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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 of which still resonate today...

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...

Rival Power: Russia's Influence in Southeast Europe

by Dimitar Bechev

A nuanced and comprehensive study of the political dynamics between Russia and key countries in Southeast Europe

Portraits of Medieval Eastern Europe, 900-1400

by Donald Ostrowski & Christian Raffensperger

Portraits of Medieval Eastern Europe provides imagined biographies of twenty different figures from all walks of life living in Eastern Europe from 900 to 1400. Moving beyond the usual boundaries of speculative...

Imperial Spheres and the Adriatic: Byzantium, the Carolingians and the Treaty of Aachen (812)

by Mladen An?i?, Jonathan Shepard & Trpimir Vedriš

Although often mentioned in textbooks about the Carolingian and Byzantine empires, the Treaty of Aachen has not received much close attention. This volume attempts not just to fill the gap, but to view the episode...

Europe Faces Europe

by Johan Fornäs

How is Europe identified in narratives from its eastern periphery? This is the core question of this volume. Its chapters map narratives of Europe rooted in East Europe, as they circulate in phenomenological...

Magnetic North

by Tomas Venclova & Ellen Hinsey

Magnetic North: Conversations with Tomas Venclova is a book in the European tradition of works such as Conversations with Czeslaw Milosz and Aleksander Wat's classic My Century. Taking the form of an extended...

Local Legitimacy in Peacebuilding: Pathways to Local Compliance with International Police Reform

by Birte Julia Gippert

This book analyses the role of legitimacy in explaining local actors' compliance with international peacebuilding operations.

The book provides a comparative, micro-level study of local actors' reasons for compliance...

The NGO Game

by Patrice C. McMahon

In most post-conflict countries nongovernmental organizations are everywhere, but their presence is misunderstood. In The NGO Game Patrice McMahon investigates the unintended outcomes of what she calls the NGO...

Women as Essential Citizens in the Czech National Movement

by Dáša Frančíková

This study uses the Czech national movement in the Austrian Empire between the late 1820s and the late 1850s to examine the complex set of social, physical, physiological, and moral requirements through which...

A Short History of Russia

by Mary Platt Parmele

In A Short History of Russia Mary Platt Parmele takes the reader on a survey of Russia’s rich past, from the state’s early dramatic beginnings to its struggle to control society, the transformation of...

Blood Ties and the Native Son

by Ismailbekova, Aksana

A pioneering study of kinship, patronage, and politics in Central Asia, Blood Ties and the Native Son tells the story of the rise and fall of a man called Rahim, an influential and powerful patron in rural northern...


by Wojciech Nowicki & Jan Pytalski

Recipient of the Gdynia Literary Award, the appropriately titled Salki—a "salki" is an attic to store memorabilia—is a travel narrative focused as much on moving through time as space. As he travels from city...

Broadcasting and National Imagination in Post-Communist Latvia

by Jānis Juzefovičs

This book uses the case study of public television in post-communist Latvia to explore the question of how audiences respond to TV offerings, and how their choices can be seen as an act of agency. J?nis Juzefovi?s...

The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw

by Oukaderova, Lida

Following Joseph Stalin’s death in 1953, the Soviet Union experienced a dramatic resurgence in cinematic production. The period of the Soviet Thaw became known for its relative political and cultural liberalization;...