Eastern Europe: An Introduction to the People, Lands, and Culture, Volume 1
Richard C. Frucht
ABC-CLIO, 2005 - History - 928 pages
Modern-day Eastern Europe, the product of a complex and troubled past, was a complete mystery to the rest of the world for decades. Going beyond the history and politics already well documented in other works, this three-volume series explores the social and cultural aspects of the region.
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