Russia’s Turkish Wars: The Tsarist Army and the Balkan Peoples in the Nineteenth Century
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Russia’s Turkish Wars: The Tsarist Army and the Balkan Peoples in the Nineteenth Century

Victor Taki Russia’s Turkish Wars examines the changing place of the Balkan population in Russian military thought, strategic planning, and occupation policies. It reveals choices made by the tsarist strategists and commanders during the Russian-Ottoman wars, reflecting a general reconceptualization of the role of “the people” in modern warfare that took place during the nineteenth century. The book explores the tsarist military’s...

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Imperial Designs, Postimperial Extremes
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Imperial Designs, Postimperial Extremes

Andrei Cusco Victor Taki Anchored in the Russian Empire, but not limited to it, the eight studies in this volume explore the nineteenth-century imperial responses to the challenge of modernity, the dramatic disruptions of World War I, the radical scenarios of the interwar period and post-communist endgames at the different edges of Eurasia. The book continues and amplifies the historiographic momentum created by Alfred J. Rieber’s...

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An Unsettled Nation
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An Unsettled Nation

Eduard Baidaus This book investigates state-building, distorted identities, and separatism in the Republic of Moldova. At various times, this region was a former imperial Russia borderland, a province in interwar Romania, a republic in the Soviet Union, and ultimately a modern state where the interests of Moscow and the West collide. The book presents research on the historical preconditions and spread of the secessionist movement in...

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L’UOMO CHE NON DOVEVA MAI MORIRE
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L’UOMO CHE NON DOVEVA MAI MORIRE

Giovanni Verga Il racconto degli ultimi vent’anni di vita del dittatore albanese Enver Hoxha (1908-1985) attraverso l’incontro con testimoni finiti sotto indagine o imprigionati dal Sigurimi, il più temuto servizio segreto dell’Est europeo. Dalle testimonianze emerge l’aspetto orwelliano della macchina di controllo della popolazione, l’implacabile ingranaggio poliziesco che stritolava sia il cittadino comune sia l’uomo della...

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L’Ungheria dagli Asburgo a Viktor Orbán
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L’Ungheria dagli Asburgo a Viktor Orbán

Stefano Bottoni L’Ungheria ha rappresentato, e continua a rappresentare, un laboratorio per molte grandi questioni globali sorte a partire dall’Ottocento. Un filo rosso nella sua storia è costituito dall’impatto (segnato da conflitti aperti e rivoluzioni, ma anche da compromessi) con i grandi progetti imperiali che hanno segnato l’ultimo secolo: quello asburgico fino alla Prima guerra mondiale, quello sovietico...

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On the Digital Front-Line
Apr05

On the Digital Front-Line

Andrej Kotljarchuk & Francesco Zavatti (eds.) On the Digital Front-line: Far-right Memory Work in Baltic, Central, and East European Online Spaces (Volume 62 of Opuscula historica Upsaliensia) (Historiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet, 2023). 197 pp. ISBN 9198450972. This anthology explores the memory work performed by Baltic and Central and East European far-right actors in the online space. Situated at the crossroads...

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