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Black Earth, Red Star
A History of Soviet Security Policy, 1917–1991
R. Craig Nation
R. Craig Nation provides the first post-Cold War history of the Soviets' seventy-five-year struggle to maintain an effective national security policy in a hostile world without altogether abandoning the commitment to their original internationalist...



Border Work
Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia
Madeleine Reeves
Through an ethnography of social and spatial practice at the limits of the state, this book explores the contested work of producing and policing "territorial integrity" when significant stretches of new international borders remain to be conclusively demarcated or effectively policed.



Breaking the Ties That Bound
The Politics of Marital Strife in Late Imperial Russia
Barbara Alpern Engel
New perspectives on marital relations, domesticity, and intimate life in imperial Russia.



Broad Is My Native Land
Repertoires and Regimes of Migration in Russia's Twentieth Century
Lewis H. Siegelbaum, Leslie Page Moch
The first history of late imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet Russia through the lens of migration.



The Captive and the Gift
Cultural Histories of Sovereignty in Russia and the Caucasus
Bruce Grant
Bruce Grant explores the long relationship between Russia and the Caucasus and the means by which sovereignty has been exercised in this contested area.



Cars for Comrades
The Life of the Soviet Automobile
Lewis H. Siegelbaum
Deeply researched and engagingly told, this masterful and entertaining biography of the Soviet automobile provides a new perspective on one of the twentieth century's most iconic—and important—technologies and a novel approach to understanding the USSR.



Cartographies of Tsardom
The Land and Its Meanings in Seventeenth-Century Russia
Valerie Kivelson
Toward the end of the sixteenth century, and throughout the seventeenth, thinking in spatial terms assumed extraordinary urgency among Russia's ruling elites. The two great developments of this era in Russian history-the enserfment of the peasantry...



Castration and the Heavenly Kingdom
A Russian Folktale
Laura Engelstein
Of the many sects that broke from the official Russian Orthodox church in the eighteenth century, one was universally despised. Its members were peasants from the Russian heartland skilled in the arts of animal husbandry who turned their knives on...



Central Asians under Russian Rule
A Study in Culture Change
Elizabeth E. Bacon
Originally published in 1966, this edition of Elizabeth E. Bacon's classic work of history and ethnography includes an extensive introduction by Michael M. J. Fischer that surveys developments in our knowledge of Central Asia in the fifteen years...



Children of Rus'
Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation
Faith Hillis
Faith Hillis recovers an all but forgotten chapter in the history of the tsarist empire and its southwestern...



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