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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.



Becoming Muslim in Imperial Russia
Conversion, Apostasy, and Literacy
Agnes Nilufer Kefeli
Kefeli shows how traditional education, with Sufi mystical components, helped to Islamize Finno-Ugric and Turkic peoples in the Kama-Volga countryside and set the stage for the development of modernist Islam in Russia.



The Baron's Cloak
A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution
Willard Sunderland
Willard Sunderland tells the epic story of the Russian Empire's final decades through the arc of the life of Baron Roman Fedorovich von Ungern-Sternberg, which spanned the vast reaches of Eurasia.



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.



The Triumph of Improvisation
Gorbachev's Adaptability, Reagan's Engagement, and the End of the Cold War
James Graham Wilson
James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991.



Desperate Magic
The Moral Economy of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Russia
Valerie Kivelson
Kivelson places Russian witchcraft trials of the seventeenth century in the legal, social, and religious context of early modern Russia—and in comparison with witch hunts of Western Europe and elsewhere.



Diaries 1924–1933
Prodigal Son
Sergey Prokofiev
The third and final volume of Prokofiev's Diaries covers the years 1924 to 1933, when he was living in Paris.



Murder Most Russian
True Crime and Punishment in Late Imperial Russia
Louise McReynolds
Looking to the trials of infamous murderers in late imperial Russia to reveal its cultural values, social norms, and political expectations.



Heart-Pine Russia
Walking and Writing the Nineteenth-Century Forest
Jane T. Costlow
Costlow explores the central place the forest came to hold in a century of intense seeking for articulations of national and spiritual identity.



Tolstoy On War
Narrative Art and Historical Truth in "War and Peace"
This book brings together a distinguished group of scholars in essays that focus on the wartime sections of War and Peace. Approaching the novel from different disciplines, they wrestle with the book's great themes.



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