Intellectuals and Fascism in Interwar Romania
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Intellectuals and Fascism in Interwar Romania

Cristina Bejan Intellectuals and Fascism in Interwar Romania: The Criterion Association, Pelgrave MacMillan 2019. In 1930s Bucharest, some of the country’s most brilliant young intellectuals converged to form the Criterion Association. Bound by friendship and the dream of a new, modern Romania, their members included historian Mircea Eliade, critic Petru Comarnescu, Jewish playwright Mihail Sebastian and a host of other philosophers...

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Cold War Exiles and the CIA
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Cold War Exiles and the CIA

Benjamin Tromly Cold War Exiles and the CIA: Plotting to Free Russia, Oxford University Press, 2019 During the early Cold War, the United States government backed exiles from the Soviet bloc as part of an effort to subvert communist power from abroad. In his new book, Cold War Exiles and the CIA, Professor Benjamin Tromly tells the story of the involvement of Russian exiles in US political warfare and espionage programs in the 1950s....

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Local Dimensions of the Second World War in Southeastern Europe
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Local Dimensions of the Second World War in Southeastern Europe

Xavier Bougarel, Hannes Grandits, Marija Vulesica (eds.) Local Dimensions of the Second World War in Southeastern Europe (Routledge, 2019). This book deals with the Second World War in Southeastern Europe from the perspective of conditions on the ground during the conflict. The focus is on the reshaping of ethnic and religious groups in wartime, on the “top-down” and “bottom-up” dynamics of mass violence, and...

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Sul Fronte Balcanico
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Sul Fronte Balcanico

Milovan Pisarri  Sul Fronte Balcanico. Guerra e crimini contro la popolazione civile in Serbia tra il 1914 e il 1918 (Novi Sad: Arkiv Vojvodine, 2019).

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German-occupied Europe in the Second World War
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German-occupied Europe in the Second World War

Raffael Scheck, Fabien Théofilakis, Julia Torrie German-occupied Europe in the Second World War (Routledge, 2019). Inspired by recent works on Nazi empire, this book provides a framework to guide occupation research with a broad comparative angle focusing on human interactions. Overcoming national compartmentalization, it examines Nazi occupations with attention to relations between occupiers and local populations and differences...

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De Facto States in Eurasia
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De Facto States in Eurasia

Tomáš Hoch, Vincenc Kopeček (eds.). De Facto States in Eurasia (Routledge, 2019). This book explores the phenomenon of de facto states in Eurasia, states such as, for example, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic. It examines how they are formed, what sustains them and how their differing development trajectories have unfolded. It argues that most of these de facto states have been formed with either...

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