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Bolshevism, Stalinism and the Comintern : perspectives on Stalinization, 1917-53 /
edited by Norman LaPorte, Kevin Morgan and Matthew Worley.
imprint
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
description
x, 319 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
023000671X (hbk.), 9780230006713 (hbk.)
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Book
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imprint
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
isbn
023000671X (hbk.)
9780230006713 (hbk.)
catalogue key
6642361
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Main Description
Bringing together leading authorities and cutting edge scholars, this collection re-examines the defining concepts of Stalinism and the& Stalinization odel.& The aim of the book is to explore how the common imperatives of a centralized movement were experienced across national boundaries.
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This collection re-examines the defining concepts of Stalinism and the Stalinization model. The aim of the book is to explore how the common imperatives of a centralized movement were experienced across national boundaries.
Main Description
Bringing together leading authorities and cutting edge scholars, this collection re-examines the defining concepts of Stalinism and the Stalinization odel. The aim of the book is to explore how the common imperatives of a centralized movement were experienced across national boundaries.
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A re-examination of the defining concepts of Stalinism and Stalinization, exploring how the common imperatives of a centralized government were experienced across national boundaries.
Long Description
The opening of communist archives has prompted a resurgence of historical interest in this most seminal of Twentieth-century political movements. Ironically, however, given the diversity of the domestic contexts within which communist parties operated, scholars have rarely undertaken a comparative approach to their subject, presupposing instead the existence of broad defining patterns across national boundaries. More recently, such presumptions have been challenged, with research focusing not just on the extent but on the character of Moscow's political authority and the complex forms of interaction that could be traced between communism and its different national milieux . Bringing together leading authorities and cutting-edge scholars of the younger generation, this collection provides a new perspective on these issues through a re-examination of the defining concepts of Stalinism and Stalinization.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Notes on the Contributorsp. viii
Introduction: Stalinization and Communist Historiographyp. 1
The Stalinization of the KPD: Old and New Viewsp. 22
Stalinization: Balance Sheet of a Complex Notionp. 45
The Central Bodies of the Comintern: Stalinization and Changing Social Compositionp. 66
The Impact of 'Bolshevization' and 'Stalinization' on French and German Communism: A Comparative Viewp. 89
Paul Levi and the Turning Point of 1921: Bolshevik Emissaries and International Discipline in the Time of Leninp. 105
'Kings among their subjects'? Ernst Thalmann, Harry Pollitt and the Leadership Cult as Stalinizationp. 124
Stalinization and the Communist Party of Italyp. 146
The Spanish Civil War and the Routes of Stalinizationp. 167
Finnish Communism, Bolshevization and Stalinizationp. 188
To Make the Nation or to Break It: Communist Dilemmas in Two Interwar Multinational Statesp. 206
Testing the Limits: Stalinization and the New Zealand and British Communist Partiesp. 226
From Bolshevism to Stalinism: Communism and the Comintern in Irelandp. 245
'Their unCommunist Stand': Chicago's Foreign Language-Speaking Communists and the Question of Stalinization, 1928-35p. 263
The Profintern and the 'Syndicalist Current' in the United Statesp. 283
Indexp. 305
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