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Realm of the Black Mountain
A History of Montenegro
Elizabeth Roberts
Comparatively little is well known about Europe's newest and one of its smallest independent states: the small mountain fastness Montenegro. In a book written for specialists and general readers alike, Elizabeth Roberts traces its history from...



The House in the Garden
The Bakunin Family and the Romance of Russian Idealism
John Randolph
"Aspiring thinkers require a stage for their performance and an audience to help give their actions distinction and meaning. To be made durable and influential, their charismatic stories have to be framed by supporting ideals, practices, and...



The Romanian Revolution of December 1989
Peter Siani-Davies
The Romanian Revolution of 1989 was the most spectacularly violent and remains today the most controversial of all the East European upheavals of that year. Despite (or perhaps because of) the media attention the revolution received, it remains...



Ethnic Bargaining
The Paradox of Minority Empowerment
Erin K. Jenne
Ethnic Bargaining introduces a theory of minority politics that blends comparative analysis and field research in the postcommunist countries of East Central Europe with insights from rational choice.



Turizm
The Russian and East European Tourist under Capitalism and Socialism
In the Soviet Union and the eastern bloc, the idea of "vacation" was never as uncomplicated as throwing some suitcases in the car and heading for the beach. The emphasis was on individual self-improvement within the framework of the collective, an...



How Russia Really Works
The Informal Practices That Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business
Alena V. Ledeneva
Ledeneva explores practices in politics, business, media, and the legal sphere in Russia in the 1990s.



Where Two Worlds Met
The Russian State and the Kalmyk Nomads, 1600–1771
Michael Khodarkovsky
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the expanding Russian empire was embroiled in a dramatic confrontation with the nomadic people known as the Kalmyks who had moved westward from Inner Asia onto the vast Caspian and Volga steppes. Drawing...



Defending the Border
Identity, Religion, and Modernity in the Republic of Georgia
Mathijs Pelkmans
This book, one of the first in English about everyday life in the Republic of Georgia, describes how people construct identity in a rapidly changing border region.



The Same Solitude
Boris Pasternak and Marina Tsvetaeva
Catherine Ciepiela
"Still, we have the same solitude, the same journeys and searching, and the same favorite turns in the labyrinth of literature and history."—Boris Pasternak to Marina Tsvetaeva One of the most compelling episodes of twentieth-century Russian...



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...



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