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by James W. Pardew

The wars that accompanied the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s were the deadliest European conflicts since World War II. The violence escalated to the point of genocide when, over the course of ten days in...

Against Anti-Semitism

by Adam Michnik & Agnieszka Marczyk

Poland's relationship with its Jewish population has long been a subject of often agonizing debate. In September 1939, there were approximately 3.3 million Jews living in Poland, the largest population in Europe....

Georgia: In the Mountains of Poetry

by Peter Nasmyth

The essential introduction to modern Georgia’s history and culture, now fully updated for researchers and armchair travelers alike

Georgia has been called the world’s most beautiful country, yet only little...

Sasha, pour one more!

by Brigitte Schulze

It was a balancing act between two worlds, the safe, secure life in Germany on the one hand and the magical attraction of a foreign country on the other. With time, for the German journalist and author, Brigitte...

Nationalism, Marxism, and Modern Central Europe

by Timothy Snyder

Timothy Snyder opens a new path in the understanding of modern nationalism and twentieth-century socialism by presenting the often overlooked life of Kazimierz Kelles-Krauz, an important Polish thinker at the...

If the Walls Could Speak

by Anna M?ller

The specter of a prison punishment for even slight political offenses became an element of daily life in post-war Poland. In interwar Poland, imprisonment, especially for communists, had served as a rite of...

The Velizh Affair

by Eugene M. Avrutin

On April 22, 1823, a three-year-old boy named Fedor finished his lunch and went to play outside. Fedor never returned home from his walk. Several days later, a neighbor found his mutilated body drained of blood...

"Spirits that I've cited...?" Vladimír Clementis (1902–1952)

by Josette Baer & Vlasta Jaksicsová

Baer's biography of the former Czechoslovak foreign minister Vladimír Clementis (1902–1952) is the first historical study on the Communist politician who was executed with Rudolf Slánský and other top Communist...

Georgian Portraits

by Martin Demant Frederiksen & Katrine Bendtsen Gotfredsen

Georgian Portraits chronicles everyday life in the Republic of Georgia in the decade that followed the Rose Revolution of 2003. Recent anthropological developments argue for the use of “afterlives” as an...

Ukraine's Quest for Identity

by Maria G. Rewakowicz

Ukraine's Quest for Identity: Embracing Cultural Hybridity in Literary Imagination, 1991–2011 is the first study that looks at the literary process in post-independence Ukraine comprehensively and attempts...

Beyond the Trenches – The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War

by Piotr Zawilski, Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska & Agata Handley

This collection of articles is the outcome of extensive investigations into archival materials, concerning the involvement of various nations in the Great War. The authors analyse the wartime experiences of...

Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

by Anne Applebaum


From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag and the National Book Award finalist Iron Curtain, a revelatory history of one of Stalin's greatest crimes—the consequences...

Inspiration and Authority in the Middle Ages

by Brian Fitzgerald

Inspiration and Authority in the Middle Ages rethinks the role of prophecy in the Middle Ages by examining how professional theologians responded to new assertions of divine inspiration. Drawing on fresh archival...

Transregional versus National Perspectives on Contemporary Central European History

by Michal Vít & Magdalena M. Baran

This volume compares different regional perspectives on the national and democracy-building aims of individual states. It confronts discourses about national states to regional perspectives on the past as well...

Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe

by Péter Apor, Sandor Horvath & James Mark

'Secret Agents and the Memory of Everyday Collaboration in Communist Eastern Europe' examines the ways in which post-Communist societies have sought to make sense of Communist-era collaboration. The book begins...

Napoleon's Paper Kingdom

by Sam A. Mustafa

Placing the creation of Westphalia within the context of the larger German story of the Napoleonic Wars, this groundbreaking book offers the only complete history of Napoleon’s grand experiment to construct...

Vanguard of the Revolution

by A. James McAdams

The first comprehensive political history of the communist party

Vanguard of the Revolution is a sweeping history of one of the most significant political institutions of the modern world. The communist party...

Jabotinsky's Children

by Daniel Kupfert Heller

How interwar Poland and its Jewish youth were instrumental in shaping the ideology of right-wing Zionism

By the late 1930s, as many as fifty thousand Polish Jews belonged to Betar, a youth movement known for...

Irish Education and Catholic Emancipation, 1791–1831

by Brian Fleming

The restrictions applied to Catholics in the early eighteenth century to curtail their political and economic power in Ireland were gradually removed by the British government in response to changing circumstances....

Ideologies and Forms of Leisure and Recreation in Victorian Manchester

by Beata Kiersnowska

This book analyses certain ideologies which governed the middle class’ hegemonic approach to leisure in Victorian Manchester. The study presents different forms of leisure, recreation and entertainment in...