Download Le passé d'une illusion: essai sur l'idee communiste au XXe by François Furet PDF

By François Furet

Cet ouvrage cherche à comprendre l'emprise qu'a eue sur les esprits l'idée du communisme, malgré les expériences tragiques qu'elle couvrait de son drapeau, en URSS d'abord, puis dans les autres will pay d'Europe ou ailleurs. C'est le contraste entre le cours de los angeles révolution bolchevique dans ses différentes époques et les illusions dont il a été entouré qui compose l. a. matière de ce lengthy récit en forme d'analyse. Pour faire l'histoire de cette relation imaginaire, l'auteur est conduit à traverser le xxe siècle, depuis los angeles Révolution d'Octobre 1917 jusqu'à los angeles dissolution de l'Union soviétique en 1991. l. a. Première Guerre mondiale donne au bolchevisme le rayonnement d'une revanche de l. a. volonté sur l. a. fatalité ; elle fait revivre en Octobre 17 l. a. culture révolutionnaire de l'Europe, drapée dans los angeles promesse d'une paix universelle. Le mythe soviétique ne cessera dès lors d'enrichir sa magie des circonstances du siècle. Il capitalise les injustices du traité de Versailles. Il s'étoffe du contraste avec los angeles Grande Dépression. Il prospère avec l'antifascisme et culmine avec l. a. victoire de Staline sur Hitler. Même los angeles déstalinisation élargit son impact au second où elle en marque pourtant le déclin. Le communisme disparaîtra comme régime avant d'avoir épuisé les espérances de ses partisans. Historien de réputation internationale, François Furet (1927-1997) a dirigé l'Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales et a enseigné à l'université de Chicago.

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Download The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (Very by S. A. Smith PDF

By S. A. Smith

This concise, obtainable advent presents an analytical narrative of the most occasions and advancements in Soviet Russia among 1917 and 1936. It examines the effect of the revolution on society as a whole--on varied periods, ethnic teams, the military, women and men, adolescence. Its relevant challenge is to appreciate how one constitution of domination was once changed through one other. The booklet registers the primacy of politics, yet situates political advancements firmly within the context of huge financial, social, and cultural switch. because the fall of Communism there was a lot mirrored image at the importance of the Russian Revolution. The booklet rejects the at present influential, liberal interpretation of the revolution in prefer of 1 that sees it as rooted within the contradictions of a backward society which sought modernization and enlightenment and led to political tyranny.

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Download Empire and Science in the Making: Dutch Colonial Scholarship by P. Boomgaard PDF

By P. Boomgaard

By the sunrise of the nineteenth century, the Netherlands had demonstrated colonies and buying and selling posts throughout Asia and the remainder of the area, linking them on to overseas networks of highbrow alternate and construction. Drawing on wide new learn, and bringing a lot new scholarship sooner than English readers for the 1st time, this wide-ranging quantity examines how wisdom was once created and circulated in the course of the Dutch Empire, and the way those techniques in comparison with these of the Imperial Britain, Spain, and Russia. the consequences are of important curiosity for historians, anthropologists, geographers, students of the historical past and philosophy of science.

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Download Between Religion and Rationality: Essays in Russian by Joseph Frank PDF

By Joseph Frank

During this e-book, acclaimed Dostoevsky biographer Joseph Frank explores the most very important features of 19th and 20th century Russian tradition, literature, and historical past. Delving into the differences of the Russian novel in addition to the conflicts among the non secular peasant international and the proficient Russian elite, "Between faith and Rationality" screens the cogent reflections of 1 of the main distinct and flexible critics within the field.

Frank's essays supply a discriminating examine 4 of Dostoevsky's most famed novels, talk about the talk among J. M. Coetzee and Mario Vargas Llosa at the factor of Dostoevsky and evil, and confront Dostoevsky's anti-Semitism. the gathering additionally examines such subject matters as Orlando Figes's sweeping survey of the heritage of Russian tradition, the lifetime of Pushkin, and "Oblomov's" impact on Samuel Beckett. Investigating the omnipresent spiritual subject matter that runs all through Russian tradition, even within the antireligious Chekhov, Frank argues that no different significant eu literature used to be as a lot preoccupied because the Russian with the tensions among faith and rationality. "Between faith and Rationality" highlights this exact caliber of Russian literature and tradition, delivering insights for basic readers and specialists alike.

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Download Cultures in Flux by Stephen Frank, Stephen Frank, Mark D. Steinberg PDF

By Stephen Frank, Stephen Frank, Mark D. Steinberg

The preferred tradition of city and rural tsarist Russia printed a dynamic and stricken international. Stephen Frank and Mark Steinberg have amassed the following a various selection of essays by means of Western and Russian students who query traditional interpretations and keep in mind overlooked tales approximately well known habit, politics, and tradition. What emerges is a brand new photo of lower-class existence, within which traditions and strategies intermingled and social obstacles and identities have been battered and reconstructed. The authors vividly express the energy in addition to the contradictions of social lifestyles in outdated regime Russia, whereas additionally confronting difficulties of interpretation, method, and cultural thought. They inform of peasant demise rites and non secular ideals, relations relationships and brutalities, defiant peasant ladies, people songs, city enjoyment parks, expressions of renowned patriotism, the penny press, staff' notions of the self, highway hooliganism, and makes an attempt through expert Russians to remodel well known festivities. jointly, the authors painting pop culture no longer as a static, separate international, yet because the dynamic ability wherein lower-class Russians engaged the realm round them. as well as the editors, the participants to this quantity are Daniel R. Brower, Barbara Alpern Engel, Hubertus F. Jahn, Al'bin M. Konechnyi, Boris N. Mironov, Joan Neuberger, Robert A. Rothstein, and Christine D. Worobec.

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Download Hitler versus Stalin. The Second World War on the Eastern by John Erickson, Ljubica Erickson PDF

By John Erickson, Ljubica Erickson

Hitler as opposed to Stalin indicates the brutality, horror and heroism of conflict at the jap entrance as by no means prior to. Over three hundred infrequent pictures, many lately published from the Russian documents and formerly unpublished within the West, illustrate each part and point of the jap entrance campaigns, from the Nazis' early blitzkrieg successes, the conflict for Moscow and the siege of Leningrad, in the course of the highway battling for Stalingrad, and the Soviet successes at Kursk and Operation Bagration, to the climactic fall of Berlin and the link-up among Soviet and Western armies amid the ruins of the "1000-year Reich". this is often overall battle in its such a lot barbaric shape: approximately 30 million Soviet squaddies and voters have been killed in the course of 4 years of fight opposed to their German invaders.

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