Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Macalister-Smith and Schwietzke on Russia and the Great War

Peter Macalister-Smith, Assistant General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law, and Joachim Schwietzke, Library Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg) have published Russia and the Great War 1914 to 1924: A Brief Calendar of State with Talbot Publishing. From the press:
Russia and the Great War 1914 to 1924: A Brief Calendar of State Practice is a chronicle of events in diplomacy and international relations combined with references to sources and documentary extracts. A key to several kinds of distinctive information, it: - locates 200 official acts in time and place, - names the party or parties to each act, - supplies a title in English for each instrument, - cites versions in authentic languages and translations, - refers to reliable source materials systematically, - offers notes and explanations for further guidance, - includes references to related acts and instruments, within and beyond the core reporting period, and - reproduces 75 documentary extracts of central passages from the instruments cited in English language versions. The book is a baseline chronology documenting events from global history intended for study, research and ready reference. Russia, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics are represented in Russia and the Great War as a party to over 85 transactions and as the location of some 45 forty-five acts concluded from 1914 to 1924. Russia and the Great War: A Brief Calendar of State Practice 1914 to 1924 is an interactive repertory of practice within and beyond the reporting period from 1914 to 1924.
Further information is available here