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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.

Available May 2017
Brothers or Enemies: The Ukrainian National Movement and Russia from the 1840s to the 1870s
Brothers or Enemies: The Ukrainian National Movement and Russia from the 1840s to the 1870s
By Johannes Remy

In Brothers and Enemies, Johannes Remy reveals that the roots of Ukrainian independence were planted fifty years earlier. Remy contextualizes the Ukrainian national movement against the backdrop of the Russian Empire and its policy of oppression in the mid-nineteenth-century.

Published Jan 2017
Face to the Village: The Riazan Countryside under Soviet Rule, 1921-1930
Face to the Village: The Riazan Countryside under Soviet Rule, 1921-1930
By Tracy McDonald

Richly rooted in archival sources, including local and central-level secret police reports, detailed cases of the local and provincial courts, government records, and newspaper reports, Face to the Village is a nuanced study of the everyday workings of the Russian village in the 1920s.

Published Nov 2016
Writing the Yugoslav Wars: Literature, Postmodernism, and the Ethics of Representation
Writing the Yugoslav Wars: Literature, Postmodernism, and the Ethics of Representation
By Dragana Obradović

In Writing the Yugoslav Wars, Dragana Obradović analyses how the Yugoslav wars of secession helped shape the region’s literary culture. Obradović argues that the crisis of the country’s disintegration posed an ethical challenge to self-identified postmodernists.

Published Nov 2016
Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence
Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence
By Paul Robert Magocsi and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern

The story of Jews and Ukrainians is presented in an impartial manner through twelve thematic chapters. Among the themes discussed are geography, history, economic life, traditional culture, religion, language and publications, literature and theater, architecture and art, music, the diaspora, and contemporary Ukraine.

Published Oct 2016
Stalinist City Planning: Professionals, Performance, and Power
Stalinist City Planning: Professionals, Performance, and Power
By Heather D. DeHaan

By examining how planners and other urban inhabitants experienced, lived, and struggled with socialism and Stalinism, DeHaan offers readers a much broader, more complex picture of planning and planners than has been revealed to date.

Published Sep 2016
Unbound: Ukrainian Canadians Writing Home
Unbound: Ukrainian Canadians Writing Home
Edited by Lisa Grekul and Lindy Ledohowski

Unbound is a book that should be on the shelves of Canadian literature fans and those interested in the study of ethnic, postcolonial, and diasporic literature.

Published May 2016
Church and Society in Hungary and in the Hungarian Diaspora
Church and Society in Hungary and in the Hungarian Diaspora
By Nándor Dreisziger

In Church and Society in Hungary and in the Hungarian Diaspora, Nándor Dreisziger tells the story of Christianity in Hungary and the Hungarian diaspora from its earliest years until the present.

Published Apr 2016
Total Wars and the Making of Modern Ukraine, 1914-1954
Total Wars and the Making of Modern Ukraine, 1914-1954
By George O. Liber

Liber’s book will transform our understanding of the entangled histories of Ukraine, the USSR, Germany, and East Central Europe in the twentieth century.

Published Mar 2016
Transformation on the Southern Ukrainian Steppe: Letters and Papers of Johann Cornies, Volume I: 1812-1835
Transformation on the Southern Ukrainian Steppe: Letters and Papers of Johann Cornies, Volume I: 1812-1835
Translated by Ingrid I. Epp
Edited by Harvey L. Dyck, Ingrid I. Epp, and John R. Staples

Transformation on the Southern Ukrainian Steppe documents the Mennonite experience in the southern Ukraine through the papers of Johann Cornies (1789–1848), an ambitious and energetic leader of the Mennonite colony of Molochna.

Published Dec 2015