Author: 
Michael Khodarkovsky
Reviewer: 
Max J. Okenfuss

Okenfuss on Khodarkovsky, 'Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800'

Michael Khodarkovsky. Russia's Steppe Frontier: The Making of a Colonial Empire, 1500-1800. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2002. xiv + 290 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-33989-8.

Reviewed by Max J. Okenfuss (Department of History, Washington University, St. Louis) Published on H-Russia (August, 2004)

Native and Russian Voices on the Eurasian Steppe

Author: 
Harriet Muraev
Reviewer: 
Michael C. Hickey

Hickey on Muraev, 'Identity Theft: The Jew in Imperial Russia and the Case of Avraam Uri Kovner'

Harriet Muraev. Identity Theft: The Jew in Imperial Russia and the Case of Avraam Uri Kovner. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2003. xiii + 244 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-3290-1.

Reviewed by Michael C. Hickey (Department of History, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Russia (June, 2004)

Acculturation and the Maskalic Confidence Man

Author: 
Stephen G. Wheatcroft, ed.
Reviewer: 
Nellie H. Ohr

Ohr on Wheatcroft, 'Challenging Traditional Views of Russian History'

Stephen G. Wheatcroft, ed. Challenging Traditional Views of Russian History. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. xxi + 234 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-333-75461-0.

Reviewed by Nellie H. Ohr (Independent Scholar) Published on H-Russia (June, 2004)

Notes from Down Under

Author: 
Evgeny Dobrenko
Reviewer: 
Karl Loewenstein

Loewenstein on Dobrenko, 'The Making of the State Writer: Social and Aesthetic Origins of Soviet Literary Culture'

Evgeny Dobrenko. The Making of the State Writer: Social and Aesthetic Origins of Soviet Literary Culture. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000. xxi + 484 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-3364-9.

Reviewed by Karl Loewenstein (Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh) Published on H-Russia (May, 2004)

How Soviet Writers Learned to Love Socialist Realism

Author: 
Louise McReynolds
Reviewer: 
Lynn Sargeant

Sargeant on McReynolds, 'Russia at Play: Leisure Activities at the End of the Tsarist Era'

Louise McReynolds. Russia at Play: Leisure Activities at the End of the Tsarist Era. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2003. x + 309 pp. $36.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4027-4.

Reviewed by Lynn Sargeant (Postdoctoral Fellow, National Academy of Education/The Spencer Foundation.) Published on H-Russia (May, 2004)

Fun Is Serious Business

Author: 
Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter
Reviewer: 
Martina Winkler

Winkler on Wirtschafter, 'The Play of Ideas in Russian Enlightenment Theater'

Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter. The Play of Ideas in Russian Enlightenment Theater. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003. xv + 296 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-310-4.

Reviewed by Martina Winkler (Center for Comparative History of Europe, Berlin) Published on H-Russia (May, 2004)

Author: 
Joshua A. Sanborn
Reviewer: 
Willard Sunderland

Sunderland on Sanborn, 'Drafting the Russian Nation: Military Conscription, Total War, and Mass Politics, 1905-1925'

Joshua A. Sanborn. Drafting the Russian Nation: Military Conscription, Total War, and Mass Politics, 1905-1925. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2003. 288 S. $40.00 (gebunden), ISBN 978-0-87580-306-7.

Reviewed by Willard Sunderland (University of Cincinnati) Published on H-Russia (May, 2004)

Author: 
Michelle Lamarche Marrese
Reviewer: 
Karen L. Taylor

Taylor on Marrese, 'A Woman's Kingdom: Noblewomen and the Control of Property in Russia, 1700-1861'

Michelle Lamarche Marrese. A Woman's Kingdom: Noblewomen and the Control of Property in Russia, 1700-1861. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2002. xiv + 276 pp. $42.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3911-7.

Reviewed by Karen L. Taylor (Washington, D.C.) Published on H-Russia (April, 2004)

Noblewomen and Property Rights in Imperial Russia

Author: 
Vladimir A. Kozlov
Reviewer: 
David L. Ruffley

Ruffley on Kozlov, 'Mass Uprisings in the USSR: Protest and Rebellion in the Post-Stalin Years'

Vladimir A. Kozlov. Mass Uprisings in the USSR: Protest and Rebellion in the Post-Stalin Years. Armonk and London: M.E. Sharpe, 2002. xix + 351 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7656-0668-6; $90.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7656-0667-9.

Reviewed by David L. Ruffley (Department of History, Colorado College) Published on H-Russia (February, 2004)

"Symbiotic Signals?" Mass Uprisings after Stalin

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