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The Resource International communism and the cult of the individual : leaders, tribunes and martyrs under Lenin and Stalin, Kevin Morgan

International communism and the cult of the individual : leaders, tribunes and martyrs under Lenin and Stalin, Kevin Morgan

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International communism and the cult of the individual : leaders, tribunes and martyrs under Lenin and Stalin
Title
International communism and the cult of the individual
Title remainder
leaders, tribunes and martyrs under Lenin and Stalin
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Morgan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores how the communist cult of the individual was not just a Soviet phenomenon but an international one. When Stalin died in 1953, the communists of all countries united in mourning the figure that was the incarnation of their cause. Though its international character was one of the distinguishing features of the communist cult of personality, this is the first extended study to approach the phenomenon over the longer period of its development in a truly transnational and comparative perspective. Crucially it is concerned with the internationalisation of the Soviet cults of Lenin and Stalin. But it also ranges across different periods and national cases to consider a wider cast of bureaucrats, tribunes, heroes and martyrs who symbolised both resistance to oppression and the tyranny of the party-state. Through studying the disparate ways in which the cults were manifested, Kevin Morgan not only takes in many of the leading personalities of the communist movement, but also some of the cultural luminaries like Picasso and Barbusse who sought to represent them. The cult of the individual was one of the most fascinating, troubling and revealing features of Stalinist communism, and as reconstructed here it offers new insight into one of the defining political movements of the twentieth century
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1961-
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Morgan, Kevin
Dewey number
335.430947
Index
index present
LC call number
HX313
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich
  • Stalin, Joseph
  • Communism
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Label
International communism and the cult of the individual : leaders, tribunes and martyrs under Lenin and Stalin, Kevin Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Wherever a Communist Party is at Work -- 2. Cult Developments, 1917-56 -- 3. Cult Variations -- 4. Cults of Office -- 5. Cults of Circumstance -- 6. Cult Representations -- 7. Concluding Reflections: No Saviour from on High?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137556660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn967580488
Label
International communism and the cult of the individual : leaders, tribunes and martyrs under Lenin and Stalin, Kevin Morgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Wherever a Communist Party is at Work -- 2. Cult Developments, 1917-56 -- 3. Cult Variations -- 4. Cults of Office -- 5. Cults of Circumstance -- 6. Cult Representations -- 7. Concluding Reflections: No Saviour from on High?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781137556660
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn967580488

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