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A Mennonite in Russia: The Diaries of Jacob D. Epp, 1851-1880
A Mennonite in Russia: The Diaries of Jacob D. Epp, 1851-1880
Translated and edited by Harvey L. Dyck

Epp’s writings reveal a skilled and honest diarist of deep feelings, and tell a human story that no conventional historical account could hope to equal.

Published Feb 2013
Founding a Balkan State: Albania's Experiment with Democracy, 1920-1925
Founding a Balkan State: Albania's Experiment with Democracy, 1920-1925
By Robert C. Austin

Austin shrewdly demonstrates how the missed opportunities of Albania's political transition affected the course of Balkan history for decades to come.

Published Sep 2012
In the House of the Hanged: Essays and Vers Libres
In the House of the Hanged: Essays and Vers Libres
By Sasha Sokolov Translated from the Russian and annotated by Alexander Boguslawski

In The House of the Hanged features the first-ever translation of thirteen of Sokolov's major essays and free verses.

Published Apr 2012
The Intellectual as Hero in 1990s Ukrainian Fiction:
The Intellectual as Hero in 1990s Ukrainian Fiction:
By Mark Andryczyk

The Intellectual as Hero in 1990s Ukrainian Fiction weaves a fascinating narrative full of colourful characters by examining the prose of today's leading writers.

Published Mar 2012
Conscience on Trial: The Fate of Fourteen Pacifists in Stalin's Ukraine, 1952-1953
Conscience on Trial: The Fate of Fourteen Pacifists in Stalin's Ukraine, 1952-1953
By Hiroaki Kuromiya

Kuromiya convincingly elucidates the mechanism of the Soviet secret police and explores the minds of non-conformist believers -precursors to the revival of dissidence after Stalin's death in 1953.

Published Mar 2012
For Humanity's Sake: The Bildungsroman in Russian Culture
For Humanity's Sake: The Bildungsroman in Russian Culture
By Lina Steiner

Positing the classic Russian novel as an inheritor of the Enlightenment's key values — including humanity, self-perfection, and cross-cultural communication — For Humanity's Sake offers a unique view of Russian intellectual history and literature.

Published Nov 2011
Milton and the Rise of Russian Satanism
Milton and the Rise of Russian Satanism
By Valentin Boss

Russian notions of good and evil changed before the Revolution and will change again under glasnost' and perestroika. But no literary character has reflected such changes more dramatically than Milton's Satan, who managed to be both a hero to Romantic poets and Marxist critics.

Published Nov 2011
The Roots of Ukrainian Nationalism: Galicia as Ukraine's Piedmont
The Roots of Ukrainian Nationalism: Galicia as Ukraine's Piedmont
By Paul Robert Magocsi

This study provides a solid background for understanding nineteenth-century Galicia as the historic Piedmont of the Ukrainian national revival.

Published Nov 2011
Vladimir Nabokov: Poetry and the Lyric Voice
Vladimir Nabokov: Poetry and the Lyric Voice
Paul D. Morris

Morris re-evaluates Nabokov's poetry and demonstrates that poetry was in fact central to his identity as an author and was the source of his distinctive authorial - lyric - voice.

Published Sep 2011
State Building in Revolutionary Ukraine: A Comparative Study of Governments and Bureaucrats, 1917-1922
State Building in Revolutionary Ukraine: A Comparative Study of Governments and Bureaucrats, 1917-1922
By Stephen Velychenko

Pointing out that Bolshevik administrations at the time were no more effective in implementing policies than their rivals, Velychenko argues that more effective governance was not one of the reasons for the Russian Bolshevik victory in Ukraine.

Published Jul 2011