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The Cambridge History of Communism

Volume 1. World Revolution and Socialism in One Country 1917–1941

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Silvio Pons, Stephen A. Smith, Geoff Eley, Rex Wade, John Paul Newman, Robert Service, Lars Lih, James Harris, Bertrand Patenaude, Sobhanlal Datta Gupta, Serge Wolikow, Tim Rees, Hiroaki Kuromiya, E. A. Rees, Lewis Siegelbaum, Mark Harrison, Donal Filtzer, Nicholas Werth, Anna Krylova, Andrea Graziosi, Matthias Neumann, Brigitte Studer, Michael David-Fox, Kevin Morgan, Eric Weitz, Alexander Pantsov, Adeeb Khalid
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  • Date Published: November 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107092846

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  • The first volume of The Cambridge History of Communism deals with the tumultuous events from 1917 to the Second World War, such as the Russian Revolution and Civil War, the revolutionary turmoil in post-World War I Europe, and the Spanish Civil War. Leading experts analyse the ideological roots of communism, historical personalities such as Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky and the development of the Communist movement on a world scale against this backdrop of conflict that defined the period. It addresses the making of Soviet institutions, economy, and society while also looking at mass violence and relations between the state, workers, and peasants. It introduces crucial communist experiences in Germany, China, and Central Asia. At the same time, it also explores international and transnational communist practices concerning key issues such as gender, subjectivity, generations, intellectuals, nationalism, and the cult of personality.

    • Charts the rise of communism as a global force from the Russian Revolution and Civil War to the Spanish Civil War and the outbreak of the Second World War
    • Situates Communist history in the context of the aftermath of the First World War, the crisis of empires, the Great Depression, and the rise of Fascism in Europe
    • Written by a team of leading international contributors from a range of disciplines
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    • Date Published: November 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107092846
    • length: 676 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 37 mm
    • weight: 1.28kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    General introduction Silvio Pons
    Volume introduction Silvio Pons and Stephen A. Smith
    Part I. Origins:
    1. Marxism and socialist revolution Geoff Eley
    2. The Russian Revolution and Civil War Rex Wade
    3. Revolution and counter revolution in Europe 1917–1923 John Paul Newman
    4. Lenin as historical personality Robert Service
    5. Bolshevik roots of international communism Lars Lih
    6. Stalin as a historical personality James Harris
    7. Trotsky and Trotskyism Bertrand Patenaude
    8. Communism and the crisis of the colonial system Sobhanlal Datta Gupta
    9. The Comintern as a world network Serge Wolikow
    10. The popular fronts and the civil war in Spain Tim Rees
    Part II. Patterns and Extensions:
    11. Communism, violence and terror Hiroaki Kuromiya
    12. The Soviet government 1917–1941 E. A. Rees
    13. Migration and social transformations in Soviet society 1917–1941 Lewis Siegelbaum
    14. Foundations of the Soviet command economy 1917–1941 Mark Harrison
    15. The Soviet state and workers Donal Filtzer
    16. The Soviet state and peasants Nicholas Werth
    17. Bolshevik feminism and gender agendas of communism Anna Krylova
    18. Communism, nations and nationalism Andrea Graziosi
    19. Communism, youth and generations Matthias Neumann
    20. Communism as existential choice Brigitte Studer
    21. Communism and intellectuals Michael David-Fox
    22. Cults of the individual Kevin Morgan
    23. German communism Eric Weitz
    24. The Chinese Communist Party movement 1919–1949 Alexander Pantsov
    25. Communism on the frontier: the Sovietization of Central Asia and Mongolia Adeeb Khalid
    Index.

  • Editors

    Silvio Pons, Università degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata'
    Silvio Pons is Professor of Contemporary History at the Università degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata'. He is the President of the Gramsci Foundation in Rome and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cold War Studies. Recent publications include Stalin and the Inevitable War (2014); A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Communism (2010) and The Global Revolution. A History of International Communism (2014). He has extensively researched and written on the Cold War, the Soviet Union, European Communism, and global Communism.

    Stephen A. Smith, University of Oxford
    Stephen A. Smith is a historian of modern Russia and China, a Senior Research Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and a Professor of History in Oxford University. Recent publications include Russia in Revolution: An Empire in Crisis, 1890–1928 (2017). His current research focuses on 'supernatural politics', comparing the ways in which peasants in Soviet Russia (1917–41) and in China (1949–76) used the resources of popular religion and magic to make sense of the turbulent changes that overwhelmed their lives in the course of the Communist revolutions.

    Contributors

    Silvio Pons, Stephen A. Smith, Geoff Eley, Rex Wade, John Paul Newman, Robert Service, Lars Lih, James Harris, Bertrand Patenaude, Sobhanlal Datta Gupta, Serge Wolikow, Tim Rees, Hiroaki Kuromiya, E. A. Rees, Lewis Siegelbaum, Mark Harrison, Donal Filtzer, Nicholas Werth, Anna Krylova, Andrea Graziosi, Matthias Neumann, Brigitte Studer, Michael David-Fox, Kevin Morgan, Eric Weitz, Alexander Pantsov, Adeeb Khalid

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