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From Stalin to Mao : Albania and the socialist world

Author: Elidor Mëhilli
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elidor Mëhilli has produced a groundbreaking history of communist Albania that illuminates one of Europe's longest but least understood dictatorships. From Stalin to Mao, which is informed throughout by Mëhilli's unprecedented access to previously restricted archives, captures the powerful globalism of post-1945 socialism, as well as the unintended consequences of cross-border exchanges from the Mediterranean to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mëhilli, Elidor, 1981-
From Stalin to Mao.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017022614
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elidor Mëhilli
ISBN: 9781501709593 1501709593 1501714155 9781501714153
OCLC Number: 987070654
Awards: Winner of Davis Center Book Prize in Political and Social Studies 2018 (United States)
Winner of Marshall Shulman Book Prize 2018 (United States)
Winner of Stavro Skendi Book Award 2018 (United States)
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 329 pages)
Contents: From Stalin to Mao ; Contents ; List of Illustrations ; Acknowledgments ; Introduction: A New World ; Breaks ; Contacts ; To Be Modern ; Mussolini to Mao ; 1. Ten Years of War ; Socialism with a Fascist Facade ; Old Plans, New Rules ; Italy's Miserable Souls ; Trial and Error ; Conspiracy All Around ; What Does a Communist Party Do? ; 2. The Discovery of a World ; Mental Map ; Moscow Days ; Forging a Friendship ; Mechanisms of Discovery ; Months, Weeks, Days, Hours ; The Language of Lenin ; The Price of Discovery. Gorky's Shadow 3. The Methods of Socialism ; Soviet Labor, Albanian Lives ; Kombinat ; Stakhanov Travels to the Balkans ; Exemplary Bodies ; Staging ; 4. Socialism as Exchange ; Commonwealth of Plans ; Making Up Socialist Experience ; The Problem of Comparison ; Encounters ; 5. Mud and Concrete ; The Invention of Urban Planning ; Borrowing from the Bloc ; Going to Berlin ; Albanian Soil, Italian Traces, Socialist Slabs ; Tirana to Beijing to Havana ; 6. The Great Leap ; A Garden of Rocks ; The Ruins of Friendship. Saving the Revolution Geopolitics Is Personal ; 701 Million ; Broken World, New World ; Destruction: A Crossroads with China ; Afterword: 1991 ; Note on Sources ; Notes ; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Elidor Mëhilli.
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