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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
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
Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations
Ukraine and Europe: Cultural Encounters and Negotiations
Edited by Giovanna Brogi Bercoff, Marko Pavlyshyn, and Serhii Plokhy

Ukraine and Europe challenges the popular perception of Ukraine as a country torn between Europe and the east. Twenty-two scholars from Europe, North America, and Australia explore the complexities of Ukraine’s relationship with Europe and its role the continent’s historical and cultural development.

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
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 Nov 2016