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  • 'They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else': A History of the Armenian Genocide

    By Ronald Grigor Suny

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691147307
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: March 2015
    Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by ninety percent--more than a million people. A century later, the Armenian Genocide remains controversial but relatively unknown, overshadowed by later slaughters and the chasm separating Turkish and Armenian versions of events. In this definitive narrative history, Ronald Suny cuts through nationalist myths, propaganda, and denial to provide an unmatched account of when, how, and why the atrocities of 1915-16 were committed.As it lost territory during the war, the Ottoman Empire was becoming a more homogenous Turkic-Muslim state, but it still contained large non-Muslim communities, including the Christian Armenians. The Young Turk leaders of the empire believed that the Armenians were internal enemies secretly allied to Russia and plotting to win an independent state. Suny shows that the great majority of Armenians were in truth loyal subjects who wanted to remain in the empire. But the Young Turks, steeped in imperial anxiety and anti-Armenian bias, became convinced that the survival of the state depended on the elimination of the Armenians. Suny is the first to explore the psychological factors as well as the international and domestic events that helped lead to genocide.Drawing on archival documents and eyewitness accounts, this is an unforgettable chronicle of a cataclysm that set a tragic pattern for a century of genocide and crimes against humanity.
  • Becoming National: A Reader

    By Geoff Eley

    Our Price: $72.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195096613
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: April 1996
    Being national is the condition of our times, yet never before has the idea of the nation been under such scrutiny. With the collapse of the bi-polar world of the Cold War, there has also been a parallel rise in the subnational--the claims of local, regional, and ethnic minorities--economic globalization, American cultural hegemony, international migration, and diasporization. In Becoming National Eley and Suny, two of the foremost authorities on nationalism, acknowledge these changes by combinging a diverse selection of readings with a unifying introduction and instructive headnotes, creating a text that moves the discussion of nationalism onto a new and contemporary level. Each group of readings is introduced by a brief historical essay, and the readings are fully annotated. Emphasizing the recent intellectual advances and influential ideas of Miroslav Hroch, Benedict Anderson, Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall, Lauren Berlant, and a host of others, this book underscores the nineteenth and twentieth century nationalist theories to show not only where scholars of nationalism have been but where they are going. Drawing on the strengths of recent cultural studies, including race and gender identities, the editors show that though politics is the ground upon which nationalism is constructed, culture is the terrain on which it is elaborated and fought over.
  • Cambridge History of Russia (V.3): the Twentieth Century

    By Ronald Grigor Suny

    Our Price: $198.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521811446
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: December 2006
    This is a definitive new history of Russia from early Rus' to the successor states that emerged after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Volume I encompasses developments befor ethe reign of Peter I; volume II covers the 'imperial era,' from Peter's time to the fall of the monarchy in March 1917; & volume III continues the story through to the end of the 20th century. At the core of all three volumes are the Russians, the lands which they have inhabited & the polities that ruled them, while other peoples & territories have also been given generous coverage for the periods when they came under Riurkid, Romanov & Soviet rule.
  • Looking Toward Ararat: Armenia In Moder

    By Ronald Grigor Suny

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253207739
    • Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: May 1993
    As a new independent Republic of Armenia is established among the ruins of the Soviet Union, Armenians are rethinking their history—the processes by which they arrived at statehood in a small part of their historic homeland, and the definitions they might give to boundaries of their nation. Both a victim and a beneficiary of rival empires, Armenia experienced a complex evolution as a divided or an erased polity with a widespread diaspora.Ronald Grigor Suny traces the cultural and social transformations and interventions that created a new sense of Armenian nationality in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Perceptions of antiquity and uniqueness combined in the popular imagination with the experiences of dispersion, genocide, and regeneration to forge an Armenian nation in Transcaucasia. Suny shows that while the limits of Armenia at times excluded the diaspora, now, at a time of state renewal, the boundaries have been expanded to include Armenians who live beyond the borders of the republic.
  • Making Workers Soviet: Power, Class, and Identity

    By Lewis H. Siegelbaum

    Our Price: $42.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801482113
    • Publisher: Cornell University Press
    • Published: January 1995
  • Party, State, and Society in the Russian Civil War

    By Diane P. Koenker

    Our Price: $41.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780253332622
    • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
    • Published: November 1989
  • Red Bread

    By Maurice Hindus

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253204851
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: December 1988
  • Revenge of the Past: Nationalism, Revolution, and the Collapse of the Soviet Union

    By Ronald Grigor Suny

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804722476
    • Publisher: STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: December 1993
    This timely and pathbreaking work shows how and why the dramatic collapse of the soviet Union was caused in large part by nationalism, that is, by the increasingly urgent demands of the subject nationalities of the Soviet Union for independence and autonomy.
  • The Cambridge History of Russia

    By Ronald Grigor Suny

    Our Price: $716.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521861946
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: January 2007
  • The Making of the Georgian Nation (Second Edition)

    By Ronald Grigor Suny

    Our Price: $29.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780253209153
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: January 1994
    "... the best study in English to date for an understanding of Georgian nationalism." —Religious Studies Review"... the standard account of Georgian history in English." —American Historical Review"... tour de force research... fascinating reading." —American Political Science ReviewLike the other republics floating free after the demise of the Soviet empire, the independent republic of Georgia is reinventing its past, recovering what had been forgotten or distorted during the long years of Russian and Soviet rule. Whether Georgia can successfully be transformed from a society rent by conflict into a pluralistic democratic nation will depend on Georgians rethinking their history.This is the first comprehensive treatment of Georgian history, from the ethnogenesis of the Georgians in the first millennium B.C., through the period of Russian and Soviet rule in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to the emergence of an independent republic in 1991, the ethnic and civil warfare that has ensued, and perspectives for Georgia's future.
  • The Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, and the Successor States (Second Edition)

    By Ronald Grigor Suny

    Our Price: $89.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195340556
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: May 2010
    Focusing on the eras of Lenin, Stalin, Gorbachev, and Yeltsin, a multi-layered account of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union chronicles and analyzes the Soviet experiment from the tsar to the first president of the Russian republic. UP.

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