History - Russian


  • "Our Native Antiquity": Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Culture of Russian Modernism

    By Michael Kunichika

    Our Price: $109.00
    • ISBN-13: 9781618114419
    • Publisher: Academic Studies Press
  • "our Native Antiquity": Archaeology and Aesthetics in the Culture of Russian Modernism

    By Michael Kunichika

    Our Price: $37.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781618116642
    • Publisher: Academic Studies Press
  • "the Touch of Civilization": Comparing American and Russian Internal Colonization

    By Steven Sabol

    Our Price: $27.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781607328698
    • Publisher: University Press of Colorado
  • "we Are Jews Again": Jewish Activism in the Soviet Union

    By Yuli Kosharovsky

    Our Price: $39.95
    • ISBN-13: 9780815635192
    • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • 'HIV Is God's Blessing': Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

    By Jarrett Zigon

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520267640
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: December 2010
    This provocative study examines the role of today's Russian Orthodox Church in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Russia has one of the fastest-growing rates of HIV infection in the world--80 percent from intravenous drug use--and the Church remains its only resource for fighting these diseases. Jarrett Zigon takes the reader into a Church-run treatment center where, along with self-transformational and religious approaches, he explores broader anthropological questions--of morality, ethics, what constitutes a "normal" life, and who defines it as such. Zigon argues that this rare Russian partnership between sacred and political power carries unintended consequences: even as the Church condemns the influence of globalization as the root of the problem it seeks to combat, its programs are cultivating citizen-subjects ready for self-governance and responsibility, and better attuned to a world the Church ultimately opposes.
  • 'Living Water': Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

    By David Christian

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780198222866
    • Publisher: Clarendon Press
    • Published: October 1990
    This is a study of the social, economic, and political role of vodka in nineteenth-century Russia. Since the "Green Serpent" first appeared in sixteenth-century Muscovy, it has played a vital part in Russian life. Vodka became an essential ingredient in all working class celebrations--personal, religious, and commercial. By the nineteenth century, it was generating one third of government revenue. The individual and governmental dependence on vodka has endured into the Gorbachev era, yet until now, the phenomenon has largely been ignored by historians. Drawing on original research in Soviet archives, this lively volume will provide an indispensable analysis of the importance of the vodka trade to all aspects of Russian life.
  • 1905

    By Leon Trotsky

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394471778
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 1971
  • 1905

    By Leon Trotsky

    Our Price: $19.80
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781608467358
    • Publisher: Haymarket Books
    • Published: October 2016
  • 1948

    By James F. Nagle

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781419671425
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: June 2007
    1948: The Crossroads Year by James F. Nagle is a fascinating exploration of how 1948 forever changed America-and why. The turning point in the struggle between Western democracy and Eastern absolutism as symbolized by the Soviet Union, 1948 changed the way the world worked and the way America thought. As the nation grappled with a post war environment, its people began to question their role in this new society and the path on which America now seemed headed. There was a huge migration of black people from the South. Easterners set their sights on the sunnier climes of California. Suddenly, apartment dwelling gave rise to a new phenomenon of suburbia. This was also the year that Israel was created and the first Arab-Israeli war was fought.From the Truman Doctrine to the popularization of television, Nagle investigates how one unique year has impacted our society right into our present day. Written in sparkling prose, Nagle brings a you-are-there perspective as he explores how and why Americans decided which bridges to build in their new lives-and which ones they should burn. A perfect book for history aficionados or baby boomers, 1948: The Crossroads Year is a portrait of the way we were-and how we became who we are.
  • 1983: Reagan, Andropov, and a World on the Brink

    By Taylor Downing

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780306921728
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: April 2018
  • Abel: The True Story of the Spy They Traded for Gary Powers

    By Vin Arthey

    Our Price: $16.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781849549691
    • Publisher: Dialogue
  • The Abolition of Serfdom in Russia, 1762-1907

    By David Moon

    Our Price: $44.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780582294868
    • Publisher: Prentice Hall
    • Published: December 2001
  • Absolute War: Soviet Russia In the Second World War

    By Chris Bellamy

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375724718
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: October 2008
    A critical study of the war on the Eastern Front between 1941 and 1945 offers an in-depth accounting of the events, personalities, and implications of this key chapter of World War II, from the end of the fragile alliance between Hitler and Stalin, to the fierce front line campaigns, to the devastating cost of the war on both sides and the far-reaching repercussions of the conflict. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
  • Absolutism and Ruling Class: The Formation of the Russian Political Order, 1700-1825

    By John P. Ledonne

    Our Price: $180.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195068054
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: September 1991
    This is the first comprehensive examination of the Russian ruling elite and its political institutions during an important period of state building, from the emergence of Russia on the stage of world politics around 1700 to the consolidation of its position after the victory over Napoleon. Instead of focusing on the great rulers of the period--Peter, Catherine, and Alexander--the work examines the nobility which alone could make their power effective. LeDonne not only gives a full chronological account of the development of bureaucratic, military, economic, and political institutions in Russia during this period, but also skillfully analyzes the ways in which local agencies and the ruling class exercised control and shared power with the absolute monarchs.