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Published: 27 August 2015

256 Pages | 9 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199943623

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Religion in Secular Archives

Soviet Atheism and Historical Knowledge

Sonja Luehrmann

Oxford Series on History and Archives

  • Examines previously unpublished sources on Soviet anti-religious policy in the 1950s-70s
  • Argues that atheists can contribute important perspectives to our understanding of religion
  • Considers how Soviet policy affected a range of religious groups in the multi-ethnic Soviet Union, rather than focusing on only one group
  • Provides an overview of available sources, particularly valuable for graduate students and beginning researchers