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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...


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...


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...


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,...


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....


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...


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 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...


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...


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...


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...


Blockbuster History in the New Russia: Movies, Memory, and Patriotism

by Stephen M. Norris Indiana University Press (October 19, 2012)

Seeking to rebuild the Russian film industry after its post-Soviet collapse, directors and producers sparked a revival of nationalist and patriotic sentiment by applying Hollywood techniques to themes drawn...


Charting the Past

by Jeremy Black Indiana University Press (October 12, 2018)

1. This book argues that in the 18th century Britain used its present as a way of interpreting the significance of its past. One can easily trace this way of viewing history straight through to the recent Brexit...


Birth of Democratic Citizenship

by Maria Bucur & Mihaela Miroiu Indiana University Press (October 01, 2018)

What is it like to be a woman living through the transition from communism to democracy? What effect does this have on a woman’s daily life, on her concept of herself, her family, and her community? Birth...


Soviet Religious Policy in Estonia and Latvia

by Robert F. Goeckel Indiana University Press (August 03, 2018)

Soviet Religious Policy in Estonia and Latvia considers what impact Western religious culture had on Soviet religious policy. While Russia was a predominantly Orthodox country, Baltic states annexed after WWII,...


Mass Violence in Nazi-Occupied Europe

by Alex J. Kay & David Stahel Indiana University Press (July 03, 2018)

Mass Violence in Nazi-Occupied Europe argues for a more comprehensive understanding of what constitutes Nazi violence and who was affected by this violence. The works gathered consider sexual violence, food...


Dystopia's Provocateurs

by Edyta Materka Indiana University Press (June 06, 2017)

Toward the end of the Second World War, Poland’s annexation of eastern German lands precipitated one of the largest demographic upheavals in European history. Edyta Materka travels to her native village in...


The Operation Reinhard Death Camps, Revised and Expanded Edition

by Yitzhak Arad Indiana University Press (June 20, 2018)

Under the code name Operation Reinhard, more than one and a half million Jews were murdered between 1942 and 1943 in the concentration camps of Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka, located in Nazi-occupied Poland....


Power Struggles

by Jaume Franquesa Indiana University Press (April 23, 2018)

Wind energy is often portrayed as a panacea for the environmental and political ills brought on by an overreliance on fossil fuels, but this characterization may ignore the impact wind farms have on the regions...


The Jewish Economic Elite

by Cornelia Aust Indiana University Press (February 27, 2018)

In this rich transnational history, Cornelia Aust traces Jewish Ashkenazi families as they moved across Europe and established new commercial and entrepreneurial networks as they went. Aust balances economic...


The Voice of Technology

by Lilya Kaganovsky Indiana University Press (February 13, 2018)

As cinema industries around the globe adjusted to the introduction of synch-sound technology, the Soviet Union was also shifting culturally, politically, and ideologically from the heterogeneous film industry...


Geographies of an Imperial Power

by Jeremy Black Indiana University Press (December 22, 2017)

From explorers tracing rivers to navigators hunting for longitude, spatial awareness and the need for empirical understanding were linked to British strategy in the 1700s. This strategy, in turn, aided in the...


Have the Mountains Fallen?

by Jeffrey Lilley Indiana University Press (January 25, 2018)

After surviving the blitzkrieg of World War II and escaping from two Nazi prison camps, Soviet soldier Azamat Altay was banished as a traitor from his native home land. Chinghiz Aitmatov became a hero of Kyrgyzstan,...


Socialist Senses

by Emma Widdis Indiana University Press (October 13, 2017)

In a major reimagining of the history and cultural impact of Soviet film, noted film scholar Emma Widdis explores the fundamental transformations in how film, through the senses, remade the Soviet self in the...


Russian Peasant Women Who Refused to Marry

by John Bushnell Indiana University Press (June 06, 2017)

John Bushnell’s analysis of previously unstudied church records and provincial archives reveals surprising marriage patterns in Russian peasant villages in the 18th and 19th centuries. For some villages the...


Long Awaited West

by Stefano Bottoni & Sean Lambert Indiana University Press (October 06, 2017)

What is Eastern Europe and why is it so culturally and politically separate from the rest of Europe? In Long Awaited West, Stefano Bottoni considers what binds these countries together in an increasingly globalized...


A History of Women in Russia: From Earliest Times to the Present

by Barbara Evans Clements Indiana University Press (June 29, 2012)

Synthesizing several decades of scholarship by historians East and West, Barbara Evans Clements traces the major developments in the history of women in Russia and their impact on the history of the nation....


A Generation of Revolutionaries

by Ben Eklof & Tatiana Saburova Indiana University Press (October 06, 2017)

Nikolai Charushin’s memoirs of his experience as a member of the revolutionary populist movement in Russia are familiar to historians, but A Generation of Revolutionariesprovides a broader and more engaging...


The Evil That Surrounds Us

by Kevin P. Spicer & Martina Cucchiara Indiana University Press (September 01, 2017)

In 1931, Gustav Becker and Erna Kohen married. He was Catholic and she was Jewish. Erna and Gustav had no idea their religious affiliations, which mattered so little to them, would define their marriage under...


A History of Britain

by Jeremy Black Indiana University Press (June 16, 2017)

In 2016, Britain stunned itself and the world by voting to pull out of the European Union, leaving financial markets reeling and global politicians and citizens in shock. But was Brexit really a surprise, or...


Russia's People of Empire: Life Stories from Eurasia, 1500 to the Present

by Edited by Stephen M. Norris and Willard Sunderland Indiana University Press (July 11, 2012)

A fundamental dimension of the Russian historical experience has been the diversity of its people and cultures, religions and languages, landscapes and economies. For six centuries this diversity was contained...


The Cinema of the Soviet Thaw

by Lida Oukaderova Indiana University Press (May 15, 2017)

Following Joseph Stalin’s death in 1953, the Soviet Union experienced a dramatic resurgence in cinematic production. The period of the Soviet Thaw became known for its relative political and cultural liberalization;...


Blood Ties and the Native Son

by Aksana Ismailbekova Indiana University Press (May 22, 2017)

A pioneering study of kinship, patronage, and politics in Central Asia, Blood Ties and the Native Son tells the story of the rise and fall of a man called Rahim, an influential and powerful patron in rural northern...


The Colonial Legacy in France

by Alexis Pernsteiner, Dominic Thomas, Pascal Blanchard & Nicolas Bancel Indiana University Press (May 01, 2017)

Debates about the legacy of colonialism in France are not new, but they have taken on new urgency in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Responding to acts of religious and racial violence in 2005, 2010, and...


After the Roundup

by Joseph Weismann & Richard Kutner Indiana University Press (April 24, 2017)

On the nights of July 16 and 17, 1942, French police rounded up eleven-year-old Joseph Weismann, his family, and 13,000 other Jews. After being held for five days in appalling conditions in the Vélodrome d'Hiver...


Labor Disorders in Neoliberal Italy: Mobbing, Well-Being, and the Workplace

by Noelle J. Molé Indiana University Press (November 21, 2011)

Psychological harassment at work, or "mobbing," has become a significant public policy issue in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. Mobbing has given rise to specialized counseling clinics, a new field of professional...


Historians and Historical Societies in the Public Life of Imperial Russia

by Vera Kaplan Indiana University Press (February 27, 2017)

What was the role of historians and historical societies in the public life of imperial Russia? Focusing on the Society of Zealots of Russian Historical Education (1895–1918), Vera Kaplan analyzes the network...


Spain Unmoored

by Mikaela H. Rogozen-Soltar Indiana University Press (February 27, 2017)

Long viewed as Spain’s "most Moorish city," Granada is now home to a growing Muslim population of Moroccan migrants and European converts to Islam. Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar examines how various residents of...


Communist Daze

by Vladimir A. Tsesis Indiana University Press (February 13, 2017)

Welcome to Gradieshti, a Soviet village awash in gray buildings and ramshackle fences, home to a large, collective farm and to the most oddball and endearing cast of characters possible. For three years in the...


The Jewish Revolution in Belorussia: Economy, Race, and Bolshevik Power

by Andrew Sloin Indiana University Press (February 13, 2017)

Jewish life was changed fundamentally as Jews joined the Bolshevik movement and populated the front lines of the revolutionary struggle. Andrew Sloin's story follows the arc of Bolshevik history but shows how...


Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800

by Michael Khodarkovsky Indiana University Press (February 22, 2002)

"... a tremendously important contribution to the field of Russian history and the comparative study of empires and frontiers. There is no comparable work in any language.... The book presents an intricate and...


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

by Geoffrey P. Megargee & Elie Wiesel Indiana University Press (May 22, 2009)

This monumental 7-volume encyclopedia, the result of years of work by the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will describe the...


Migration and Mobility in the Modern Age: Refugees, Travelers, and Traffickers in Europe and Eurasia

by Anika Walke, Jan Musekamp & Nicole Svobodny Indiana University Press (December 12, 2016)

Combining methodological and theoretical approaches to migration and mobility studies with detailed analyses of historical, cultural, or social phenomena, the works collected here provide an interdisciplinary...


City of Rogues and Schnorrers: Russia's Jews and the Myth of Old Odessa

by Jarrod Tanny Indiana University Press (November 14, 2011)

Old Odessa, on the Black Sea, gained notoriety as a legendary city of Jewish gangsters and swindlers, a frontier boomtown mythologized for the adventurers, criminals, and merrymakers who flocked there to seek...


A Lancastrian Mirror for Princes: The Yale Law School New Statutes of England

by Rosemarie McGerr Indiana University Press (November 15, 2011)

This seminal study addresses one of the most beautifully decorated 15th-century copies of the New Statutes of England, uncovering how the manuscript's unique interweaving of legal, religious, and literary discourses...