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Great Fear - Stalin`s Terror of the 1930s

Great Fear - Stalin`s Terror of the 1930s
Borító: Fűzött
ISBN: 978019879869
Nyelv: angol
Méret: 21.6
Oldalszám: 224
Megjelenés éve: 2017
7 610 Ft
6 849 Ft

Great Fear - Stalin`s Terror of the 1930s

The first major English language monograph on Stalin`s Terror for nearly 20 years
Presents a new and original explanation of Stalin`s Terror as a destructive force in terms of human life, and in terms of the State
Uncovers new evidence from Russian archives
Takes an exciting approach that will appeal to academics and general readers of modern Russian history

Between the winter of 1936 and the autumn of 1938, approximately three quarters of a million Soviet citizens were subject to summary execution. More than a million others were sentenced to lengthy terms in labour camps. Commonly known as `Stalin`s Great Terror`, it is also among the most misunderstood moments in the history of the twentieth century. The Terror gutted the ranks of factory directors and engineers after three years in which all major plan targets were met. It raged through the armed forces on the eve of the Nazi invasion. The wholesale slaughter of party and state officials was in danger of making the Soviet state ungovernable. The majority of these victims of state repression in this period were accused of participating in counter-revolutionary conspiracies. Almost without exception, there was no substance to the claims and no material evidence to support them. By the time the terror was brought to a close, most of its victims were ordinary Soviet citizens for whom `counter-revolution` was an unfathomable abstraction. In short, the Terror was wholly destructive, not merely in terms of the incalculable human cost, but also in terms of the interests of the Soviet leaders, principally Joseph Stalin, who directed and managed it. The Great Fear presents a new and original explanation of Stalin`s Terror based on intelligence materials in Russian archives. It shows how Soviet leaders developed a grossly exaggerated fear of conspiracy and foreign invasion and lashed out at enemies largely of their own making.

Table of Contents

1: Fear and Violence
2: Peace and Insecurity
3: The Uncertain Dictatorship
4: The Great Break
5: Relaxation?
6: Tensions Mount
7: The Perfect Storm

James Harris is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Leeds. He is the author of The Great Urals: Regionalism and the Evolution of the Soviet System (1999) and co-author (with Sarah Davies) of Stalin`s World: Dictating the Soviet Order (2015). He co-edited (with Sarah Davies) Stalin: A New History (2005), and edited Anatomy of Terror: Political Violence under Stalin (2013).

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