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

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

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Overtaken by the Night

|9780822966173|One Russian’s Journey through Peace, War, Revolution, and Terror| Vladimir Fedorovich Dzhunkovsky was a witness to Russia’s unfolding tragedy—from Tsar Alexander II’s Great Reforms, through world war, revolution, the rise of a new regime, and finally, his country’s descent into terror under Stalin. But Dzhunkovsky was not just a passive observer—he was an active participant in his troubled and turbulent times, often struggling against the tide. In the centennial of the Russian revolution, his story takes on special significance. Highly readable, Overtaken by the Night captivates on many levels. It is a gripping biography of a man of many faces,…

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Rising Subjects

|9780822946120|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 of the public sphere triggered a powerful conservative reaction among the commercial and landed elites, and frightened the intelligentsia. Polish nationalists promised to eliminate the revolutionary “anarchy” and gave meaning to the sense of disappointment after the revolution….

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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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