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In Marx's Shadow: Knowledge, Power, and Intellectuals in Eastern Europe and Russia

by Serguei Oushakine, Costica Bradatan, Veronika Tuckerova & Ivars Ijabs et al. Lexington Books (March 19, 2010)

The volume draws attention to the unknown and unexplored areas, trends and ways of thinking under the communist regime. It demonstrates how various bodies of knowledge (philosophical, social, political, aesthetic,...


German Scholars in Exile: New Studies in Intellectual History

by Axel Fair-Schulz & Mario Kessler Lexington Books (May 26, 2011)

German Scholars in Exiledeals with intellectuals who fled Nazi Germany and found refuge in either the United States or in American Services in Great Britain and post-WWII Germany. The volume focuses on scholars...


The Concession of Évora Monte: The Failure of Liberalism in Nineteenth-Century Portugal

by Ron B. Thomson Lexington Books (September 11, 2014)

This book argues that liberalism in Portugal was an urban phenomenon involving a very small minority of the people, and points to a variety of reasons for this.


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

by Keith Weiser, Joshua A. Fogel, Ezra Mendelsohn & Matthew Hoffman et al. Lexington Books (April 02, 2010)

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....


Globalizing de Gaulle: International Perspectives on French Foreign Policies, 1958-1969

by Garret Martin, Anna Locher, Christian Nuenlist & Piers Ludlow et al. Lexington Books (April 27, 2010)

This book offers novel perspectives and insights into key themes of French foreign policy in the de Gaulle years (1958-69). Globalizing research on the ideas and impact of le gZnZral, the volume's 13 well-matched...


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

by Ladislav Cabada & Zdenek Benedikt Lexington Books (September 14, 2010)

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...


Eisenhower and Adenauer: Alliance Maintenance under Pressure, 1953-1960

by Steven J. Brady Lexington Books (November 25, 2009)

This book addresses the US-West German alliance in the 1950s, during which time Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Konrad Adenauer in the Federal Chancery. This is a unique multi-lateral, multi-archival...


Justice in the Marketplace in Early Modern Spain: Saravia, Villalon and the Religious Origins of Economic Analysis

by Michael Thomas D'Emic Lexington Books (June 17, 2014)

Justice in the Marketplace in Early Modern Spain examines the religious views and motivations of the late scholastic authors Cristobal de Villalon and Luis Saravia de la Calle . Michael Thomas D’Emic explains...


Women's Lives and Livelihoods in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan: Ceremonies of Empowerment and Peacebuilding

by Zulfiya Tursunova Lexington Books (June 05, 2014)

Women's Lives and Livelihoods in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan examines women’s livelihood activities in response to land tenure changes in post-Soviet Uzbekistan. Zulfiya Tursunova shows how women’s multi-dimensional...


Hitler and Abductive Logic: The Strategy of a Tyrant

by Ben Novak Lexington Books (May 01, 2014)

Was Hitler rational? This question has spawned vociferous debates among historians, and has fascinated every layman who has ever dipped into a biography of Hitler. In Hitler and Abductive Logic, Ben Novak argues...


Suppressed Terror: History and Perception of Soviet Special Camps in Germany

by Bettina Greiner Lexington Books (April 24, 2014)

After World War II, 154,000 Germans were arrested by the Soviet secret police and held incommunicado in so-called special camps in the Soviet occupation zone. One third of the inmates did not survive captivity....


New Perspectives on the Irish Abroad: The Silent People?

by Máirtín Ó Catháin, Micheal O hAodha, Sarah O'Brien & Juan José Delaney et al. Lexington Books (March 25, 2014)

New Perspectives on the Irish Abroad: The Silent People? investigates how Irish emigrants maintain a dialogue with Ireland. The contributors explore both Ireland’s relationship with its diaspora communities...


The Poetics of Early Russian Literature

by D. S. Likhachev & Christopher M. Arden-Close Lexington Books (March 13, 2014)

This translation of Likhachev’s Poetika Drevnerusskoy Literatury (The Poetics of Early Russian Literature), is a study of medieval Russian literature, as contrasted with modern literature in its narrative...


Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media

by Svitlana Malykhina Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media takes a unique perspective on Russian media, culture, and society by bridging linguistic anthropology and media studies. Svitlana Malykhina analyzes...


The Legacy of the Cold War: Perspectives on Security, Cooperation, and Conflict

by Zhu Liqun, Vojtech Mastny, Lawrence S. Kaplan & Vincent Keating et al. Lexington Books (December 16, 2013)

In The Legacy of the Cold War Vojtech Mastny and Zhu Liqun bring together scholars to examine the worldwide effects of the Cold War on international security. Focusing on regions where the Cold War made the...


The Marquis d'Argens: A Philosophical Life

by Julia Gasper Lexington Books (December 11, 2013)

In The Marquis d’Argens: A Philosophical Life Julia Gasper analyzes the life and works of an influential Enlightenment writer and philosopher. Through meticulous research, Gasper provides the only comprehensive...


The Vienna Summit and Its Importance in International History

by Barbara Stelzl-Marx, Stefan Karner, Günter Bischof & Peter Ruggenthaler et al. Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

At the beginning of June 1961, the tensions of the Cold War were supposed to abate as both sides sought a resolution. The two most important men in the world, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, met for a...


The Life of Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton: Extraordinary Perseverance

by David Bruce Lexington Books (December 05, 2013)

David Bruce examines the life of one of Great Britain’s most prominent social activists. Using his personal papers, and the papers and books of his friends, associates, and contemporaries, The Life of Sir...


The Life of Anne Damer: Portrait of a Regency Artist

by Jonathan David Gross Lexington Books (November 18, 2013)

The first biography of Anne Damer since 1908, The Life of Anne Damer: Portrait of a Regency Artist, by Jonathan Gross, draws on previously unpublished letters to explore the life and legacy of England’s first...


Liberty and Liberticide: The Role of America in Nineteenth-Century British Radicalism

by Michael J. Turner Lexington Books (November 15, 2013)

Liberty and Liberticide focuses on the influence America exerted over the ideas and activities of nineteenth-century British radicals. While some looked on America as the model of liberty, others associated...


When France Was King of Cartography: The Patronage and Production of Maps in Early Modern France

by Christine Marie Petto Lexington Books (February 23, 2007)

When France Was King of Cartography investigates over a thousand maps and nearly two dozen map producers, analyzes the map as a cultural artifact, map producers as a group, and the array of map viewers over...


Memory, Empire, and Postcolonialism: Legacies of French Colonialism

by Alec Hargreaves Lexington Books (September 08, 2005)

Long repressed following the collapse of empire, memories of the French colonial experience have recently gained unprecedented visibility. This interdisciplinary volume explores the multiple forms of this upsurge...


Packaging Post/Coloniality: The Manufacture of Literary Identity in the Francophone World

by Richard Watts Lexington Books (April 14, 2005)

Packaging Post/Coloniality reads the marketing matter surrounding works of Francophone literature as an important though overlooked source in the cultural history of colonialism and the articulation of new identities...


Muslims in Medieval Italy: The Colony at Lucera

by Julie Taylor Lexington Books (August 19, 2003)

Muslims in Medieval Italy is the history of a Muslim colony established at Lucera in southern Italy during the Middle Ages. It examines Muslim-Christian Relations, the legal and social status of Muslims in Christiandom,...


Louis Althusser and the Traditions of French Marxism

by William Lewis Lexington Books (October 17, 2005)

In a careful exposition of French Marxism, William Lewis places Althusser and his thought alongside the pre- and post-war French communist intellectual climate: the result is an excellent and unique work. Part...


Liberalism under Siege: The Political Thought of the French Doctrinaires

by Aurelian Craiutu Lexington Books (September 16, 2003)

Liberalism Under Siege: The Political Thought of the French Doctrinaires is a compelling examination of the French Doctrinaires, a largely neglected group of liberal thinkers in post-revolutionary France who...


From Peasant to Patriarch: Account of the Birth, Upbringing, and Life of His Holiness Nikon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

by Ioann Shusherin, Kevin Kain & Katia Levintova Lexington Books (April 26, 2007)

This book chronicles Nikon's entire life, focusing on the patriarch's relationship with the Romanov royal family and his monastery building program. The narrative also features rare eyewitness accounts of monumental...


Compass of Society: Commerce and Absolutism in Old-Regime France

by Henry C. Clark Lexington Books (December 01, 2006)

Compass of Society rethinks the French route to a conception of 'commercial society' in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Henry C. Clark finds that the development of market liberalism, far from being...


After the Deluge: New Perspectives on the Intellectual and Cultural History of Postwar France

by Julian Bourg & François Dosse Lexington Books (November 17, 2004)

Motivated by a desire to narrate and contextualize the deluge of 'French theory,' After the Deluege showcases recent work by today's brightest scholars of French intellectual history that historicizes key debates,...


The Life and Times of Charles R. Crane, 1858-1939: American Businessman, Philanthropist, and a Founder of Russian Studies in America

by Norman E. Saul Lexington Books (December 21, 2012)

Charles R. Crane acquired his appreciation for Russian culture and life through travel in the country, making a total of twenty-four trips to Russia. Crane developed friendships and professional relationships...


Windows into Men's Souls: Religious Nonconformity in Tudor and Early Stuart England

by Kenneth L. Campbell Lexington Books (August 17, 2012)

Windows into Men’s Souls focuses on the ways in which the concept of religious nonconformity was inherent in the English Reformation. The book’s uniqueness lies in its blending of different historiographical...


War and German Memory: Excavating the Significance of the Second World War in German Cultural Consciousness

by K. Michael Prince Lexington Books (November 05, 2009)

German memories of the experience of the Second World War have been central in shaping that country's postwar historical consciousness and cultural identity. This book explores how the sufferings of average...


French Anti-Americanism (1930-1948): Critical Moments in a Complex History

by Seth D. Armus Lexington Books (February 09, 2007)

French Anti-Americanism offers a historical exploration of the central role of anti-Americanism in French thought, and the often compromised position of France's intelligentsia during World War II. Dr. Seth...


Surviving the French Revolution: A Bridge across Time

by Bette W. Oliver Lexington Books (May 16, 2013)

From the beginning of the French Revolution in July 1789 until the end of the Terror five years later, those involved sought to devise survival strategies according to their personal beliefs and goals. The acceleration...


Melchior Wankowicz: Poland's Master of the Written Word

by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm Lexington Books (May 16, 2013)

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 Lexington Books (April 26, 2013)

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...


The Most Dangerous Art: Poetry, Politics, and Autobiography after the Russian Revolution

by Donald Loewen Lexington Books (December 05, 2007)

The book shows how three of Russia's most important twentieth century poets used autobiographical prose to defend poetry and the poet in an era when poetry was under attack. It juxtaposes these autobiographies...


Historical Sociology and Eastern European Development: A Rokkanian Approach

by Arne Kommisrud Lexington Books (June 16, 2009)

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...


Iraq and Eleanor Egan's The War in the Cradle of the World

by Paul J. Rich Lexington Books (January 16, 2009)

Chronicling the British military's invasion of Iraq in 1917, Eleanor Franklin Egan was an intrepid American journalist who wrote an autobiographical account of her time spent amongst British officers in the...


British Power and International Relations during the 1950s: A Tenable Position?

by Michael J. Turner Lexington Books (October 08, 2009)

This is an integrated international history that pays special attention to Britain's role and status. It contributes to the ongoing debate about Britain's 'decline' as a great power, and suggests that despite...


How the Doctrine of Incarnation Shaped Western Culture

by Patricia Ranft Lexington Books (December 08, 2012)

Recent scholars from numerous disciples have promoted an intriguing yet undocumented thesis, that the doctrine of the Incarnation had an inordinate influence on the shape of Western culture. This study offers...


Czech Political Prisoners: Recovering Face

by Jana Kopelentova Rehak Lexington Books (November 29, 2012)

Czech Political Prisoners is about the legacy of political violence under Socialism in Central Eastern Europe. In light of reconciliation, in post-Socialist Czech Republic former political prisoners’ various...


Working Class Heroes: Rock Music and British Society in the 1960s and 1970s

by David Simonelli Lexington Books (December 19, 2012)

In Working Class Heroes, David Simonelli explores the influence of rock and roll on British society in the 1960s and '70s. At a time when social distinctions were becoming harder to measure, rock musicians appeared...


History as Prelude: Muslims and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean

by Joseph V. Montville, Diana Lobel, Ahmad Dallal & Thomas F. Glick et al. Lexington Books (November 16, 2011)

This collection of essays by seven scholars is a straightforward narrative of real world—intellectual, commercial, spiritual, philosophical, scientific, esthetic—creative engagement among Jews, Muslims,...


Soviet Society in the Era of Late Socialism, 1964-1985

by Gulnaz Sharafutdinova, Neringa Klumbyte, Anna Paretskaya & Larisa Honey et al. Lexington Books (October 18, 2012)

In Soviet Society in the Era of Late Socialism, 1964–85, Neringa Klumbyte and Gulnaz Sharafutdinova bring together scholarship examining the social and cultural life of the USSR and Eastern Europe from 1964...


Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche: The Philosopher of the Second Reich

by William H. F. Altman Lexington Books (October 04, 2012)

By subjecting Nietzsche to a Platonic critique, author William H. F. Altman punctures his “pose of untimeliness” while making use of Nietzsche’s own aphoristic style of presentation. Friedrich Wilhelm...


France's Lost Empires: Fragmentation, Nostalgia, and la fracture coloniale

by Nicola Frith, Kate Marsh, Indra N. Mukhopadhyay & Claire Eldridge et al. Lexington Books (December 28, 2010)

This collection of essays investigates the fundamental role that the loss of colonial territories at the end of the Ancient Regime and post-World War II has played in shaping French memories and colonial discourses....


The Lives of Hans Luther, 1879 - 1962: German Chancellor, Reichsbank President, and Hitler's Ambassador

by Edmund C. Clingan Lexington Books (January 07, 2010)

For the first time in any language, a book examines the life of Hans Luther, the German statesman whose career began at the tail end of the Weimar Republic, and ended in the immediate post-war years. Luther...


Myth, Identity, and Conflict: A Comparative Analysis of Romanian and Serbian Textbooks

by Anamaria Dutceac Segesten Lexington Books (September 16, 2011)

Myth, Identity, and Conflict: A Comparative Analysis of Romanian and Serbian Textbooks, by Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, is an examination of how history and politics became entangled in Romania and Serbia. Segesten's...


The Vital Roots of European Enlightenment: Ibn Tufayl's Influence on Modern Western Thought

by Samar Attar Lexington Books (October 23, 2007)

The Vital Roots of European Enlightenment is a collection of essays dealing with the influence of Ibn Tufayl, a 12th-century Arab philosopher from Spain, on major European thinkers. Had Edward Said known about...