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Revisioning Stalin and Stalinism: Complexities, contradictions, and controversies

Ryan, James and Grant, Susan, eds. 2020. Revisioning Stalin and Stalinism: Complexities, contradictions, and controversies. London: Bloomsbury.

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Abstract

This thought-provoking collection of essays analyses the complex, multi-faceted, and even contradictory nature of Stalinism and its representations. Stalinism was an extraordinarily repressive and violent political model, and yet it was led by ideologues committed to a vision of socialism and international harmony. The essays in this volume stress the complex, multi-faceted, and often contradictory nature of Stalin, Stalinism, and Stalinist-style leadership, and. explore the complex picture that emerges. Broadly speaking, three important areas of debate are examined, united by a focus on political leadership: * The key controversies surrounding Stalin's leadership role * A reconsideration of Stalin and the Cold War * New perspectives on the cult of personality

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: In Press
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Publisher: Bloomsbury
ISBN: 9781350122949
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2020 11:04
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/118850

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