The Leader Cult in Communist Dictatorships

Stalin and the Eastern Bloc

Editors: Apor, B., Behrends, J., Jones, P., Rees, E. (Eds.)

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The first book to analyze the distinct leader cults that flourished in the era of 'High Stalinism' as an integral part of the system of dictatorial rule in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Fifteen studies explore the way in which these cults were established, their function and operation, their dissemination and reception, the place of the cults in art and literature, the exportation of the Stalin cult and its implantment in the communist states of Eastern Europe, and the impact which de-Stalinisation had on these cults.

About the authors

S. DAVIES Senior Lecturer, University of Durham, UK B. ENNKER Professor of History, University of Tübingen, Germany C. KELLY Professor of History, New College Oxford, UK A.V. KLIMO Visiting Professor, International University, Bremen, Germany I. MAIN Researcher A. MOCANESCU Researcher, University of Durham, UK J. PLAMPER Research Fellow, University of Tübingen, Germany A. PUTO Researcher, European University Institut, Florence, Italy M. ROLF Assistant Lecturer, Department of History, Humbolt University, Berlin S. SRETENOVIC Researcher, European University Institut, Florence, Italy M. WIEN Researcher, European University Institut, Florence, Italy M. ZAREMBA Professor, University of Warsaw, Poland

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Leader Cults: Varieties, Preconditions and Functions

    Rees, E. A.

    Pages 3-26

  • Stalin and the Making of the Leader Cult in the 1930s

    Davies, Sarah

    Pages 29-46

  • ‘A Very Modest Man’: Béla Illés, or How to Make a Career through the Leader Cult

    Klimó, Árpád

    Pages 47-62

  • Leader in the Making: The Role of Biographies in Constructing the Cult of Mátyás Rákosi

    Apor, Balázs

    Pages 63-80

  • The Stalin Cult, Bolshevik Rule and Kremlin Interaction in the 1930s

    Ennker, Benno

    Pages 83-101

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Leader Cult in Communist Dictatorships
Book Subtitle
Stalin and the Eastern Bloc
Editors
  • B. Apor
  • J. Behrends
  • P. Jones
  • E. Rees
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-51821-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230518216
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-3443-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-51714-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 298
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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