The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

by Francois Furet
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226273415

ISBN-13: 9780226273419

Pub. Date: 12/01/2000

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

François Furet was acknowledged as the twentieth century's preeminent historian of the French Revolution. But years before his death, he turned his attention to the consequences and aftermath of another critical revolution—the Communist revolution. The result, Le passé d'une illusion, is a penetrating history of the ideological passions

Overview

François Furet was acknowledged as the twentieth century's preeminent historian of the French Revolution. But years before his death, he turned his attention to the consequences and aftermath of another critical revolution—the Communist revolution. The result, Le passé d'une illusion, is a penetrating history of the ideological passions that have fueled and characterized the modern era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226273419
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Series:
History Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. The Revolutionary Passion
2. World War I
3. The Universal Spell of October
4. Believers and Unbelievers
5. Socialism in One Country
6. Communism and Fascism
7. Communism and Anti-Fascism
8. Anti-Fascist Culture
9. World War II
10. Communism at the End of World War II
11. Cold War Communism
12. The Beginning of the End
Epilogue
Notes
Index

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