Stalinist Terror in Eastern Europe : Elite Purges and Mass Repression

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Stalinist Terror in Eastern Europe : Elite Purges and Mass Repression

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 235 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780719077760
  • DDC分類 947.0842

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New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2011.

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This wide-ranging collection of essays is the first book in English to examine the impact of Stalinist terror on Eastern Europe in the years 1940 to 1956. Covering the Baltic states, Moldavia, East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Albania, the authors investigate terror both 'from above', in the form of elite purges and show trials, and 'from below' in the guise of large-scale arrests and deportations of ordinary people. Key questions addressed include the relative importance of Soviet influence versus 'local' factors; the persecution of particular groups, such as 'kulaks', church leaders, the middle-class intelligentsia and members of non-communist left-wing parties; cases where repression was more, or conversely less, intense than elsewhere; and the relevance of key events such as the Tito-Stalin split of 1948, the Rajk trial of 1949 and the Slansky trial of 1952. This book highlights areas of considerable diversity, making this volume an excellent starting point for all scholars and students interested in the wider history of political trials, forced labour and state-sponsored violence in the twentieth century's 'age of extremes'. -- .

Table of Contents

        List of abbreviations and glossary of      ix
terms
List of archives and archival xi
abbreviations
Notes on contributors xiii
1 Stalinist terror in Eastern Europe: 1 (18)
problems, perspectives and interpretations
Kevin McDermott
Matthew Stibbe
2 Soviet in form, local in content: elite 19 (20)
repression and mass terror in the Baltic
states, 1940-1953
Aldis Purs
3 Stalinist terror in Soviet Moldavia, 39 (18)
1940-1953
Igor Casu
4 East Germany, 1945-1953: Stalinist 57 (21)
repression and internal party purges
Matthew Stibbe
5 Stalinism in Poland, 1944-1956 78 (20)
Lukasz Kaminski
6 Stalinist terror in Czechoslovakia: 98 (21)
origins, processes, responses
Kevin McDermott
7 Stalinist terror in Hungary, 1945-1956 119 (22)
Laszlo Borhi
8 Political purges and mass repression in 141 (19)
Romania, 1948-1955
Dennis Deletant
9 Stalinist and anti-Stalinist repression 160 (20)
in Yugoslavia, 1944-1953
Jerca Vodusek Staric
10 Stalinist terror in Bulgaria, 1944-1956 180 (18)
Jordan Baev
11 Purge and counter-purge in Stalinist 198 (19)
Albania, 1944-1956
Robert C. Austin
List of major works cited 217 (11)
Index 228