In the early 1990s the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the dissolution of the Soviet Union opened Eastern Europe, Russia, and the newly independent states of the former U.S.S.R. to the West. To meet the demand of rising interest, many new English-language publications about this part of the world have appeared over the last decade. This single volume takes a select portion of recent publications and provides useful descriptions and bibliographic information for historians, scholars, researchers, and students. Titles deal with Russia, the independent states from the former Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the states of the former Yugoslavia. Timely and important topics span politics, society, and culture, from the Holocaust to the transition from socialist to market ecomies and the civil war in the former Yugoslavia.
HELEN F. SULLIVAN is Head of the Slavic Reference Service, and Robert H. Burger is Associate University Librarian for Services, University of Illinois Library, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. ROBERT H. BURGER is Associate University Librarian, University of Illinois Library, Urbana-Champaign.