"...an ideal, perhaps even essential, companion to a one-semester course on East European History. The articles on the break-up of Yugoslavia and the fall of communnism are excellent encapsulations of the relevant issues....through a judicious use of information and careful reference to competitng explanations...draws the reader into the argument, and invites dialogue. I would recommend this to my colleagues in the field."--Padraic Kenney, University of Colorado at Boulder
"Since some of the original publications are hard to find, Oxford has performed a valuable service by bringing these pieces together in a readily accessible volume that will be useful for all serious students of east European history."--Slavic Review
About the Author
Gale Stokes, Department of History, Rice University.