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The anatomy of terror : political violence under Stalin

Author: James R Harris
Publisher: Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An edited volume which brings together the work of the leading historians on the subject of Stalin's Terror in the 1930s, underpinning new, innovative approaches and opening new perspectives in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Joseph Stalin; Joseph Stalin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James R Harris
ISBN: 0199655669 9780199655663 0191628867 9780191628863
OCLC Number: 827777638
Description: x, 333 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: General introduction / James Harris --
I. Formative influences. Chekist mentalité and the origins of the Great Terror / Iain Lauchlan --
Intelligence and threat perception : defending the Revolution / James Harris --
II. Stalin and the Party. Stalin : architect of the Terror / E.A. Rees --
The rise and fall of a Party First Secretary : Vainov Iaroslavl' / J. Arch Getty --
III. Practices of state violence. The conceptual and practical origins of Soviet state violence / David L. Hoffmann --
Stalinist repression, modernity and the social engineering argument / David Shearer --
IV. Ideology. Terrors of left and right : 1937 in comparative perspective / David Priestland --
Ideological zig-zag : official explanations for the Great Terror, 1936-1938 / David Brandenberger --
V. Police, justice and terror. 'Mass operations' under Lenin and Stalin / Paul Hagenloh --
Terror and Soviet legality : police vs judiciary, 1933-1940 / Gábor T. Rittersporn --
VI. Precipitants. Fear, loathing, conspiracy : the Kirov murder as impetus for terror / Matthew Lenoe --
Pre-election fever : the origins of the 1937 mass operations / J. Arch Getty --
VII. Victims and perpetrators. Small motors of terror : the role of factory newspapers / Wendy Goldman --
Scapegoating one's comrades in the USSR, 1934-1937 / William Chase --
VIII. Statistics. The Great Terror in historical perspective : the records of the statistical department of the investigative organs of OGPU/NKVD / Stephen G. Wheatcroft --
The Great Terror in Leningrad : evidence from the Leningradskii martirolog / Melanie Ilic.
Responsibility: edited by James Harris.
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