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Changing Urban Landscapes

by Marco Buttino

The vast territory from Asia to Eastern Europe that was part of or under the influence of the Soviet Union comprised cities, which have undergone profound changes in the last twenty years. The opening of borders...


Russia and the Soviet Union: A Historical Introduction from the Kievan State to the Present

by John M Thompson

This balanced and succinct account of Russian and Soviet history covers from the first Kievan states to the present day.


The Politics of Greed: How Privatization Structured Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

by Andrew Harrison Schwartz, David Ellerman & John Zysman

An in-depth political history of privatization in Central and Eastern Europe, The Politics of Greed demonstrates that the way that assets are privatized matters, both with respect to national economic performance...


Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus

by Oliver Bullough

In a transfixing blend of history and travelogue, a journalist tells the harrowing story of the forgotten peoples of the Caucasus


Engaging Europe: Rethinking a Changing Continent

by Evlyn Gould & George J., Jr. Sheridan

What and where and who is Europe? This unique collection contends that Europe cannot be defined as simply a particular geographic location or a group of citizens who inhabit the same place and share a culture....


Operation Barbarossa: The German Invasion of Soviet Russia

by Robert Kirchubel

In the first 6 months of Hitler's World War II Nazi invasion, over 5 million of Stalin's Russian troops were killed, wounded, or captured defending their Motherland.

Germany's surprise assault on the Soviet...


The Devil's Garden: A War Crimes Investigator's Story

by John R. Cencich

In 2002 John Cencich traveled to a safe house in Belgrade to interview the former head of a Yugoslav secret intelligence agency. In less than an hour, Cencich had what he needed: corroboration of information...


T-72 Main Battle Tank 1974-93

by Steven Zaloga & Peter Sarson

The Russian T-72 Ural tank is the most widely-deployed main battle tank of the current generation. Used by the armies of the former Warsaw pact and Soviet Union, it has also been exported in large numbers to...


Russia's Carnival: The Smells, Sights, and Sounds of Transition

by Christoph Neidhart

Neidhart convincingly argues that Russia is a different country from the Soviet Union, growing into a Western-style, middle-class society with a free market and a democratic policy.


Journal 1935-1944: The Fascist Years

by Mihail Sebastian

Hailed as one of the most important portrayals of the dark years of Nazism, this powerful chronicle by the Romanian Jewish writer Mihail Sebastian offers a lucid and finely shaded analysis of erotic and social...


International Dimensions of Authoritarian Persistence: Lessons from Post-Soviet States

by Michael E., Jr. Aleprete, Rachel Vanderhill & Thomas Ambrosio

how international factors interact with domestic conditions in ways that enable the persistence of authoritarianism in post-Soviet states. Several of these states are generally understudied in political science...


Redrawing Nations: Ethnic Cleansing in East-Central Europe, 1944-1948

by Ana Siljak, Philipp Ther & Arnd Bauerkamper

After World War II, some 12 million Germans, 3 million Poles and Ukrainians, and tens of thousands of Hungarians were expelled from their homes and forced to migrate to their supposed countries of origin. Using...


The Left Transformed in Post-Communist Societies: The Cases of East-Central Europe, Russia, and Ukraine

by Jane Leftwich Curry & Joan Barth Urban

One of the most unexpected outcomes of the Soviet bloc's transition out of communism is the divergent but important paths followed by once ruling communist parties. In The Left Transformed this ideological split...


The Shadow of Death: The Holocaust in Lithuania

by Harry Gordon

" Holocaust survivor Harry Gordon recalls in brutal detail the anguished years of his youth, a youth spent struggling to survive in a Lithuanian concentration camp. A memoir about hope and resilience, The Shadow...


Imperium

by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Ryszard Kapuscinski's last book, The Soccer War -a revelation of the contemporary experience of war -- prompted John le Carre to call the author "the conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage." Now, in Imperium,...


Security Dynamics in the Former Soviet Bloc

by Graeme P. Herd & Jennifer D.P. Moroney

Security Dynamics in the Former Soviet Bloc focuses on four former Soviet sub-regions (the Baltic Sea region, the Slavic republics, the Black Sea region, and Central Asia) to explore the degree to which 'democratic...


The Fracture Zone

by Simon Winchester

A True Portrait of One of the World's Most Chaotic and Beautiful Regions That Explains Why Violence Has Always Occurred There--And Why It May Continue For Years To Come

The vast and mountainous area that makes...


Theological Interpretation of Culture in Post-Communist Context: Central and East European Search for Roots

by Ivana Noble

Twenty years after the fall of communism in Central and East Europe is an ocassion to reevaluate the cultural and theological contribution from that region to the secularisation - post-secularisation debate....


Urban Societies in East-Central Europe, 1500-1700

by Jaroslav Miller

This book looks at urban development in East-Central Europe from the middle ages to the early modern period. Dealing primarily with Bohemia, Hungary and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and to a lesser degree...


Historical Dictionary of Turkey

by Metin Heper & Nur Bilge Criss

The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Turkey explores the history of this fascinating country through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary...