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Author Kenez, Peter, author.

Title Before the uprising : Hungary under communism, 1949-1956 / Peter Kenez, University of California, Santa Cruz
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022


Description 1 online resource (viii, 281 pages) : illustrations
Contents The political system -- Social and economic transformation -- Terror -- Communists killing one another -- Education and culture -- Hungary and the death of Stalin -- The new course -- Counter reforms -- Twentieth Party Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union -- The summer of 1956 -- Revolution in the air -- Twelve days of freedom
Summary "Before the Uprising examines the specific social, economic, political, and intellectual characteristics of a totalitarian country. Throughout the volume, Peter Kenez questions what the necessary components of totalitarianism are: whether it is a complete state control of the economy, a personality cult of the leader, or a specific type of propaganda organization. By describing the totalitarianism of the past, this volume shows what we can learn for the present, and what to expect from the emerging autocracies of the future."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 18, 2022)
Subject Rákosi, Mátyás, 1892-1971.
Rákosi, Mátyás, 1892-1971
Communism -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century
Communist leadership -- Hungary -- History -- 20th century
HISTORY -- Europe -- Eastern.
Communist leadership
International relations
Politics and government
War -- Causes
Hungary -- History -- Revolution, 1956 -- Causes
Hungary -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Hungary -- Relations -- Soviet Union
Soviet Union -- Relations -- Hungary
Soviet Union
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2022024072
ISBN 9781009180443
Other Titles Hungary under communism, 1949-1956