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April in Paris: Theatricality, Modernism, and Poltics at the 1925 Art Deco Expo
April in Paris: Theatricality, Modernism, and Poltics at the 1925 Art Deco Expo
By Irena R. Makaryk

Drawing extensively from unexplored archival documents from France, Austria, and North America, April in Paris is the first major study to focus on theatre arts at the 1925 Paris Expo and on the audacious and far-reaching impact of the Soviet contributions to this fair.

Available Jul 2018
Justice Behind the Iron Curtain: Nazis on Trial in Communist Poland
Justice Behind the Iron Curtain: Nazis on Trial in Communist Poland
By Gabriel N. Finder and Alexander V. Prusin

Justice Behind the Iron Curtain is the first work to showcase communist Poland’s judicial confrontation with the legacy of the Nazi occupation and its oppressive regime.

Available May 2018
Devastation and Laughter: Satire, Power, and Culture in the Early Soviet State (1920s1930s)
Devastation and Laughter: Satire, Power, and Culture in the Early Soviet State (1920s–1930s)
By Annie Gérin

In Devastation and Laughter, Annie Gérin explores the use of satire in the visual arts, the circus, theatre, and cinema under Lenin and Stalin.

Available Jan 2018
Perogies and Politics: Canada's Ukrainian Left, 1891-1991
Perogies and Politics: Canada's Ukrainian Left, 1891-1991
By Rhonda L. Hinther

In Perogies and Politics, Rhonda Hinther explores the twentieth-century history of the Ukrainian left in Canada from the standpoint of the women, men, and children who formed and fostered it.

Available Dec 2017
Minority Report: Mennonite Identities in Imperial Russia and Soviet Ukraine Reconsidered, 17891945
Minority Report: Mennonite Identities in Imperial Russia and Soviet Ukraine Reconsidered, 1789–1945
Edited by Leonard G. Friesen

In Minority Report, Leonard G. Friesen and the volume’s contributors boldly reassess Mennonite history in Imperial Russia and the former Soviet Ukraine.

Available Dec 2017
Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands: Kyiv, 1800 - 1905
Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands: Kyiv, 1800 - 1905
By Serhiy Bilenky
Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands is the first work to approach the history of Kyiv from an interdisciplinary perspective and showcases Kyiv’s rightful place as a city worthy of attention from historians, urbanists, and literary scholars.
Available Dec 2017
The Imperial Russian Project: Autocratic Politics, Economic Development, and Social Fragmentation
The Imperial Russian Project: Autocratic Politics, Economic Development, and Social Fragmentation
Edited by Alfred J. Rieber
Forward by Yanni Kotsonis
Available Dec 2017
The Near Abroad: Socialist Eastern Europe and Soviet Patriotism in Ukraine, 1956-1985
The Near Abroad: Socialist Eastern Europe and Soviet Patriotism in Ukraine, 1956-1985
By Zbigniew Wojnowski

In The Near Abroad, Zbigniew Wojnowski traces how Soviet Ukrainian identities developed in dialogue and confrontation with the USSR’s neighbours in Eastern Europe.

Published Jun 2017
Twilight of Empire: The Brest-Litovsk Conference and the Remaking of East-Central Europe, 19171918
Twilight of Empire: The Brest-Litovsk Conference and the Remaking of East-Central Europe, 1917–1918
By Borislav Chernev

Borislav Chernev, through an insightful and in-depth analysis of primary sources and archival material, argues that although its duration was short lived, the Brest-Litovsk settlement significantly affected the post-Imperial transformation of East Central Europe.

Published Jun 2017
Beau Monde on Empires Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine
Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge: State and Stage in Soviet Ukraine
By Mayhill C. Fowler

In Beau Monde on Empire’s Edge, Mayhill C. Fowler tells the story of the rise and fall of a group of men who created culture both Soviet and Ukrainian.

Published May 2017