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

Read a sample from Europe on Trial “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…

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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

In this compelling volume, Tyler Stovall takes a transnational approach to the history of modern France, and by doing so draws the reader into a key aspect of France’s political culture: universalism.

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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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Business and State in Contemporary Russia

Peter Rutland

First Edition • December 1, 2000 • 204 pages

Print: $36.00 USD/$41.50 CAD

Business and the State in Contemporary Russia is the most recent volume in the John M. Olin Critical Issues series, published by Westview in conjunction with Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian Research. In this latest installation, contributors discuss issues as far-ranging as the dynamics of rule in contemporary Russia, the…

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