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ISBN 978-9985-58-753-9
Paperback
237 pages

Working with Feminism: Curating and Exhibitions in Eastern Europe 
Editor Katrin Kivimaa
Authors: Angela Dimitrakaki, Katrin Kivimaa, Katja Kobolt, Izabela Kowalczyk, Pawel Leszkowicz, Suzana Milevska, Bojana Pejic, Rebeka Põldsam, Mara Traumane, Airi Triisberg, Hedvig Turai.

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This edited collection, bringing together art historians and curators working both in the ‘East’ and the ‘West’ of Europe, is a result of a growing interest in the theorisation and historical analysis of feminist curating as a distinct practice with its own transnational history and politics.
In most former state-socialist countries of Eastern Europe, the emergence and public visibility of feminist curating and exhibitions usually dates back to the 1990s and is associated with the radical transformation of art practices, ideologies and art systems as well as with wider socio-political and intellectual changes, and challenges, of post-socialist transition. This history, and its legacy, is addressed in this book through national and regional case-studies ranging from the Baltics to the Balkans.
An equally significant part of the book is dedicated to the present and future of feminist curating, as well as of other politicised forms of curatorial activities (e.g. queer curating). In addition to the theoretical or historical accounts presented, the collection includes two highly relevant interviews with curators: Bojana Pejic on the block-buster exhibition Gender Check(2009–2010) in Vienna and Warsaw; and Airi Triisberg and Rebeka Põldsam on Untold Stories (2011), the first international queer exhibition in Tallinn, Estonia.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-754-6 Paperback 
136 pages

Uus elu. Vita nova 
New Life (in Estonian)
Dante Alighieri
Translated from Italian by Rein Raud

11 €

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Considered by many to be the masterpiece of Dante's youth, New Life is the one of the finest poetical works, and the first example of the modern novel in Italian. At the age of nine, Dante met and fell in love with Beatrice. Although she died at an early age, she remained his lifelong muse. New Life is Dante's profound attempt both to reconcile the deep anguish he suffered after her loss, and also to capture something of her eternal beauty, seeing her as the universal figure of woman. Incorporating poems and prose, and indicative of Dante's remarkable linguistic style, New Life still remains one of the greatest works in the literature of love.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-746-1
Paperback
368 pages

Teisiti kui olla ehk teispool olemust 
Otherwise than Being or Beyond Essence (in Estonian)
Emmanuel Levinas
Translated from French by Kaia Sisask

12 €

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Otherwise than Being or Beyond Essence(Autrement qu’être ou au-delà de l’essence) is considered one of the main works by the French thinker Emmanuel Levinas (1906–1995), in addition to his work Totality and Infinity(Totalité et infini). The author develops, but also changes, his views published in Totality and Infinity. This was likely a result of a fruitful dialogue with Jacques Derrida.
Levinas is trying to translate ethics into the language of philosophy in this book. However, he also knows how impossible this task is. An ethical imperative comes from the other side of being and essence, from the other side of all totalities and hence from the other side of language. Nevertheless, it is possible to hear, in the being and language, the echo of this imperative which devotes one person to another and which can be ignored only at the cost of feeling guilty. According to Levinas, such philosophy is not the love of wisdom - instead it's the wisdom of love – in the service of justice.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-750-8 Paperback 
260 pages

Культура русской диаспоры: эмиграция и мифы
Russian Diaspora Culture: Emigration and Myth (in Russian)
Edited by Aleksandr Danilevski and Sergei Dotsenko

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To a great extent, the mythification of Russian exile culture is a result of the absence of any reliable scientific in-depth description of the history of Russian emigration for a number of decades. The articles in this collection ("Культура русской диаспоры: эмиграция и мифы")aim to reconstruct Russian exile culture in all its layers and diversity.  Specific examples and facts are used to outline and open the mechanisms which, in essence, are mythological and which created the mysterious "Russian Atlantis" of the 20th century. Paradoxically, it is this aspect of researching myths pertaining to exile that makes it possible to expose the reality of the historical archipelago in which the Russian-European culture existed during the 20th century.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-749-2
Paperback
352 pages

Исследования в области семантической поэтики акмеизма
Research into the Semantic Poetics of Russian Akmeism (in Russian)
Suren Zoljan, Mihhail Lotman

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 "Research into the Semantic Poetics of Russian Akmeism" is a collection of articles that combines the texts of two literary theorists and linguists, Suren Zoljan and Mihhail Lotman. The book is devoted to the poetics of Osip Mandelstam and Anna Ahmatova, leading figures of Russian akmeism in which their most important semantic mechanisms are outlined. Mandelstam and Ahmatova both share the compression of meaning, but their works also exhibit principal differences, e.g. Ahmatova often tries to encipher personal information whereas Mandelstam endeavours to put as much world culture as possible into a short poem.

The book is a good read for those interested in Russian poetry or linguistic poetry.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-745-2
Paperback
256 pages

Struktuur ja vabadus 1: Semiootika vaatevinklist. 1.1. Tartu–Moskva koolkond 
Structure and Freedom 1. From the Perspective of Semiotics. 1.1. Tartu-Moscow School of Semiotics (in Estonian)
Mihhail Lotman

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"Tartu-Moscow School of Semiotics" is the first volume of Mihhail Lotman's selected works entitled "Structure and Freedom". This volume includes the author's research into the basics of semiotics and an overview of the most important terms used in the Tartu School of Semiotics. In the introduction, Lotman explores the definition of “semiotics”. The book also includes some original work by the author and a number of specialized terms that he defined, such as “the field of a semiotic system”, “semiotic reduction” as well as others that are unique to Lotman’s work.
The book is a good read for anyone interested in semiotics and does not require any specialized knowledge on the subject.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-743-0
Paperback
468 pages

Eesti poliitika ja valitsemine 1991–2011 
Estonian Politics and Governance 1991–2011 (in Estonian)
Edited by Raivo Vetik

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A collection of articles entitled "Estonian Politics and Governance 1991–2011" is dedicated to the development of Estonian politics and state governance during the past twenty years, within the framework of the establishment of institutions characteristic of democracy, mutual adaptation and the search for a suitable balance.
The democratization of Estonia is analysed in the wider context of the development of post- communist countries. The impact on Estonian politics as a result of Estonia’s accession to the European Union is also dealt with. This is an interdisciplinary analysis and in addition to political science and public administration, it also includes perspectives on history and future studies.
The book explores both the establishment of formal institutions of democracy and the central problems of politics that are related to the quality of democracy, the efficiency of civil society, the interrelationship between society and the state as well as the impact of globalization.
The authors hope that this overview will contribute to a deeper understanding of the achievements and shortcomings of Estonian politics, which is important both in public debate as well as in policy-making.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-744-7
Paperback
200 pages

Jooksu anatoomia 
Running Anatomy (in Estonian)
Joe Puleo, Patrick Milroy
Translated by Marina Maran, preface by Kristjan Port

12 €

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The rapidly growing community of running enthusiasts needs knowledge in addition to running equipment. "Running Anatomy", edited by renowned running experts Doctor Patrick Milroy and trainer Joseph Puleo, is a practical training handbook for runners and includes the theoretical knowledge of human anatomy in a clear, easy-to-read style for beginners and top athletes alike.
The book features exercises created especially for runners to develop strength, each with clear, step-by-step descriptions and full-colour anatomical illustrations highlighting the muscles in action. The book also includes information on physiology, training methods, runners' most common injuries and their causes and a general overview of the “running culture”.
"Running Anatomy" is written for people who want to develop their own or someone else's running ability - either with the purpose of achieving better results in competition or simply getting more enjoyment out of running or even just developing a healthier lifestyle. The book can be used as a textbook, as well as a convenient reference handbook, for top athletes, running enthusiasts, trainers, students of the sport sciences and beginners. Family physicians will even find it useful for giving advice to runners. In short, the book is a good read for everyone who wishes to use running for learning more about the complexity, rationality and beauty of the human body.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-742-3
Paperback
126 pages

Vairāgyaśataka ehk Sada värssi ilmaelust loobumise kiituseks 
Vairāgyaśataka (in Estonian)
Bhartṛihari
Translated from Sanskrit by Martti Kalda and Mathura

8 €

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Bhartṛihari lived and worked in northern India around the 5th to7th century when the medieval culture in Sanskrit was at its height. Although he is seen as the author of one grammar work and three collections of poetry, nothing else is known about the author's life and work. In spite of the political and cultural glory of India at the time, Bhartṛihari's poetry expresses deep pessimism and disappointment in everything earthly. He sees a downfall both in human relationships and in society. The only possible way to freedom was to lead a life of an ascetic and abstain from worldly indulgence. However, this melancholy tendency also produced some delightful poetry.
Bhartṛihari is a wonderful example of the best Indian spiritual writers whose aim is to remind us that the desire for wealth and social status does not bring true joy. Everything earthly is connected to fugacity; the real human prison is the hope that fugacious things will bring unending joy.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-741-6
Paperback
296 pages

Strukturaalantropoloogia: valik artikleid 
Structural Anthropology: Selected Articles (in Estonian)
Claude Lévi-Strauss
Compiled by Marek Tamm, translated by Anti Saar, preface by Toomas Gross

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This compendium of works by the French anthropologist and ethnologist Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908 –2009) is based on three collections of articles published during the author’s lifetime: Anthropologie structurale(1958), Anthropologie structurale deux (1973) and Le regard éloigné (1983), and includes text originally published in Annales E.S.C.
The book covers Lévi-Strauss’s main research themes: family, kinship, and myth, and it places particular emphasis on the author’s methodological articles.
This compendium may be of interest to those engaged in the humanitarian and social sciences, and may be useful as university learning material. 

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Paperback
328 pages

Eesti sõjaajaloo aastaraamat 2 (8) 2012

Estonian Yearbook of Military History

 2 (8) 2012 (in Estonian) 

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The Estonian Yearbook of Military History is a peer-reviewed journal intended for people who are interested in military history. The 2012 issue contains mainly articles based on presentations delivered at a conference that focused on military history. The conference, entitled “War and Society: Interactions between the Military and Civil Population” was held in 2011. In addition to historians from Tartu and Tallinn, the authors also include researchers from Sweden, Germany and the USA whose articles have been translated into Estonian. The topics in the yearbook discuss the period from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the 21st century. The journal also includes articles describing the first years of the Estonian navy and the expressions of ideological war in the Soviet Estonia. A longer article discusses methodological concerns regarding the compilation of a web-based database of Estonian officers, including a focus on the critical analysis of sources.
The yearbook is illustrated with approximately ten archive photos.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-739-3
Paperback
248 pages

Igavuse filosoofia 
A Philosophy of Boredom (in Estonian)
Lars F. H. Svendsen
Translated from Norwegian by Jaan Pärnamäe

10.00 €

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A Philosophy of Boredom, first printed in 2005, explores one of the central preoccupations of our age – the nature of boredom, how it originated, how and why it afflicts us, and why we cannot seem to overcome it voluntarily. 
Lars Svendsen (born in 1970) gathers observations from philosophy, literature, psychology, theology, and popular culture; he examines pre-Romantic manifestations of boredom in medieval torpor, philosophical musings on boredom from Pascal to Nietzsche, and modern investigations into alienation and transgression by twentieth-century artists from Beckett to Warhol. 
A witty and entertaining account of our dullest moments and most maddening days, A Philosophy of Boredom will appeal to anyone curious to know what underlies the overwhelming inertia of inactivity.
Lars F. H. Svendsen teaches in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bergen, Norway. 

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ISBN 978-9985-58-736-2
Paperback
140 pages

Kohad ja mittekohad. Sissejuhatus ülimodernsuse antropoloogiasse 
Non-Places: Introduction to the Anthropology of Super-modernity (in Estonian)
Marc Augé
Translated from French by Anti Saar, edited, and author interviewed by Marek Tamm

9.00 €

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Marc Augé (born 1935) is one of the most well known French anthropologists today. His “Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Super Modernity” (“Non-Lieux: Introduction à une anthropologie de la surmodernité”) is his best-known and most widely translated work. This anthropological treatment of the core characteristics of contemporary Western society has become a classic work. Augé combines these characteristics in the term “non-place”. Non-places are anonymous transition places that are common in modern society and where people spend increasingly more time: airports, supermarkets, highways, etc.
Augé's work is both a witty diagnosis of contemporary Western society and an important theoretical contribution to the discussions about modernization.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-726-3
Paperback
526 pages

Ajalugu voolab 
"And So Flows History" (in Estonian)
Hahn Moo-Sook 
Translated and commented by Kim Jung-Gon and Tarmo Lilleoja

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A deeply compelling saga of love, jealousy, honor, and greed, And So Flows History (Yŏksanŭn hŭrŭnda, 1948) depicts the relentless power of exterior forces on the individual lives of three generations of the illustrious Cho family—from the waning years of the Chosŏn dynasty in the late nineteenth century to the tumultuous post-liberation era. The novel opens with a tragic confrontation between two classes: the rape of a young slave by her master, the respected magistrate Cho Tongjun. Within a year, the magistrate has been murdered by Tonghak rebels, and his two sons are leading the family to ruin—one on account of his blind adherence to tradition, the other owing to his collaboration with the Japanese. Only Tongjun’s youngest child provides hope for the future through her marriage to a enlightened young teacher and patriot.
Hahn Moo-Sook (1918-1993) is one of Korea's most celebrated writers of modern realist literature. She received many awards for her writing, including the 1986 Grand Prix of the Republic of Korea Literature Award for her novel Encounter. And So Flows History, Hahn's first novel, received first prize in a 1947 contest organized by a major Korean daily.

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ISBN 978-9985-58-734-8
Paperback
304 pages

Politics, Illusions, Fallacies 
George Schöpflin 

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"Politics, Illusions, Fallacies" is an insightful vision of the dilemmas of the Western modern state and democratic politics facing universalism, globalization and the non-West way of thinking and life. It is a well structured contribution that deserves the needs of a wide international debate: the paper actually provides good grounds for a comprehensive analysis of the most sensitive questions elaborated by the author that will attract the critical attention of the academic world and the readers in general.


Stefano Bianchini,
Professor of East European History and Politics at the University of Bologna

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ISBN 978-9985-58-735-5
Paperback
606 pages

Переписка 1954–1965 
Correspondence 1954-1965
Juri Lotman, Zara Mints, Boris Yegorov 
Edited and commented by Boris Jegorov, Tatjana Kuzovkina and Nikolai Poseljagin, foreword Boris Egorov

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Yuri Lotman, Zara Mints and Boris Egorov. Correspondence 1954–1965 (in Russian)