Edited by Michael David-Fox, Peter Holquist, and Marshall Poe


Almost 15 years have passed since what is still known in Russia as "the collapse of communism." This second volume of essays by prominent scholars examines the effect of the "archival revolution" and the post-Soviet methodological flux on various subfields of Russian and Soviet history from a variety of viewpoints-Russian, American, and European. In addition to the traditional chronological subdivisions (including Muscovite history, the October Revolution, and Stalinism), After the Fall explores Russian history from less-studied angles such as economic history, work on the 19th- and 20th-century Orthodox Church, history of science, and cultural history. The debate over explanations for communism's end, for "the collapse" itself, is also addressed here. Most of the essays have been updated and revised since their original publication in Kritika, and together they offer a sound overview of the state of Russian history-writing suitable for both undergraduate and graduate coursework. CONTENTS Editor's Introduction: A Remarkable Decade Revisited 1. Convergence, Expansion, and Experimentation: Current Trends in Muscovite History-Writing NANCY SHIELDS KOLLMANN 2. The Ambiguities of the 18th Century GARY MARKER 3. Recent Developments in Economic History, 1700-1940 THOMAS C. OWEN 4. Recent Scholarship on Russian Orthodoxy: A Critique GREGORY L. FREEZE 5. Social History as the History of Measuring Populations: A Post-1987 Renewal ALAIN BLUM 6. Scholarly Passions around the Myth of "Great October" V.P. BULDAKOV 7. A Great Leap Forward: New Research on the Soviet 1930s GÁBOR T. RITTERSPORN 8. Stalinism and the Stalin Period after the "Archival Revolution" OLEG KHLEVNIUK 9. The Birth, Withering, and Rebirth of Russian History of Science LOREN R. GRAHAM 10. A Decade Half-Full: Post-Cold War Studies in Russian and Soviet Military History BRUCE W. MENNING 11. Culture, Culture Everywhere: Interpretations of Modern Russia across the 1991 Divide LAURA ENGELSTEIN 12. Interpretations of the End of the Soviet Union: Three Paradigms DAVID ROWLEY Beyond Post-Soviet? History, Archives, Covergence Information on Contributors

Edited by: Nikolaos Chrissidis, Cathy Potter David Schimmelpenninck Van Der Oye and Jennifer Spock


Paul Bushkovitch's scholarship on the political, religious, and cultural history of Russia has enriched the field for over 35 years. This volume celebrates Bushkovitch's contributions by bringing together a series of essays by his students. Focusing on the themes of religion and identity, they investigate an array of topics that reflects Bushkovitch’s own scholarly range, among them Russian Orthodoxy's energetic adaptation to Russia’s changing domestic and international conditions; Russian self-perceptions and interaction with foreigners; and foreigners' views of Russians. Collectively, these contributions cover a wide chronological span that bridges the gap between early modernists and modernists in the fields of Russian and Soviet history. This book is recommended for library collections at community colleges, four-year colleges, and research universities.

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Yale Russian and East European Publications

How national rivalry led to dictatorship and the division of Europe.


Introduction: From the Habsburgs to the Soviet Russians

Part One: The Tragedy of Nationalism:

1. The Lost Peace

2. Federalist Failures

3. The Nazi Challenge

4. Czechs and Hungarians

5. Appeasement of Hitler

6. Munich: Hopes and Lessons

7. From Munich to Moscow

Part Two: The Triumph of Tyranny:

8. German Hegemony

9. Federalist Interlude

10. Partition of Europe

11. Churchill's Bargain

12. Yalta: Hopes and Lessons

13. Stalin's Triumph

14. From Potsdam to Prague

15. Benesh and the Russians

Part Three: The Aftermath -- Eastern Europe since 1948

Epilogue One: The Unfinished Struggle for Independence

Epilogue Two: Cold War Becomes Dïtente



"Never has the reviewer read a more objective account of events that have occurred in Central Europe over the past sixty years..." (Polish Review)

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Yale Russian and East European Publications When Poland lost its statehood at the beginning of the nineteenth century, there were two responses to the dilemma of how the nation was to survive: armed insurrection and "organic work," the proponents of which opposed revolution in favor of expanded economic growth and social evolution. This book focuses on the "organic work" approach and its nature. Contents: I. Alternatives to Independence: 1795-1848; II. The Theory, Practice, and Politics of Organic Work Before 1864; III. The Aftermath of the January Revolution; IV. the Genesis of Warsaw Positivism: 1864-1870; V. Warsaw Positivism; VI. Positivism in Practice; VII. The Politics of Realism; VIII. The Challenge of Socialism; IX. Positivism in Decline. "...this fine work... Polish historiography in the English language has been enriched by Blejwas' contribution..." (CSP)


UCLA Slavic Studies, Volume 15 Ever since the first decades of the sixteenth century a Christian variant (as advocated by Erasmus and Melanchthon) gradually replaced the Greco-Roman orientation of the traditional Italian Renaissance humanism in Central Europe. This new direction took a peculiar and fascinating form in Hungary and Croatia. It developed amidst conflicts between townships and the new aristocracy, against the backdrop of a malfunctioning split kingdom, and in a region devasted by the Turkish occupiers. The country torn into three parts, the spreading of the Reformation, and the destruction of the great renaissance courts of Hungary and Croatia polarized the humanities after the Mohacs disaster (1526). The confusing political situation and permanent armed conflicts notwithstanding, there was great mobility in this area. Humanists moved to the West, in order to escape the Turks, or to the courts of the simultaneously elected, competing monarchs, Ferdinand and Zapolya, often switching their loyalties, serving first one and then the other. Many, engaged by the above rulers, or in the service of the Church, traveled as envoys to the Porte. Here the author investigates a group of sixteenth-century Hungarian and Croatian humanists, their vicissitudinous lives and remarkable contributions to every facet of European culture. "This book's objectivity, scholarship, and novelty place it above others treating the same area and period. ... The depth of her erudition is astonishing." (SR)