New publications

New publications

Krawchuk, Andrii, Bremer, Thomas (Eds.) Churches in the Ukrainian Crisis.

This volume explores the churches of Ukraine and their involvement in the recent movement for social justice and dignity within the country. In November of 2013, citizens of Ukraine gathered on Kyiv’s central square (Maidan) to protest against a government that had reneged on its promise to sign a trade agreement with Europe. The Euromaidan…

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Matsuzato Kimitaka (Ed.) Russia and Its Northeast Asian Neighbors:China, Japan, and Korea, 1858-1945

EDITED BY KIMITAKA MATSUZATO – CONTRIBUTIONS BY MASAFUMI ASADA; SHINICHI FUMOTO; YOSHIRO IKEDA; MICHIKO IKUTA; CATHERINE LADDS; KIMITAKA MATSUZATO; DMITRII B. PAVLOV; ANDREAS RENNER; YUKIMURA SAKON; YAROSLAV SHULATOV AND SUSUMU TSUKASE. As a result of the Aigun (1858) and Beijing Treaties (1860) Russia had become a participant in international relations of Northeast Asia, but historiography…

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Magocsi, Paul Robert WITH THEIR BACKS TO THE MOUNTAINS: A History of Carpathian Rus’ and Carpatho-Rusyns

This is a history of a stateless people, the Carpatho-Rusyns, and their historic homeland, Carpathian Rus’, located in the heart of central Europe. A little over 100,000 Carpatho-Rusyns are registered in official censuses but their population is estimated at around 1,000,000, the greater part in Ukraine and Slovakia. The majority of the diaspora—nearly 600,000—lives in…

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Blanck, Joshua Creating Kashubia History, Memory, and Identity in Canada’s First Polish Community

In recent years, over one million Canadians have claimed Polish heritage – a significant population increase since the first group of Poles came from Prussian-occupied Poland and settled in Wilno, Ontario, west of Ottawa in 1858. For over a century, descendants from this community thought of themselves as Polish, but this began to change in…

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Bozovic, Marijeta, Miller, Matthew (eds.) Watersheds: Poetics and Politics of the Danube River

From the German Black Forest to the Romanian and Ukrainian shores where it flows into the Black Sea, Europe’s second longest river connects ten countries, while its watershed covers four more. The Danube serves as an artery of a culturally diverse geographic region, frustrating attempts to divide Europe from non-Europe, and facilitating the flow of…

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Shinichiro Tabata (Ed.): Eurasia’s Regional Powers Compared – China, India, Russia , 2015, 244pp. ISBN: 978-1-138-78294-5

Taking a long view, and a wide perspective, this book by Japan’s leading scholars on Asia and Eurasia provides a comprehensive and systematic comparison of the three greatest powers in the region and assesses how far the recent growth trajectories of these countries are sustainable in the long run. The book demonstrates the huge impact…

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Kamusella Tomasz, Nomachi Motoki, Gibson Catherine (Eds.): The Palgrave Handbook of Slavic Languages, Identities and Borders, UK, 2016, 561pp. ISBN: 978-1-137-34838-8

This book analyzes the creation of languages across the Slavophone areas of the world and their deployment for political projects and identity building, mainly after 1989. It offers perspectives from a number of disciplines such as sociolinguistics, socio-political history and language policy. Languages are artefacts of culture, meaning they are created by people. They are…

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Evgeny Dobrenko, Mark Lipovetsky (eds.): Russian Literature since 1991, UK, 2015, 320pp. ISBN: 9781107068513

Russian Literature since 1991 is the first comprehensive, single-volume compendium of modern scholarship on post-Soviet Russian literature. The volume encompasses broad, complex and diverse sources of literary material – from ideological and historical novels to experimental prose and poetry, from nonfiction to drama. Written by an international team of leading experts on contemporary Russian literature…

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J. L. Black, Michael Johns (eds.): The Return of the Cold War, 2015, 304pp. ISBN 9781138924093

This book examines the crisis in Ukraine, tracing its development and analysing the factors which lie behind it. It discusses above all how the two sides have engaged in political posturing, accusations, escalating sanctions and further escalating threats, arguing that the ease with which both sides have reverted to a Cold War mentality demonstrates that…

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[In French] Georges Mink (ed.): La Pologne au cœur de l’Europe. De 1914 à nos jours, 2015, 670pp. ISBN 978-2-283-02901-5

En 1914, au moment où éclate la Première Guerre mondiale, la question de l’indépendance de la Pologne redevient un enjeu européen. Cette indépendance retrouvée dès 1918 servira de « mythe » fondateur à la Pologne souveraine des années de l’entre-deux-guerres, qui sombrera – victime des totalitarismes – pour renaître à nouveau en 1989. L’auteur revient sur cette…

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