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              Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union: From De-Stalinization to Perestroika
               

              Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union: From De-Stalinization to Perestroika (Hardback)

              By Martin, Dr. Barbara

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              How was it possible to write history in the Soviet Union, under strict state control and without access to archives?

              ISBN 9781788310536
              Released NZ 2 May 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Library of Modern Russia
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              Stalin's Economic Advisors: The Varga Institute and the Making of Soviet Foreign Policy
               

              Stalin's Economic Advisors: The Varga Institute and the Making of Soviet Foreign Policy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Roh, Kyung Deok

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              Soviet foreign policy in the Stalin era is commonly assumed to have been a direct product of either Marxist ideology or the leader's whims. Both assumptions, however, oversimplify the complex and subtle factors involved in its creation and implementation. Kyung-Deok Roh provides ...an alternative, more nuanced, explanation and demonstrates the key role played by Stalin's economic advisors. The so-called 'Varga Institute' , a 'think tank' led by Evgenii Varga, developed a unique scholarly discourse on the capitalist economy and international politics, based on an amalgam of Marxist economics and, notably, the work of American economist W. E. Mitchell. The institute's scholarship, which suggested the resilience, adaptability and stability of the capitalist economy, created the discursive space within which decisions were made, and influenced Stalin to move increasingly from aggressive strategies towards more cautious international policies. Roh's account, the first comprehensive study of this pivotal group, demonstrates the many complex ways that Soviet foreign policy was created and sheds new light onto the controversial relationship between Soviet academia and the party. Based on extensive archival research into previously untouched material, Stalin's Economic Advisors is essential reading for all researchers seeking to add nuance to their conception of Stalinist foreign policy, economic thought and politics.
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              ISBN 9781838602130
              Released NZ 22 Aug 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Library of Modern Russia
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              Soviet Americana: The Cultural History of Russian and Ukrainian Americanists
               

              Soviet Americana: The Cultural History of Russian and Ukrainian Americanists (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Zhuk, Sergei

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              The Americanist community played a vital role in the Cold War, as well as in large part directing the cultural consumption of Soviet society and shaping perceptions of the US. To shed light onto this important, yet under-studied, academic community, Sergei Zhuk here explores the ...personal histories of prominent Soviet Americanists, considering the myriad cultural influences - from John Wayne's bravado in the film Stagecoach to Miles Davis - that shaped their identities, careers and academic interests. Zhuk's compelling account draws on a wide range of understudied archival documents, periodicals, letters and diaries as well as more than 100 exclusive interviews with prominent Americanists to take the reader from the post-war origins of American studies, via the extremes of the Cold War, thaw and perestroika, to Putin's Russia. Soviet Americana is a comprehensive insight into shifting attitudes towards the US throughout the twentieth century and an essential resource for all Soviet and Cold War historians.
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              ISBN 9781350130128
              Released NZ 19 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Library of Modern Russia
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              Russia in the Time of Cholera: Disease under Romanovs and Soviets
               

              Russia in the Time of Cholera: Disease under Romanovs and Soviets (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Davis, John P.

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              As the nineteenth century drew to a close and epidemics in western Europe were waning, the deadly cholera vibrio continued to wreak havoc in Russia, outlasting the Romanovs. Scholars have since argued that cholera eventually fell prey to better sanitation and strict quarantine un...der the Soviets, citing as evidence imperial mismanagement, a `backward' tsarist medical system and physicians' anachronistic environmental interpretations of the disease. Drawing on extensive archival research and the so-called `material turn' in historiography, however, John P. Davis here demonstrates that Romanov-era physicians' environmental approach to disease was not ill-grounded, nor a consequence of neo-liberal or populist political leanings, but born of pragmatic scientific considerations. The physicians confronted cholera in a broad and sophisticated way, essentially laying the foundations for the system of public health that the Soviets successfully used to defeat cholera during the New Economic Policy (1922-1928). By focusing for the first time on the conclusion of the cholera epoch in Russia, Davis adds an indispensable layer of nuance to the existing conception of Romanov Russia and its complicated legacy in the Soviet period.
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              ISBN 9781350130111
              Released NZ 19 Sep 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              New Drama in Russian: Performance, Politics and Protest in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
                

              New Drama in Russian: Performance, Politics and Protest in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (Hardback)

              Edited by Curtis, J. A. E.

              • RRP: $399.50
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                25 Jun 20

              How and why does the stage, and those who perform upon it, play such a significant role in the social makeup of modern Russia, Ukraine and Belarus? In New Drama in Russian, Julie Curtis brings together an international team of leading scholars and practitioners to tackle this com...plex question. New Drama, which draws heavily on techniques of documentary and verbatim writing, is a key means of protest in the Russian-speaking world; since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, theatres, dramatists, and critics have collaborated in using the genre as a lens through which to explore a wide topics from human rights and crime to sexuality and racism. Yet surprisingly little has been written on this important theatrical movement. New Drama in Russian rectifies this. Through providing analytical surveys of the transnational and outspoken genre alongside case-studies of plays and interviews with playwrights, this volume sheds much-needed light on the key issues of performance, politics, and protest in the post-Soviet world. Meticulously researched and elegantly argued, this book will be of immense value to scholars of Russian cultural history and post-soviet literary studies.
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              ISBN 9781788313506
              Released NZ 25 Jun 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Library of Modern Russia
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              The Old Believers in Imperial Russia: Oppression, Opportunism and Religious Identity in Tsarist Moscow
               

              The Old Believers in Imperial Russia: Oppression, Opportunism and Religious Identity in Tsarist Moscow (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Simone, Peter T. De

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              'Two Romes have fallen. The third stands. And there will be no fourth.' So spoke Russian monk Hegumen Filofei of Pskov in 1510, proclaiming Muscovite Russia as heirs to the legacy of the Roman Empire following the collapse of the Byzantine Empire. The so-called 'Third Rome Doctri...ne' spurred the creation of the Russian Orthodox Church, although just a century later a further schism occurred, with the Old Believers (or 'Old Ritualists') challenging Patriarch Nikon's liturgical and ritualistic reforms and laying their own claim to the mantle of Roman legacy. While scholars have commonly painted the subsequent history of the Old Believers as one of survival in the face of persistent persecution at the hands of both tsarist and church authorities, Peter De Simone here offers a more nuanced picture. Based on research into extensive, yet mostly unknown, archival materials in Moscow, he shows the Old Believers as versatile and opportunistic, and demonstrates that they actively engaged with, and even challenged, the very notion of the spiritual and ideological place of Moscow in Imperial Russia.Ranging in scope from Peter the Great to Lenin, this book will be of use to all scholars of Russian and Orthodox Church history.
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              ISBN 9780755601325
              Released NZ 26 Dec 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Library of Modern Russia
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              Soviet Americana: The Cultural History of Russian and Ukrainian Americanists
               

              Soviet Americana: The Cultural History of Russian and Ukrainian Americanists (Hardback)

              By Zhuk, Sergei

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              In 1991 there were more than 1,000 'Americanists' - experts in US history and politics - working in the Soviet Union.

              ISBN 9781784539108
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Library of Modern Russia
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              The Idea of Russia: The Life and Work of Dmitry Likhachev
               

              The Idea of Russia: The Life and Work of Dmitry Likhachev (Hardback)

              By Zubok, Vladislav

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              Thoroughly-researched biography of leading Russian intellectual

              ISBN 9781784537272
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Library of Modern Russia
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              Gender and Survival in Soviet Russia: A Life in the Shadow of Stalin's Terror
               

              Gender and Survival in Soviet Russia: A Life in the Shadow of Stalin's Terror (Hardback)

              By Miklashevskaya, Ludmila; Translated by MacKinnon, Elaine

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              This first-hand witness account - originally written by Lyudmila Miklashevskaya in 1976 and here translated into English by historian Elaine MacKinnon for the first time - tells the important story of one woman's persecution under Stalin. From Miklashevskaya's middle-class Jewish... childhood in Odessa, to her life in exile as the wife of `an enemy of the people' and false imprisonment in a labour camp for the attempted murder of NKVD leader Nikolai Yezhov, to her later attempts at rehabilitation, her memoir is a fascinating tapestry of Soviet artistic, intellectual, and political life set against the tumultuous backdrop of revolutions, wars, and repressive regimes. Accompanied by a translator's introduction and detailed historical explanatory notes, Gender and Survival in Soviet Russia sheds new light on the relationship between power, gender, and society in 20th-century Russia. This book is thus a vital primary resource for scholars of modern Russian history and gender studies, offering a compelling and personal route into understanding how the machinations of Soviet Russia destroyed everyday life, tearing families apart and leaving scars that never healed.
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              ISBN 9781350139206
              Released NZ 23 Jan 2020
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              The Tsar's Armenians: A Minority in Late Imperial Russia
               

              The Tsar's Armenians: A Minority in Late Imperial Russia (Hardback)

              By Onol, Onur

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              The first English-language study of the drastic reversal of relations between imperial Russia and their Armenian subjects on the eve of World War I.

              ISBN 9781784537968
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Library of Modern Russia
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