Livre Noir du Communisme: Crimes, Terreur, R�pression

ISBN-10: 0674076087
ISBN-13: 9780674076082
Edition: 1999
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Description: This international bestseller plumbs recently opened archives in the former Soviet bloc to reveal the accomplishments of communism around the world. The book is the first attempt to catalogue and analyse the crimes of communism over 70 years.

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Book details

List price: $59.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/15/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 912
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.014
Language: English

This international bestseller plumbs recently opened archives in the former Soviet bloc to reveal the accomplishments of communism around the world. The book is the first attempt to catalogue and analyse the crimes of communism over 70 years.

Stéphane Courtois is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, and editor of the journal Communisme.

Nicolas Werth is a researcher at the Institute for Contemporary History.

Andrzej Paczkowski is Deputy Director and a professor at the Institute for Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Foreword: The Uses of Atrocity
Introduction: The Crimes of Communism
A State against Its People: Violence, Repression, and Terror in the Soviet Union
Paradoxes and Misunderstandings Surrounding the October Revolution
The Iron Fist of the Dictatorship of the Proletariat
The Red Terror
The Dirty War
From Tambov to the Great Famine
From the Truce to the Great Turning Point
Forced Collectivization and Dekulakization
The Great Famine
Socially Foreign Elements and the Cycles of Repression
The Great Terror (1936-1938)
The Empire of the Camps
The Other Side of Victory
Apogee and Crisis in the Gulag System
The Last Conspiracy
The Exit from Stalinism
Conclusion
Word Revolution, Civil War, and Terror
The Comintern in Action
The Shadow of the NKVD in Spain
Communism and Terrorism
The Other Europe: Victim of Communism
Poland, the "Enemy Nation"
Central and Southeastern Europe
Communism in Asia: Between Reeducation and Massacre
Introduction
China: A Long March into Night
Crimes, Terror, and Secrecy in North Korea
Vietnam and Laos: The Impasse of War Communism
Cambodia: The Country of Disconcerting Crimes
Conclusion
Select Bibliography for Asia
The Third World
Communism in Latin America
Afrocommunism: Ethiopia, Angola, and Mozambique
Communism in Afghanistan
Conclusion: Why?
Notes
Index
About the Authors

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