In the mid-1930s, when the Soviet regime established Birobidzhan as the “Soviet Jewish state” with Yiddish as its official language, the local Yiddish theater assumed new prominence. In Search of Milk and Honey focuses on the theater’s role as the standard bearer and guiding spirit of this controversial exercise in nation building. The reconstruction of the ideological and cultural impulses...
Ján Kollár, famed poet, romantic nationalist, and Lutheran pastor for the Slovak community in Budapest, took the Slavic world by storm in the early nineteenth century with his idea of Slavic Reciprocity. Kollár conceived of Russians, Poles, Czechs, and South Slavs as tribes of one great Slavic nation, destined for a glorious future if they would but unite. Kollár's ideals...
Daniel Rowland’s writings on the political, visual, and religious culture of Muscovy have profoundly influenced a generation of American and foreign specialists in early Russian history. Inspired by his work, the essays in this volume reflect the dynamism of this field as it reinvents itself using the creative tools of cultural history. Transcending older East-West comparisons and the Cold War...
Themes in Southeast European Historiography 11
Paul E. Michelson
Themes in Modern and Contemporary Romanian Historiography 27
Wolfgang Z. Rubinsohn
Hellenism in Recent Soviet Perspective 41
Stephen R. Burant
Knights and Peasants: The Mythical Bases of Polish Radical Ideology, 1832-1863 67
Michael Palairet Farm Productivity under Ottoman Rule and Self-Government in Bulgaria c. 1860-1890 89...
Everyday Life and the "Reconstruction" of Soviet Russia During and After the Great Patriotic War, 1943–1948 reminds us of how little we know about the end of the war and the immediate post-war era in the Soviet Union. Jones uses the case of Rostov-on-Don, totally devastated by the vast battles that raged around it, to reveal how people and party...