Pitt Press Series in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies


About the Press

The University of Pittsburgh Press is a publisher with distinguished lists in a wide range of scholarly and cultural fields. Pitt Press publishes books for general readers, scholars, and students. In effort to acquire the best available scholarship, the Press has focused on selected academic areas: Russian and East European studies, Central Asian studies, Latin American studies, composition and literacy studies, environmental studies, urban studies, the history of architecture and the built environment, and the history and philosophy of science, technology, and medicine. Our books about Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania include history, art, architecture, photography, biography, fiction, and guidebooks. The Press's renowned Pitt Poetry Series represents many of the finest poets active today, as reflected in the many prestigious awards their work has garnered over the past four decades. In addition, the Press is home to the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize, the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry, and, in rotation with other university presses, the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. We also sponsor the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize, which recognizes the finest collective works of short fiction available in an international competition.


Russian and East European Studies
The Russian and East European Studies series was established in 1984. Since then the series has grown to include a list of distinguished books from a variety of disciplinary, ideological, and methodological perspectives on every aspect of the region’s history, politics, society, economics, and culture. With the dissolution of old Cold War boundaries, the series has expanded its scope to include the German-speaking parts of Central Europe as a vital factor in the region. This series thus takes under its purview potentially everything from Aachen to Vladivostok, and from Tirana to Petersburg. The Russian and East European Studies series is proud to be the home of many prize-winning books and it continues to thrive even as it enters its fourth decade. We look forward to expanding and deepening our publishing efforts to bring you the best new scholarship on this important part of the world.


Central Eurasia in Context
Central Eurasia embodies a rich historical legacy that includes some of the world’s greatest art, epic literature, vast empires, nomadic peoples, great urban centers – manifested in a diverse array of cultures and nationalities. For millennia the economic and cultural crossroads of the immense Eurasian land mass, this region has exerted a powerful influence on the history of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Combining abundant natural resources and daunting terrain, alternately ignored and coveted by outside powers, this continental heartland is marked by many fault lines of historical and contemporary global conflict and plays a vital role in world politics. Yet for all its importance, Central Eurasia remains insufficiently explored by modern scholarship. Edited by Douglas Northrop (Professor of History and Middle East Studies, University of Michigan), the series Central Eurasia in Context provides a unique and valuable venue for the publication and promotion of the best scholarly work on and from this region.