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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...


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

by Vojtech Mastny, Zhu Liqun, 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...


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 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...


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...


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 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,...


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...


Conflict, Bargaining, and Kinship Networks in Medieval Eastern Europe

by Christian Raffensperger Lexington Books (April 15, 2018)

Conflict, Bargaining, and Kinship Networks in Medieval Eastern Europe takes the familiar view of Eastern Europe, families, and conflicts and stands it on its head. Instead of a world rife with civil war and...


Anthropology of Tourism in Central and Eastern Europe

by Magdalena Banaszkiewicz, Nelson Graburn, Tom Selwyn & Maarja Kaaristo et al. Lexington Books (April 11, 2018)

In Anthropology of Tourism in Central and Eastern Europe: Bridging Worlds, Sabina Owsianowska and Magdalena Banaszkiewicz examine the limitations of the anthropological study of tourism, which stem from both...


Solidarity: The Great Workers Strike of 1980

by D M. D Szporer & Mark Kramer Lexington Books (July 06, 2012)

Solidarity:The Great Workers Strike of 1980 tells the story of this pivotal period in Poland's history from the perspective of those who lived it. Through unique personal interviews with the individuals who...


Ukraine's Quest for Identity

by Maria G. Rewakowicz Lexington Books (October 18, 2017)

Ukraine's Quest for Identity: Embracing Cultural Hybridity in Literary Imagination, 1991–2011 is the first study that looks at the literary process in post-independence Ukraine comprehensively and attempts...


Women as Essential Citizens in the Czech National Movement

by Dáša Frančíková Lexington Books (May 31, 2017)

This study uses the Czech national movement in the Austrian Empire between the late 1820s and the late 1850s to examine the complex set of social, physical, physiological, and moral requirements through which...


Ukrainian Intelligentsia in Post-Soviet L'viv

by Eleonora Narvselius Lexington Books (April 05, 2012)

Intelligentsia assumes the right to speak in the name of the entire nation and to extrapolate its own tastes, values and choices to it. Therefore, intelligentsia's voices have been in many ways decisive in the...


Bitter Harvest

by Suava Zbierski-Salameh Lexington Books (April 11, 2013)

Bitter Harvest, a historical ethnographic study, examines the property changes prompted by the early post-socialist neoliberal reforms designed to build capitalism in Poland. Historically, the book traces the...


Polish Hero Roman Rodziewicz

by Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm Lexington Books (October 10, 2013)

In Polish Hero Roman Rodziewicz: Fate of a Hubal Soldier in Auschwitz, Buchenwald, and Postwar England, Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm traces the remarkable and tragic tale of Roman Rodziewicz, a true Polish hero...


Environmentalism in Central and Southeastern Europe

by Ivana Žebec Šilj, Hrvoje Petrić, Milica Prokić & Roman Holec et al. Lexington Books (March 17, 2017)

Consisting of 12 chapters, the book presents the rise and development of environmentalism, environmental history as a discipline, and the history of environmental movements in the Central and South Eastern European...


Securing the Communist State: The Reconstruction of Coercive Institutions in the Soviet Zone of Germany and Romania, 1944-1948

by Liesbeth van de Grift Lexington Books (December 22, 2011)

In Securing the Communist State, Liesbeth van de Grift provides a new understanding of these organizations using recently disclosed material from the communist archives in Berlin and Bucharest. She reveals how...


The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968

by Günter Bischof, Stefan Karner & Peter Ruggenthaler Lexington Books (December 29, 2009)

The essays of a dozen leading European and American Cold War historians analyze the 'Prague Spring' and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in light of new documentary evidence from the archives of two...


Circles on the Mountain: Bosnian Women in the Twenty-First Century

by Janet M. Powers & Marica Prozo Lexington Books (July 25, 2016)

This book combines scholarly analysis with first-person experiences to examine the current state of women in Bosnia twenty years after the Balkan War. It argues that women’s organizations are successfully...


Khrushchev's Thaw and National Identity in Soviet Azerbaijan, 1954-1959

by Jamil Hasanli Lexington Books (December 18, 2014)

Jamil Hasanli’s research on 1950s’ Azerbaijan sheds light on the watershed period in Soviet history while also furnishing the reader with a greater understanding of the root causes of the dissolution of...


Living Soviet in Ukraine from Stalin to Maidan: Under the Falling Red Star in Kharkiv

by Michael T. Westrate Lexington Books (April 29, 2016)

This book examines the experience of citizens living in the U.S.S.R., focusing on a group of military colonels and their families in Karkhiv, Ukraine. Drawing from oral accounts, it describes their shifting...


Globalizing Southeastern Europe: Emigrants, America, and the State since the Late Nineteenth Century

by Ulf Brunnbauer Lexington Books (January 14, 2016)

This book analyzes the causes and long-term social and economic effects of overseas emigration from Southeastern Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The author argues that such emigration has repeatedly...