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Georgia after Stalin: Nationalism and Soviet power

Georgia after Stalin: Nationalism and Soviet power

This book explores events in Georgia in the years following Stalin's death in March 1953, especially the demonstrations of March 1956 and their brutal suppression, in order to illuminate the tensions in Georgia between veneration of the memory of Stalin, a Georgian, together with... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781138476851
Barcode 9781138476851
Published 12 January 2018 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Blauvelt, Timothy K.
Edited by Smith, Jeremy
Series BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies
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ISBN-13 9781138476851
ISBN-10 1138476854
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 12 January 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Blauvelt, Timothy K.
Edited by Smith, Jeremy
Series BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies
Category European History
Social Institutions
Politics & Government
Regional Geography
Number of Pages 198
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Georgia Republic - History - 1917-1991, Stalin, Joseph - Public opinion, Georgia (Republic) - Politics and government - 1917-1991, Demonstrations - Georgia (Republic) - History - 20th century, Nationalism - Georgia (Republic) - History - 20th century
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 947.58085
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This book explores events in Georgia in the years following Stalin's death in March 1953, especially the demonstrations of March 1956 and their brutal suppression, in order to illuminate the tensions in Georgia between veneration of the memory of Stalin, a Georgian, together with the associated respect for the Soviet system that he had created, and growing nationalism. The book considers how not just Stalin but also his wider circle of Georgians were at the heart of the Soviet system, outlines how greatly Stalin was revered in Georgia, and charts the rise of Khrushchev and his denunciation of Stalin. It goes on to examine the different strands of the rising Georgian nationalist movements, discusses the repressive measures taken against demonstrators, and concludes by showing how the repressions transformed a situation where Georgian nationalism, the honouring of Stalin's memory and the Soviet system were all aligned together into a situation where an increasingly assertive nationalist movement was firmly at odds with the Soviet Union.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This book is an important contribution to our understanding of Soviet life in the periphery of the USSR in the 1950s and 1960s. It is pioneering archival research, and reveals the complexity of national minority politics in the USSR. Stephen Jones, Mount Holyoke College, Slavic Review

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Author's Bio

Timothy K. Blauvelt is Associate Professor of Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia. Jeremy Smith is Professor of Russian History and Politics at the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland.

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