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Soviet history in the Gorbachev revolution

Author: R W Davies
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1989.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R W Davies
ISBN: 0253316049 9780253316042 0253205522 9780253205520
OCLC Number: 19625023
Description: viii, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
The background: Thaw and Frost- History before Perestroika (1956-85) --
Part I The mental revolution --
Russia before the Bolshevik revolution --
The new economic policy and the alternatives to Stalinism --
The repression of the peasantry --
Stalin and his entourage --
Stalinism and soviet society --
The Stalinist system --
The second world war --
Lenin, the civil war and its aftermath (1917-22) --
Part II The politics of soviet history --
The Politburo and soviet history (Spring 1985- Spring 1988) --
The politburo and soviet history: the XIX party conference and after --
Part III Professional history --
The professional historians --
The crisis in history teaching --
Part IV The debate in context --
Truth and bias in the new history --
Conclusions: history and the reconstruction of soviet society --
Appendix: major events in Russian and Soviet history --
Notes and references --
Index.
Responsibility: R.W. Davies.

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