Reviews

Culture as both a text and a system: Reconstructing the connection

+ Aleksei Semenenko The Texture of Culture: An Introduction to Yuri Lotman’s Semiotic Theory, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 177 pages

By Herta Schmid No Comments on Reconstructing the connection

The relativity of suffering. One of the last century’s greatest realists at work

+ Vasily Grossman, Everything Flows, Editor and translator: , Robert Chandler, New York, New York Review of Books 2009, 253 pages

+ Vasily Grossman, The Road: Stories, Journalism, and Essays, Editor and translator: , Robert Chandler, New York, New York Review of Books 2010, 373 pages

By Anders Björnsson No Comments on The relativity of suffering.

The burden of sad times. Another face of the Twentieth Century

Stefano Bottoni, Un altro Novecento L’Europa orientale dal 1919 a oggi [Another twentieth century: Eastern Europe from 1919 to the present day] Rome 2011, Carocci Editore, 404 pages

By Francesco Zavatti No Comments on Another face of the Twentieth Century

A Tony Judt Century. Last talks

Tony Judt with Timothy Snyder, Thinking the Twentieth Century, New York 2012, The Penguin Press, 414 pages

By David Gaunt No Comments on Last talks

Critique and morality. Consensus and dissent in post-revisionist Soviet studies

Den goda tanken och den onda erfarenheten [The good idea and the evil experience] Lund University Department of History Lund 2011, 157 pages

By Simon Larsson 3 Comments on Consensus and dissent in post-revisionist Soviet studies

Inflationary use of a political concept. Reinterpreting “genocide”

Norman M Naimark, Stalins Genocides, Princeton & Oxford 2010, Princeton University Press, 163 pages, index.

By Lennart Samuelson 1 Comment on Reinterpreting “genocide”

Reinterpreting a Bulgarian past. The dialectics of dictates and dictatorships

Roumen Daskalov, Debating the Past, Modern Bulgarian History – from Stambolov to Zhivkov, Budapest: Central European University Press 2011 367 pages, Original Bulgarian edition 2009

By David Gaunt No Comments on The dialectics of dictates and dictatorships

Mass murder or genocide? Debates on atrocities continue

Edward S. Herman (ed.) The Srebrenica Massacre Evidence, Context, Politics. Foreword by Phillip Corwin, 2011, 300 pages

By Jan Christensen 1 Comment on Debates on atrocities continue

Estonia deserves attention. The missing civil society

Journal of Baltic Studies, March 2009, Journal of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies

By Li Bennich-Björkman No Comments on The missing civil society

Dissertation review. The struggle between Romanianists and Moldovanists

Andreas Johansson, Dissenting Democrats Nation and Democracy in the Republic of Moldova, Stockholm 2012, Södertörn Doctoral Dissertations 62, 263 pages

By Bo Petersson 1 Comment on The struggle between Romanianists and Moldovanists