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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...


The House at Ujazdowskie 16: Jewish Families in Warsaw after the Holocaust

by Karen Auerbach

In a turn-of-the-century, once elegant building at 16 Ujazdowskie Avenue in the center of Warsaw, 10 Jewish families began reconstructing their lives after the Holocaust. While most surviving Polish Jews were...


The Polish Army 1939-45

by Steven Zaloga & Richard Hook

Poland was the first of the Allied nations to succumb to German aggression in the Second World War, but by the most tortuous of routes her army managed to remain in the field through all five years of bloody...


In Siberia

by Colin Thubron

As mysterious as its beautiful, as forbidding as it is populated with warm-hearted people, Syberia is a land few Westerners know, and even fewer will ever visit. Traveling alone, by train, boat, car, and on...


Melchior Wankowicz: Poland's Master of the Written Word

by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm

In Melchior Wankowicz: Poland’s Master of the Written Word, Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm examines the life and writing of famous Polish writer Melchior Wankowicz, author of legendary work “The Battle of Monte...


The Polish Experience through World War II: A Better Day Has Not Come

by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm & Neal Pease

The Polish Experience through World War II explores Polish history through the lives of people touched by the war. The touching and terrible experiences of these people are laid bare by straightforward, first-hand...


Historical Dictionary of Estonia

by Toivo Miljan

This Dictionary provides an encyclopedic overview of Estonia from the 12th Century to the present, with two-thirds devoted to the past 100 years, and one-quarter covering the past decade and half. The only such...


Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia: Landmarks in the Destiny of a Great Power

by Bill Bowring

Law, Rights and Ideology in Russia: Landmarks in the destiny of a great power brings into sharp focus several key episodes in Russia's vividly ideological engagement with law and rights. Drawing on 30 years...


The German Question and the Origins of the Cold War

by Nicolas Lewkowicz

The book analyses the role of the German Question in the origins of the Cold War. The work evaluates the transformation which occurred in Germany and the post-war international order due to the inter-Allied...


Tanks of Hitler's Eastern Allies 1941-45

by Steven Zaloga & Henry Morshead

The titanic armor battles of the Russian Front are widely known, but the role of Germany's eastern allies is not as well known. Two of these countries, Romania and Hungary, manufactured their own tanks as well...


Transformational Diplomacy After the Cold War: Britain S Know How Fund in Post-Communist Europe, 1989-2003

by Keith Hamilton

This book examines the 'Know How Fund', Britain's bilateral technical assistance programme in post-communist central and eastern Europe, devised in response to the end of the Cold War.

The Know How Fund (KHF)...


Memory, Conflict and Social Media

by Ellen Rutten, Julie Fedor & Vera Zvereva

This book examines the online memory wars in post-Soviet states - where political conflicts take the shape of heated debates about the recent past, and especially World War II and Soviet socialism.

To this day,...


Loyal Unto Death: Trust and Terror in Revolutionary Macedonia

Kharkov 1942: The Wehrmacht strikes back

by Robert Forczyk & Howard Gerrard

After failing to finish off the German Army in the 1941/42 Winter Counteroffensive and aware that Hitler was planning a new summer offensive in mid-1942, Stalin directed the Red Army to conduct a powerful blow...


History Education and Post-Conflict Reconciliation: Reconsidering Joint Textbook Projects

by Karina V. Korostelina & Simone Lässig

This book analyses the role of history education in conflict and post-conflict societies, describing common history textbook projects in Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Far East and the Middle East.

Ever...


Historical Sociology and Eastern European Development: A Rokkanian Approach

by Arne Kommisrud

Covering a period from the Middle Ages through the 1990s, and addressing phenomena overlooked by Rokkan such as statebuilding and nationalism, this book demonstrates that Rokkan's models continue to be relevant...


Historical Dictionary of Albania

by Robert Elsie

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Albania relates the history of this country through a detailed chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and over 700 cross-referenced dictionary entries...