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Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe


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Soviet and Post-Soviet Lithuania – Generational Experiences

Soviet and Post-Soviet Lithuania – Generational Experiences

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Laima Zilinskiene, Melanie Ilic
December 14, 2021

This book explores the impact on different generations of Lithuanians of the fifty-year Soviet modernisation project which was implemented in Lithuania from 1940 to 1991. It reveals the specific characteristics of ‘the last Soviet generation’, born in the 1970s, and sets this generation apart from ...

Russia in Manchuria A Problem of Empire

Russia in Manchuria: A Problem of Empire

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Paul Dukes
November 29, 2021

Manchuria, the name given to China's North-eastern provinces by foreign powers, has been contested by China, Russia and Japan in particular over many centuries. This book surveys the history of Manchuria, focusing particularly on the Russian and Soviet perspective. It outlines early colonisation of...

The Soviet Union and Global Environmental Change Modifying the Biosphere and Conceptualizing Society-Nature Interaction

The Soviet Union and Global Environmental Change: Modifying the Biosphere and Conceptualizing Society-Nature Interaction

1st Edition

By Jonathan D. Oldfield
May 27, 2021

This book argues that the Soviet Union was a highly influential actor in furthering understandings of society-nature interaction on the international stage and played a key role in helping to shape, conceptualize and assess the relationship between humankind and the Earth system. It considers how ...

Russian Peasant Bride Theft

Russian Peasant Bride Theft

1st Edition

By John Bushnell
March 16, 2021

This book explores the history of Russian peasant bride theft - abduction, capture - from the adoption of Christianity in Kievan Rus in the late tenth century to the very early twentieth century. It argues that bride theft in eighteenth and nineteenth century Russia was practised in large part by, ...

Duelling, the Russian Cultural Imagination, and Masculinity in Crisis

Duelling, the Russian Cultural Imagination, and Masculinity in Crisis

1st Edition

By Amanda DiGioia
October 13, 2020

This book, written from a feminist perspective, uses the focus of duelling to discuss the nature of masculinity in Russia. It traces the development of duelling and masculinity historically from the time of Peter the Great onwards, considers how duelling and masculinity have been represented in ...

Late Tsarist Russia, 1881–1913

Late Tsarist Russia, 1881–1913

1st Edition

By Beryl Williams
September 18, 2020

This book brings together the large volume of work on late Tsarist Russia published over the last 30 years, to show an overall picture of Russia under the last two tsars - before the war brought down not only the Russian empire but also those of Germany, Austria–Hungary and Turkey. It turns the ...

Soviet Women – Everyday Lives

Soviet Women – Everyday Lives

1st Edition

By Melanie Ilic
February 17, 2020

Based on an extensive reading of a broad range of women’s accounts of their lives in the Soviet Union, this book focuses on many hidden aspects of Soviet women’s everyday lives, thereby revealing a great deal about how the Soviet Union operated on a day-to-day basis and about the place of the ...

Women's Experiences of Repression in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

Women's Experiences of Repression in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

1st Edition

By Kelly Hignett, Melanie Ilic, Dalia Leinarte, Corina Snitar
December 12, 2019

Based on extensive original research, including studies of autobiographies and biographies, reminiscences and memoirs, archived oral history data and interviews conducted by the authors, this book provides a rich picture of how women experienced repression in the former Soviet bloc. Although ...

Tourism and Travel during the Cold War Negotiating Tourist Experiences across the Iron Curtain

Tourism and Travel during the Cold War: Negotiating Tourist Experiences across the Iron Curtain

1st Edition

Edited By Sune Bechmann Pedersen, Christian Noack
September 18, 2019

The Iron Curtain was not an impenetrable divide, and contacts between East and West took place regularly and on various levels throughout the Cold War. This book explores how the European tourist industry transcended the ideological fault lines and the communist states attracted an ever-increasing ...

Everyday Soviet Utopias Planning, Design and the Aesthetics of Developed Socialism

Everyday Soviet Utopias: Planning, Design and the Aesthetics of Developed Socialism

1st Edition

By Anna Alekseyeva
January 23, 2019

This book explores how intellectuals of the later Soviet decades – the 1970s and 1980s – sought to bring about the socialist utopian world. It argues that the last two decades of the Soviet Union were not characterised by state withdrawal and malaise, as some scholars have argued; ...

Leadership and Nationalism in Azerbaijan Ali Mardan bey Topchibashov, Founder and Creator

Leadership and Nationalism in Azerbaijan: Ali Mardan bey Topchibashov, Founder and Creator

1st Edition

By Jamil Hasanli
December 03, 2018

Ali Mardan bey Topchibashov was a prominent politician, who played a crucial role in the history of Azerbaijan. One of the most striking personalities in the history of Azerbaijan, the founder of liberal ideas, and the first President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, he led the Muslim faction in the ...

The Politics of Culture in Soviet Azerbaijan, 1920-40

The Politics of Culture in Soviet Azerbaijan, 1920-40

1st Edition

By Audrey Altstadt
January 12, 2018

The early Soviet Union’s nationalities policy involved the formation of many national republics, within which "nation building" and "modernization" were undertaken for the benefit of "backward" peoples. This book, in considering how such policies were implemented in Azerbaijan, argues that the ...

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