The German Revolution, 1917-1923

The German Revolution, 1917-1923

by Pierre Broue
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004139400

ISBN-13: 9789004139404

Pub. Date: 11/23/2004

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

In this magisterial work Pierre Broué meticulously reconstitutes the six decisive years during which — between ‘ultra-leftism and ‘opportunism’, ‘sectarianism’ and ‘revisionism’, ‘activism’ and ‘passivity’ — the German revolutionaries attempted to begin a new chapter in the history

Overview

In this magisterial work Pierre Broué meticulously reconstitutes the six decisive years during which — between ‘ultra-leftism and ‘opportunism’, ‘sectarianism’ and ‘revisionism’, ‘activism’ and ‘passivity’ — the German revolutionaries attempted to begin a new chapter in the history of the proletariat.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004139404
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/23/2004
Series:
Historical Materialism Book Series, #5
Pages:
996
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 2.40(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Acronyms
Foreword to the English Edition
Preface

1 The Battlefield
2 Social Democracy Before 1914
3 The Lefts in German Social Democracy

PART 1. FROM WAR TO REVOLUTION: THE VICTORY AND DEFEAT OF ULTRA-LEFTISM
4. The War and the Crisis of Social Democracy
5. The Foundation of the Independent Social-Democratic Party
6. The Rise of the Revolutionary Movement
7. Problems of the World Revolution
8. The November Revolution
9. The Period of Dual Power
10. The Crisis on the Socialist Movement
11. The Foundation of the Communist Party of Germany
12. The Uprising of January 1919

PART 2. THE ATTEMPT TO DEFINE THE ROLE OF A COMMUNIST PARTY
13. The Noske Period
14. Stabilisation in Germany and World Revolution
15. The Communist Party After January 1919
16. The Ultra-Left Opposition and the Split
17. The Problem of Cenrism
18. The Kapp Putsch
19. The Communist Party at the Crossroads
20. Moscow and the German Revolutionaries
21. The Great Hopes of 1920
22. Paul Levi: A German Conception of Communism
23. The First Steps of the Unified Communist Party
24. The Split in the Italian Socialist Party
25. The March Action
26. Aftermath of a defeat
27. The Moscow Compromise

PART 3. FROM THE CONQUEST OF THE MASSES TO A DEFEAT WITHOUT A FIGHT
28. Unity Preserved With Difficulty
29. A New Start
30. The Rapallo Turn
31. For the United Front Against Poverty and Reaction
32. The ‘Mass Communist Party’
33. The Worker’s Government
34. The Development of the Tactic
35. The Occupation of the Ruhr
36. Crisis in the KPD
37. An Unprecedented Pre-Revolutionary Situation
38. The Overthrow of the Cuno Government
39 Preparing the Insurrection
40. Moscow’s View of the German Revolution
41. The German October
42. Aftermath of Another Defeat

PART 4. AN UNDERTAKING CONDEMNED BY HISTORY?
43. History and Politics
44. Grafting Bolshevism onto German Stock
45. Paul Levi: The Lost Opportunity?
46. Karl Radek: The Confusion of Styles?
47. Balance Sheet of a Defeat

Chronology
Bibliography
Bibliographical Details

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