European Studies

Russia: A Historical Introduction from Kievan Rus’ to the Present

John M. Thompson and Christopher J. Ward

Eighth Edition • July 25, 2017 • 416 pages

Print: $50.00 USD/$64.99 CAD • Ebook: $34.99 USD/$44.99 CAD

This balanced and succinct presentation of Russian history covers the entire expanse of Russian history from Kievan Rus’ to the present day.

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The European Union: Politics and Policies

Jonathan Olsen and John McCormick

Sixth Edition • July 19, 2016 • 380 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $28.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

Covers the history, governing institutions, and policies of the European Union.

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Europe on Trial: The Story of Collaboration, Resistance, and Retribution during World War II

István Deák

First Edition • January 13, 2015 • 264 pages

Print: $32.00 USD/$41.50 CAD • Ebook: $19.99 USD/$19.99 CAD

“István Deák takes the reader on a sweeping survey of some of the bleakest aspects of a bleak period in European history. He dispenses with comforting national myths and unexamined assumptions of national virtue. World War II was, as he writes, ‘one of the greatest tragedies that humans ever brought…

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Transnational France: The Modern History of a Universal Nation

Tyler Stovall

First Edition • February 10, 2015 • 504 pages

Print: $50.00 USD/$64.99 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

“Transnational France is a sophisticated work, laying out the methodological and theoretical questions that preoccupy historians today but doing so in a way completely accessible to students.  Beautifully written, with precise and telling examples, the book sets a new standard for national histories. Essential.” —CHOICE Click here to read an…

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Russia and the Soviet Union: A Historical Introduction from the Kievan State to the Present

John M. Thompson

Seventh Edition • December 23, 2012 • 416 pages

Print: $50.00 USD/$64.99 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$33.99 CAD

The eighth edition of Russia is forthcoming in July 2017.This lucid account of Russian and Soviet history presents major trends and events from ancient Kievan Rus’ to Vladimir Putin’s renewed presidency of the twenty-first century. Russia and the Soviet Union does not shy away from controversial topics, including the impact…

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Italy: From Revolution to Republic, 1700 to the Present, Fourth Edition

Spencer M. DiScala

Fourth Edition • December 1, 2008 • 520 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$49.99 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$42.99 CAD

This essential text fills a serious gap in the field by synthesizing modern Italian history and placing it in a fully European context. Including coverage of the recent April 2008 elections, this updated fourth edition offers expanded examinations of contemporary Italy’s economic, social, and cultural development and provides a picture…

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Black Skins, French Voices: Caribbean Ethnicity and Activism in Urban France

David Beriss

First Edition • August 1, 2004 • 176 pages

Print: $36.00 USD/$52.50 CAD • Ebook: $22.99 USD/$26.99 CAD

About 337,000 people of French Antillean Origin live in metropolitan France today. Unlike immigrants from North Africa, Turkey or sub-Saharan Africa, Antilleans are French citizens with deep roots in French history. Indeed, the Caribbean Islands they come from have been a part of France for over three centuries. Antilleans were…

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Balkan Babel: The Disintegration of Yugoslavia From the Death of Tito To the Fall of Milosevic, Fourth Edition

Sabrina Petra Ramet

Fourth Edition • January 1, 2002 • 448 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$63.99 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$39.99 CAD

The fourth edition of this critically acclaimed work includes a new chapter, a new epilogue, and revisions throughout the book. Sabrina Ramet, a veteran observer of the Yugoslav scene, traces the steady deterioration of Yugoslavia’s political and social fabric in the years since 1980, arguing that, while the federal system…

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Norway: Center and Periphery

Knut Heidar

First Edition • December 1, 2000 • 208 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$62.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$34.99 CAD

      Norway is by history and culture very much a Scandinavian nation with its own unique profile. This book analyzes the factors that have shaped the sociocultural fabric of Norwegian politics. One of the most important themes Heidar analyzes is the power of the periphery, both in social…

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A Cold War in the Soviet Bloc: Polish-east German Relations, 1945–1962

Sheldon Anderson

First Edition • December 1, 2000 • 334 pages

Print: $47.00 USD/$56.50 CAD

In A Cold War in the Soviet Bloc, Sheldon Anderson uses recently declassified documents from Polish and East German communist party and foreign ministry archives to examine the interplay of national interests with the exigencies of communist party relations within the Soviet bloc during the Cold War. Anderson explores how…

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