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xxiv, 395 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • On the Pontic frontier. The edge of the world ; The advent of the Slavs ; Vikings on the Dnieper ; Byzantium north ; The keys to Kyiv ; Pax mongolica
  • East meets West. The making of Ukraine ; The cossacks ; Eastern reformations ; The Great Revolt ; The partitions ; The verdict of Poltava
  • Between the empires. The new frontiers ; The books of the genesis ; The porous border ; On the move ; The unfinished revolution
  • The wars of the world. The birth of a nation ; A shattered dream ; Communism and nationalism ; Stalin's fortress ; Hitler's Lebensraum ; The victors
  • The road to independence. The second Soviet republic ; Good bye, Lenin! ; The independence square ; The price of freedom
  • The meanings of history.
Ukraine is currently embroiled in a tense fight with Russia to preserve its territorial integrity and political independence. But today s conflict is only the latest in a long history of battles over Ukraine s territory and its existence as a sovereign nation. As the award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy argues in "The Gates of Europe, " we must examine Ukraine s past in order to understand its present and future. Situated between Central Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, Ukraine was shaped by the empires that used it as a strategic gateway between East and Westfrom the Roman and Ottoman empires to the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. For centuries, Ukraine has been a meeting place of various cultures. The mixing of sedentary and nomadic peoples and Christianity and Islam on the steppe borderland produced the class of ferocious warriors known as the Cossacks, for example, while the encounter between the Catholic and Orthodox churches created a religious tradition that bridges Western and Eastern Christianity. Ukraine has also been a home to millions of Jews, serving as the birthplace of Hassidismand as one of the killing fields of the Holocaust. Plokhy examines the history of Ukraine s search for its identity through the lives of the major figures in Ukrainian history: Prince Yaroslav the Wise of Kyiv, whose daughter Anna became queen of France; the Cossack ruler Ivan Mazepa, who was immortalized in the poems of Byron and Pushkin; Nikita Khrushchev and his protege-turned-nemesis Leonid Brezhnev, who called Ukraine their home; and the heroes of the Maidan protests of 2013 and 2014, who embody the current struggle over Ukraine s future. As Plokhy explains, today s crisis is a tragic case of history repeating itself, as Ukraine once again finds itself in the center of the battle of global proportions. An authoritative history of this vital country, "The Gates of Europe" provides a unique insight into the origins of the most dangerous international crisis since the end of the Cold War. ".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780465050918 20160619
Green Library
HISTORY-225-01, HISTORY-325-01, REES-325-01
Book
xxviii, 323 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
This collection of imaginative biographical portraits depicts representatives of every social group in Old Russia--princes, boyars, metropolitans, monks, icon painters, artisans, landowners, free peasants, serfs, and slaves--including Russians, Tatars, Cossacks, and Greeks. Some of the portraits are reconstructions of known individuals, others are composites, but all are true to their time and place. The contributing historians undertook this collaborative project as a way to bring Old Russia vibrantly to life for students and other readers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780765627292 20160605
Green Library
HISTORY-225-01, HISTORY-325-01, REES-325-01
Book
x, 295 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Figures Chapter One: Tabak: An Introduction Matthew P. Romaniello and Tricia Starks Chapter Two: Muscovy's Extraordinary Ban on Tobacco Matthew P. Romaniello Chapter Three: Sex, Drink, and Drugs: Tobacco in Seventeenth-Century Russia Nikolaos Chrissidis Chapter Four: Tobacco and Health in Early Modern Russia Eve Levin Chapter Five: Regulating Virtue and Vice in Siberia Erika Monahan Chapter Six: "I Think, Therefore I Smoke": Tobacco as Liberation in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature and Culture Konstantine Klioutchkine Chapter Seven: Smokescreens: Tobacco Manufacturers' Projections of Class and Gender in Late Imperial Advertising Sally West Chapter Eight: Tobacco Prohibitions as Ritual Language Roy R. Robson Chapter Nine: Papirosy, Smoking, and the Anti-Cigarette Movement Tricia Starks Chapter Ten: Tobacco Production in Russia: The Transition to Communism Iu. P. Bokarev Chapter Eleven: "The lads indulged themselves, they used to smoke!": Tobacco and Children's Culture in Twentieth-Century Russia Catriona Kelly Chapter Twelve: "Tobacco Is Poison!" Soviet-Era Anti-Smoking Posters Karen F. A. Fox Chapter Thirteen: The Iava Tobacco Factory from the 1960s to the early 1990s: An Interview with The Former Director, Leonid Iakovlevich Sinel'nikov Elizaveta Gorchakova Chapter Fourteen: Smokes for Big Brother: Bulgaria, the USSR, and the Politics of Tobacco in the Cold War Mary Neuberger Chapter Fifteen: Tobacco and Transition: The Advent of Transnational Tobacco Companies Anna Gilmore Chapter Sixteen: Up in Smoke? The Politics and Health Impact of Tobacco in Today's Russia Judy Twigg List of Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415996556 20160527
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 70 percent of men and 30 percent of women in Russia smoke, and the WHO estimated that at the close of the twentieth century 280,000 Russians died every year from smoking-related illnesses - a rate over three times higher than the global average. The demographic crisis in current Russia has occasioned interest by President Putin in health care efforts and by historians in the source of these problems. "Tobacco in Russian History and Culture: The Seventeenth Century to the Present" explores tobacco's role in Russian culture through a multidisciplinary approach starting with the growth of tobacco consumption from its first introduction in the seventeenth century until its pandemic status in the current post-Soviet health crisis.The essays as a group emphasize the ways in which, from earliest contact, tobacco's status as a 'foreign' commodity forced Russians to confront their national, political, and economic interests in its acceptance or rejection and find there markers of gender, class, or political identity. International contributors from the fields of history, literature, sociology, and economics fully present the dramatic impact of the weed called the 'blossom from the womb of the daughter of Jezebel'.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415996556 20160527
Green Library
HISTORY-225-01, HISTORY-325-01, REES-325-01
Book
xv, 243 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-225-01, HISTORY-325-01, REES-325-01
Book
xv, 363 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-225-01, HISTORY-325-01, REES-325-01
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viii, 1 p. l., 235 p. plate, diagrs. 24 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
HISTORY-225-01, HISTORY-325-01, REES-325-01