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HIST2309
Module Reading List

Communist Eastern Europe, 1945-89, 2017/18, Semester 1
Dr Robert Hornsby
R.Hornsby@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Reading and seminar preparation

There is no single textbook which suitably covers both the lecture and seminar topics for the course. However, there are a number of books which give a concise and readable overview of key issues and events. Any of the below works will provide excellent preparatory reading for the course as a whole and will be valuable for general class preparation and revision.

G. Swain and N. Swain, Eastern Europe since 1945

R. Crampton, Eastern Europe in the twentieth century and after

M. Pittaway, Eastern Europe, 1939-2000

Seminar 1 – The Legacy of the Second World War

Key reading

T.Judt, Postwar : a history of Europe since 1945, Chapter 1 ‘The legacy of war’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

Other readings

B. Abrams, ‘The Second World War and the East European Revolution’, East European politics and societies., Vol. 16, No. 3, 2002, pp. 625-664

H. Case, ‘Reconstruction in East Central Europe: Clearing the Rubble of Cold War Politics’, Past & present., 210 sup 6, 2011, pp. 71-102

J. Massino, ‘Gender as Survival: Women’s Experiences of Deportation from Romania to the Soviet Union, 1945-1950’, Nationalities Papers, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2008, pp. 55-83

B. Frommer, ‘Retribution as Legitimation: the Uses of Political Justice in Postwar Czechoslovakia’, Contemporary European history., Vol. 13, No. 4, 2004, pp. 477-492

M. Pittaway, ‘The Politics of Legitimacy in Hungary’s Postwar Transition’, Contemporary European history., Vol. 13, No. 4, 2004, pp. 453-475

R. Besell, ‘Establishing Order in Postwar Eastern Germany’, Past & present., 210 sup 6, 2011, pp. 139-157

A. Rieber, ‘The Crack in the Plaster: Crisis in Romania and the Origins of the Cold War’, The journal of modern history., Vol. 76, No. 1, 2004, pp. 62-106

H. Service, ‘Reinterpreting the Expulsion of Germans from Poland, 1945-49’, Journal of contemporary history., Vol. 47, No. 3, 2012, pp. 528-550

Morina, ‘Instructed Silence, Constructed Memory: the SED and the Return of German Prisoners of War as War Criminals from the Soviet Union to East Germany, 1950-1956’, Contemporary European history. ISSN: 0960-7773, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2004, pp. 323-343

Stone ed. The Oxford handbook of postwar European history ISBN: 9780199560981 (hbk.) : £95.00; 0199560986 (hbk.) : £95.00, chapter D. Selvage ‘The Truth about Friendship Treaties behind the Iron Curtain’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Majstorovic, ‘The Red Army in Yugoslavia, 1944-45’, Slavic review. ISSN: 0037-6779, Vol. 75, No. 2, 2016, pp. 396-421

Luza, ‘The Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Resistance, 1939-45’, Slavic review. ISSN: 0037-6779, Vol. 28, No. 4, 2017, pp. 561-576

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Seminar 2 – Eastern Europe and the USSR

Key reading

R. Applebaum, The Friendship Project: Socialist Internationalism in the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia in the 1950s and 60s, Slavic review., Vol. 74, No. 3, 2015, pp. 484-507

Primary source material

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kc2yHN2y3AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUaMkQAYQNw

 V. Mastny ed. A cardboard castle? : an inside history of the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1991 ISBN: 9637326081 (hardbound : alk. paper); 9789637326080 (hardbound : alk. paper); 9637326073 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9789637326073 (pbk. : alk. paper), documents 1; 3;   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (hew 01/08/2017) 

Other readings

A. Rieber, ‘The Crack in the Plaster: Crisis in Romania and the Origins of the Cold War’, The journal of modern history., Vol. 76, No. 1, 2004, pp. 62-106

P. Babiracki, ‘Between Compromise and Distrust: the Soviet Information Bureau’s Operations in Poland, 1945-53’, Cultural and social history., Vol. 6, No. 3, 2009, pp. 345-367

C. Stanciu, ‘Autonomy and Ideology: Brezhnev, Ceausescu and the World Communist Movement’, Contemporary European history., Vol. 23, No. 1, 2014, pp. 115-134

V. Tismaneanu, Stalinism for all seasons : a political history of Romanian communism, chapter 6 ‘Opposing Khrushchevism: Gheorghiu-Dej and the Emergence of National Communism, 1960-1965’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

R. Bideleux ed. European integration and disintegration : east and west, chapter 10 ‘the Comecon Experiment’ (ebook)

M. Kramer, ‘The Soviet Union and the 1956 Crises in Hungary and Poland: Reassessments and New Findings’, Journal of contemporary history., Vol. 33, No. 2 (Apr., 1998), pp. 163-214

Persak, K. ‘The Polish-Soviet Confrontation in 1956 and the Attempted Soviet Military Intervention in Poland’, Europe-Asia studies., Vol. 58, No. 8. 2006, pp. 1285-1310

T. Kemp-Welch, ’Khrushchev’s Secret Speech and Polish Politics: the Spring of 1956’, Europe-Asia studies., Vol. 48, No. 2, 1996, pp. 181-206

D. Deletant, ‘Taunting the Bear: Romania and the Warsaw Pact, 1963-1985’, Cold war history., Vol. 7, No. 4, 2007, pp. 495-507

J. Mark, ‘Remembering Rape: Divided Social Memory and the Red Army in Hungary, 1944-45’, Past & present., Vol. 118, No. 1, 2005, pp. 133-161

C. Scarboro, ‘The Brother-City Project and Socialist Humanism: Haskovo, Tashkent and “Sblizhenie”’, The Slavonic and East European review., Vol. 85, No. 3, 2007, pp. 522-542

Deli, ‘Espirit and the Soviet Invasions of Hungary and Czechoslovakia’, Contemporary European history. ISSN: 0960-7773, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2000, pp. 39-58

Jersild, ‘The Soviet State as Imperial Scavenger: “Catch Up and Surpass” in the Transnational Socialist Bloc, 1950-60’, The American historical review. ISSN: 0002-8762, Vol. 116, No. 1, 2011, pp. 109-132.

Crump, The Warsaw Pact reconsidered : international relations in Eastern Europe, 1955-69 ISBN: 9781315732541 (e-book); 1315732548 (e-book); 9780415690713; 0415690714 (hardback), chapter ‘The Warsaw Pact in the Shadow of the Sino-Soviet Split’ (ebook)

J. Granville, ‘Ulbricht in October 1956: Survival of the Spitzbart during deStalinization’, Journal of contemporary history., Vol. 41, No. 3, 2006, pp. 477-502

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Seminar 3 – Making new states and societies

Key reading

R. Crampton, Eastern Europe in the twentieth century and after, chapter 15 ‘East European Stalinism’ (ebook)

Primary source material

R. Daniels ed. A Documentary History of Communism, vol. 2, ‘The expansion of communism – westward’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

Other readings

J. Connelly, ‘Students, Workers and Social Change: the Limits of Czech Stalinism’, Slavic review., Vol. 56, No. 2, 1997, pp. 307-335

P. Kenney, ‘Remaking the Polish Working Class: Early Stalinist Models of Labour and Leisure’, Slavic review., Vol. 53, No. 1, 1994, pp. 1-25

M. Pittaway, ‘The Reproduction of Hierarchy: Skill, Working Class Culture and the State in Early Socialist Hungary’, The journal of modern history., Vol. 74, No. 4, 2002, pp. 737-769

J. Connelly, ‘East German Higher Education Policies and Student Resistance, 1945-1948’, Central European history., Vol. 28, No. 3, 1995, pp. 259-298

K. Lebow, ‘Public Works and Private Lives: Youth Brigades in Nowa Huta in the 1950s’, Contemporary European history., Vol. 10, No. 2, 2001, pp. 199-219

C. Lilly, ‘Problems of Persuasion: Communist Agitation and Propaganda in Post-war Yugoslavia’, Slavic review., Vol. 35, No. 2, 1994, pp. 395-413

K. McDermott, ‘A “Polyphony of Voices”: Czech Popular Opinion and the Slansky Affair’, Slavic review., Vol. 67, No. 4, 2008, pp. 840-865

K. McDermott and M. Stibbe eds, Stalinist terror in Eastern Europe : elite purges and mass repression, chapter ‘Stalinist Terror in Hungary, 1945-56’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

M. Fulbrook and A. Port eds. Becoming East German : socialist structures and sensibilities after Hitler, chapter 4 ‘Remembered Change and Changes of Remembrance: East German Narratives of Anti-Fascist Conversion’ (ebook)

T. Junes, Student politics in Communist Poland : generations of consent and dissent ISBN: 9780739180303 hardback alkaline paper; 0739180304 hardback alkaline paper; 9781498509299 paperback; 1498509290 paperback; 9780739180310 (ebook); 0739180312 (ebook), chapter ‘From Sovietization to deStalinization, 1944-1957’    

H. Haug, Creating a socialist Yugoslavia : Tito, Communist leadership and the national question ISBN: 9780857721211 (e-book), chapter ‘Introducing a Socialist Solution to the National Question in Yugoslavia,, 1945-1948’    

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Seminar 4 – Dissent and non-conformity

Key reading

G.Swain, Eastern Europe since 1945, ‘1956: Communism Renewed?’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

Primary source material

H. Vaizey, Born in the GDR : living in the shadow of the Wall, chapter 7 ‘Mirko – rejecting the Party line’ (ebook)

Other readings

J. Granville, ‘Reactions to the Events of 1956: New Findings from the Budapest and Warsaw Archives’, Journal of contemporary history., Vol. 38, No. 2, 2003, pp. 261-290

A. Kemp-Welch, ‘Dethroning Stalin: Poland 1956 and its Legacy’, Europe-Asia studies., Vol. 58, No. 8, 2006, pp. 1261-84

A. Kemp-Welch, Poland under Communism : a Cold War history, chapter ‘Opposition’ (ebook)

M. Fichter, ‘Rock n’ roll nation: counter-culture and dissent in Romania, 1965-1975’, Nationalities Papers, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2011, pp.567-585.

C. Ross, ‘East Germans and the Berlin Wall: Popular Opinion and Social Changes before and after the Border Closure of August 1961’, Journal of contemporary history., Vol. 39, No. 1, 2004, pp. 25-43

B. Falk, ‘Resistance and Dissent in Central and Eastern Europe: an Emerging Historiography’, East European politics and societies., Vol. 25, No. 2, 2011, pp. 318-360

M. Fichter, ‘Yugoslav Protest: Student Rebellion in Belgrade, Zagreb and Sarajevo in 1968, Slavic review., Vol. 75, No. 1, 2016, pp. 99-121

J. Granville, ‘Temporary Triumph in Timisoara: Unrest among Romanian Students in 1956’, History., Vol. 93, No. 1, 2008, pp. 69-93

R. Jobs, ‘Youth Movements: Travel, Protest, and Europe in 1968’, The American historical review., Vol. 114, No. 2, 2009, pp. 376-404

J. Bloom, ‘The Solidarity Revolution in Poland, 1980-81’,Oral history review, Vol. 33, No. 1, 2006, pp. 33-64

P. Machiewicz, ‘Intellectuals and Mass Movements: the Study of Political Dissent in Poland in 1956’, Contemporary European history. ISSN: 0960-7773, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1997, pp. 361-382

M. Fulbrook, ‘Popular Discontent and Political Activism in the GDR’, Contemporary European history., Vol. 2, No. 3, 1993, pp. 265-282

B. Falk, The dilemmas of dissidence in East-Central Europe : citizen intellectuals and philosopher kings ISBN: 9639241393(pbk); 9639241385, chapter ‘Post-1956 Hungary: Repression, Reform and Roundtable Revolution’   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (hew 01/08/2017) 

J. Bolton, Worlds of Dissent: Charter 77, the Plastic People of the Universe and Czech Culture under Communism, chapter ‘Everything Changed with the Charter’ (ebook)

 

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Seminar 5 – Consumption, consumerism and everyday life

Key reading

P. Bren and M.Neuberger eds, Communism unwrapped : consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe, chapter ‘introduction’ (ebook)

Primary source material

V. Holesovsky, ‘Personal Consumption in Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland, 1950-1960: a Comparison’, Slavic review. ISSN: 0037-6779, Vol. 24, No. 4, 1965, pp. 622-635

Documents to be handed out in class 

Other readings

P. Patterson, Bought and sold : living and losing the good life in socialist Yugoslavia, chapter 5 ‘Taming it: the Party-State Establishment and the Perils of Pleasure’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

P. Bren and M. Neuberger, Communism unwrapped : consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe, chapter 5 ‘Risky Business: What was really being Sold in the Department Stores of Socialist Eastern Europe?’ (ebook)

P. Bren and M. Neuberger, Communism unwrapped : consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe, chapter 9 ‘From Black Caviar to Blackouts: Gender, Consumption and Lifestyles in Ceausescu’s Romania’ (ebook)

P. Bren and M. Neuberger, Communism unwrapped : consumption in Cold War Eastern Europe, chapter 1 ‘Tuzex and the Hustler: Living it up in Czechoslovakia’ (ebook)

B. Greene, ‘Selling Market Socialism: Hungary in the 1960s’, Slavic review., Vol. 73, No. 1, 2014, pp. 108-132

L. Gatejel, ‘Appealing for a Car: Consumption Policies and Entitlement in the USSR, the GDR and Romania, 1950s-1980s’, Slavic review., Vol. 75, No. 1, 2016, pp. 122-145

D. Crowley and S. Reid eds, Pleasures in socialism : leisure and luxury in the Eastern Bloc, chapter 10 ‘Drink, Leisure, and the Second Economy in Socialist Romania’ (scanned to VLE 

D. Crowley, ‘Warsaw’s Shops, Stalinism, and the Thaw’, in S. Reid Style and socialism : modernity and material culture in post-war Eastern Europe Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

M. Mazurek, ‘Consumerism, Solidarity and Communism: Consumer Protection and the Consumer Movement in Poland’, Journal of contemporary history., Vol. 42, No. 2, 2007, pp. 315-343

P. Betts, ‘The Twilight of the Idols: East German Memory and Material Culture’, The journal of modern history., Vol. 72, No. 3, 2000, pp. 731-765

C. Giustino et al eds. Socialist escapes : breaking away from ideology and everyday routine in Eastern Europe, 1945-1989 ISBN: 9780857456694 (hbk. : acid-free paper); 9780857456700 (ebook), chapter M. Neuberger ‘Smoke and Beers: Touristic Escapes and Places to Party in Socialist Bulgaria, 1956-76’

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Seminar 6 – Women in public and at home

Key reading

M. Fulbrook, The people's state : East German society from Hitler to Honecker, chapter 7 ‘Gender’ Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

 Primary source material

S. Drakulic, How we survived communism and even laughed, chapter ‘Makeup and other questions’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

Loves of a blonde [videorecording]. (dir. M. Forman, 1965)

Other readings

K. Ghodsee, ‘Socialist Wallpaper: the Culture of Everyday Life and the Committee of the Bulgarian Women’s Movement, 1968-1990’, Social politics., Vol. 22, No. 3, 2015, pp. 319-340

M. Fidelis, ‘Equality through Protection: the Politics of Women’s Employment in Postwar Poland, 1945-1956’, Slavic review., Vol. 63, No. 2, 2004, pp. 301-324

K. Ghodsee, ‘Pressuring the Politburo: the Committee of the Bulgarian Women’s Movement and State Socialist Feminism’, Slavic review., Vol. 73, No. 3, 2014, pp. 538-562

A. Alamgir, ‘Recalcitrant Women: Internationalism and the Redefinition of Welfare Limits in the Czechoslovak-Vietnamese Labor Exchange Program’, Slavic review., Vol. 73, No. 1, 2014, pp. 133-155

A. Andrei and A. Branda, ‘Abortion Policy and Social Suffering: the Objectification of Romanian Women’s Bodies under Communism, 1966-1989’, Women's history review., Vol. 26, No. 6, 2015, pp. 881-899

E. Fodor, ‘Smiling Women and Fighting Men: the Gender of the Communist Subject in State Socialist Hungary’, Gender & society., Vol. 16, No. 2, 2002, pp. 240-263

D. Wierling, ‘Three Generations of East German Women: Four Decades of the GDR and After’, Oral history review, Vol. 21, No. 2, 1993, pp. 19-30

P. Kenney, ‘The Gender of Resistance in Communist Poland’, The American historical review., Vol. 104, No. 2, 2006, pp. 399-425

K. McDermott and M. Stibbe eds, De-Stalinising Eastern Europe : the rehabilitation of Stalin's victims after 1953, chapter 3 ‘DeStalinisation in Hungary from a Gendered Perspective’ (ebook)

P. Perkowski, ‘Wedded to Welfare? Working Mothers and the Communist State in Poland’, Slavic review. ISSN: 0037-6779, Vol. 76, No. 2, 2017

L. Nahodilova, ‘Communist Modernisation and Gender: the Experience of Bulgarian Muslims, 1970-1990’, Contemporary European history. ISSN: 0960-7773, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2010, pp. 37-53

 


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Seminar 8 – Participation, control and coercion

Key reading

R. Crampton, Eastern Europe in the twentieth century and after, chapter 19 ‘Eastern Europe, 1969-80’ (ebook)

Primary source material

G. Stokes ed. From Stalinism to pluralism : a documentary history of Eastern Europe since 1945 ISBN: 0195063821, chapter V. Havel ‘The Power of the Powerless’  Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Camera Buff (dir.K. Kieslowski, 1979)

Other readings

D. Petrescu, ‘Closely Watched Tourism: The Securitate as Warden of Transnational Encounters, 1967–1969’, Journal of contemporary history., Vol. 50, No. 2, 2015, pp. 337-353

M. Fulbrook ed. Power and society in the GDR, 1961-1979 : the "normalisation of rule"?, chapter 5 ‘The “Societalisation” of the State: Sport for the Masses and Popular Music in the GDR’ (ebook)

P. Betts, Within walls : private life in the German Democratic Republic, chapter 6 ‘Socialism’s Social Contract: Individual Citizen Petitions’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva (scanned to VLE)

L. Leustean, ‘Constructing Communism in the Romanian People’s Republic: Orthodoxy and the State, 1948-1949’, Europe-Asia studies., Vol. 59, No. 2, 2007, pp. 303-329

M. Feinberg, ‘Fantastic Truths, Compelling Lies: Radio Free Europe and the Response to the Slansky Trial in Czechoslovakia’, Contemporary European history., Vol. 22, No. 1, 2013, pp. 107-125

L. Siegelbaum ed. The socialist car : automobility in the Eastern Bloc, chapter 2 ‘Cars as Favours in People’s Poland’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

A. McDougall, Youth politics in East Germany : the Free German Youth Movement, 1946-1968, chapter 5 ‘The FDJ and the Prague Spring’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

D. Deletant, Ceauşescu and the Securitate : coercion and dissent in Romania, 1965-1989, chapter 3 ‘From Terror to Fear: Nicolae Ceausescu and the Securitate’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

M. Fulbrook and A. Port eds. Becoming East German : socialist structures and sensibilities after Hitler, chapter 12 ‘Playing the Game: Football and Everyday Life in the Honecker Era’ (ebook)

M. Fulbrook and A. Port eds. Becoming East German : socialist structures and sensibilities after Hitler, chapter ’11 ‘Humiliation as a weapon within the Party: Fictional and Personal Accounts’ (ebook)

 A. Saunders, Honecker's children : youth and patriotism in Eastern Germany, 1979-2002 ISBN: 9780719082139 (pbk.), Chapter ‘The Parameters of Patriotism’    

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Seminar 9 – Official and unofficial culture

Key reading

P.Bren, The greengrocer and his TV : the culture of communism after the 1968 Prague Spring, ‘Broadcasting in the age of late communism’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

Primary source material

Documents to be handed out in class

Other readings

J. McLellan, ‘State Socialist Bodies: East German Nudism from Ban to Boom’, The journal of modern history., Vol. 79, No. 1, 2007, pp. 48-79

M. Wilkinson-Johnson, ‘The Friedensfahrt: International Sports and East German Socialism in the 1950s’, International history review., Vol. 29, No. 1, 2007, pp. 57-82

V. Ganev, ‘The Borsa: the Black Market for Rock Music in Late Socialist Bulgaria’, Slavic review., Vol. 73, No. 3, 2014, pp. 514-537

M. Fichter, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Nation: Counterculture and Dissent in Romania, 1965-1975’, Nationalities Papers, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2011, 567-585

S. Pauta Preslak, ‘Waves in the Iron Curtain: an Introduction to Music and Politics in 1960s Romania’, Musicology Australia, Vol. 32, No. 2, 2010, pp. 227-242

A. Kemp-Welch, Poland under Communism : a Cold War history, Chapter 7 ‘Counter Culture’ (ebook)

R. Patton, ‘The Communist Culture Industry: The Music Business in 1980s Poland’, Journal of contemporary history., Vol. 47, No. 2, 2012, pp. 427-448

A. Gorsuch and D. Koenker eds, The socialist sixties : crossing borders in the Second World, chapter 10 ‘The Politics of Privatization: Television Entertainment and the Yugoslav Sixties’ (ebook)

M. Kunicki, ‘Heroism, Raison d’etat and National Communism: Red Nationalism in the Cinema of People’s Poland’, Contemporary European history., Vol. 21, No. 2, 2012, pp. 235-256

A. Ross ed. Cold war broadcasting : impact on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe : a collection of studies and documents chapter 12 ‘Just Noise? Impact of Radio Free Europe in Hungary’ (scanned to VLE 

G. Botsch, ‘From Skinhead Subculture to Radical Right Movement: the Development of ‘National Opposition’ in East Germany’, Contemporary European history. ISSN: 0960-7773, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2012, pp. 553-573

C. Giustino et al eds. Socialist escapes : breaking away from ideology and everyday routine in Eastern Europe, 1945-1989 ISBN: 9780857456694 (hbk. : acid-free paper); 9780857456700 (ebook), chapter F. Poenaru ‘Power at Play: Soccer Stadiums and Popular Culture in 1980s Romania’   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 


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Seminar 10 – Causes of collapse

Key reading

M.Pittaway, Eastern Europe, 1939-2000, ‘The collapse’ Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE 

Primary source material

T. Garton Ash, The magic lantern : the revolution of '89 witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague, ‘Prague: Inside the Magic Lantern’ Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

S. Savranskaya et al eds. Masterpieces of history : the peaceful end of the Cold War in Europe, 1989 ISBN: 9786155053405 (pbk.); 6155053405 (pbk.), Document Nos. 13; 14; 42; 51; 65; 87; 88 OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (hew 01/08/2017)  

Other readings

A. Pop, ‘The 1989 Revolutions in Retrospect’, Europe-Asia studies., Vol. 65, No. 2, 2013, pp. 347-369

V. Tismaneanu, ‘The Revolutions of 1989: Causes, Meanings, Consequences’, Contemporary European history., Vol. 18, No. 3, 2009, pp. 271-288

D. Thomas, ‘Human Rights Ideas, the Demise of Communism, and the End of the Cold War’, Journal of Cold War studies., Vol. 7, No. 2, 2005, pp. 110-141

I. Berend, Central and Eastern Europe, 1944-1993 : detour from the periphery to the periphery, chapter 7 ‘The Collapse: a revolutionary symphony in four movements’ (ebook)

M. Kramer, ‘The Demise of the Soviet Bloc’, The journal of modern history., Vol. 83, No. 4, 2011, pp. 788-854

V. Tismaneanu ed. The revolutions of 1989, chapter 6 ‘The Meanings of 1989’ (ebook)

V. Tismaneanu ed. The revolutions of 1989, chapter 1 ‘What Happened in Eastern Europe in 1989?’ (ebook)

S. Antohi ed. Between past and future : the revolutions of 1989 and their aftermath, chapter 3 ‘1989 as Rebirth’ (scanned to VLE 

R. Popplewell, ‘The Stasi and the East German Revolution of 1989’, Contemporary European history. ISSN: 0960-7773, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1992, pp. 37-63

P. Siani-Davies, The Romanian revolution of December 1989 ISBN: 0801442451 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780801473890 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780801442452; 0801473896, chapter ‘The Causes of the Revolution’   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

S. Kotkin, Uncivil society : 1989 and the implosion of the communist establishment ISBN: 9780679642763 (alk. paper); 0679642765 (alk. paper), chapter ‘Bank run’   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (hew 01/08/2017) 

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Seminar 11 – After the fall

Key reading

J. Rothschild, Return to diversity: a political history of East Central Europe since World War II, ‘The Postcommunist Decade’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLEs

Primary material

12:08 East of Bucharest (dir. Corneliu, 2007) (film)

S. Drakulic, Café Europa : life after Communism ISBN: 0349107297 (pbk), chapter ‘Invisible Walls between Us’   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

G. Stokes ed. From Stalinism to pluralism : a documentary history of Eastern Europe since 1945 ISBN: 0195063821, chapter V. Havel ‘New Years Day Speech, 1990’   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Other readings

A. Szczerbiak, ‘Dealing with the Communist Past or the Politics of the Present? Lustration in Post-Communist Poland’, Europe-Asia studies., Vol. 54, No. 4, 2002, pp. 553-572

V. Bunce, ‘The Political Economy of Post-Socialism’, Slavic review., Vol. 58, No. 4, 1999, pp. 461-483

G. Stokes, ‘Instant History: Understanding the Wars of Yugoslav Succession’, Slavic review., Vol. 55, No. 1, 1996, pp. 136-160

J. Miller, ‘Settling Accounts with a Secret Police: the German Law on the Stasi Records’, Europe-Asia studies., Vol. 50, No. 2, 1998, pp. 305-330

N. Letki, ‘Lustration and Democratisation in East-Central Europe’, Europe-Asia studies., Vol. 54, No. 4, 2002, pp. 529-552

A. Boskovic, ‘Yugonostalgia and Yugoslav Cultural Memory: Lexicon of Yu Mythology’, Slavic review., Vol. 72, No. 1, 2013, pp. 54-78

P. Roeder, ‘People and States after 1989: the Political Costs of Incomplete National Revolutions’, Slavic review., Vol. 58, No. 4, 1999, pp. 854-882

M. Kramer, ‘Polish Workers and the Post-Communist Transitions, 1989-93’, Europe-Asia studies., Vol. 43, No. 4, 1995, pp. 669-712

J. Lampe, Yugoslavia as history : twice there was a country, chapter ‘Ethnic Politics and the End of Yugoslavia’ Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva Available as an Online Course reading in the VLE

C. Stoica, ‘”Our martyrs did not die for this!” Political Capitalism in Post-Communist Romania’, Historical Social Research, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2012, pp. 26-52. Available online: http://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/bitstream/handle/document/37280/ssoar-hsr-2012-2-stoica-Our_martyrs_of_1989_did.pdf?sequence=1

J. Kopstein, ‘1989 as a Lens for the Communist Past and Post-Communist Future’, Contemporary European history. ISSN: 0960-7773, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2009, pp. 289-302

P. Panayi, ‘Racial Violence in the New Germany, 1990-1993’, Contemporary European history, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1994, pp. 265-288

K. Verdery, ‘Nationalism and National Sentiment in Post-socialist Romania’, Slavic review. ISSN: 0037-6779, Vol. 52, No. 2, 1993, pp. 179-203

D. Stone ed. The Oxford handbook of postwar European history ISBN: 9780199560981 (hbk.) : £95.00; 0199560986 (hbk.) : £95.00, chapter M. Shafir ‘What Comes after Communism?’   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

This list was last updated on 04/09/2017