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Orthodox Christianity in Imperial Russia: A Source Book on Lived Religion

by Heather Coleman Indiana University Press (September 03, 2014)

From sermons and clerical reports to personal stories of faith, this book of translated primary documents reveals the lived experience of Orthodox Christianity in 19th- and early 20th-century Russia. These documents...


Mourning Headband for Hue: An Account of the Battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968

by Nha Ca & Olga Dror Indiana University Press (September 04, 2014)

Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nha Ca arrives in the city to attend her father's funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around...


Sound, Speech, Music in Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinema

by Lilya Kaganovsky & Masha Salazkina Indiana University Press (March 07, 2014)

This innovative volume challenges the ways we look at both cinema and cultural history by shifting the focus from the centrality of the visual and the literary toward the recognition of acoustic culture as formative...


Battle of Dogger Bank: The First Dreadnought Engagement, January 1915

by Tobias R. Philbin Indiana University Press (March 10, 2014)

On January 24, 1915, a German naval force commanded by Admiral Franz von Hipper conducted a raid on British fishing fleets in the area of the Dogger Banks. The force was engaged by a British force, which had...


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945: Ghettos in German-Occupied Eastern Europe

by Martin Dean, Geoffrey P. Megargee & Christopher R. Browning Indiana University Press (May 04, 2012)

This volume offers a comprehensive account of how the Nazis conducted the Holocaust throughout the scattered towns and villages of Poland and the Soviet Union. It covers more than 1,150 sites, including both...


"We Only Come Here to Struggle": Stories from Berida's Life

by Berida Ndambuki & Claire Cone Robertson Indiana University Press (March 22, 2000)

Here is the life history of Berida Ndambuki, a Kenyan woman trader born in 1936, who speaks movingly of her experiences under the turbulences of late British colonialism and independence. A poverty survivor,...


Misremembering Dr. King: Revisiting the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

by Jennifer J. Yanco Indiana University Press (February 27, 2014)

We all know the name. Martin Luther King Jr., the great American civil rights leader. But most people today know relatively little about King, the campaigner against militarism, materialism, and racism-what...


Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

by Moslih Kanaaneh, Stig-Magnus Thorsén, Heather Bursheh & David A. McDonald Indiana University Press (November 07, 2013)

Drawing from a long history of indigenous traditions and incorporating diverse influences of surrounding cultures, music in Palestine and among the millions of Palestinians in diaspora offers a unique window...


Red Star: The First Bolshevik Utopia

by Alexander Bogdanov, Charles Rougle, Loren R. Graham & Richard Stites Indiana University Press (June 01, 1984)

"[A] surprisingly moving story." -The New Yorker

"Bogdanov's novels reveal a great deal about their fascinating author, about his time and, ironically, ours, and about the genre of utopia as well as his contribution...


Troubled Geographies: A Spatial History of Religion and Society in Ireland

by Ian N. Gregory, Niall A. Cunningham, Paul S. Ell & Christopher D. Lloyd et al. Indiana University Press (December 27, 2013)

Ireland's landscape is marked by fault lines of religious, ethnic, and political identity that have shaped its troubled history. Troubled Geographies maps this history by detailing the patterns of change in...


Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution

by Alexis Pernsteiner, Nicolas Bancel, Sandrine Lemaire & Dominic Thomas et al. Indiana University Press (December 02, 2013)

This landmark collection by an international group of scholars and public intellectuals represents a major reassessment of French colonial culture and how it continues to inform thinking about history, memory,...


Blood Libel in Late Imperial Russia: The Ritual Murder Trial of Mendel Beilis

by Robert Weinberg Indiana University Press (November 20, 2013)

On Sunday, March 20, 1911, children playing in a cave near Kiev made a gruesome discovery: the blood-soaked body of a partially clad boy. After right-wing groups asserted that the killing was a ritual murder,...


Palestine and the Palestinians in the 21st Century

by Rochelle Davis & Mimi Kirk Indiana University Press (October 07, 2013)

Recent developments in Palestinian political, economic, and social life have resulted in greater insecurity and diminishing confidence in Israel's willingness to abide by political agreements or the Palestinian...


Tomorrow's Air Force: Tracing the Past, Shaping the Future

by Jeffrey J. Smith Indiana University Press (November 01, 2013)

Looking ahead to future airpower requirements, this engaging and ground-breaking book on the history and future of American combat airpower argues that the USAF must adapt to the changes that confront it or...


Everyday Life in South Asia, Second Edition

by Diane P. Mines & Sarah E. Lamb Indiana University Press (May 19, 2010)

This anthology provides a lively and stimulating view of the lives of ordinary citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. For the second edition of this popular textbook, readings have been...


Africa's Ogun, Second, Expanded Edition: Old World and New

by Sandra T Barnes Indiana University Press (June 22, 1997)

The second edition of this landmark work is enhanced by new chapters on Ogun worship in the New World. From reviews of the first edition:

"... an ethnographically rich contribution to the historical understanding...


Stolen Childhood, Second Edition: Slave Youth in Nineteenth-Century America

by Wilma King Indiana University Press (June 29, 2011)

One of the most important books published on slave society, Stolen Childhood focuses on the millions of children and youth enslaved in 19th-century America. This enlarged and revised edition reflects the abundance...


Islamic Central Asia: An Anthology of Historical Sources

by Scott C. Levi & Ron Sela Indiana University Press (October 27, 2009)

Islamic Central Asia is the first English-language anthology of primary documents for the study of Central Asian history. Scott C. Levi and Ron Sela draw from a vast array of historical sources to illustrate...


Everyday Life in Central Asia: Past and Present

by Jeff Sahadeo & Russell Zanca Indiana University Press (June 21, 2007)

For its citizens, contemporary Central Asia is a land of great promise and peril. While the end of Soviet rule has opened new opportunities for social mobility and cultural expression, political and economic...


Being Maasai, Becoming Indigenous: Postcolonial Politics in a Neoliberal World

by Dorothy L. Hodgson Indiana University Press (April 21, 2011)

What happens to marginalized groups from Africa when they ally with the indigenous peoples' movement? Who claims to be indigenous and why? Dorothy L. Hodgson explores how indigenous identity, both in concept...


Gettysburg Heroes: Perfect Soldiers, Hallowed Ground

by Glenn W. LaFantasie Indiana University Press (February 05, 2008)

The Civil War generation saw its world in ways startlingly different from our own. In these essays, Glenn W. LaFantasie examines the lives and experiences of several key personalities who gained fame during...


Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

by Kathleen M. Adams & Kathleen A. Gillogly Indiana University Press (July 18, 2011)

This lively survey of the peoples, cultures, and societies of Southeast Asia introduces a region of tremendous geographic, linguistic, historical, and religious diversity. Encompassing both mainland and island...


In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine

by Jeffrey Veidlinger Indiana University Press (November 01, 2013)

The story of how the Holocaust decimated Jewish life in the shtetls of Eastern Europe is well known. Still, thousands of Jews in these small towns survived the war and returned afterward to rebuild their communities....


That the Blood Stay Pure: African Americans, Native Americans, and the Predicament of Race and Identity in Virginia

by Arica L. Coleman Indiana University Press (October 18, 2013)

That the Blood Stay Pure traces the history and legacy of the commonwealth of Virginia's effort to maintain racial purity and its impact on the relations between African Americans and Native Americans. Arica...


Prelude to Blitzkrieg: The 1916 Austro-German Campaign in Romania

by Michael B. Barrett Indiana University Press (October 23, 2013)

In contrast to the trench-war deadlock on the Western Front, combat in Romania and Transylvania in 1916 foreshadowed the lightning warfare of WWII. When Romania joined the Allies and invaded Transylvania without...


Race Harmony and Black Progress: Jack Woofter and the Interracial Cooperation Movement

by Mark Ellis Indiana University Press (October 16, 2013)

Founded by white males, the interracial cooperation movement flourished in the American South in the years before the New Deal. The movement sought local dialogue between the races, improvement of education,...


Cinema and Development in West Africa: Film as a Vehicle for Liberation

by James E. Genova Indiana University Press (September 25, 2013)

Cinema and Development in West Africa shows how the film industry in Francophone West African countries played an important role in executing strategies of nation building during the transition from French rule...


Politics in Color and Concrete: Socialist Materialities and the Middle Class in Hungary

by Krisztina Fehérváry Indiana University Press (September 16, 2013)

Material culture in Eastern Europe under state socialism is remembered as uniformly gray, shabby, and monotonous-the worst of postwar modernist architecture and design. Politics in Color and Concrete revisits...


The Rock Island Line

by Bill Marvel Indiana University Press (August 01, 2013)

This richly illustrated volume tells the story of a legendary railroad whose tracks spanned the Midwest, serving farms and small-town America for more than 140 years. One of the earliest railroads to build westward...


War and Technology

by Jeremy Black Indiana University Press (August 20, 2013)

In this engaging book, Jeremy Black argues that technology neither acts as an independent variable nor operates without major limitations. This includes its capacity to obtain end results, as technology's impact...


Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africa: Natives and Strangers

by Carola Lentz Indiana University Press (July 05, 2013)

Focusing on an area of the savannah in northern Ghana and southwestern Burkina Faso, Land, Mobility, and Belonging in West Africa explores how rural populations have secured, contested, and negotiated access...


Off the Main Lines: A Photographic Odyssey

by Don L. Hofsommer Indiana University Press (August 01, 2013)

In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the...


Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: Into the New Millennium

by Sherine Hafez & Susan Slyomovics Indiana University Press (June 05, 2013)

This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media. It addresses contemporary debates...


The Long 1968: Revisions and New Perspectives

by Daniel J. Sherman, Ruud van Dijk, Jasmine Alinder & A. Aneesh Indiana University Press (July 16, 2013)

From the mid-1960s to the early 1970s, revolutions in theory, politics, and cultural experimentation swept around the world. These changes had as great a transformative impact on the right as on the left. A...


The Socialist Sixties: Crossing Borders in the Second World

by Anne E. Gorsuch & Diane P. Koenker Indiana University Press (June 12, 2013)

The 1960s have reemerged in scholarly and popular culture as a protean moment of cultural revolution and social transformation. In this volume socialist societies in the Second World (the Soviet Union, East...


Minerals, Collecting, and Value across the US-Mexico Border

by Elizabeth Emma Ferry Indiana University Press (June 19, 2013)

Elizabeth Emma Ferry traces the movement of minerals as they circulate from Mexican mines to markets, museums, and private collections on both sides of the US-Mexico border. She describes how and why these byproducts...


Ethnographic Encounters in Israel: Poetics and Ethics of Fieldwork

by Fran Markowitz Indiana University Press (June 11, 2013)

Israel is a place of paradoxes, a small country with a diverse population and complicated social terrain. Studying its culture and social life means confronting a multitude of ethical dilemmas and methodological...


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

by Karen Auerbach Indiana University Press (June 13, 2013)

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...


Encountering Morocco: Fieldwork and Cultural Understanding

by Afterword by Kevin Dwyer. Edited by David Crawford and Rachel Newcomb Indiana University Press (May 15, 2013)

Encountering Morocco introduces readers to life in this North African country through vivid accounts of fieldwork as personal experience and intellectual journey. We meet the contributors at diverse stages of...


Writing History at the Ottoman Court: Editing the Past, Fashioning the Future

by Hakki Erdem Cipa & Emine F Fetvaci Indiana University Press (June 06, 2013)

Ottoman historical writing of the 15th and 16th centuries played a significant role in fashioning Ottoman identity and institutionalizing the dynastic state structure during this period of rapid imperial expansion....


Teaching Africa: A Guide for the 21st-Century Classroom

by Brandon D. Lundy & Solomon Negash Indiana University Press (May 15, 2013)

Teaching Africa introduces innovative strategies for teaching about Africa. The contributors address misperceptions about Africa and Africans, incorporate the latest technologies of teaching and learning, and...


Becoming Soviet Jews: The Bolshevik Experiment in Minsk

by Elissa Bemporad Indiana University Press (April 29, 2013)

Minsk, the present capital of Belarus, was a heavily Jewish city in the decades between the world wars. Recasting our understanding of Soviet Jewish history, Becoming Soviet Jews demonstrates that the often...


Loyal Unto Death: Trust and Terror in Revolutionary Macedonia

by Keith Brown Indiana University Press (April 12, 2013)

The underground Macedonian Revolutionary Organization recruited and mobilized over 20,000 supporters to take up arms against the Ottoman Empire between 1893 and 1903. Challenging conventional wisdom about the...


Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire, and Narratives of Loyal Opposition

by John Patrick Walsh Indiana University Press (April 12, 2013)

In Free and French in the Caribbean, John Walsh studies the writings of Toussaint Louverture and Aimé Césaire to examine how they conceived of and narrated two defining events in the decolonializing of the...


The Battle for Manchuria and the Fate of China: Siping, 1946

by Harold M. Tanner Indiana University Press (March 18, 2013)

In the spring of 1946, Communists and Nationalist Chinese were battled for control of Manchuria and supremacy in the civil war. The Nationalist attack on Siping ended with a Communist withdrawal, but further...


Touching America's History: From the Pequot War through WWII

by Meredith Mason Brown Indiana University Press (March 22, 2013)

Things you can see and touch can bring to mind the time when the items were made and used. In Touching America's History, Meredith Mason Brown uses twenty objects to summon up major developments in America's...


The Arab Revolts: Dispatches on Militant Democracy in the Middle East

by David McMurray & Amanda Ufheil-Somers Indiana University Press (February 22, 2013)

The 2011 eruptions of popular discontent across the Arab world, popularly dubbed the Arab Spring, were local manifestations of a regional mass movement for democracy, freedom, and human dignity. Authoritarian...


The Imjin and Kapyong Battles, Korea, 1951

by Paul MacKenzie Indiana University Press (March 12, 2013)

The sacrifice of the "Glorious Glosters" in defense of the Imjin River line and the hilltop fights of Australian and Canadian battalions in the Kapyong Valley have achieved greater renown in those nations than...


Strangers in the Wild Place: Refugees, Americans, and a German Town, 1945-1952

by Adam R. Seipp Indiana University Press (March 07, 2013)

In 1936, the Nazi state created a massive military training site near Wildflecken, a tiny community in rural Bavaria. During the war, this base housed an industrial facility that drew forced laborers from all...


Shatterzone of Empires: Coexistence and Violence in the German, Habsburg, Russian, and Ottoman Borderlands

by Omer Bartov & Eric D Weitz Indiana University Press (February 15, 2013)

Shatterzone of Empires is a comprehensive analysis of interethnic relations, coexistence, and violence in Europe's eastern borderlands over the past two centuries. In this vast territory, extending from the...