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Optional Literature and Further Reading

  1. Brügemann, Karsten. “National and Social Revolution in the Empire’s West: Estonian Independence and the Russian Civil War, 1917–1920,” in: Sarah Badcock, Liudmila Novikova, Aaron B. Retish, eds. Russia’s Home Front in War and Revolution 1914–22, Book 1: Russia’s Revolution in Regional Perspective. Bloomington, Ind.: Slavica Publishers, Inc. Indiana University, 2015, 143-174.
  2. Cassels, Alan. Ideology and International Relations in the Modern World. London: Routledge, 1996.
  3. Clark, Christopher. The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914. London: Harper, 2014.
  4. Daly, Jonathan, and Leonid Trofimov, eds. Russia in War and Revolution, 1914-1922: A Documentary History. Indianapolis / Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2009.
  5. Daskalov, Roumen, and Tchavdar Marinov, eds. Entangled Histories of the Balkans. Volume One: National Ideologies and Language Policies. (Balkan Studies Library, Volume 9). Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013.
  6. Emilciuc, Andrei, ed. Primul Război Mondial și Basarabia, 1914-1918: Culegere de studii și articole [World War I and Bessarabia, 1914-1918. A Collection of Studies and Articles]. Chișinău: ”Bons Offices”, 2015.
  7. Engelstein, Laura. Russia in Flames: War, Revolution, Civil War, 1914-1921. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.
  8. Fedyshyn, Oleh S. Nesostoiavshaiasia ukrainskaia derzhava: Plany germanskogo general’nogo shtaba po anneksii iuga Rossii, 1917-1918 [Germany’s Drive to the East and the Ukrainian Revolution, 1917-1918]. Moscow: Tsentrpoligraf, 2014.
  9. Frame, Murray, Boris Kolonitskii, Steven G. Marks and Melissa K. Stockdale, eds. Russian Culture in War and Revolution, 1914-1922. Book 2: Political Culture, Identities, Mentalities, and Memory. Bloomington, Ind.: Slavica Publishers, 2014.
  10. Graf, Daniel. “Military Rule Behind the Russian Front, 1914-1917: The Political Ramifications,” in: Jahrbücher für Geschicte Osteuropas, Vol. 22 (3), 1974, 390-411.
  11. Holquist, Peter. “La société contre l’Etat, la société conduisant l’Etat : la société cultivée et le pouvoir d’Etat en Russie, 1914-1921,” in: Le Mouvement Social (July- September, 2001), Nr. 196, 21-40.
  12. Horak, Stephan M. The First Treaty of World War I: Ukraine’s Treaty with the Central Powers of February 9, 1918. Boulder, Colo.: East European Monographs, 1988.
  13. Lieven, Dominic. The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution. New York: Viking, 2015.
  14. Lincoln, W. Bruce. Passage through Armageddon: The Russians in War and Revolution, 1914-1918. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986.
  15. Malia, Martin. Russia under Western Eyes: From the Bronze Horseman to the Lenin Mausoleum. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 2000.
  16. McMeekin, Sean. The Russian Origins of the First World War. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press, 2011.
  17. Miller, Alexey. Pochemu vse kontinental’nye imperii raspalis’ posle Pervoi Mirovoi voiny? [Why Did All the Continental Empires Collapse After World War I?]. Available at: Accessed July 18, 2017.
  18. Pater, Ivan. Soiuz Vyzvolennia Ukrainy: Problemy derzhavnosti i sobornosti [The Union for the Liberation of Ukraine: Problems of State Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity]. Lviv: I. Khripiakevich Institute for Ukrainian Studies, 2000.
  19. Porshneva, O. S. Krest’iane, rabochie i soldaty Rossii nakanune i v gody Pervoi mirovoi voiny [Russia’s Peasants, Workers, and Soldiers before and during World War I]. Moscow: ROSSPEN, 2004.
  20. Rieber, Alfred J. Stalin and the Struggle for Supremacy in Eurasia. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  21. Robinson, Paul. Grand Duke Nikolai Nikolaevich: Supreme Commander of the Russian Army. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2014.
  22. Sidorov, A. L. Ekonomicheskoe polozhenie Rossii v gody Pervoi mirovoi voiny [Russia’s Economic Situation during the Years of World War I]. Moscow: Nauka, 1973.
  23. Snyder, Timothy. The Red Prince: The Secret Lives of a Habsburg Archduke. New York: Basic Books, 2008.
  24. Țîcu, Octavian. Homo Moldovanus Sovietic: Teorii și practici de construcție identitară în R(A)SSM (1924-1956) [The Soviet Homo Moldovanus: Theories and Practices of Identity Construction in the MASSR and the MSSR, 1924-1956]. Chișinău: ARC, 2018.
  25. Vaganovskii, S. A. Vostochnaia Galitsiia (Galichina) s nachala XX veka po 1918 g. [Eastern Galicia from the Early 20th Century to 1918]. Krasnodar: Kuban State University, 2014.
  26. Vinogradov, V. N., ed. Za balkanskimi frontami Pervoi mirovoi voiny [Beyond the Balkan Fronts of World War I]. Moscow: Indrik, 2002.
  27. Zapolovs’kyi, Volodymyr. Bukovyna v ostannii viini Avstro-Uhorshchyny, 1914-1918 [Bukovina during Austria-Hungary’s Last War, 1914-1918]. Chernivtsi: Zoloti Lytavry, 2003.