Stalinism: The Essential Readings

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David Hoffmann
Wiley, 2003 - History - 317 pages
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This book comprises 11 essays on Stalinism by both eminent historians and younger scholars who have conducted research in the newly opened Russian archives. They discuss both the origins and consequences of Stalinism, and illustrate recent scholarly trends in the field of Soviet history.

  • A collection of essays on Stalinism by both eminent and younger scholars.
  • Discusses both the origins and consequences of Stalinism.
  • Provides an overview of the debates for students new to the subject.
  • Includes the results of research in the newly opened Russian archives.

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About the author (2003)

David L. Hoffmann is Professor of History at Ohio State University where he teaches Russian History, including an upper-level course on Stalinism. His research focuses on the political, social, and cultural history of the Stalin era. He is author of Peasant Metropolis: Social Identities in Moscow, 1929–1941 (1994); Stalinist Values: The Cultural Norms of Soviet Modernity, 1917-1941 (2003). He is also the co-editor of Russian Modernity: Politics, Knowledge, Practices (2000), and the co-author of Cultivating the Masses: The Modern Social State in Russia, 1914–1941 (forthcoming).