Soviet Urbanization
feb25

Soviet Urbanization

Olga Medvedkov Soviet Urbanization (Routledge, 2019) Originally published in 1990, Soviet Urbanization provides an assessment of Soviet urban systems. Drawing on her personal experiences at the Soviet Academy of Sciences and bringing with her much material otherwise unavailable in the West, the author analyses the structure of the Soviet urban network and its future development under the constraints of central planning. The author...

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Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe
feb25

Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe

Gyula Horváth Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe. Historical Trends and Perspectives, 1st Edition. By Gyula Horváth (Routledge, 2019) Across Europe there is a rapidly changing context for undertaking regional development. In the 20th century, development of the former planned economies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia), was defined by these countries differences, rather than their common...

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The Jewish Question
feb25

The Jewish Question

Giovanni Orsina and Andrea Ungari The “Jewish Question” in the Territories Occupied by Italians 1939-1943 edited by Giovanni Orsina and Andrea Ungari Collana: Viella Historical Research, 16 Pubblicazione: Dicembre 2019 This volume deals with a topic at central to the Italian historiographical debate, namely the Italian authorities’ attitude in the occupied territories during the Second World War and, in particular, towards the local...

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Carissimi amici
feb18

Carissimi amici

Guido Lenzi, Luciano Monzali, Rossella Pace “Carissimi amici”. La diplomazia parallela di Roberto Ducci (1970-1975) (Aracne, 2020). ll volume illustra un’importante modalità della professione diplomatica, alla quale ricorreva uno dei suoi migliori esponenti, principale artefice del contributo italiano al processo di integrazione europeo. Nella sua qualità di Direttore Generale per gli Affari Politici, animato dalla convinzione di...

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The Rise of Bolshevism and its Impact on the Interwar International Order
feb18

The Rise of Bolshevism and its Impact on the Interwar International Order

Lomellini, Valentine (Ed.) The Rise of Bolshevism and its Impact on the Interwar International Order (Palgrave, 2020). This book examines the international impact of Bolshevism in the period between the two World Wars. It explores both the significance of the ‘Bolshevik threat’ in European countries and colonies, as well as its spread through the circulation of ideas and people during this period. Focusing on the interplay between...

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Identities In-Between in East-Central Europe
feb18

Identities In-Between in East-Central Europe

Jan Dr. Fellerer, Robert Pyrah, Marius Turda (eds.) Identities In-Between in East-Central Europe (Routledge, 2019) Description This volume addresses the question of ‘identity’ in East-Central Europe. It engages with a specific definition of ‘sub-cultures’ over the period from c. 1900 to the present and proposes novel ways in which the term can be used with the purpose of understanding identities that do not conform to the fixed,...

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