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The Resource Communist Czechoslovakia, 1945-89 : a political and social history, Kevin McDermott

Communist Czechoslovakia, 1945-89 : a political and social history, Kevin McDermott

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Communist Czechoslovakia, 1945-89 : a political and social history
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Communist Czechoslovakia, 1945-89
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a political and social history
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Kevin McDermott
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eng
Summary
"Few Europeans in the twentieth century have been subject to the repeated buffetings by foreign powers, ideologically driven transformations and internal upheaval of the Czechs and the Slovaks. The period of Communist rule was complex, and those who gleefully overthrew the regime in 1989 were the very grandchildren of those who had voted for Communism with hope in the free elections of 1946. This concise account includes both political and social history, analysing half a century of Communism from at all strata of society. Kevin McDermott is equally intrigued by those in power and ordinary citizens, asking what motivates a young Czech worker-believer to join the Communist Party in the early 1950s, enroll in the People's Militia and remain in the party during the dark years of 'normalisation,' yet end up welcoming the tearing down of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Using Czech and Slovak archival sources and the most recent historiography, McDermott challenges the still dominant 'totalitarian' paradigm and argues that the forty year communist experience in Czechoslovakia cannot simply be dismissed as a Soviet-imposed aberration"--
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1957-
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McDermott, Kevin
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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European history in perspective
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  • Komunistická strana Československa
  • Komunistická strana Československa
  • Communism
  • Political culture
  • Communism
  • Social classes
  • HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
  • Communism
  • Communism
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Social classes
  • Social conditions
  • HISTORY / Modern / General
  • Czechoslovakia
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
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Communist Czechoslovakia, 1945-89 : a political and social history, Kevin McDermott
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
Abbreviations and Glossary of Terms -- Glossary of Leading Figures -- Presidents of the Czechoslovak Republic, 1945-89 -- Timeline : 1945-89 -- A Note on Czech Pronunciation -- Introduction: Communist Czechoslovakia in Historical Perspective -- 1. Communism on the Road to Power, 1945-48 -- 2. Stalinism Reigns, 1948-53 -- 3. Social Crisis and the Limits of Reform, 1953-67 -- 4. Czechoslovak Spring, 1968-69 -- 5. Everyday Normalisation, 1969-88 -- 6. 1989 : The Demise of Communism -- Conclusion: Into the Dustbin of History?
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907183981
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 252 pages
Isbn
9780230217140
Lccn
2015023394
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)907183981
Label
Communist Czechoslovakia, 1945-89 : a political and social history, Kevin McDermott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abbreviations and Glossary of Terms -- Glossary of Leading Figures -- Presidents of the Czechoslovak Republic, 1945-89 -- Timeline : 1945-89 -- A Note on Czech Pronunciation -- Introduction: Communist Czechoslovakia in Historical Perspective -- 1. Communism on the Road to Power, 1945-48 -- 2. Stalinism Reigns, 1948-53 -- 3. Social Crisis and the Limits of Reform, 1953-67 -- 4. Czechoslovak Spring, 1968-69 -- 5. Everyday Normalisation, 1969-88 -- 6. 1989 : The Demise of Communism -- Conclusion: Into the Dustbin of History?
Control code
907183981
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 252 pages
Isbn
9780230217140
Lccn
2015023394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907183981

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