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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...



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.



Club Red
Vacation Travel and the Soviet Dream
Diane P. Koenker
A sweeping and insightful history of Soviet vacationing and tourism from the Revolution through...



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.



Bitter Choices
Loyalty and Betrayal in the Russian Conquest of the North Caucasus
Michael Khodarkovsky
Michael Khodarkovsky's book tells the story of Semen Atarshchikov, a single man with multiple allegiances, and provides a concise and compelling history of the mountainous region between the Black and Caspian...



Terror and Greatness
Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths
Kevin M. F. Platt
Exploring historical and cultural representations of the two Russian rulers as they shaped and reflected political shifts.



Moscow Prime Time
How the Soviet Union Built the Media Empire that Lost the Cultural Cold War
Kristin Roth-Ey
A portrait of the Soviet mass media from the end of World War II through the 1970s.



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