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A History of Belarus

by Lubov Bazan Glagoslav Publications B.V. (November 30, 2014)

Rare materials on Belarus are a potential treasure trove for the English language reader. A blank spot on the map for many, Belarus is an undiscovered mystery in the heart of Europe - undiscovered, because little...


Three Minutes in Poland

by Glenn Kurtz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

When Glenn Kurtz stumbles upon an old family film in his parents' closet in Florida, he has no inkling of its historical significance or of the impact it will have on his life. The film, shot long ago by his...


The Polish August

by Neal Ascherson Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

What has happened in Poland? Poland has erupted four times in the last twenty five years, but only the events of 1980 have had comprehensive media coverage. As a result, many questions have been raised in the...


Dacia: Land of Transylvania, Cornerstone of Ancient Eastern Europe

by Ion Grumeza Hamilton Books (May 16, 2009)

This book tells the little known story of Dacia, the powerful and rich land that became Transylvania and Romania. This book revives the Dacian history and contributes to our understanding of the region as it...


Historical Dictionary of Cyprus

by Farid Mirbagheri Scarecrow Press (October 01, 2009)

From ancient times to the present, the history of Cyprus is provided in this useful reference, which includes hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on its historical, political, social, cultural, and...


The Struggle for Form: Perspectives on Polish Avant-Garde Film 1916--1989

by Kamila Kuc & Michael O'Pray WallFlower Press (June 14, 2014)

This is the first comprehensive English-language account of the Polish avant-garde film, from its beginnings in the early decades of the last century to the collapse of communism in 1989. Taking a broad understanding...


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....


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...


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...


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....


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...


Balkan Ghosts

by Robert D. Kaplan Picador (April 01, 2014)

From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first...


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 Great Powers and Poland: From Versailles to Yalta

by Jan Karski Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 16, 2014)

This definitive study provides a comprehensive diplomatic history of Poland during the most seminal period in its existence, when its destiny lay in the hands of France, Great Britain, and the United States....


Ten Days that Shook the World

by John Reed Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Reed's passionately involved narrative captures the opening days of the Russian Revolution, the fall of the provisional government, the assault on the Winter Palace, Lenin's seizure of power, and other tumultuous...


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...


Enemies of the People

by Kati Marton Simon & Schuster (October 20, 2009)

"You are opening a Pandora's box," Marton was warned when she filed for her family's secret police fi les in Budapest. But her family history -- during both the Nazi and the Communist periods -- was too full...


Children of Armenia

by Michael Bobelian Simon & Schuster (September 01, 2009)

From 1915 to 1923, the Ottoman Empire drove the Armenians from their ancestral homeland and slaughtered 1.5 million of them in the process. While there was an initial global outcry and a movement led by Woodrow...


Warsaw 1944

by Alexandra Richie Farrar, Straus and Giroux (December 10, 2013)

The full untold story of how one of history's bravest revolts ended in one of its greatest crimes

In 1943, the Nazis liquidated Warsaw's Jewish ghetto. A year later, they threatened to complete the city's destruction...


Then They Started Shooting: Children of the Bosnian War and the Adults They Become

by Lynne Jones Bellevue Literary Press (September 23, 2013)

An illuminating, decades-spanning analysis of children’s experience during wartime and its reverberation into their adulthood


Dracula's Bloodline: A Florescu Family Saga

by Radu R. Florescu & Matei Cazacu Hamilton Books (August 02, 2013)

This book tells the story of the Florescu family, from its feudal blood ties, to notorious 15th century figure Vlad Tepes (Count Dracula), right up to present day. The authors drew on research that had mostly...


Historical Dictionary of Moldova

by Andrei Brezianu & Vlad Spânu Scarecrow Press (April 23, 2007)

The Republic of Moldova claims a European lineage reaching back in time long before its 14th century accession to statehood. In the 15th century, it managed against all odds to avoid being conquered by Islam...


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

by Andrew Harrison Schwartz, David Ellerman & John Zysman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 12, 2006)

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...


Engaging Europe: Rethinking a Changing Continent

by Evlyn Gould & George J. Sheridan Jr. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 05, 2005)

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....


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

by Christoph Neidhart Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2002)

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.


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

by Ana Siljak, Philipp Ther, Mark Kramer & Stanislaw Jankowiak et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2001)

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 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 01, 2004)

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 Fracture Zone

by Simon Winchester HarperCollins (October 27, 2009)

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...


Historical Dictionary of Turkey

by Metin Heper & Nur Bilge Criss Scarecrow Press (January 21, 2009)

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 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...


In Siberia

by Colin Thubron HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

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 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...


Historical Dictionary of Estonia

by Toivo Miljan Scarecrow Press (January 13, 2004)

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...


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...


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...


Country of Ash: A Jewish Doctor in Poland, 1939-1945

by Edward Reicher, Magda Bogin & Elisabeth Bizouard-Reicher Bellevue Literary Press (March 29, 2013)

A starkly compelling, original chronicle of survival in Nazi-occupied Poland, available in English for the first time.


Historical Dictionary of Albania

by Robert Elsie Scarecrow Press (March 19, 2010)

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...


Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West

by David Rieff Touchstone (February 19, 2013)

In a shocking and deeply disturbing tour de force, David Rieff, reporting from the Bosnia war zone and from Western capitals and United Nations headquarters, indicts the West and the United Nations for standing...


Remembering the Darkness: Women in Soviet Prisons

by Veronica Shapovalov Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 24, 2001)

This engrossing collection of prison memoirs by Russian women is the first to portray the direct experiences of the wide range of women who were incarcerated in Soviet prisons and camps. Comprising the stories...


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...


Prague in Black and Gold

by Peter Demetz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 18, 1998)

Prague is at the core of everything both wonderful and terrible in Western history, but few people truly understand this city's unique culture. In Prague in Black and Gold, Peter Demetz strips away sentimentalities...


Crown of Thorns: The Reign of King Boris III of Bulgaria, 1918-1943

by Stephane Groueff Madison Books (August 06, 1998)

A fascinating biography of Bulgaria's tragic monarch, Boris III, based on private correspondence and extensive interviews with members of the Bulgarian royal family. The son of King Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha,...


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...


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...


The Novel of a Novel

by Ervin Sinkó & George Deák Lexington Books (March 20, 2018)

One of the first critiques of Stalinism from within the communist movement, The Novel of a Novel is a memoir in the form of a journal. It was first published in Yugoslavia in 1955 based on the journal, letters,...


Dubrovnik

by Robin Harris Saqi Books (January 31, 2006)

Since emerging as a settlement in the seventh century, Dubrovnik has faced Venetian aggressors, Ottoman plotters, a terrible earthquake in 1667 and, finally, the will of Napoleon. In 1991–92 the city survived...


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,...


Stalin's Legacy in Romania

by Stefano Bottoni Lexington Books (May 25, 2018)

This study explores the little-known history of the Hungarian Autonomous Region (HAR), a Soviet-style territorial autonomy that was granted in Romania on Stalin’s personal advice to the Hungarian Székely...


Polish Cinema: A History

by Marek Haltof Berghahn Books (October 01, 2018)

First published in 2002, Marek Haltof’s seminal volume was the first comprehensive English-language study of Polish cinema, providing a much-needed survey of one of Europe’s most distinguished—yet unjustly...