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The shining beacon of socialism in Europe : the Albanian state and society in the period of communist dictatorship 1944-1992

Author: Tadeusz Czekalski; Ian Corkill
Publisher: Albanian State and Society in the period of communist dictatorship 1944-1992 Krakow, Poland : Jagiellonian University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Jagiellonian studies in history, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In Albania, the model of power which was called Stalinist in Europe proved particularly durable and impossible to verify through demographic and generational changes. This work is the first to analyse the process of the ideologisation of the state and its impact on the economic, social and cultural life. An important asset of the book is its extensive use of Albanian source materials as well as works of Albanian  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tadeusz Czekalski; Ian Corkill
ISBN: 832333515X 9788323335153
OCLC Number: 844155157
Notes: Translator statement from reverse of title page.
"In Albania, the model of power which was called Stalinist in Europe proved particularly durable and impossible to verify through demographic and generational changes. This work is the first to analyse the process of the ideologisation of the state and its impact on the economic, social and cultural life. An important asset of the book is its extensive use of Albanian source materials as well as works of Albanian historians."--Provided by publisher.
Translated from the Polish.
Description: 168 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The road to power --
Party and state --
Economy --
Socio-demographic changes --
The apparatus of repression --
Culture and education --
Confessional policy --
First steps to de-communisation.
Series Title: Jagiellonian studies in history, v. 3.
Responsibility: Tadeusz Czekalski ; [translated from the Polish by Ian Corkill].

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"In Albania, the model of power which was called Stalinist in Europe proved particularly durable and impossible to verify through demographic and generational changes. This work is the first to analyse the process of the ideologisation of the state and its impact on the economic, social and cultural life. An important asset of the book is its extensive use of Albanian source materials as well as works of Albanian historians."--Provided by publisher.

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