Publications of Rieber, A.J.

Rieber AJ. Historians Confront Space. Österreichische Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft . 2013;42(1):47-64.

Historians Confront Space

This essay seeks to analyze how historians have treated the concept of space as an analytical category, by focusing on three spatial concepts: frontiers, Europe and the world. The argument proceeds along several lines: first that historians have long been engaged in debating the interaction of geography and culture, thus foreshadowing the "spatial turn," second, that representative figures in different specialties have been working away against a Eurocentric conceptualization of space and third that in order to achieve these ends they have employed theoretical insights from the social sciences. The essay concludes that the spatial turn has provided a fresh perspectives on the ways in which space has been conceived by employing terms like frontiers and place to illuminate cultural categories, but that there is a danger for historians that this "turn" can lead into imprecise or abstract formulations that lose their heuristic possibilities.

Book review : Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865-1923

The article reviews the book "Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent 1865-1923," by Jeff Sahadeo.

Book review : The Foe Within : Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia

The article reviews the book "The Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia," by William C. Fuller, Jr.

Book review : Vertreibung der Vertriebenen? : Der historische deutsche Osten in der Erinnerungskultur der Bundesrepublik (1961-1982)

This article reviews the book "Vertreibung der Vertriebenen? Der historische deutsche Osten in der Erinnerungskultur der Bundesrepublik (1961-1982)," by Mandred Kittel.

Elliott D. Mossman, 1942-2007

The article presents an obituary for Elliott D. Mossman, former editor of "Slavic Review."

Book review : Socialism in Georgian Colors : The European Road to Social Democracy, 1883–1917

This article reviews the book "Socialism in Georgian Colors : The European Road to Social Democracy, 1883–1917" by Stephen F. Jones.

Book review : Dilemmas of Russian Capitalism : Fedor Chizhov and Corporate Enterprise in the Railroad Age

This article reviews the book "Dilemmas of Russian Capitalism : Fedor Chizhov and Corporate Enterprise in the Railroad Age," by Thomas C. Owen.

Book review : Stalin : A Biography

This article reviews the book "Stalin: A Biography," by Robert W. Service.

Book review : Transnational Moments of Change: Europe, 1945, 1968, 1989

This article reviews the book "Transnational Moments of Change : Europe, 1945, 1968, 1989" edited by Gerd‐Rainer Horn and Padraic Kenney.

Rieber AJ. Stalin as Georgian : the formative years. In: Davies S, Harris JR, editors. Stalin : a new history. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press; 2005. p. 18-44.
Rieber AJ. Stalin as foreign policy-maker : avoiding war, 1927-1953. In: Davies S, Harris JR, editors. Stalin : a new history. Cambridge, Mass.: Cambridge University Press; 2005. p. 140-58.
Rieber AJ. Meniaiushchiesia kontseptsii k konstruktsii frontira : sravnitelno-istoricheskii podhod. In: Gerasimov IV, Glebov SV, Kaplunovskii AP, editors. Novaia imperskaia istoriia postsovetskogo prostranstva : sbornik statei. Kazan: Tsentr issledovanii natsionalizma i imperii; 2004. p. 199-222. (Biblioteka zhurnala "Ab Imperio").
Rieber AJ. Izuchaia imperii. In: Ananich BV, editor. Istoricheskie zapiski. Vol 6 (124). Moskva: Nauka; 2003. p. 86-131.
Rieber AJ. Zheleznye dorogi i ekonomicheskie razvitie : istoki sistemy Reiterna. In: Ganelin RS, editor. Stranitsy rossiiskoi istorii : problemy, sobytiia, liudi : sbornik stateii v chest Borisa Vasilevicha Ananicha. Saint-Petersburg: Dmitrii Bulanin; 2003. p. 150-179.

Zheleznye dorogi i ekonomicheskie razvitie : istoki sistemy Reiterna

Railroads and Economic Development: Origins of the Reitern System

Rieber AJ. Civil Wars in the Soviet Union, 1939-1947. Kritika : explorations in Russian and Eurasian history. 2003;4(1):129-62.
Rieber AJ. Alexander Vucinich (1914-2002). Kritika : explorations in Russian and Eurasian history. 2002;3(4):755-7.

Book review : An Ambitious New Work on Russian Foreign Policy

This article reviews the book "Istoriia vneshnei politiki Rossii (konets XV veka--1917 g.), vols. 1 to 5," edited by A.N. Sakharov, A.V. Ignatev, O.V. Orlik, G.A. Sanin, and V.A. Khevrolina.

Rieber AJ. Ustoichivye faktory rossiiskoi vneshnei politiki : popytka interpretatsii. In: David-Fox M, editor. Amerikanskaia rusistika : vekhi istoriografii poslednykh let sovetskii period : antologiia. Samara: Izdatelstvo "Samarskii univbersitet"; 2001. p. 94-145.

Ustoichivye faktory rossiiskoi vneshnei politiki : popytka interpretatsii

Persistent factors in Russian foreign policy : an interpretative essay

Rieber AJ. Frontiers in History. In: Smelser NJ, Baltes PB, editors. International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences. Vol 9. New York: Elsevier Science; 2001. p. 5812-8.
Rieber AJ. Stalin’s Eurasian Foreign Policy : Limited Intervention. In: Szvák G, editor. Mesto Rossii v Evrazii : The place of Russia in Eurasia. Vol 9. Budapest: Magyar Ruszisztikai Intézet; 2001. p. 338-43. (Ruszisztikai könyvek; vol 9).

Stalin’s Eurasian Foreign Policy : Limited Intervention

Conference papers in Russian and English.

Stalin, Man of the Borderlands

Explores how the politics of personal identity became the foundations of an ideology of Joseph Stalin and a homologue for the Soviet state system. Stalin's emotional attachment to his Georgian past; View of Stalin on the defense of the right of nationalities to use their own languages; Clarification about Stalin's identification with the proletariat.

Book review : Sotsialnaia istoriia Rossii perioda imperii : XVIII-nachalo XX v. : Genezis lichnosti demokraticheskoi semi, grazhdanskogo obshchestva i pravovogo gosudarstva

This article reviews the book "Sotsialnaia istoriia Rossii perioda imperii : XVIII-nachalo XX v : Genezis lichnosti demokraticheskoi semi, grazhdanskogo obshchestva i pravovogo gosudarstva," by Boris Mironov.

Book review : das einzige Land in Europa, das eine groBe Zukinft vor sich hat

This article reviews the book : ...das einzige Land in Europa, das eine groBe Zukunft vor sich hat': Deutsche Unterhehmen und Unternehmer im Russischen Reich im 19, fruhen 20, Jahrhundert,' edited by Dittmar Dahlmann and Carmen Scheide.

Forced migration in Central and Eastern Europe, 1939-1950

Conference publication."This group of studies first appeared in a special issue on 'Forced Migration in Central and Eastern Europe, 1939-1950' of the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 16/1 & 2 (March-June 2000)."

Rieber AJ. Triplex Confinium in comparative context. In: Roksandric D, Stefanec N, editors. Constructing border societies on the Triplex Confinium. Vol 4. Budapest: Central European University; 2000. p. 13-28. (CEU History Department working paper series; vol 4).

Triplex Confinium in comparative context

International project conference papers 2 ; Plan and practice. How to construct a border society ? The Triplex Confinium c. 1700 – 1750 (Graz, december 9- 12, 1998)

Rieber AJ. Preface. In: Forced migration in Central and Eastern Europe, 1939-1950. London: Frank Cass; 2000. vii.
Rieber AJ. Izuchenie istorii Rossii v SShA. In: Ananich BV, editor. Istoricheskie zapiski. Vol 3 (121). Moskva: Nauka; 2000. p. 65-105.
Rieber AJ. Patronage and Professionalism : The Witte System. In: Ananich BV, editor. Problemy vsemirnoi istorii : sbornik statei v chest A. A. Fursenko. Saint-Petersburg: Dmitrii Bulanin; 2000. p. 286-98.
Rieber AJ. The Marginality of Totalitarianism. In: Dahrendorf R, Elkana Y, Neier A, Newton-Smith W, Rév I, editors. The paradoxes of unintended consequences. Budapest: CEU Press; 2000. p. 265-84.

The Marginality of Totalitarianism

"Volume of essays collected in a festschrift to honor George Soros"

Forced migration in Central and Eastern Europe, 1939 – 1950

Edited selections from papers originally submitted to a Conference on Population Transfers, Deportations and Resettlements in Central and Eastern Europe that was held at the Central European University in Budapest in September 1996.Special issue.

Repressive Population Transfers in Central, Eastern and South-eastern Europe : A Historical Overview

Deals with a study which determined the key factors responsible for the repressive transfer of populations in European regions. Components of modernization; Appropriateness of the terms ethnic cleansing and genocide; Distinctions between the types of population movements.

Rieber AJ. Preface. Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics. 2000;16(1-2):5.

Book review : Gorbachev : On My Country and My World by Mikhail Gorbachev

This article reviews "Gorbachev : On My Country and My World" by Mikhail Gorbachev.

Rieber AJ. Sotsialnaia identifikatsiia i politicheskaia volia : russkoe dvorianstvo ot Petra I do 1861 g. In: Zahkarova LG, Kukushkin IUS, Emmons T, editors. P.A. Zaionchkovskii, 1904-1983 gg. : stati, publikatsii i vospominaniia o nem. Moscoww: ROSSPEN; 1998. p. 271-314.
Rieber AJ. In memoriam Péter Hanák. In: Turda M, editor. The Garden and the Workshop : Disseminating Cultural History in East-Central Europe : In Memoriam Péter Hanák. Budapest: Central European University; 1998. p. 22-4.

Book review : Vostochnaia Europa v Dokumentakh Rossiiskikh Arkhivov, 1944-1953

This article reviews the book "Vostochnaia Europa v Dokumentakh Rossiiskikh Arkhivov, 1944-1953" edited by T.V. Volokitina, T.M. Islamov et al.

Book review : Merchant Moscow : Images of Russia's Vanished Bourgeoisie

This article reviews the book "Merchant Moscow : Images of Russia's Vanished Bourgeoisie" by James L. West; Iurii A. Petrov; Edith W. Clowes; Thomas C. Owen.

Book review : Russian Corporate Capitalism From Peter the Great to Perestroika

This article reviews the book "Russian Corporate Capitalism From Peter the Great to Perestroika" by Thomas C. Owen.

Book review : After the USSR : Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Politics in the Commonwealth of Independent States

This article reviews the book "After the USSR : Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Politics in the Commonwealth of Independent States" by Anatoly M. Khazanov.

Book review : Government, Industry, and Rearmament in Russia, 1900-1914 : The Last Argument of Tsarism

This article reviews the book "Government, Industry, and Rearmament in Russia, 1900-1914 : The Last Argument of Tsarism" by Peter Gatrell.

Book review : Stalin's Letters to Molotov 1925-1936

This article reviews the book "Stalin's Letters to Molotov 1925-1936" by Lars T. Lih, Oleg V. Naumov and Oleg V. Khlevnuk.

Book review : The Aristocracy in Europe, 1815-1914

Reviews the book `The Aristocracy in Europe, 1815-1914,' by Dominic Lieven.

Book review : Structures of Society : Imperial Russia's Peoples of Various Ranks

This article reviews the book "Structures of Society : Imperial Russia's Peoples of Various Ranks" by Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter.

Rieber AJ. The reforming tradition in Russian and Soviet history : commentary. In: Taranovsky T, McInerny M, editors. Reform in modern Russian history : progress or cycle? Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; 1995. p. 237-43. (Woodrow Wilson Center series).

The reforming tradition in Russian and Soviet history : commentary

Papers from a conference entitled "Reform in Russian and Soviet History--Its Meaning and Function," held May 5-May 7, 1990, organized by the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Introduction

Introduction to the special issue titled "Technology : culture, politics, aesthetics".

Book review : Forging Revolution : Metalworkers, Managers, and the State in St. Petersburg, 1890-1914

This article reviews the book "Forging Revolution : Metalworkers, Managers, and the State in St. Petersburg, 1890-1914" by Heather Hogan.

Book review : The Secret World of American Communism

This article reviews the book "The Secret World of American Communism" edited by Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes and Fridrikh Igorevich Firsov.

Book review : Stalinskoe Politbiuro v 30-e Gody : Sbornik Dokumentov

This article reviews the book "Stalinskoe Politbiuro v 30-e Gody : Sbornik Dokumentov" by O. V. Khlevniuk; A. V. Kvashonkin; L. P. Kosheleva; L. A. Rogovaia.

Rieber AJ. Introduction. In: Kliuchevskii VO, editor. A course in Russian history :the seventeenth century. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe; 1994.
Rieber AJ. The fragmented “middle ranks”. In: Carcraft J, editor. Major problems in the history of imperial Russia. Lexington: D. C. Heath; 1994. p. 494-503. (Major problems in European history series).

The fragmented “middle ranks”

Exerpt from “Merchants and entrepreneurs in Imperial Russia”.

Rieber AJ. The merchants' way of life. In: Kaiser DH, Marker G, editors. Reinterpreting Russian history : readings, 860-1860s. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 1994. p. 328-33.

The merchants' way of life

Exerpt from "Merchants and entrepreneurs in Imperial Russia".

Rieber AJ. Interest-Group Politics in the Era of the Great Reforms. In: Eklof B, Bushnell J, Zakharova L, editors. Russia's great reforms, 1855-1881. Bloomington: Indiana University Press; 1994. p. 58-83. (Indiana-Michigan series in Russian and East European studies).
Rieber AJ. Struggle over the Borderlands. In: Starr SF, editor. The legacy of history in Russia and the new states of Eurasia. Vol 1. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe; 1994. p. 61-89. (The international politics of Eurasia; vol 1).
Rieber AJ. Persistent Factors in Russian Foreign Policy. In: Ragsdale H, editor. Imperial Russian foreign policy. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; 1993. p. 315-59. (Woodrow Wilson Center series).
Rieber AJ. Historiography of Russian Foreign Policy. In: Ragsdale H, editor. Imperial Russian foreign policy. Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Center Press; 1993. p. 360-443. (Woodrow Wilson Center series).

Book review : Reform in Russia and the U.S.S.R. : Past and Prospects

This article reviews the book "Reform in Russia and the U.S.S.R. : Past and Prospects,' edited by Robert O. Crummey.

Rieber AJ. Vstupitelnye zamechaniia sopredsedatelei. In: Geyer D, Diakin VS, editors. Reformy ili revoliutsiia? : Rossiia 1861-1917 : materialy mezhdunarodnogo kollokviuma istorikov. Saint-Petersburg: Nauka; 1992. p. 264-8.
Rieber AJ. Gruppovye interesy v borbe vokrug Velikikh reform. In: Eklof B, Bushnell J, Zakharova L, editors. Velikie reformy v Rossii, 1856-1874. Moskva: Izdatelstvo Moskovskogo Universiteta; 1992. p. 44-72.

Gruppovye interesy v borbe vokrug Velikikh reform

Interest-Group Politics in the Era of the Great Reforms

Book review : Road to Power : The Trans-Siberian Railroad and the Colonization of Asian Russia, 1850-1917

This article reviews the book "Road to Power : The Trans-Siberian Railroad and the Colonization of Asian Russia, 1850-1917" by Steven G. Marks.

Book review : Peasant Economy, Culture, and the Politics of European Russia, 1800-1921

This article reviews the book "Peasant Economy, Culture, and the Politics of European Russia, 1800-1921" edited by Esther Kingston-Mann and Timothy Mixter.

Book review : The News Under Russia's Old Regime : The Development of a Mass-Circulation Press

Thir article reviews the book "The News under Russia's Old Regime : The Development of a Mass-Circulation Press" by Louise McReynolds.

Rieber AJ. The sedimentary society. In: Clowes EW, Kassow SD, West JL, editors. Between tsar and people : educated society and the quest for public identity in late imperial Russia. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press; 1991. p. 343-66.
Rieber AJ. The reforming tradition in Russian history. In: Rubinstein AZ, Rieber AJ, editors. Perestroika at the crossroads. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe; 1991. p. 3-28.
Rieber AJ, Rubinstein AZ. Introduction. In: Rubinstein AZ, Rieber AJ, editors. Perestroika at the crossroads. Armonk: M. E. Sharpe; 1991. vii-x.

Book review : Russia's Rulers Under the Old Regime

This article reviews the book "Russia's Rulers Under the Old Regime" by Dominic Lieven.

The Rise of Engineers in Russia

The Russian engineering profession owes much of its professional ethos and ideology to the tradition of les grandes écoles as transmitted by French engineers imbued with St. Simonian ideals who staffed the Institute of Transportation Engineers in the early nineteenth century. Until then, Peter I's vision of a technological society had encountered resistance of the mobility to technical education, competing demands of the army for engineers and changing economic policies of the state. By the mid-nineteenth century Russian engineers controlled the Ministry of Transportation and firmly established a statist policy of economic development. /// La profession d'ingénieur en Russie doit beaucoup de son code de valeurs et de son idéologie professionnelle à la tradition des "grandes écoles", telle qu'elle a été transmise par les ingénieurs français, pénétrés d'idéaux saint-simoniens, qui constituaient le personnel d'encadrement de l'Institut d'ingénieurs des transports, au début du XIXe siècle. Jusque-là la société technologique conçue par Pierre Ier s'était heurtée à la résistance de la noblesse à l'éducation technique, aux besoins concurrentiels de l'armée en ingénieurs et aux politiques économiques changeantes de l'État. Au milieu du XIXe siècle, les ingénieurs russes étaient à la tête du ministère des Transports et ils instaurèrent résolument une politique étatique de développement économique.

Book review : Autocracy, Capitalism and Revolution in Russia

This article reviews the book "Autocracy, Capitalism and Revolution in Russia" by Tim McDaniel

Book review : The Thinking Reed : Intellectuals and the Soviet State From 1917 to the Present

The article presents information on the book "The Thinking Reed: Intellectuals and the Soviet State From 1917 to the Present," by Boris Kagarlitsky. To believe the media pundits and many Sovietologists one would think that the current changes taking place in the Soviet Union are largely cosmetic, unprecedented and wholly dependent upon one man. On the occasion of every announcement of a new reform, the doubters stubbornly repeat their dire warnings that this is either deceit or illusion. Many experts are too worried about their reputations as tough minded realists to understand that the changes taking place in the Soviet Union are really structural, linked to a tradition and inscribed in the society.

Book review : Odessa : a history

This aricle reviews the book "Odessa : A History, 1794-1914" by Patricia Herlihy.

Book review : Russian Peasant Schools: Officialdom, Village Culture, and Popular Pedagogy, 1861-1914

This article reviews the book "Russian Peasant Schools: Officialdom, Village Culture, and Popular Pedagogy, 1861-1914" by Ben Eklof.

Book review : Russia as a Developing Society Russia, 1905-07 : Revolution as a Moment of Truth

This article reviews the book "Russia as a Developing Society" by Teodor Shanin, and "Russia, 1905-07 : Revolution as a Moment of Truth" by Teodor Shanin.

Book review : Jewish Policies and Right-Wing Politics in Imperial Russia

This aricle reviews the book "Jewish Policies and Right-Wing Politics in Imperial Russia" by Hans Rogger.

Book review : Muzhik and Muscovite : Urbanization in Late Imperial Russia

This article reviews the book "Muzhik and Muscovite : Urbanization in Late Imperial Russia" by Joseph Bradley

Book review : The International Trade of Russia through the Port of Revel

This article reviews the book "The International Trade of Russia Through the Port of Revel" by G.A. Nekrasov.

Book review : When Russia Learned to Read : Literacy and Popular Literature, 1861-1917

This article revioews the book "When Russia Learned to Read : Literacy and Popular Literature, 1861-1917" by Jeffrey Brooks.

Book review : Roots of Rebellion : Workers' Politics and Organization in St. Petersburg and Moscow, 1900-1914

This article reviews the book "Roots of Rebellion : Workers' Politics and Organization in St. Petersburg and Moscow, 1900-1914" by Victoria E. Bonnell.

Book review : The Parish Clergy in Nineteenth Century Russia : Crisis, Reform, Counter-Reform

This article reviews the book "The Parish Clergy in Nineteenth Century Russia : Crisis, Reform, Counter-Reform" by Gregory L. Freeze

Book review : Formirovanie finansovogo kapitala v Rossii (konets XIX v.-1908 g.)

This article reviews the book "Formirovanie finansovogo kapitala v Rossii (konets XIX v.-1908 g.)" by V. I. Bovykin

Book review : The Moscow Business Elite : A Social and Cultural Portrait of Two Generations, 1840-1905

This article reviews the book "The Moscow Business Elite : A Social and Cultural Portrait of Two Generations, 1840-1905" by Jo Ann Ruckman

Book review : Osnovateli SSHA : Istoricheskie portrety

Reviews the book 'Osnovateli SSHA: Istoricheskie portrety,' by V.V. Sogrin.

Book review : Alexander III and the State Council : Bureaucracy and Counter-Reform in Late Imperial Russia

This article reviews the book "Alexander III and the State Council : Bureaucracy and Counter-Reform in Late Imperial Russia" by Heide W. Whelan.

Book review : French Communism in the Era of Stalin : The Quest for Unity and Integration, 1945-1962

This article reviews the book "French Communism in the Era of Stalin : The Quest for Unity and Integration, 1945-1962" by Irwin M. Wall.

Book review : Entrepreneurship in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union

This article reviews the book "Entrepreneurship in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union" by Gregory Guroff and Fred V. Carstensen.