Revisioning Stalin and Stalinism : complexities, contradictions, and controversies
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 inter...
|Other Authors:||Grant, Susan, Ryan, James|
London [etc.] : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.
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 Revisioning Stalin and Stalinism is a crucial volume for all students an
Introduction: Revisioning Stalin and Stalinism, James Ryan (Cardiff University, UK) and Susan Grant (Liverpool John Moores University, UK) Part I. The Controversial Vozhd': Stalin as Leader and Statesman 1. The Many Lives of Joseph Stalin: Writing the Biography of a 'Monster', Christopher Read (Warwick University, UK) 2. Stalin's Purge of the Red Army and Misperception of Security Threats, Peter Whitewood (York St. John University, UK) 3. Stalin and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939: The New Historiography, Daniel Kowalsky (Queen's University Belfast, UK) 4. Brute Force and Genius: Stalin as War Leader, Chris Bellamy (University of Greenwich, UK) Part II. Challenging Stalinist Models: Cults of Personality 5. The Stalin Cult in Comparative Context, Judith Devlin (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) 6. From Heroic Lion to Streetfighte
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