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In Marx's Shadow: Knowledge, Power, and Intellectuals in Eastern Europe and Russia

by Serguei Oushakine, Costica Bradatan, Natasa Kovacevic & Elena Gapova et al. Lexington Books (March 19, 2010)

The volume draws attention to the unknown and unexplored areas, trends and ways of thinking under the communist regime. It demonstrates how various bodies of knowledge (philosophical, social, political, aesthetic,...


Suppressed Terror: History and Perception of Soviet Special Camps in Germany

by Bettina Greiner Lexington Books (April 24, 2014)

After World War II, 154,000 Germans were arrested by the Soviet secret police and held incommunicado in so-called special camps in the Soviet occupation zone. One third of the inmates did not survive captivity....


The Poetics of Early Russian Literature

by D. S. Likhachev & Christopher M. Arden-Close Lexington Books (March 13, 2014)

This translation of Likhachev’s Poetika Drevnerusskoy Literatury (The Poetics of Early Russian Literature), is a study of medieval Russian literature, as contrasted with modern literature in its narrative...


Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media

by Svitlana Malykhina Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media takes a unique perspective on Russian media, culture, and society by bridging linguistic anthropology and media studies. Svitlana Malykhina analyzes...


The Vienna Summit and Its Importance in International History

by Barbara Stelzl-Marx, Stefan Karner, Günter Bischof & Peter Ruggenthaler et al. Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

At the beginning of June 1961, the tensions of the Cold War were supposed to abate as both sides sought a resolution. The two most important men in the world, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, met for a...


From Peasant to Patriarch: Account of the Birth, Upbringing, and Life of His Holiness Nikon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

by Ioann Shusherin, Kevin Kain & Katia Levintova Lexington Books (April 26, 2007)

This book chronicles Nikon's entire life, focusing on the patriarch's relationship with the Romanov royal family and his monastery building program. The narrative also features rare eyewitness accounts of monumental...


The Life and Times of Charles R. Crane, 1858-1939: American Businessman, Philanthropist, and a Founder of Russian Studies in America

by Norman E. Saul Lexington Books (December 21, 2012)

Charles R. Crane acquired his appreciation for Russian culture and life through travel in the country, making a total of twenty-four trips to Russia. Crane developed friendships and professional relationships...


The Most Dangerous Art: Poetry, Politics, and Autobiography after the Russian Revolution

by Donald Loewen Lexington Books (December 05, 2007)

The book shows how three of Russia's most important twentieth century poets used autobiographical prose to defend poetry and the poet in an era when poetry was under attack. It juxtaposes these autobiographies...


Russian and American Cultures

by Konstantin V. Kustanovich Lexington Books (November 15, 2018)

Russia is a great country—both in terms of size and its achievements. It is the largest country in the world and, perhaps, the richest one as well, if one counts all its natural resources combined. The Russian...


The Life and Thought of Filaret Drozdov, 1782–1867

by Nicholas S. Racheotes Lexington Books (October 25, 2018)

The Life and Thought of Filaret Drozdov, 1782–1867: The Thorny Path to Sainthood is an intellectual biography of the foremost historical figure in the religious world of nineteenth-century Russia. The product...


The Novel of a Novel

by Ervin Sinkó & George Deák Lexington Books (March 20, 2018)

One of the first critiques of Stalinism from within the communist movement, The Novel of a Novel is a memoir in the form of a journal. It was first published in Yugoslavia in 1955 based on the journal, letters,...


Party Leadership under Stalin and Khrushchev

by Jonathan Harris Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

This study demonstrates that the full time party officials of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) used the term “party leadership” to both disguise and signal their efforts to lead the Communists...


Mao and the Sino-Soviet Split, 1959–1973

by Danhui Li & Yafeng Xia Lexington Books (September 15, 2018)

In the twenty-first century, students of Cold War history are fortunate to have the fruits of several major works on the Sino-Soviet split by European and American scholars. What is lacking in English literature,...


Conflict, Bargaining, and Kinship Networks in Medieval Eastern Europe

by Christian Raffensperger Lexington Books (April 15, 2018)

Conflict, Bargaining, and Kinship Networks in Medieval Eastern Europe takes the familiar view of Eastern Europe, families, and conflicts and stands it on its head. Instead of a world rife with civil war and...


Purity and Compromise in the Soviet Party-State

by Daniel Stotland Lexington Books (November 15, 2017)

This work offers new ways of conceptualizing the decision-making paradigm of the Soviet party-state that was defined by the persistent shortage of qualified manpower that afflicted the Russian elite. The traditional...


Bridging the Baltic Sea

by Lars Fredrik Stöcker Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

Tracing the origins, evolution, and goals of Polish and Estonian émigré politics in Cold War Sweden and its linkages with both the host and homeland societies, this book investigates the transnational dimension...


Prince George E. L'vov

by Thomas Earl Porter & Lawrence W. Lerner Lexington Books (October 04, 2017)

Prince George E. Lvov was born in Dresden in 1861, the same year Tsar Alexander II emancipated the serfs and Russia began to move away from its static society of orders toward a more modern polity. He died in...


Two Shining Souls: Jane Addams, Leo Tolstoy, and the Quest for Global Peace

by James Cracraft Lexington Books (June 15, 2012)

In Two Shining Souls, Cracraft explores the decades-long encounter of Jane Addams (1860-1935), the famous American social reformer and peace activist, with Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), the acclaimed Russian writer...


Physical Pain and Justice

by Gary Rosenshield Lexington Books (October 04, 2017)

It has been said that all great literature is about suffering. But before the twentieth century, physical pain, one of the most primal forms of human suffering, has rarely been represented on the stage and in...


Nikolai Bolkhovitinov and American Studies in the USSR

by Sergei I. Zhuk Lexington Books (July 03, 2017)

This study is an intellectual biography of Nikolai N. Bolkhovitinov (1930–2008), the prominent Soviet historian who was a pioneering scholar of US history and US–Russian relations. Alongside the personal...


Russia in the Wake of the Cold War

by Dorothy Horsfield Lexington Books (May 30, 2017)

Amid widespread and increasing alarm in Western strategic and foreign policy circles following Russia’s capture of Crimea, support for rebels in Ukraine, and military intervention in Syria, this study provides...


American–Soviet Cultural Diplomacy

by Cadra Peterson McDaniel Lexington Books (November 18, 2014)

American–Soviet Cultural Diplomacy: The Bolshoi Ballet’s American Premiere is the first full-length examination of a Soviet cultural diplomatic effort. Following the signing of an American-Soviet cultural...


The Criminal–Terror Nexus in Chechnya

by Jeff Meyers Lexington Books (April 12, 2017)

The line between criminal and terrorist groups is often blurred, and Chechen groups are an excellent example of this new phenomenon. As the Soviet Union collapsed, groups began to fill the cracks offering services...


The Soviet Union and the Horn of Africa during the Cold War: Between Ideology and Pragmatism

by Radoslav A. Yordanov Lexington Books (March 17, 2016)

Based on original research and previously unpublished material, this study reevaluates the Soviet Union’s involvement in the Horn of Africa and traces the evolution of Moscow’s foreign policy toward Somalia...


Student Politics in Communist Poland: Generations of Consent and Dissent

by Tom Junes Lexington Books (January 22, 2015)

The book presents a chronological narrative of student political activity in Communist Poland and discusses it both from the point of view of those who supported and those who opposed the regime while elaborating...


Dynamic Détente: The United States and Europe, 1964-1975

by Stephan Kieninger Lexington Books (March 23, 2016)

This study examines the dynamic evolution of Western détente policies and the creation of a sustainable security framework built by the United States and its West European allies through cooperation, dialogue,...


Legacies of Totalitarian Language in the Discourse Culture of the Post-Totalitarian Era: The Case of Eastern Europe, Russia, and China

by Ernest Andrews, Andrejs Plakans, Marius Dragomir & Fengyuan Ji et al. Lexington Books (May 19, 2011)

The book represents the first scholarly work to provide a detailed and clear view of the extent to which, and of the way in which linguistic-mental habits of the communist totalitarian era manifest themselves...


Unified Military Industries of the Soviet Bloc: Hungary and the Division of Labor in Military Production

by Pál Germuska Lexington Books (February 17, 2015)

This book explores Socialist economic and military cooperation by presenting a complete branch, the military industry, from the perspective of a smaller member nation, Hungary. It demonstrates that military...


The Concept of Neutrality in Stalin's Foreign Policy, 1945-1953

by Peter Ruggenthaler Lexington Books (July 02, 2015)

Drawing on recently declassified Soviet sources, this book sheds new light on the division of Europe in the aftermath of World War II. By tracing Stalin's attitude toward neutrality in international politics,...


Reconsidering Stagnation in the Brezhnev Era: Ideology and Exchange

by Artemy M. Kalinovsky, Dina Fainberg, Simo Mikkonen & Juliane Fürst et al. Lexington Books (April 27, 2016)

This collection brings together an interdisciplinary array of scholars of late socialism in the U.S.S.R. and challenges the dominant narrative of stagnation during the Brezhnev era. It demonstrates that the...


Of Khans and Kremlins: Tatarstan and the Future of Ethno-Federalism in Russia

by Katherine E. Graney Lexington Books (February 16, 2009)

Of Khans and Kremlins is the first scholarly book in English to fully examine the effort made by the leadership of the Russian republic of Tatarstan to build and retain state sovereignty in the post-Soviet period....