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Nations and Citizens in Yugoslavia and the Post-Yugoslav States: One Hundred Years of Citizenship

by Igor ¿¿tiks

Between 1914 and the present day the political makeup of the Balkans has relentlessly changed, following unpredictable shifts of international and internal borders. Between and across these borders various political...


Caucasus

by Nicholas Griffin

When the Russians bombed the capital of Muslim Chechnya in 2000, a city with almost a half million people was left with barely a single building intact. Rarely since Dresden and Stalingrad has the world witnessed...


Borderland: A Journey Through The History of Ukraine

by Anna Reid

A classic and vivid history of Ukraine, fully updated to cover the Euromaidan Revolution in 2014 and ongoing crisis in the Donbass.

Centre of the first great Slav civilisation in the tenth century, then divided...


Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide

by Eric Bogosian

A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide

In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian...


Srebrenica. The days of shame

by Luca Leone

Srebrenica represents a dark and painful chapter in late twentieth-century European history. Here, a still unknown number of Bosnian Muslim citizens were tortured and killed in July 1995. About 8.500 deaths...


Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns of the Soviet Union

by Mike Guardia

During the Cold War, the Soviet Army was perhaps the deadliest fighting force the world had ever seen. Within its mechanized forces, the Soviets accomplished something that their American counterparts never...


Orphans of the East: Postwar Eastern European Cinema and the Revolutionary Subject

by Constantin Parvulescu

Unlike the benevolent orphan found in Charlie Chaplin's The Kid or the sentimentalized figure of Little Orphan Annie, the orphan in postwar Eastern European cinema takes on a more politically fraught role, embodying...


Collision and Collusion

by Janine R. Wedel

When the Soviet Union's communist empire collapsed in 1989, a mood of euphoria took hold in the West and in Eastern Europe. The West had won the ultimate victory--it had driven a silver stake through the heart...


The Physics of Sorrow

by Georgi Gospodinov & Angela Rodel

Shortlisted for prizes around the world, Georgi Gospodinov's thrilling new novel is about physics, myths, and the power of stories.


Scattered Stones, Shattered Seeds: The Story of a Shtetl and a Family Who Lived There

by Myrna Neuringer Levy

Family mysteries often remain tangled for decades, just waiting for someone to pick up the thread and begin to unravel the web. Filled with questions, the author puzzles over her family history. What was life...


Tadem, My Father's Village: Extinguished during the 1915 Armenian Genocide

by Robert Aram Kaloosdian

100 years after the Armenian Genocide, new eyewitness accounts


Boris Yeltsin: The Decade that Shook the World

by Boris Minaev

The literature on Boris Yeltsin is vast. Memoirs have been produced not only by politicians - first-hand participants in the events, Yeltsin himself penned three volumes of recollections - but also assistants,...


Mapping Jewish Loyalties in Interwar Slovakia

by Rebekah Klein-Pejšová

In the aftermath of World War I, the largely Hungarian-speaking Jews in Slovakia faced the challenge of reorienting their political loyalties from defeated Hungary to newly established Czechoslovakia. Rebekah...


Myths about Russia

by Vladimir Medinskiy

Russia's rich history is full of secrets: there's not another country in the world with so many skeletons in its closet. Vladimir Medinskiy's new book offers the reader the opportunity to get better acquainted...


Like a Bomb Going Off: Leonid Yakobson and Ballet as Resistance in Soviet Russia

by Janice Ross & Lynn Garafola

Everyone has heard of George Balanchine. Few outside Russia know of Leonid Yakobson, Balanchine's contemporary, who remained in Lenin's Russia and survived censorship during the darkest days of Stalin. Like...


Ukrainian Nationalism: Politics, Ideology, and Literature, 1929-1956

by Myroslav Shkandrij

Both celebrated and condemned, Ukrainian nationalism is one of the most controversial and vibrant topics in contemporary discussions of Eastern Europe. Perhaps today there is no more divisive and heatedly argued...


Heroes of the '90s - People and Money. The Modern History of Russian Capitalism

by Soloviev Alexander, Vladislav Dorofeev & Bashkirova Valeria

Heroes of the 90s is a book composed by journalists of the newspaper Kommersant. The book sheds light on the transformation of the USSR and the country's social, state, financial, economic and civic institutions...


Eastern Europe and the Challenges of Modernity, 1800-2000

by Stefano Bianchini

This book presents a concise and comprehensive overview of the mainstream flows of ideas, politics and itineraries towards modernity in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans over two centuries from the...


A History of Belarus

by Lubov Bazan

Rare materials on Belarus are a potential treasure trove for the English language reader. A blank spot on the map for many, Belarus is an undiscovered mystery in the heart of Europe - undiscovered, because little...


Three Minutes in Poland

by Glenn Kurtz

When Glenn Kurtz stumbles upon an old family film in his parents' closet in Florida, he has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his...