The Spanish Civil War, the Soviet Union, and Communism

Paperback | April 15, 2011

byStanley G. Payne

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Winner of 2005 Marshall Shulman Book Prize, awarded each year by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies for an outstanding monograph dealing with the international relations, foreign policy, or foreign policy decision making of any of the states of the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe

In this compelling book Stanley G. Payne offers the first comprehensive narrative of Soviet and Communist intervention in the revolution and civil war in Spain. He documents in unprecedented detail Soviet strategies, Comintern activities, and the role of the Communist party in Spain from the early 1930s to the end of the civil war in 1939.

Drawing on a very broad range of Soviet and Spanish primary sources, including many only recently available, Payne changes our understanding of Soviet and Communist intentions in Spain, of Stalin’s decision to intervene in the Spanish war, of the widely accepted characterization of the conflict as the struggle of fascism against democracy, and of the claim that Spain’s war constituted the opening round of World War II. The author arrives at a new view of the Spanish Civil War and concludes not only that the Democratic Republic had many undemocratic components but also that the position of the Communist party was by no means counterrevolutionary.

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Winner of 2005 Marshall Shulman Book Prize, awarded each year by the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies for an outstanding monograph dealing with the international relations, foreign policy, or foreign policy decision making of any of the states of the former Soviet Union or Eastern EuropeIn this compelling book...

Stanley G. Payne is Hilldale-Jaume Vicens Vives Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of fourteen books.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:418 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300178328

ISBN - 13:9780300178326

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