E-books: Central Asian, Russian & Eastern European Studies

  • Red Money for the Global South: East–South Economic Relations in the Cold War book cover

    Red Money for the Global South

    East–South Economic Relations in the Cold War, 1st Edition

    By Max Trecker

    Red Money for the Global South explores the relationship of the East with the “new” South after decolonization, with a particular focus on the economic motives of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) and other parties that were all striving for mutual cooperation. During the Cold War,…

    eBook – 2020-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Soviet Women – Everyday Lives book cover

    Soviet Women – Everyday Lives

    1st Edition

    By Melanie Ilic

    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…

    eBook – 2020-02-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • China, the West, and Democratization: The Struggle for the Local and the Global in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan book cover

    China, the West, and Democratization

    The Struggle for the Local and the Global in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan, 1st Edition

    By Luba von Hauff

    Drawing upon insights from international socialization theory and social psychology, this book examines China’s efforts to multipolarize – and hence potentially de-liberalize – the international system from the local perspective of a non-democratic (yet democratizing) nation and then…

    eBook – 2020-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on Challenges, Crises and Dissent in World Politics

  • Mongol Court Dress, Identity Formation, and Global Exchange book cover

    Mongol Court Dress, Identity Formation, and Global Exchange

    1st Edition

    By Eiren L. Shea

    The Mongol period (1206-1368) marked a major turning point of exchange – culturally, politically, and artistically – across Eurasia. The wide-ranging international exchange that occurred during the Mongol period is most apparent visually through the inclusion of Mongol motifs in textile, paintings…

    eBook – 2020-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • Russian Orthodoxy, Nationalism and the Soviet State during the Gorbachev Years, 1985-1991 book cover

    Russian Orthodoxy, Nationalism and the Soviet State during the Gorbachev Years, 1985-1991

    1st Edition

    By Sophie Kotzer

    This book examines how the Russian Orthodox Church developed during the period of Gorbachev’s rule in the Soviet Union, a period characterised by perestroika (reform) and glasnost (openness). It charts how official Soviet policy towards religion in general and the Russian Orthodox Church changed,…

    eBook – 2020-01-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Religion, Society and Government in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet States

  • Reading Russian Sources: A Student's Guide to Text and Visual Sources from Russian History book cover

    Reading Russian Sources

    A Student's Guide to Text and Visual Sources from Russian History, 1st Edition

    Edited by George Gilbert

    Reading Russian Sources is an accessible and comprehensive guide that introduces students to the wide range of sources that can be used to engage with Russian history from the early medieval to the late Soviet periods. Divided into two parts, the book begins by considering approaches that can be…

    eBook – 2020-01-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Guides to Using Historical Sources

  • New Narratives of Russian and East European Art: Between Traditions and Revolutions book cover

    New Narratives of Russian and East European Art

    Between Traditions and Revolutions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Galina Mardilovich, Maria Taroutina

    This book brings together thirteen scholars to introduce the newest and most cutting-edge research in the field of Russian and East European art history. Reconsidering canonical figures, re-examining prevalent debates, and revisiting aesthetic developments, the book challenges accepted histories…

    eBook – 2019-12-20
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • Russian in a Contemporary World: A Textbook for Intermediate Russian book cover

    Russian in a Contemporary World

    A Textbook for Intermediate Russian, 1st Edition

    By Elena Simms, Tatiana Romanova

    Russian in a Contemporary World is an intermediate textbook with a focus on improving oral and written skills of the Russian language by encouraging students’ creative potential with their use of language in a contemporary society, such as media, TV, art, and technology. Key features of the…

    eBook – 2019-12-16
    Routledge

  • Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema: Music and Meaning from Solaris to The Sacrifice book cover

    Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema

    Music and Meaning from Solaris to The Sacrifice, 1st Edition

    By Tobias Pontara

    Andrei Tarkovsky's Sounding Cinema adds a new dimension to our understanding and appreciation of the work of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky (1932–1986) through an exploration of the presence of music and sound in his films. The first comprehensive study in English concentrating on the…

    eBook – 2019-12-11
    Routledge
    Music and Sound on the International Screen

  • Viktor Simov: Stanislavsky’s Designer book cover

    Viktor Simov

    Stanislavsky’s Designer, 1st Edition

    Edited by PAUL FRYER, Anastasia Toros

    Viktor Simov is the first English-language biography of Konstantin Stanislavsky’s principal scenic designer at the Moscow Art Theatre from the company’s formation in 1898. His ground-breaking work included the designs for the premieres of Anton Chekhov’s major stage plays, and his approach to…

    eBook – 2019-11-28
    Routledge

  • Japan’s Cold War Policy and China: Two Perceptions of Order, 1960-1972 book cover

    Japan’s Cold War Policy and China

    Two Perceptions of Order, 1960-1972, 1st Edition

    By Yutaka Kanda

    From 1960s to the early 1970s in East Asia, the Cold War bipolar system, centering on the US and USSR, shifted to a more complicated structure. After the Cuban Missile Crisis, Washington and Moscow accelerated the détente process, leading China to fear a "collusion" of the two superpowers. Publicly…

    eBook – 2019-11-22
    Routledge
    Politics in Asia

  • Social Mobilization Beyond Ethnicity: Civic Activism and Grassroots Movements in Bosnia and Herzegovina book cover

    Social Mobilization Beyond Ethnicity

    Civic Activism and Grassroots Movements in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1st Edition

    By Chiara Milan

    This book offers an in-depth investigation of the emergence and spread of social mobilizations that transcend ethnicity in societies violently divided along ethno-national lines. Using Bosnia Herzegovina as a case study, the book explores episodes of mobilization which have superseded…

    eBook – 2019-11-20
    Routledge
    Southeast European Studies

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