Revolution and Resistance in Eastern Europe: Challenges to Communist Rule (Paperback)

Revolution and Resistance in Eastern Europe: Challenges to Communist Rule By Matthew Stibbe (Editor), Kevin McDermott (Editor) Cover Image

Revolution and Resistance in Eastern Europe: Challenges to Communist Rule (Paperback)

By Matthew Stibbe (Editor), Kevin McDermott (Editor)

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The history of Eastern Europe during the Cold War is one punctuated by protest and rebellion. Revolution and Resistance in Eastern Europe covers these flashpoints from the Stalin-Tito split of 1948 to the dramatic collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Covering East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Poland and Romania, the authors provide comprehensive critical analysis of the varying forms of dissent in the East European socialist states. They take a comparative approach and show how the different movements affected one another. Incorporating archival material only accessible since 1989, they discuss issues such as the diverse manifestations of non-conformity among different strata of the population, the complex relationship between Moscow and the national Communist Parties, the loosening of Soviet control after 1985, and everyday resistance to state authority.

This book offers a firm grounding in the tumultuous decades of communist rule, which is essential to understanding the contemporary politics of Eastern Europe.
Kevin McDermott is a Senior Lecturer in the history department of Sheffield Hallam University.Matthew Stibbe is a Senior Lecturer in the history department of Sheffield Hallam University.
Product Details ISBN: 9781845202590
ISBN-10: 1845202597
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Publication Date: February 1st, 2007
Pages: 224
Language: English