CfP: Thirty Years Later: Ethnic Conflict in the Former USSR
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CfP: Thirty Years Later: Ethnic Conflict in the Former USSR

Deadline 15 April 2018 This year marks the 30th anniversary of the outbreak of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, the first in a series of inter-ethnic and secessionist wars to arise in the final years of the Soviet Union, among others in​​ Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transnistria, and Chechnya.  Three decades onwards, most of these conflicts remain stubbornly unresolved: the Minsk Group has not been able to achieve a normalisation of...

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LE SPECTACLE DE LA RÉVOLUTION
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LE SPECTACLE DE LA RÉVOLUTION

Gianni Haver, Jean-François Fayet, Valérie Gorin et Emilia Koustova (dir.) Le spectacle de la Révolution La culture visuelle des commémorations d’Octobre Les pratiques commémoratives soviétiques, dont le traditionnel défilé sur la place Rouge, sont à l’origine d’une immense production d’images. Au-delà des images en tant qu’objets, cet ouvrage collectif et richement illustré en couleur, s’intéresse aux imaginaires souvent...

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La diplomazia del dialogo
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La diplomazia del dialogo

Alessandro Salacon La diplomazia del dialogo Il dossier “Unione Sovietica” ha occupato la scrivania di tutti i ministri degli Esteri italiani dal dopoguerra no al crollo dell’Urss. Quali relazioni istituire con Mosca? Pur con tutti i distinguo, ogni governo della penisola dovette elaborare strategie per contrastarne le ingerenze, difendersi dalle sue minacce o collaborare con essa, nella cornice più ampia della competizione tra...

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Moscow 1956 The Silenced Spring
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Moscow 1956 The Silenced Spring

Kathleen E. Smith Joseph Stalin had been dead for three years when his successor, Nikita Khrushchev, stunned a closed gathering of Communist officials with a litany of his predecessor’s abuses. Meant to clear the way for reform from above, Khrushchev’s “Secret Speech” of February 25, 1956, shattered the myth of Stalin’s infallibility. In a bid to rejuvenate the Party, Khrushchev had his report read out loud to members across the...

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Visions of Empire
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Visions of Empire

Krishan Kumar Visions of Empire How Five Imperial Regimes Shaped the World What the rulers of empire can teach us about navigating today’s increasingly interconnected world The empires of the past were far-flung experiments in multinationalism and multiculturalism, and have much to teach us about navigating our own increasingly globalized and interconnected world. Until now, most recent scholarship on empires has focused on...

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Classics for the Masses
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Classics for the Masses

Pauline Fairclough Classics for the Masses Shaping Soviet Musical Identity under Lenin and Stalin Musicologist Pauline Fairclough explores the evolving role of music in shaping the cultural identity of the Soviet Union in a revelatory work that counters certain hitherto accepted views of an unbending, unchanging state policy of repression, censorship, and dissonance that existed in all areas of Soviet artistic endeavor. Newly opened...

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