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Dacia: Land of Transylvania, Cornerstone of Ancient Eastern Europe

by Ion Grumeza

This book tells the little known story of Dacia, the powerful and rich land that became Transylvania and Romania. This book revives the Dacian history and contributes to our understanding of the region as it...


Social Change in a Peripheral Society: The Creation of a Balkan Colony

by Daniel Chirot

A study of the patterns of social change in Wallachia (in modern-day Romania) from the 13th century to the 20th century. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust

by Doris L. Bergen

In examining one of the defining events of the twentieth century, Doris L. Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of...


The Byzantine Commonwealth: Eastern Europe, 500-1453

by Dimitri Obolensky

A unitary history of the Byzantine Empire and Eastern Europe. It addresses the history of relations between the two and their shared cultural tradition. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities...


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...


Down with Big Brother: The Fall of the Soviet Empire

by Michael Dobbs

"One of the great stories of our time . . . a wonderful anecdotal history of a great drama."

--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

As Washington Post correspondent in Moscow, Warsaw, and Yugoslavia in the final...


Conversations with Stalin

by Milovan Djilas

A memoir by the former vice president of Yugoslavia describing three visits to Moscow and his encounters there with Stalin. Index. Translated by Michael B. Petrovich.


The Private War of Sidney Reilly: A Tale of Revolutionary Russia

by Allan Torrey & Bill Barus

British master spy Sidney Reilly tries to prevent Lenin from taking power over Russia in 1918. He fails but soon discovers that he was betrayed. After investigating, Reilly goes back to Russia on one final high-stakes...


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...


The Polish August

by Neal Ascherson

What has happened in Poland? Poland has erupted four times in the last twenty five years, but only the events of 1980 have had comprehensive media coverage. As a result, many questions have been raised in the...


The Caucasus Under Soviet Rule

by Alex Marshall

The Caucasus is a strategically and economically important region in contemporary global affairs. This book provides the first comprehensive study of the impact of Soviet policy on the Caucasus, focusing in...


Historical Dictionary of Cyprus

by Farid Mirbagheri

From ancient times to the present, the history of Cyprus is provided in this useful reference, which includes hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on its historical, political, social, cultural, and...


From Conflict to Autonomy in the Caucasus: The Soviet Union and the Making of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh

by Arsène Saparov

This book is the first historical work to study the creation of ethnic autonomies in the Caucasus in the 1920s - the transitional period from Russian Empire to Soviet Union. Seventy years later these ethnic...


Journey to Chernobyl: Encounters in a Radioactive Zone

by Glenn Cheney

Glenn Cheney arrived in Kiev during those first days when the Soviet Union ceased to exist and Ukraine was reborn. Almost immediately he found himself talking with scientist, journalist, refugees, engineers,...


A Call For Cultural Symbiosis

by Jüri Talvet & H. L. Hix

In a provocative and thoughtful essay, Estonia's preeminent poet and cultural critic, Jüri alvet, investigates the role of culture in the postmodern world. Against the large background of historical values...


The Struggle for Form: Perspectives on Polish Avant-Garde Film 1916--1989

by Kamila Kuc

This is the first comprehensive English-language account of the Polish avant-garde film, from its beginnings in the early decades of the last century to the collapse of communism in 1989. Taking a broad understanding...


Czernowitz at 100: The First Yiddish Language Conference in Historical Perspective

by FOGEL/WEISER (EDITORS)

Czernowitz at 100 represents a collection that assesses the achievements and fate of those who participated in the 1908 Yiddish Language Conference that was held in Czernowitz, now known as Chernivtsi in Ukraine....


Intellectuals and the Communist Idea: The Search for a New Way in Czech Lands from 1890 to 1938

by Ladislav Cabada

Intellectuals and the Communist Idea describes how the Communist ideology penetrated into Czech culture and politics from the dawn of the twentieth century into the late 1930s. This analysis examines the complex...


The Early Slavs: Eastern Europe from the Initial Settlement to the Kievan Rus

by Pavel Dolukhanov

The history of the early Slavs is a subject of renewed interest and one which is highly controversial both politically and historically. This pioneering text reviews the latest archaelogical (and other) evidence...


The Ice Road: An Epic Journey from the Stalinist Labor Camps to Freedom

by Stefan Waydenfeld

In a forgotten chapter of history, 1.5 million Polish civilians-arbitrarily arrested by Stalin as enemies of the people following the Soviet invasion of Poland in September 1939-were deported to slave labor...