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From Stalin to Mao : Albania and the socialist world, Elidor Mëhilli

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From Stalin to Mao : Albania and the socialist world
Title
From Stalin to Mao
Title remainder
Albania and the socialist world
Statement of responsibility
Elidor Mëhilli
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Elidor Mëhilli has produced a groundbreaking history of communist Albania that illuminates one of Europe's longest but least understood dictatorships. From Stalin to Mao, which is informed throughout by Mëhilli's unprecedented access to previously restricted archives, captures the powerful globalism of post-1945 socialism, as well as the unintended consequences of cross-border exchanges from the Mediterranean to East Asia. After a decade of vigorous borrowing from the Soviet Union--advisers, factories, school textbooks, urban plans--Albania's party clique switched allegiance to China during the 1960s Sino-Soviet conflict, seeing in Mao's patronage an opportunity to keep Stalinism alive. Mëhilli shows how socialism created a shared transnational material and mental culture--still evident today around Eurasia--but it failed to generate political unity. Combining an analysis of ideology with a sharp sense of geopolitics, he brings into view Fascist Italy's involvement in Albania, then explores the country's Eastern bloc entanglements, the profound fascination with the Soviets, and the contradictions of the dramatic anti-Soviet turn. Richly illustrated with never-before-published photographs, From Stalin to Mao draws on a wealth of Albanian, Russian, German, British, Italian, Czech, and American archival sources, in addition to fiction, interviews, and memoirs. Mëhilli's fresh perspective on the Soviet-Chinese battle for the soul of revolution in the global Cold War also illuminates the paradoxes of state planning in the twentieth century."--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
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Mëhilli, Elidor
Dewey number
303.48249650171709045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Socialism and culture
  • City planning
  • Albania
  • Communist countries
  • Albania
Label
From Stalin to Mao : Albania and the socialist world, Elidor Mëhilli
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a new world -- Ten years of war -- The discovery of a world -- The methods of socialism -- Socialism as exchange -- Mud and concrete -- The great leap -- Afterword : 1991
Control code
ocn981158655
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 329 pages
Isbn
9781501714153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981158655
Label
From Stalin to Mao : Albania and the socialist world, Elidor Mëhilli
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a new world -- Ten years of war -- The discovery of a world -- The methods of socialism -- Socialism as exchange -- Mud and concrete -- The great leap -- Afterword : 1991
Control code
ocn981158655
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 329 pages
Isbn
9781501714153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)981158655

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