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Cold War Energy

A Transnational History of Soviet Oil and Gas

Editors: Perović, Jeronim (Ed.)

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  • Contributes to a largely under-researched topic in the historiography of the Cold War and Soviet gas and oil
  • Includes newly available Western and Eastern European archival material
  • Brings together a range of historians from the US, Europe and Russia to approach these interconnected histories from a multi-national perspective
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This book examines the role of Soviet energy during the Cold War. Based on hitherto little known documents from Western and Eastern European archives, it combines the story of Soviet oil and gas with general Cold War history. This volume breaks new ground by framing Soviet energy in a multi-national context, taking into account not only the view from Moscow, but also the perspectives of communist Eastern Europe, the US, NATO, as well as several Western European countries – namely Italy, France, and West Germany. This book challenges some of the long-standing assumptions of East-West bloc relations, as well as shedding new light on relations within the blocs regarding the issue of energy. By bringing together a range of junior and senior historians and specialists from Europe, Russia and the US, this book represents a pioneering endeavour to approach the role of Soviet energy during the Cold War in transnational perspective.

About the authors

Jeronim Perović is Professor of Eastern European History at the Department of History of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He specializes in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union, as well as the history of the Balkans.

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“The book is a welcome, rigorous, and much needed in-depth exploration of energy politics during the Cold War in Europe. Its geographical shortcomings are an invitation to continue and expand the study of the energy/Cold War nexus and its history and legacies, across and beyond its European core.” (Maurizio G. Totaro, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 70 (8), 2018)

“This volume is quite impressive. It covers much new territory, effectively utilizes previously inaccessible materials, and offers nuanced insights into Soviet and CMEA energy policies during the Cold War. … this book comes at an eminently fitting time.” (Nicholas Ostrum, EuropeNow, europenowjournal.org, December, 2017)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cold War Energy
Book Subtitle
A Transnational History of Soviet Oil and Gas
Editors
  • Jeronim Perović
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49532-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49532-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49531-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84182-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 425
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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