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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...


High Albania

by M. Edith Durham

Mary Edith Durham (1863-1944) was a British traveller, artist and writer who became famous for her anthropological accounts of life in Albania in the early 20th century.

She sailed to Montenegro and began a love...


Women as Essential Citizens in the Czech National Movement: The Making of the Modern Czech Community

by Dáša Francíková

This study examines the role of women as social and political actors within the mid-nineteenth-century Czech national movement. It analyzes the constructions of gender within the nationalist community and how...


The Habsburg Empire: A Very Short Introduction

by Martyn Rady

The Habsburgs are the most famous dynasty in continental Europe. From the thirteenth to the twentieth centuries, they ruled much of Central Europe, and for two centuries were also rulers of Spain. Through the...


War and Diplomacy in East and West: A Biography of Józef Retinger

by M. B. B. Biskupski

The New York Times said of Józef Hieronim Retinger that he was on intimate terms with most leading statesmen of the Western World, including presidents of the United States. He has been repeatedly acknowledged...


History Of Russia For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore Histories Of The World Edition

by Baby Professor

If you were to visit the Old Russia, what would you see? Open this educational book to find out! This book is filled with information that has been stripped down to the core to facilitate faster learning. It’s...


A Minor Apocalypse

by Robert Blobaum

In A Minor Apocalypse, Robert Blobaum explores the social and cultural history of Warsaw's "forgotten war" of 1914–1918. Beginning with the bank panic that accompanied the outbreak of the Great War, Blobaum...


New Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Gda?sk, Poland and Prussia

by Beata Mo?ejko

New Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Poland and Prussia: The Impact of Gda?sk draws together the latest reseach conducted by local historians and archaeologists on the city of Gda?sk and its impact on the...


The Summer Capitals of Europe, 1814-1919

by Marina Soroka

This book is about the great European health spas of the nineteenth century: what they were, how they operated, what life was like there and how their functions evolved to the point where their original medicinal...


The Polish Crisis and Relations with Eastern Europe, 1979-1982: Documents on British Policy Overseas, Series III, Volume X

by Isabelle Tombs & Richard Smith

This volume presents a collection of diplomatic documents describing Britain's relations with Eastern Europe from 1979 to 1982, with special focus on the crisis in Poland.

After coming to power in 1979, the...


Love and Science: A Memoir

by Jan Vilcek

Long before he became one of the world's most celebrated immunologists, Jan Vilcek began life in Slovakia as the child of Jewish parents at a time when Jews were being exterminated all across Europe. He owes...


Seed in Snow

by Knuts Skujenieks & Bitite Vinklers

This first U.S. publication of Knuts Skujenieks—one of Latvia’s foremost poets—is the author’s most important and widely-translated body of work. Convicted in 1962 of anti-Soviet sentiment, Skujenieks...


Final Solution

by David Cesarani

David Cesarani’s Final Solution is a magisterial work of history that chronicles the fate of Europe’s Jews. Based on decades of scholarship, documentation newly available from the opening of Soviet archives,...


Therapeutic Fascism

Black Square: Adventures in Post-Soviet Ukraine

by Sophie Pinkham

A distinctive writer’s fascinating journey into the heart of a troubled region.

Ukraine has rebuilt itself over and over again in the last century, plagued by the same conflicts: corruption, poverty, substance...


The Soviet Century

by Moshe Lewin

On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, a classic history of the Soviet era, from 1917 to its fall

One hundred years after the Russian Revolution the Soviet Union remains the most extraordinary, yet tragic,...


Austria's International Position after the End of the Cold War

by Günter Bischof & Ferdinand Karlhofer

In the past quarter century we have moved from the Cold War to the Post-Cold War era in Austria, Europe and the world at large. Yet relatively little assessment is available what the change from the Cold War...


Where the Jews Aren't: The Sad and Absurd Story of Birobidzhan, Russia's Jewish Autonomous Region

by Masha Gessen

From the acclaimed author of The Man Without a Face, the previously untold story of the Jews in twentieth-century Russia that reveals the complex, strange, and heart-wrenching truth behind the familiar narrative...


White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition

by Robert Alvis

White Eagle, Black Madonna charts the remarkable journey of the Polish Catholic community from its tenth-century origins on the eastern edge of medieval Christendom to the twenty-first century, when a Pole occupied...


Balkan Wars: Habsburg Croatia, Ottoman Bosnia, and Venetian Dalmatia, 1499-1617

by James D. Tracy

This history of the western Balkans in the 16th century brings together rich primary research and a masterful synthesis of key work on Habsburg Croatia, Ottoman Bosnia, and Venetian Dalmatia. Tracy offers the...