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Title The end and the beginning : the revolutions of 1989 and the resurgence of history / edited by Vladimir Tismaneanu with Bogdan C. Iacob
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 594 pages)
Contents Rethinking 1989 / Vladimir Tismaneanu -- Purposes of the past / Gale Stokes -- Twenty years after 1989 / Agnes Heller -- Moderate modernity and the spirit of 1989 / Karol Edward Soltan -- People power? : towards a historical explanation of 1989 / Konrad H. Jarausch -- Was 1989 the end of social democracy? / Cornel Ban -- The demise of the Soviet bloc / Mark Kramer -- Gorbachev and the road to 1989 / Vladislav Zubok -- Success was not an orphan : the battle of the Euromissiles in 1983 and the events of 1989 -- 1991 / Jeffrey Herf -- "No one is afraid to talk to us anymore" : Radio Free Europe in 1989 / A. Ross Johnson -- Revisiting the nature and legacies of the Ceaușescu regime / Vladimir Tismaneanu and Bogdan Cristian Iacob -- Where was the Serbian Havel? / Nick Miller -- Communism, the experience of light electrification, and legitimization in USSR and Romania before 1989 / Cătălin Avramescu -- Buying time : consumption and political legitimization in late Communist Czechoslovakia / Bradley Abrams -- The second hat : Romanian mass media from Party loudspeaker to the voice of the oligarchs / Ioan T. Morar and David Morar -- Totalitarian discourse and Ceaușescu's loss of words : memorializing rhetoric in 1989 Romania / Noemi Marin -- "A spectre is haunting Europe ..." : dissidents, intellectuals and a new generation / Marci Shore -- Memory, justice and democratization in post-Communism / Lavinia Stan -- Transitional justice and the politicization of memory in post-1989 Europe / A. James Mcadams -- Incredible voyage : Romania's Communist heirs adapt and survive after 1989 / Tom Gallagher -- In the footsteps of 1989 : Ukraine's orange revolution as a carnival of anti-politics / Peter Voitsekhovsky
Summary A fresh interpretation of the contexts, meanings, and consequences of the revolutions of 1989, coupled with state of the art reassessment of the significance and consequences of the events associated with the demise of communist regimes. The book provides an analysis that takes into account the complexities of the Soviet bloc, the events' impact upon Europe, and their re-interpretation within a larger global context. Departs from static ways of analysis (events and their significance) bringing forth approaches that deal with both pre-1989 developments and the 1989 context itself, while extensively discussing the ways of resituating 1989 in the larger context of the 20th century and of its lessons for the 21st. Emphasizes the possibility for re-thinking and re-visiting the filters and means that scholars use to interpret such turning point. The editors perceive the present project as a challenge to existing readings on the complex set of issues and topics presupposed by a re-evaluation of 1989 as a symbol of the change and transition from authoritarianism to democracy
Notes Includes papers of the conference "The End and the Beginning: The Revolutions of 1989 and the Resurgence of History" held November 9-10, 2009 at the University of Maryland
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Revolutions -- Communist countries -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Revolutions -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century -- Congresses.
Europe, Eastern -- History -- 1989- -- Congresses.
Romania -- History -- Revolution, 1989 -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Iacob, Bogdan, editor
Tismaneanu, Vladimir, editor
ISBN 6155053677 (electronic bk.)
9786155053672 (electronic bk.)