La guerre froide vue d’en bas
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La guerre froide vue d’en bas

Philippe BUTON , Olivier BÜTTNER , Michel HASTINGS La guerre froide vue d’en bas Est-il concevable qu’une période historique longue de quarante ans, qui vit s’instaurer un système bipolaire au niveau mondial, entraînant la planète dans une grille de lecture du monde manichéenne, n’ait trouvé aucun écho dans les communes et les départements français ? Peut-on au contraire imaginer découvrir quelques traces de ce conflit...

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L’Italia vista dal Cremlino
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L’Italia vista dal Cremlino

A cura di Fabio Bettanin, Michail Prozumenščikov, Adriano Roccucci, Alessandro Salacone L’Italia vista dal Cremlino Gli anni della distensione negli archivi del Comitato centrale del PCUS 1953-1970 Alla morte di Stalin la leadership sovietica elaborò una politica estera più flessibile rispetto al passato, dando avvio a una nuova fase nella guerra fredda volta a perseguire la distensione tra i blocchi. A una politica bipolare...

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History, Memory and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe
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History, Memory and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

Edited by Georges Mink, Laure Neumayer History, Memory and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe Memory Games Twenty years after the end of communism, the history of Central and Eastern Europe still sparks intense discussions in the former Soviet bloc, as contested memories, primarily about communist repression and WWII, are relived. This volume goes beyond the state-centred approach that so often characterises the study of...

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Stalin and Europe
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Stalin and Europe

Edited by Timothy Snyder and and Ray Brandon Stalin and Europe Imitation and Domination, 1928-1953 The Soviet Union was the largest state in the twentieth-century world, but its repressive power and terrible ambition were most clearly on display in Europe. Under the leadership of Joseph Stalin, the Soviet Union transformed itself and then all of the European countries with which it came into contact. This book considers each aspect of...

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The Legacy of the Cold War
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The Legacy of the Cold War

EDITED BY VOJTECH MASTNY AND ZHU LIQUN The Legacy of the Cold War Perspectives on Security, Cooperation, and Conflict The unexpected end of the protracted conflict has been a sobering experience for scholars. No theory had anticipated how the Cold War would be terminated, and none should also be relied upon to explicate its legacy. But instead of relying on preconceived formulas to project past developments, taking a historical...

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Solidarity
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Solidarity

MICHAEL M. SZPORER Solidarity The Great Workers Strike of 1980 In the summer of 1980, the eyes of the world turned to the Gdansk shipyard in Poland which suddenly became the nexus of a strike wave that paralyzed the entire country. The Gdansk strike was orchestrated by the members of an underground free trade union that came to be known as Solidarnosc [Solidarity]. Despite fears of a violent response from the communist authorities,...

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