Russian Studies

The Oldest Art of Siberia: Forms, Symbols, Technologies

Author: 

Lbova, Liudmila V. and Pavel V. Volkov

Credentials: 

Liudmila V. Lbova is Professor of at the Graduate School of International Relations at the Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University.
Pavel V. Volkov is Docent and Lead Researcher at Novosibirsk State University.

Translator: Richard L. Bland is Archeologist (retired) with the U.S. National Park Service, Heritage Research Associates, and the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at the University of Oregon.

Primitive art is inseparable from primitive consciousness and can be correctly understood only with the correct socio-cultural context. This book examines the ancient art of Siberia as part of the integral whole of ancient society.

Market: 
Art, Social Science, Archeology, Anthropology, Ethnography, Folklore, Migration, Prehistoric Art, Russian Studies, Russia, History, Russian History, Siberia, Ancient History
Release Date: 
Date: June 24, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534566
Price: 
Price: $139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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One Against All: Lenin and His Legacy

Author: 

Echeverran, Roberto

Credentials: 

Roberto Echeverran is a poet, novelist, essayist, and translator. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, where he studied philosophy and law. He then pursued graduate studies in philosophy at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany and received his Ph.D. at the University of Paris VIII. Echevarren taught at the University of London before a twenty-year career teaching at New York University. He has published five novels, notably his last three short novels combined under the title Archipiélago (Archipelago). He was recently awarded the 2021 Amado Alonso International Prize of Literary Criticism for his book El pensamiento chino (Chinese Thought).

A century on, scholars can achieve a certain balance in views of what Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin’s government meant for Russia and for the world. In One Against All, Roberto Echeverran synthesizes all that we know about Lenin and his government by taking data from new and original sources. With auxiliary chapters on the evolution of land tenancy in Russia, the collectivization of land under Stalin, and the suppression of sexual minorities under Soviet rule, this book adds breadth and scope to our understanding of Lenin’s government and legacy.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Social Science, Russia, Russian History, Eurasian Studies, Intellectual History, Communism, Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin, Revolution, Twentieth Century
Release Date: 
September 15, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680534481 Hardcover
Price: 
Price: $49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Constructing the Soviet Elite: Recruitments, Exclusions, and Repressions Within the Soviet Communist Party, 1917-1941

Author: 

Moullec, Gaël-Georges

Credentials: 

Gaël-Georges Moullec is a specialist in Russian History and the history of the international communist movement. Having served as a staff officer at NATO Headquarters, he is currently lecturer at the University of Paris XIII and the Polytechnic University of Valenciennes, and Associate Researcher and Chair of Geopolitics at Rennes School of Business. He is the author of eight books including Moscou – 1917: Les rapports d’Albert Remes, consul du Royaume de Belgique and Trois instants de printemps, le renseignement diplomatique soviétique dans la France gaulliste.

The Soviet Communist Party faced a large-scale problem of regulating membership after the Russian Revolution of 1917. While recruitments were conducted mainly according to the internal Party rules, exclusion campaigns were periodically adopted to ensure ideological purity. In the decades before World War II, these reviews took various forms – from mere administrative re-registration to violent purges that involved millions of arrests.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Social Science, Russia, Russian History, Soviet Union, Communism, Russian Revolution, International Communism
Release Date: 
August 15, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680536942 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Alexander Serov and the Birth of the Russian Modern (New and Revised 2nd edition)

Author: 

du Quenoy, Paul, PhD

Credentials: 

Paul du Quenoy is a historian and critic. He has taught at multiple universities in the United States and abroad and is the author of four books. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Georgetown University

When did Russia become “modern?” Historians of Russia – including even many Russian historians – have long tried to identify Russia’s “modern” moment. While most scholars have looked to economic or ideological transitions, noted historian and critic Paul du Quenoy approaches the problem through culture, and specifically the performing arts, as told through the prism of one of its leading nineteenth-century practitioners, the composer and critic Alexander Serov.

Market: 
History, Music, Cultural Studies, Russia, Russian Music, European History, Music Criticism, Musicology
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537550 Hardcover
Price: 
$79.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
356
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Russia, Chechnya, and the West, 2000–2006

Author: 

Zakaev, Akhmed, Prime Minister-in-Exile of Chechen Republic of Ichkeria

Translator:
Arch Tait, Ph.D.

Market: 
International Relations, History, War Studies, Russia, Russian Politics, Chechnya, Terrorism, Caucasus Studies, Middle East Studies, War on Terror, Vladimir Putin
Release Date: 
March 1, 2022
ISBN: 
978-1680532715 Hardcover
Price: 
$59.95
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Drama According to Alexander Bakshy, 1916-1946

Author: 

Russo, James R., Ph.D.

Credentials: 

James R. Russo is an independent scholar. He holds a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University and has taught theater and drama courses there and at the University of Richmond.

A Russian Jew who spent most of his life in England and America, Alexander Bakshy (1885-1949) was a theater critic and literary translator. He was also an innovative theorist who applied to theater the discourse of self-reflexive modernism, prizing anti-illusionist medium-awareness. Indeed, he was something of a pioneer in the area of “spectatorship” and medium-awareness, going so far as to argue in favor of the modernist idea of overt presentationalism on stage as opposed to disingenuous representationalism.

Market: 
Performing Arts, Theater, Literature, Russia, Modernism
Release Date: 
September 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532760 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
212
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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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: 
March 1, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680539059 Hardcover; 9781680539066 Paperback
Price: 
$99.95 Hardcover; $29.95 Paperback
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
128
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Stalin’s Vengeance ($49.95; 35GBP): 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.

Market: 
Political Science, History, World War II, War Studies, Intelligence, Diplomacy, European History, 20th Century, Russian History, Soviet Union, Cossacks
Release Date: 
September 26, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538809 Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95; £35
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
600
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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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
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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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: 
September 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680539660 Hardcover; 9781680539677 Paperback
Price: 
$99.95 Hardcover; $29.95 Paperback
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
340
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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