The Making of Eastern Europe
From Prehistory to Postcommunism 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Philip Longworth
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Making of Eastern Europe by Philip Longworth
Book DescriptionWhy has the collapse of Communism resulted in so much disappointment for the hopeful millions of Eastern Europe? In the revised edition of this thoughtful and provocative book Philip Longworth argues that their predicament is only partly due to the imposition of the Soviet system but rather that they are the heirs of misfortune which dates back centuries. In exploring the origins of current problems, this sweeping history ranges from the present day to the time of Constantine the Great, the Urals to the Mediterranean and the Baltic, and emphasises culture and society, as well as politics and economics. In an additional new chapter Philip Longworth analyses the collapse of Communism and the advent of post-communism. This book will be of immense value to all who want to understand Eastern Europe's past and present.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312174453
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Palgrave USA
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 14-May-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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Russia's Empires, Paperback (July 2006)» View all books by Philip Longworth
'A gripping and supremely readable book by the doyen of our historians of Russia, who truly knows how to bring this story of tsars and commissars to life. It combines shrewd analysis of Russia's unique appetite for empire with a wonderful narrative pace and fine scholarship.' Simon Sebag-Montefiore
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