Eastern Books

ISBN: 067973743X, 9780679737438
Authors: Isabel Fonseca,
Publisher: Vintage
Keywords: journey, gypsies, standing, bury
Pages: 336
Published: 1996-10-29
Category: Eastern, Europe, History,
List Price: 14.95 USD
  • Rating: 80%


Isabel Fonseca describes the four years she spent with Gypsies from Albania to Poland, listening to their stories, deciphering their taboos, and befriending their matriarchs, activists, and child prostitutes. A masterful work of personal reportage, t......
ISBN: 0300121210, 9780300121216
Authors: Jerzy Borzecki,
Publisher: Yale University Press
Keywords: interwar, europe, creation, peace, polish, soviet
Pages: 418
Published: 2008-04-01
Category: Eastern, Europe, History,
List Price: 55.00 USD

The Soviet-Polish peace treaty of 1921, also known as the "Riga peace," ended the war of 1919–1920 and may be considered the most important Eastern European treaty of the interwar period. This deeply researched book offers the first post-So......
ISBN: 0822320703, 9780822320708
Authors: Sabrina P. Ramet,
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Keywords: east, central, europe, russia, change, social, obstat, religion, politics, nihil
Pages: 440
Published: 1998-01-27
Category: Eastern, Europe, History,
List Price: 29.95 USD
  • Rating: 40%


Nihil Obstat—Latin for "nothing stands in the way"—examines the interplay between religion and politics in East-Central Europe and Russia. While focusing on the postcommunist, late twentieth century, Sabrina P. Ramet discusses development......
ISBN: 0804745943, 9780804745949
Authors: Norman M. Naimark, holly Case,
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Keywords: wars, 1990s, balkan, understanding, historians, yugoslavia
Pages: 296
Published: 2003-02-19
Category: Eastern, Europe, History,
List Price: 60.00 USD

Most of what has been written about the recent history of Yugoslavia and the fierce wars that have plagued that country has been produced by journalists, political analysts, diplomats, human rights organization, the United Nations, and other gov......
ISBN: 0061452580, 9780061452581
Authors: Alaa Al Aswany,
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Keywords: novel, chicago
Pages: 352
Published: 2009-09-29
Category: Arabic, Middle Eastern, World Literature, Literature & Fiction,
List Price: 14.99 USD
  • Rating: 60%


Egyptian and American lives collide on a college campus in post-9/11 Chicago, and crises of identity abound in the extraordinary second novel from the highly acclaimed author of The Yacoubian Building. This is a story of love, sex, friendsh......
ISBN: 0801027500, 9780801027505
Authors: John H. Walton,
Publisher: Baker Academic
Keywords: conceptual, world, hebrew, bible, introducing, testament, eastern, thought, old, ancient
Pages: 368
Published: 2006-11-01
Category: Hebrew, Middle Eastern, World Literature, Literature & Fiction,
List Price: 26.99 USD
  • Rating: 80%


Much of the Old Testament seems strange to contemporary readers. However, as we begin to understand how ancient people viewed the world, the Old Testament becomes more clearly a book that stands within its ancient context as it also speaks against it......
ISBN: 0375425322, 9780375425325
Authors: Victor Sebestyen,
Publisher: Pantheon
Keywords: empire, soviet, revolution
Pages: 480
Published: 2009-10-27
Category: Eastern, Europe, History,
List Price: 30.00 USD
  • Rating: 80%


From the author of Twelve Days: The Story of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution comes a revealing new account of the collapse of the Soviet Union’s European empire during months of largely peaceful revolution that profoundly changed the world. ......
ISBN: 0394537793, 9780394537795
Authors: John Julius Norwich,
Publisher: Knopf
Keywords: apogee, byzantium
Pages: 416
Published: 1992-01-08
Category: Eastern, Europe, History,
List Price: 49.95 USD
  • Rating: 80%


Volume 2 of the series. With 32 pages of illustrations, and 7 maps.......
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