Central and East European Politics
mar23

Central and East European Politics

EDITED BY SHARON L. WOLCHIK AND JANE LEFTWICH CURRY Central and East European Politics From Communism to Democracy, Third Edition Now in a fully updated edition, this essential text explores the post-communist half of Europe and the problems and potential it brings to the world stage. Clear and comprehensive, the book offers an authoritative and current analysis of the region’s transformations and realities—from pre-communist history...

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Guns and Rubles
mar22

Guns and Rubles

Edited by Mark Harrison Guns and Rubles The Defense Industry in the Stalinist State For this book a distinguished team of economists and historians—R. W. Davies, Paul R. Gregory, Andrei Markevich, Mikhail Mukhin, Andrei Sokolov, and Mark Harrison—scoured formerly closed Soviet archives to discover how Stalin used rubles to make guns. Focusing on various aspects of the defense industry, a top-secret branch of the Soviet economy, the...

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Gulag Town, Company Town
mar22

Gulag Town, Company Town

Alan Barenberg Gulag Town, Company Town Forced Labor and Its Legacy in Vorkuta This insightful volume offers a radical reassessment of the infamous “Gulag Archipelago” by exploring the history of Vorkuta, an arctic coal-mining outpost originally established in the 1930s as a prison camp complex. Author Alan Barenberg’s eye-opening study reveals Vorkuta as an active urban center with a substantial nonprisoner population where the...

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Rapprocher l’école et la vie?
mar17

Rapprocher l’école et la vie?

Laurent COUMEL « Rapprocher l’école et la vie » ? Une histoire des réformes de l’enseignement en Russie soviétique (1918-1964) Au lendemain de leur prise de pouvoir fin 1917, les bolcheviks lancent deux chantiers destinés à changer en profondeur l’école russe : la polytechnisation qui doit, dans la lignée des écrits de Marx et Engels, réconcilier instruction et travail à la production, et la prolétarisation qui doit favoriser les...

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The Dimensions of Hegemony
mar14

The Dimensions of Hegemony

Craig Brandist The Dimensions of Hegemony Language, Culture and Politics in Revolutionary Russia Though generally associated with the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, the idea of hegemony had a crucial history in revolutionary Russia where it was used to conceptualize the dynamics of political and cultural leadership. Drawing on extensive archival research, this study considers the cultural dimensions of hegemony, with particular...

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The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948
mar07

The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948

Daniela Kalkandjieva The Russian Orthodox Church, 1917-1948 From Decline to Resurrection This book tells the remarkable story of the decline and revival of the Russian Orthodox Church in the first half of the twentieth century and the astonishing U-turn in the attitude of the Soviet Union’s leaders towards the church. In the years after 1917 the Bolsheviks’ anti-religious policies, the loss of the former western territories of the...

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