocative memoir allows readers to follow Grace’s amazing path through life – a whirlwind journey of survival, risk, and self-discovery through a kaleidoscope of many countries, historic events, and fascinating people.

Religious Freedom in Modern Russia

Religious Freedom in Modern Russia

Explores the complex contours and contested meanings of religious freedom in Russia, from 1520 to the 1990s.

Entangled Far Rights

Entangled Far Rights

A Russian-European Intellectual Romance in the Twentieth Century

Traces the “Intellectual Romance” between the European Far Right, and Their Russian Counter-parts.

Eurasian Environments

Eurasian Environments

Nature and Ecology in Imperial Russian and Soviet History

A Broad Look at the Environmental History of Eurasia

Strategic Frames

Strategic Frames

Europe, Russia, and Minority Inclusion in Estonia and Latvia

Strategic Frames analyzes minority policies in Estonia and Latvia following their independence from the Soviet Union. It weighs the powerful influence of both Europe and Russia on their policy choices, and how this intersected with the costs and benefits of policy changes for the politicians in each state.

Bread upon the Waters

Bread upon the Waters

The St. Petersburg Grain Trade and the Russian Economy, 1703-1811

Bread upon the Waters chronicles how the unparalleled effort put into the building of a wide infrastructure to support the provisioning of the newly created but physically isolated city of St. Petersburg profoundly affected all of Russia’s economic life and, ultimately, the historical trajectory of the Russian Empire as a whole.

The Soviet Gulag

The Soviet Gulag

Evidence, Interpretation, and Comparison

Before the collapse of the Soviet Union and the subsequent archival revolution, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s famous “literary investigation” The Gulag Archipelago was the most authoritative overview of the Stalinist system of camps. This volume develops a much more thorough and nuanced understanding of the Gulag. It brings a greater awareness of the wide variety of camps, the forced labor system, and the Gulag as viewed in a global historical context, among many other topics. It also offers fascinating new interpretations of the interrelationship and importance of the Gulag to the larger Soviet political and economic system, and how they were in fact, parts of the same entity.

Hard Times

Hard Times

A Novel of Liberals and Radicals in 1860s Russia

This is the first English translation of an important Russian social novel (published in 1865) that enjoyed great popularity in its day, the period of Tsar Alexander’s great reforms. Sleptsov deals with complex political issues such as the abolition of serfdom, political repression, women’s rights, and the conflict between liberalism and radicalism among intellectuals. Highly readable, it provides important historical insights on the political and social climate of a volatile and transformative period in Russia history.

Greetings, Pushkin!

Greetings, Pushkin!

Stalinist Cultural Politics and the Russian National Bard

In 1937 the Soviet Union sponsored a huge celebration on the centenary of Pushkin’s death, marking the turn toward a renewed Russian nationalism that would become full-blown a few years later.This is the first study of this major cultural event, and examines Soviet representations of Pushkin’s legacy in prose, poetry, drama, theater, painting, sculpture, film, the educational system and in the political realm.

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