1st Edition

The Revolutions of 1989

ISBN 9780415169509
Published March 30, 1999 by Routledge
284 Pages

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Book Description

The Revolutions of 1989 is 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.

Table of Contents

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

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'A concise and thoughtful summary of the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe.' - David Turnock, University of Leicester.