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Author Miner, Steven Merritt, 1956-

Title Stalin's holy war : religion, nationalism, and alliance politics, 1941-1945 / Steven Merritt Miner
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 407 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents The Church Redux -- Religion and Nationality: The Soviet Dilemma, 1939-1941 -- Stalin's Holy War Begins, 1941-1943 -- Fighting the Holy War -- A Holy Hatred toward the Enemy: The Church as Servant of Soviet Foreign Policy, 1942-1943 -- A Vatican of Sorts -- The Gatherer of the Ukrainian Lands: The Church and the Restoration of Soviet Power in the Western Borderlands -- Selling the Alliance -- You Made Me Love You: Selling the Alliance Begins -- Amplifying the Soviet Voice -- Guardians of the Truth
Summary This volume examines the complex and profound role of religion, especially Russian Orthodoxy, in the politics of Stalin's government during World War II. It demonstrates that Stalin decided to restore the church to prominence as a tool for restoring Soviet power to previously occupied areas
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-395) and index
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Subject Russkai͡a pravoslavnai͡a t͡serkovʹ -- History -- 20th century.
Nationalism -- Soviet Union.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Religious aspects.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Soviet Union.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002002100
ISBN 0807827363 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0807862126 (electronic bk.)
9780807827369 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780807862124 (electronic bk.)