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Stalinist Terror : New Perspectives - John Arch Getty

Stalinist Terror

New Perspectives

Paperback Published: 29th November 1993
ISBN: 9780521446709
Number Of Pages: 308

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This collection of essays by scholars from five nations - the United States, Great Britain, Australia, France, and Russia - makes several major contributions to the understanding of Stalinist terror in the 1930s. The essays explore in greater depth than before the background of the terror and patterns of persecuation, while providing more empirically founded and substantiated estimates of the numbers of Stalin's victims. Some contributors tap unexplored or underutilized source materials long available in the West. Others have taken advantage of glasnost and the recent opening of Soviet archives and libraries for the years of the terror to draw on newly available archival and secondary materials. Many of the essays are informed by new trends in social and political history, and they approach Stalinist terror with new methods and from new perspectives. The volume supplements works that have focused exclusively on Stalin's personality by concentrating instead on preconditions, mentalities, economics, and specific groups. Although Stalin remains the central personality in the terror, other leaders, institutions, and social groups played important roles, and by analyzing them the essays in the volume help to provide a more complete and balanced view of the phenomenon of the terror as a whole.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Persons and Politics
Narkom
The politics of repression revisited
Backgrounds
The second coming: class enemies in the Soviet countryside, 1927-1935
The omnipresent conspiracy: on Soviet imagery of politics and social relations in the 1930s
The Soviet economic crisis of 1936-1940 and the great purges
The Stakhanovite movement: the background to the great terror in the factories, 1935-1938
Case Studies
The great terror on the local level: purges in Moscow factories, 1936-1938
The great purges in a rural district: Belyi Raion revisited
The Red Army and the great purges
Stalinist terror in the Donbas: a note
Impact and Incidence
Patterns of repression among the Soviet elite in the late 1930s: a biographical approach
The impact of the great purges on Soviet elites: a case study from Moscow and leningrad telephone directories of the 1930s
Victims of Stalinism: how many?
More light on the scale of repression and excess mortality in the Soviet Union in the 1930s
Index
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ISBN: 9780521446709
ISBN-10: 0521446708
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 29th November 1993
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.68 x 15.24  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.42

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