Russian Studies

A Concise History of the Russian Orthodox Church

Author: 

Kent, Neil; Professor and Fellow, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Credentials: 

Author of Crimea: A History, St. Petersburg: A Cultural Guide, and many other books

Orthodox Christianity is one of the world’s major religions, and the Russian Orthodox Church is by far its largest denomination. Few know its history and spiritual richness, however. Neil Kent’s comprehensive new book fills that gap. The Russian Orthodox Church’s Eastern roots, including its dogma, canons, and practices, are explored, along with the political and military contexts in which it carried out its mission over the centuries.

Market: 
Religion, Christianity, Russia, Eurasia, Russian History, Orthodoxy, Patriarchate, Political Science
Release Date: 
September 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539059 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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A Concise History of the Russian Orthodox Church

Author: 

Kent, Neil, Professor and Fellow, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Credentials: 

Author of Crimea: A History, St. Petersburg: A Cultural Guide, and many other books

Orthodox Christianity is one of the world’s major religions, and the Russian Orthodox Church is by far its largest denomination. Few know its history and spiritual richness, however. Neil Kent’s comprehensive new book fills that gap. The Russian Orthodox Church’s Eastern roots, including its dogma, canons, and practices, are explored, along with the political and military contexts in which it carried out its mission over the centuries.

Market: 
Religion, Christianity, Russia, Eurasia, Russian History, Orthodoxy, Patriarchate, Political Science
Release Date: 
April 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539059 Hardcover; 978-1680539073 E-book
Price: 
$99.95 Hardcover, $99.95 E-book
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Stalin’s Vengeance: The Final Truth About the Forced Return of Russians After World War II

Author: 

Tolstoy, Nikolai, eminent historian and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature

Credentials: 

Author of Victims of Yalta

In May 1945, as World War II drew to a close in Europe, some 30,000 Russian Cossacks surrendered to British forces in Austria, believing they would be spared repatriation to the Soviet Union. The fate of those among them who were Soviet citizens had been sealed by the Yalta Agreement, signed by the Allied leaders a few months earlier. Ever since, mystery has surrounded Britain’s decision to include among those returned to Stalin a substantial number of White Russians, who had fled their country after the Russian Revolution of 1917 and found refuge in various European countries.

Market: 
Political Science, History, World War II, War Studies, Intelligence, Diplomacy, European History, 20th Century, Russian History, Soviet Union, Cossacks
Release Date: 
February 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538809 Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
600
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Russia’s Military Interventions in Georgia and Ukraine: Interests, Motives, and Decision-Making

Author: 

Ismayilov, Elnur, Ph.D., University of Münster

In Russia’s Military Interventions, Elnur Ismayilov analyzes Russia’s recent military interventions in Georgia and Ukraine by assessing the driving factors – the interests fueling Russian involvement and the decisions that fostered the resulting wars. Ismayilov covers the creation and transformation behind Russia’s post-Soviet perspectives on Ukraine and Georgia and explores the panorama of post-Soviet Russia’s foreign policy from the 1990s up to the turbulent present, in which Ukraine and Georgia’s pro-Western orientations have remained a core concern of the Kremlin.

Market: 
Political Science, International Relations, Eurasian Studies, War Studies, Russia, Military Interventions, Ukraine, Georgia
Release Date: 
January 25, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539103 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95 E-book
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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From Odessa With Love: Political and Literary Essays in Post-Soviet Ukraine

Author: 

Davidzon, Vladislav, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Odessa Review, European Culture Critic, Tablet Magazine

"Born in Tashkent, raised in Moscow and New York City, an editor in Odessa, a correspondent in Paris, there seems nowhere Davidzon hasn't been, no one he hasn't met. The result is a distinctive voice and eye, an eclectic mix of the cultural critic, the political analyst and the liberal cosmopolitan, evident from the first page of this delightful book"
- Mark Galeotti, University College London and Royal University Services Institute

Market: 
Political Science, International Affairs, Literature, Eurasian Studies, Cultural Studies, Identity Politics, Journalism, Eastern Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Soviet Union, Post-Soviet Studies, Ukrainian Revolution, Donald Trump, Viktor Yanukovych
Release Date: 
March 15, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680539660 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Latvia's Ordeal: Nation Building in War and Revolution

Author: 

Zazerskaya, Tatiana Ph.D., St. Petersburg State University (Russia)

Based on research in Russian, French, and Belgian archives, Latvia’s Ordeal traces the complex story of Latvian state-building. Pinning hopes on the outcome of World War I, Latvia’s nationalist intelligentsia advocated self-determination and the establishment of a new state within ethnographic borders. Independence emerged in a complex domestic and international landscape. While part of Latvia’s ethnic territories were occupied by German troops, half of the population and much industry had been evacuated to the Russian interior.

Market: 
Political Science, Nationalism, Imperialism, National Independence, Nation Building, Colonialism, Postcolonial Studies, Nation States, Latvia, Baltic Region, Russia, Russian Empire, Soviet Russia, Russian Civil War, World War I
Release Date: 
March 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680539530 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Russia’s Early Modern Orthodox Patriarchate: Apogee and Finale, 1648-1721

Author: 

Goldfrank, David, Professor Emeritus of History, Georgetown University; Kevin M. Kain, Senior Lecturer in Global Studies, University of Wisconsin (Ediitors)

Patriarch Nikon, the most energetic, creative, influential, and obstinate of Russia’s early religious leaders, dominates this book. As Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Nikon’s most important initiative was to bring Russian religious rituals into line with Greek Orthodox tradition, from which Russia’s practices had diverted. Kiev’s Monastery of the Caves served as a medium for his transmission of Greek notions. Nikon and Tsar Alexis I (r. 1645-1676) envisioned Russia’s transformed into a new Holy Land. Eventually, Nikon became a challenger for Imperial authority.

Market: 
Religion, Political Science, Eurasian Studies, Christianity, Church-State Relations, History, Russia, Russian History, Muscovy, Orthodox Christianity, Romanov Dynasty, Moscow Patriarchate, Patriarch Nikon, Kiev, Tsar Alexis I, Peter the Great, Holy Synod
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539417 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Russia’s Early Modern Orthodox Patriarchate: Foundations and Mitred Royalty, 1589-1647

Author: 

Goldfrank, David, Professor Emeritus of History, Georgetown University; Kevin M. Kain, Senior Lecturer in Global Studies, University of Wisconsin (Editors)

Focusing on one of Russia’s most powerful and wide-reaching institutions in a period of shattering dynastic crisis and immense territorial and administrative expansion, this book addresses manifestations of religious thought, practice, and artifacts revealing the permeability of political boundaries and fluid transfers of ideas, texts, people, objects, and “sacred spaces” with the rest of the Christian world.

Market: 
Religion, Political Science, Eurasian Studies, Christianity, History, Russia, Russian History, Muscovy, Orthodox Christianity, Romanov Dynasty, Moscow Patriarchate, Patriarch Filaret, Kiev, Tsar Michael
Release Date: 
July 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539400 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Michael Romanov: Brother of the Last Tsar, Diaries and Letters, 1916-1918 (Paperback)

Author: 

Azar, Helen (Translator); Nicholas B.A. Nicholson (Annotator)

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878-1918) was born the youngest son of Tsar Alexander III, ruler of the mightiest empire on earth. Upon the premature death of his elder brother Grand Duke George in 1899, Michael was thrust into the spotlight as the Heir-Tsesarevich of his older brother, Tsar Nicholas II, then the father of three girls. Even after the birth of an heir in 1904, Michael was pushed closer to the throne with each of the young boy's life-threatening bouts of hemophilia.

Market: 
Political Science, Eurasian Studies, Twentieth Century, History, Russia, Russian History, Imperial Russia, Russian Revolution, Romanov Dynasty, Michael Romanov, Nicholas II, Soviet Union, Communism
Release Date: 
June 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539462 Paperback
Price: 
$28.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
217
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Michael Romanov: Brother of the Last Tsar, Diaries and Letters, 1916-1918

Author: 

Azar, Helen (Translator); Nicholas B.A. Nicholson (Annotator)

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878-1918) was born the youngest son of Tsar Alexander III, ruler of the mightiest empire on earth. Upon the premature death of his elder brother Grand Duke George in 1899, Michael was thrust into the spotlight as the Heir-Tsesarevich of his older brother, Tsar Nicholas II, then the father of three girls. Even after the birth of an heir in 1904, Michael was pushed closer to the throne with each of the young boy's life-threatening bouts of hemophilia.

Market: 
Political Science, Eurasian Studies, Twentieth Century, History, Russia, Russian History, Imperial Russia, Russian Revolution, Romanov Dynasty, Michael Romanov, Nicholas II, Soviet Union, Communism
Release Date: 
June 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680539455 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
217
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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