The Eastern Orthodox Church
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The Eastern Orthodox Church

John Anthony McGuckin An engaging, sophisticated yet accessible, account of the Orthodox Church—its self-understanding, theology, sacramental life, and history. . . . One of the best introductions available.”—John Behr, author of The Mystery of Christ An insider’s account of the Eastern Orthodox Church, from its beginning in the era of Jesus and the Apostles to the modern age “Lucid. . . . Engrossing . . . [A] thorough...

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Journey into the Land of the Zeks and Back
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Journey into the Land of the Zeks and Back

A Memoir of the Gulag Julius Margolin, Translated by Stefani Hoffman, Foreword by Timothy Snyder, and Introduction by Katherine R. Jolluck The first full English translation of a masterful Gulag memoir that preceded Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago by decades. An established classic in the Russian-speaking world that influenced the writing of Gulag memoirs after its first publication in French in 1949 and in...

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Stalin’s Economic Advisors
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Stalin’s Economic Advisors

Kyung Deok Roh Soviet foreign policy in the Stalin era is commonly assumed to have been a direct product of either Marxist ideology or the leader’s whims. Both assumptions, however, oversimplify the complex and subtle factors involved in its creation and implementation. Kyung-Deok Roh provides an alternative, more nuanced, explanation and demonstrates the key role played by Stalin’s economic advisors. The so-called...

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The Routledge Handbook of Balkan and Southeast European History
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The Routledge Handbook of Balkan and Southeast European History

John R. Lampe, Ulf Brunnbauer Disentangling a controversial history of turmoil and progress, this Handbook provides essential guidance through the complex past of a region that was previously known as the Balkans but is now better known as Southeastern Europe. It gathers 47 international scholars and researchers from the region. They stand back from the premodern claims and recent controversies stirred by the wars of Yugoslavia’s...

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I Balcani
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I Balcani

EGIDIO IVETIC I Balcani Civiltà confini, popoli (1453 – 1912) I Balcani diventano Balcani durante il lungo dominio ottomano, tra la caduta di Costantinopoli nel 1453 e le guerre balcaniche del 1912-13. Una Turchia in Europa in cui la cristianità ortodossa convisse per secoli con l’islam; un Oriente vicino e incombente, arginato dall’Antemurale militare di Venezia e degli Asburgo. Dopo la riconquista cattolica dell’Ungheria, nel...

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L’EUROPA DEI NAZIONALISTI. PROSPETTIVE STORICHE
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L’EUROPA DEI NAZIONALISTI. PROSPETTIVE STORICHE

Francesco Berti, Filippo Focardi, Valentine Lomellini Da alcuni anni assistiamo a una rinascita dei nazionalismi in Europa. Il nazionalismo, che sembrava entrato in una fase di declino in seguito alla fine della Seconda guerra mondiale e allo sviluppo dei processi di integrazione europea degli anni Cinquanta, è ritornato con grande forza sulla scena europea: movimenti di destra radicalmente identitaria, populista e spesso xenofoba...

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