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Ukraine and Russia: Representations of the Past
Ukraine and Russia: Representations of the Past
By Serhii Plokhy

This book makes important assertions not only about the conflicts and negotiations inherent to opposing historiographic traditions, but about ways of overcoming the limitations imposed by those traditions.

Published Aug 2014
Unmaking Imperial Russia: Mykhailo Hrushevsky and the Writing of Ukrainian History
Unmaking Imperial Russia: Mykhailo Hrushevsky and the Writing of Ukrainian History
By Serhii Plokhy

Unmaking Imperial Russia examines Hrushevsky?s construction of a new historical paradigm that brought about the nationalization of the Ukrainian past and established Ukrainian history as a separate field of study.

Published Aug 2014
Stalin's Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination
Stalin's Empire of Memory: Russian-Ukrainian Relations in the Soviet Historical Imagination
By Serhy Yekelchyk

Combining archival research with an innovative methodology that links scholarly and political texts with the literary works and artistic images, Stalin's Empire of Memory presents a lucid, readable text that will become a must-have for students, academics, and anyone interested in Russian history.

Published Aug 2014
This Blessed Land: Crimea and the Crimean Tatars
This Blessed Land: Crimea and the Crimean Tatars
By Paul Robert Magocsi

An authoritative introduction to the Crimean peninsula, This Blessed Land is the first book in English to trace the vast history of Crimea from pre-historic times to the present.

Published Jul 2014
Ukraine: An Illustrated History
Ukraine: An Illustrated History
By Paul Robert Magocsi

Rather than limiting his study to an examination of the country's numerically largest population - ethnic Ukrainians - acclaimed scholar Paul Robert Magocsi emphasizes the multicultural nature of Ukraine throughout its history.

Published Jun 2014
Path of Thorns: Soviet Mennonite Life under Communist and Nazi Rule
Path of Thorns: Soviet Mennonite Life under Communist and Nazi Rule
By Jacob A. Neufeld
Edited, with an Introduction and Analysis, by Harvey L. Dyck
Translated from the German by Harvey L. Dyck and Sarah Dyck

Paths of Thorns is the story of Jacob Abramovich Neufeld (1895–1960), a prominent Soviet Mennonite leader and writer, as well as one of these Mennonites sent to the Gulag.

Published Jan 2014
Open Letters: Russian Popular Culture and the Picture Postcard 1880-1922
Open Letters: Russian Popular Culture and the Picture Postcard 1880-1922
By Alison Rowley

In Open Letters, the most comprehensive study of Russian picture postcards to date, Alison Rowley uses this medium to explore a variety of aspects of Russian popular culture.

Published Oct 2013
Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure
Politics of Energy Dependency: Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania between Domestic Oligarchs and Russian Pressure
By Margarita M. Balmaceda

A must-read for anyone interested in Eastern Europe, Russia, and the politics of natural resources, this book reveals the insights gained by looking at post-Soviet development and international relations issues not only from a Moscow-centered perspective, but from that of individual actors in other states.

Published Sep 2013
New Soviet Gypsies: Nationality, Performance, and Selfhood in the Early Soviet Union
New Soviet Gypsies: Nationality, Performance, and Selfhood in the Early Soviet Union
By Brigid O'Keeffe

New Soviet Gypsies provides a unique history of Roma, an overwhelmingly understudied and misunderstood diasporic people, by focusing on their social and political lives in the early Soviet Union.

Published Aug 2013
The Thaw: Soviet Society and Culture during the 1950s and 1960s
The Thaw: Soviet Society and Culture during the 1950s and 1960s
Edited by Denis Kozlov and Eleonory Gilburd

Featuring innovative research by historical, literary, and film scholars from across the world, this book helps to answer fundamental questions about the nature and ultimate fortune of the Soviet order – both in its internal dynamics and in its long-term and global perspectives.

Published Aug 2013