Les héros du sport
mar19

Les héros du sport

Sylvain Dufraisse Les héros du sport. Une histoire des champions soviétiques (années 1930-années 80), Champvallon, 2019. Ce livre est issu de la thèse que soutenue sous la direction de Marie-Pierre Rey, qui a rédigé la préface du livre. Athlète d’État, dopage omniprésent, tutelle pesante du KGB… La liste des croyances collectives sur le sport soviétique est bien ancrée dans les mémoires. Cet ouvrage, le premier en...

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Herrschaft Und Alltag Im Albanischen Spätsozialismus 1976-1985 (De Gruyter, 2019)
mar19

Herrschaft Und Alltag Im Albanischen Spätsozialismus 1976-1985 (De Gruyter, 2019)

Idrit Idrizi Herrschaft Und Alltag Im Albanischen Spätsozialismus 1976-1985 (De Gruyter, 2019) Die vorliegende Arbeit ist eine Pionierarbeit. Dem kommunistischen Herrschaftssystem Albaniens (mit Blick auf seine Spätphase zwischen 1976 und 1985) nähert sie sich analytisch auf breiter Quellengrundlage differenziert, multiperspektivisch und theoretisch reflektiert. Das Buch geht der Frage nach, wie politische Herrschaft unter zum Teil...

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Gulag Memories
mar19

Gulag Memories

Zuzanna Bogumil Gulag Memories. The Rediscovery and Commemoration of Russia’s Repressive Past. Tradotto dal polacco in inglese da Philip Palmer (Bergham Books, 2018). Description Though the institution of the Gulag was nominally closed over half a decade ago, it lives on as an often hotly contested site of memory in the post-socialist era. This ethnographic study takes a holistic, comprehensive approach to understanding memories...

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Beyond Balkanism
mar19

Beyond Balkanism

Diana Mishkova Beyond Balkanism. The Scholarly Politics of Region Making (Routledge, 2018). Acquistabile qui: https://www.routledge.com/Beyond-Balkanism-The-Scholarly-Politics-of-Region-Making/Mishkova/p/book/9780815376705 Description In recent years, western discourse about the Balkans, or “balkanism,” has risen in prominence. Characteristically, this strand of research sidelines the academic input in the production of western...

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The Hungry Steppe
mar04

The Hungry Steppe

Sarah Cameron The Hungry Steppe: Famine, Violence, and the Making of Soviet Kazakhstan (Cornell University Press, 2018) The Hungry Steppe examines one of the most heinous crimes of the Stalinist regime, the Kazakh famine of 1930–33. More than 1.5 million people perished in this famine, a quarter of Kazakhstan’s population, and the crisis transformed a territory the size of continental Europe. Yet the story of this famine has remained...

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Law and the Russian State
feb27

Law and the Russian State

William E. Pomeranz Law and the Russian State: Russia’s Legal Evolution from Peter the Great to Vladimir Putin (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018)   Russia is often portrayed as a regressive, even lawless, country, and yet the Russian state has played a major role in shaping and experimenting with law as an instrument of power. In Law and the Russian State, William Pomeranz examines Russia’s legal evolution from Peter the Great to...

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