By Stylianos A. Sotiriou
By Stylianos A. Sotiriou
By David S. Foglesong
By Claudio Magris
In this attention-grabbing trip Claudio Magris, whose wisdom is encyclopaedic and whose interest unlimited, publications his reader from the resource of the Danube within the Bavarian hills via Austro-Hungary and the Balkans to the Black Sea. alongside the way in which he increases the ghosts that inhabit the homes and monuments - from Ovid to Kafka and Canetti - and in so doing units his finger at the pulse of relevant Europe, the important crucible of a tradition that pulls on impacts of East and West, of Christendom and Islam.
By Ladislav Cabada,Zdenek Benedikt
By Igor V. Naumov,David Collins
By Radoslav A. Yordanov
By Leonid I. Brezhnev
By Nigel Raab
All Shook Up takes a detailed examine the illustration in movie, the political repercussions, and the social possibilities of large-scale catastrophes in separate Soviet epochs, together with the 1927 earthquake within the Crimean peninsula, the 1948 earthquake in Ashgabat, the Tashkent earthquake in 1966, the Chernobyl explosion in 1986, and the Armenian earthquake in 1988. Juxtaposing a variety of catastrophe responses and demonstrating the methods either Soviet experts and electorate molded them to their very own cultural wishes, Nigel Raab highlights the unconventional shifts in catastrophe coverage from one chief to the following. Given the chance to behave open air usual parameters, Soviet citizens not just rebuilt their devastated towns, but additionally experimented with new values and crafted their very own worldview whereas the country struggled to come back the location to normal.
Based on archival study carried out in Russia and Ukraine, All Shook Up fills a spot in an international literature and demanding situations stereotypical representations of the Soviet Union as a monolithic state.
By Julia Mannherz
Modern Occultism in overdue Imperial Russia lines the background of occult idea and perform from its origins in inner most salons to its reputation in turn-of-the-century mass tradition. In lucid prose, Julia Mannherz examines the ferocious public debates of the 1870s on larger dimensional arithmetic and the workings of séance phenomena, discusses the realm of inexpensive guide manuals and renowned occult journals, and appears at haunted homes, which introduced jointly the agricultural settings and the city lots that obsessed over them. furthermore, Mannherz appears at reactions of Russian Orthodox theologians to the occult.
In spite of its prominence, the position of the occult in turn-of-the-century Russian tradition has been principally neglected, if no longer actively written out of histories of the fashionable nation. For experts and scholars of Russian historical past, tradition, and technological know-how, in addition to these more often than not drawn to the occult, Mannherz’s attention-grabbing examine treatments this hole and returns the occult to its rightful position within the renowned mind's eye of past due 19th- and early twentieth-century Russian society.
By Brian Murphy
Over the final century the slogans of the Revolution became stale for us. but when we search to appreciate the spirit of these years we needs to keep in mind that those ideals gave clean wish to a lot of people, offering a reason for which they have been ready to suffer nice discomfort, or even to sacrifice their lives. possibly the passionate enthusiasm of those revolutionaries can give us a few perception into the psychology of younger women and men who're known as 'terrorists' today?