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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 Dec 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.

Available Nov 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.

Published Aug 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
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
North/South: The Great European Divide
North/South: The Great European Divide
By Ricardo J. Quinones

North/South focuses on the dramatic changes in the intellectual and political typography of a Europe divided between the countries of the North and of those of the South.

Published Jun 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
China in the German Enlightenment
China in the German Enlightenment
Edited by Bettina Brandt and Daniel Leonhard Purdy

China in the German Enlightenment examines the connections between eighteenth-century philosophy, German Orientalism, and the origins of modern race theory.

Published Apr 2016