The Revolutions of 1989 by Vladimir TismaneanuThe Revolutions of 1989 by Vladimir Tismaneanu

The Revolutions of 1989

EditorVladimir Tismaneanu

Paperback | May 10, 1999

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The Revolutions of 1989is a collection of both classic and recent articles examining the causes and consequences of the collapse of communism in East and Central Europe, the most important event in recent world history. It includes discussion of:

* the economic, political and social nature of revolutions
* the role of dissidents and civil society in encouraging the breakdown of eastern
* European communist regimes
* comparisons with other revolutions
* the extent of the collapse of Leninist regimes in East-Central Europe.

European historians, scholars and students will wnat to make this an integral part of their studies.

Title:The Revolutions of 1989Format:PaperbackDimensions:284 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.7 inPublished:May 10, 1999Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:041516950X

ISBN - 13:9780415169509


Table of Contents

Part 1: Causes  Part 2: Meaning  Part 3: Future

From Our Editors

Readers can relive one of the most significant events in modern world history through a collection of articles about the collapse of communism in Eastern and Central Europe. The contributors featured in Revolutions of 1989 examine the economic, political and social nature of revolutions, the ethical tensions of the post-communist countries and the collapse of Leninist regimes.

Editorial Reviews

THe wide range of views compiled in this book makes interesting reading for nonexperts, and it will certainly become a welcome edition as literature for courses on democratization and East European politics. For most of the specialists, most of the articles are already familiar, but having many of the best articles on the topic bound together in the same book has the advantage of allowing for easier reflection of the state of the art.