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The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

Stephen Lovell

23 July 2009

ISBN: 9780199238484

176 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture at the time. Stephen Lovell examines aspects of patriotism, political violence, poverty, and ideology; and provides answers to some of the big questions about the Soviet experience.

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The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture at the time. Stephen Lovell examines aspects of patriotism, political violence, poverty, and ideology; and provides answers to some of the big questions about the Soviet experience.

  • Takes a refreshing thematic approach to the history of the Soviet Union - exploring its social, historical, political, and cultural impact
  • Characterises the workings of Soviet society and its political system through from 1917-1991
  • Emphasies the contradictions and paradoxes of this large and complex state
  • Provides an up-to-date consideration of the Soviet Unions's impact and what we have learnt since its end

About the Author(s)

Stephen Lovell, Reader in Modern European History at King's College London

Table of Contents

    1:Future and past
    2:Coercion and participation
    3:Poverty and wealth
    4:Elite and masses
    5:Patriotism and multinationalism
    6:West and East
    Conclusion