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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.

Available Dec 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.

Available Oct 2016
Italian Futurism and the First World War
Italian Futurism and the First World War
By Selena Daly

Selena Daly’s work is the first comprehensive study of Futurism during the First World War period. In this book, she examines the cultural, political, and military engagement of the Futurists with the war effort, both on the battlefields and on the home front.

Available Sep 2016
States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic
States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic
By Yanni Kotsonis

States of Obligation is the first sustained study of the Russian taxation system, the first to study its European and transatlantic context, and the first to expose the essential continuities between the fiscal practices of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

Published Jul 2016
Betwixt Jest and Earnest: Marprelate, Milton, Marvell, Swift & the Decorum of Religious Ridicule
Betwixt Jest and Earnest: Marprelate, Milton, Marvell, Swift & the Decorum of Religious Ridicule
By Raymond A. Anselment

Marprelate, Milton, Marvell, and Swift are among the best prose satirists in a remarkably rich literary era. Focusing on these key figures, ‘Betwixt Jest and Earnest’ examines the theory and practice of religious prose in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Published Jul 2016
Canadian-Soviet Relations between the World Wars
Canadian-Soviet Relations between the World Wars
By Aloysius Balawyder

This study, based on archives only recently made available, examines Canada’s relations with the Soviet Union between the first and second world wars. 

Published Jul 2016
Forests and French Sea Power: 1660-1789
Forests and French Sea Power: 1660-1789
By Paul Walden Bamford

Mr. Bamford has provided the first monograph in the English language on discovering what forest resources were available to the French navy during the ancien régime and what use it was able to make of them in the English language.

Published Jul 2016
The Renaissance and English Humanism
The Renaissance and English Humanism
By Douglas Bush

The appearance of a fourth printing of The Renaissance and English Humanism indicated the scholarly success this book has enjoyed for more than a decade. As a brief yet thoughtful and eloquent evaluation of the influence of the Christian humanistic tradition upon our culture it has not been surpassed.

Published Jul 2016
The German Forest: Nature, Identity, and the Contestation of a National Symbol, 1871-1914
The German Forest: Nature, Identity, and the Contestation of a National Symbol, 1871-1914
By Jeffrey K. Wilson

Through impressive primary and archival research, Wilson demonstrates that in addition to uniting Germans, the forest as a national symbol could also serve as a vehicle for protest and strife.

Published Jul 2016
Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan
Doctors of Empire: Medical and Cultural Encounters between Imperial Germany and Meiji Japan
By Hoi-eun Kim

In Doctors of Empire, Hoi-eun Kim recounts the story of the almost 1,200 Japanese medical students who rushed to German universities to learn cutting-edge knowledge from the world leaders in medicine, and of the dozen German physicians who were invited to Japan to transform the country’s medical institutions and education.

Published Jun 2016