Abbecedario Ucraino. Rivoluzione, cultura e indipendenza di un popolo. Gaspari, 2018
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Abbecedario Ucraino. Rivoluzione, cultura e indipendenza di un popolo. Gaspari, 2018

Massimiliano Di Pasquale Abbecedario Ucraino. Rivoluzione, cultura e indipendenza di un popolo. Gaspari, 2018. «Solo pochi italiani conoscono l’Ucraina come Massimiliano Di Pasquale. L’autore ha attraversato il paese in lungo e in largo, ha letto moltissimo e ha intervistato i personaggi chiave della politica ucraina e dell’élite intellettuale. Ora offre al pubblico italiano questa sua conoscenza con una...

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The Faces of Eugenics: Local Mirrors and Global Reflections
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The Faces of Eugenics: Local Mirrors and Global Reflections

Nikolai Krementsov The Faces of Eugenics: Local Mirrors and Global Reflections, Sept 2018 scaricabile gratuitamente qui ->> In 1865, British polymath Francis Galton published his initial thoughts about the scientific field that would become ‘eugenics.’ The same year, Russian physician Vasilii Florinskii addressed similar issues in a sizeable treatise, entitled Human Perfection and Degeneration. Initially unheralded, Florinskii’s...

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Romania under Communism: Paradox and Degeneration
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Romania under Communism: Paradox and Degeneration

Dennis Deletant Romania under Communism: Paradox and Degeneration (Routledge, 2018). Communism has cast a long shadow over Romania. The passage of little over a quarter of a century since the overthrow in December 1989 of Romania’s last Communist leader, Nicolae Ceaușescu, offers a symbolic standpoint from which to penetrate that shadow and to throw light upon the entire period of Communist rule in the country. An appropriate point of...

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Dubček. Il socialismo della speranza. Immagini della Primavera cecoslovacca
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Dubček. Il socialismo della speranza. Immagini della Primavera cecoslovacca

Francesco Leoncini “Dubček. Il socialismo della speranza. Immagini della Primavera cecoslovacca” Con un testo di Günter Grass Contributi di Valentina Fava e Guido Gambetta Gangemi International, Roma, 2018, pp. 80. Con una sessantina di foto di raro impatto emotivo, corredate da testi esplicativi e scritti dell’epoca, il volume fa rivivere l’appassionante atmosfera di attesa e di ricerca di cambiamento che animava la...

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The Stalinist Era
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The Stalinist Era

David L. Hoffmann The Stalinist Era (Cambridge, 2018). Placing Stalinism in its international context, David L. Hoffmann presents a new interpretation of Soviet state intervention and violence. Many ‘Stalinist’ practices – the state-run economy, surveillance, propaganda campaigns, and the use of concentration camps – did not originate with Stalin or even in Russia, but were instead tools of governance that...

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Socialism across the Iron Curtain. Socialist Parties in East and West and the Reconstruction of Europe after 1945
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Socialism across the Iron Curtain. Socialist Parties in East and West and the Reconstruction of Europe after 1945

Jan de Graaf Socialism across the Iron Curtain. Socialist Parties in East and West and the Reconstruction of Europe after 1945 (Cambridge, 2018). This innovative pan-European history of post-war socialism challenges the East-West paradigm that still dominates accounts of post-war Europe. Jan De Graaf offers a comparative study of the ways in which the French, Italian and Polish Socialist Parties and the Czechoslovak Social Democratic...

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