Subject: History / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union

Subject: History / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union

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The Moscovia of Antonio Possevino, S.J.

|9780822985976|Translated with a Critical Introduction and Notes by Hugh F. Graham|This translation provides a descriptive account of the court of Tsar Ivan IV, in sixteenth-century Moscow, as seen through the eyes of papal envoy and Jesuit Antonio Possevino S.J. , who was sent to negotiate a peace between Muscovy and the Polish-Lithuanian commonwealth.| Antonio Possevino Hugh F. Graham| Russian and East European Studies| History / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union History / General

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Paul I

|9780822985983|A Reassessment of His Life and Reign|This book offers the first book-length English language biography of Russian emperor Paul I (1754–1801), since a 1913 translation. Most of the essays have been written expressly for this volume. They examine PaulÆs education, his mental pathology, his administrative aims, curious relations with the knights of Malta and with Bonaparte, and his struggles with the threatening ideas emanating from the French Revolution. There is also a provocative new view of the conspiracy that took PaulÆs life.| Hugh Ragsdale| Russian and East European Studies| Biography & Autobiography / General Biography & Autobiography / Royalty History…

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National Communism in the Soviet Union, 1918-28

|9780822985990|The Jewish Communist Workers' Party, the Poale Zion, provides a unique perspective on the question of how Marxism and the early Soviet Union dealt with issues of nationalism. According to Bolshevik ideology, when anti-Semitism disappeared in the new Socialist society, Jews would assimilate. In reality, such assimilation would be a very long, slow process. The Poale Zion supported the socialist struggle against oppression and exploitation of classes and nations, but it called for the formation of an international organization that would recognize the right of Jews to emigrate freely to Palestine and work for the creation of a democratic republic…

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Building Socialism in Bolshevik Russia

|9780822985624|Ideology and Industrial Organization, 1917-1921|Remington profiles the Bolshevik project of social transformation and political centralization known as War Communism. He argues that the effort to institute a centrally planned and administered economy shaped the ideology of the regime, the relations between the regime and the working class, and the character of state power.| Thomas F. Remington| Russian and East European Studies| History / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union History / General Political Science / Political Ideologies / Communism, Post-Communism & Socialism

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Perceptions and Behavior in Soviet Foreign Policy

|9780822985648|This book discerns Soviet leaders' views of the United States and sees them in relation to foreign policy statements and actions. Hermann first examines the subtle problem of analyzing perceptions and interpreting motives from the words and deeds of national leaders. He then turns to cases, measuring the dominant U.S. hypotheses about the USSR against Soviet behavior in Central Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, as well as Soviet participation in the arms race. Finally, he weighs his conclusions against a thematic study of speeches and publications by members of the Politburo.| Richard K. Herrmann| Russian and East European…

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