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  1. The Firebird

    The Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy [Paperback]

    Andrei Kozyrev (Author)

    £22.00

    ISBN: 9780822966517
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Russian and East European Studies
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    Andrei Kozyrev was foreign minister of Russia under President Boris Yeltsin from August 1991 to January 1996. During the August 1991 coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev, he was present when tanks moved in to seize the Russian White House, where... .... Learn More
  2. Old Regime France and its Jetons

    Old Regime France and its Jetons: Pointillist History and Numismatics [Hardback]

    James McClellan (Author)

    £82.00

    ISBN: 9780897223621
    Published by : American Numismatic Society
    Series: Numismatic Studies
    Volume: 41
    Non-monetary tokens known as jetons originated as counters used on medieval counting tables. In certain parts of France, the Low Countries, and German lands, they continued as such into the nineteenth century. The historical and numismatic interes... .... Learn More
  3. Towards Nationalizing Regimes

    Towards Nationalizing Regimes: Conceptualizing Power and Indentity in the Post-Soviet Realm [Hardback]

    Diana T. Kudaibergenova (Author)

    £45.00

    ISBN: 9780822946175
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Central Eurasia in Context
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    The collapse of the Soviet Union famously opened new venues for the theories of nationalism and the study of processes and actors involved in these new nation-building processes. In this comparative study, Kudaibergenova takes the new states and n... .... Learn More
  4. Rising Subjects

    Rising Subjects: The 1905 Revolution and the Origins of Modern Polish Politics [Hardback]

    Wiktor Marzec (Author)

    £50.00

    ISBN: 9780822946120
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Russian & East European Studies
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    Rising Subjects explores the change of the public sphere in Russian Poland during the 1905 Revolution. The 1905 Revolution was one of the few bottom-up political transformations and general democratizations in Polish history. It was a popular rebe... .... Learn More
  5. In Apartheid’s Shadow

    In Apartheid’s Shadow: Australian Race Politics and South Africa, 1945–1975 [Paperback]

    Roger Bell (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9781925801675
    Published by : Australian Scholarly Publishing
    In 1952 an Australian journalist cabled from Johannesburg: ‘Apartheid is the trigger that has fired racial explosions in South Africa and sent echoes rumbling around the world’. In the outposts of Europe’s unstable empires, entrenched racism came ... .... Learn More
  6. Biopolitics: an Introduction

    Biopolitics: an Introduction: Power-Knowledge of Life and Government of Persons [Paperback]

    Ottavio Marzocca (Author)

    £15.00

    ISBN: 9788869771781
    Published by : Mimesis International
    Series: Philosophy
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    Michel Foucault claimed that the term biopolitics can be fully understood only within the context of modern forms of governing society. From this perspective, the development of modern medical knowledge, the re-organization of the hospital as a he... .... Learn More
  7. Overtaken by the Night

    Overtaken by the Night: One Russian's Journey through Peace, War, Revolution, and Terror [Paperback]

    Richard G. Robbins (Author)

    £20.00

    ISBN: 9780822966173
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Russian & East European Studies
    Vladimir Fedorovich Dzhunkovsky was a witness to Russia’s unfolding tragedy - from Tsar Alexander II’s Great Reforms, through world war, revolution, the rise of a new regime, and finally, his country’s descent into terror under Stalin. But Dzhunko... .... Learn More
  8. The House Where Weather was Made

    The House Where Weather was Made: A Biography of Chamberlain's Highbury [Paperback]

    Peter Marsh (Author); Junstine Pick (Author)

    £19.00

    ISBN: 9781905036721
    Published by : West Midlands History
    From 1881 to 1914 Highbury, standing on the edge of Birmingham in the English Midlands, was the home of Joseph Chamberlain, the often controversial politician described by Winston Chruchill as 'the one who made the political weather'. In this fasc... .... Learn More
  9. Athene Palace

    Athene Palace [Paperback]

    R.G. Waldeck (Author); Ernest Latham (Editor)

    £29.99

    ISBN: 9781592110070
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    As European capitals fell during 1940 and 1941, there swarmed to the Athene Palace, Bucharest’s Grand Hotel, diplomats, generals, Gestapo spies, and demi-mondaines from all over Europe. Arriving at the crowded Athene Palace on the day Paris fell i... .... Learn More
  10. A Petty Statesman

    A Petty Statesman: Writings on War and International Affairs [Paperback]

    David Hume (Author); Spartaco Pupo (Editor)

    £16.00

    ISBN: 9788869772283
    Published by : Mimesis International
    Series: Politics
    David Hume was not only a lover of political speculation, who dealt with politics in his most important works, but also an expert in military strategies and techniques; a friend and confidant of generals, ministers, parliamentarians, local adminis... .... Learn More

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