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The Walls Came Tumbling Down: Collapse and Rebirth in Eastern Europe / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Gale Stokes' The Walls Came Tumbling Down offered one of the most respected interpretations of the East European revolutions of 1989 for many years. It provides a sweeping yet vivid narrative of the two decades of developments that led from the Prague Spring of 1968 to the collapse of communism in 1989. Highlights of that narrative include, among other things, discussions of Solidarity and civil society in Poland, Charter 77 and the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, and the bizarre regime of Romania's Nikolae Ceauescu and his violent downfall. In this second edition, now appropriately subtitled Collapse and Rebirth in Eastern Europe, Stokes not only has revised these portions of the book in the light of recent scholarship, but has added three new chapters covering the post-communist period, including analyses of the unification of Germany and the collapse of the Soviet Union, narratives of the admission of many of the countries of the region to the European Union, and discussion of the unfortunate outcomes of the Wars of Yugoslav Succession in the Western Balkans.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
Table of Contents
1. The New Opposition: Antipolitics and Solidarity
2. The Gang of Four and Their Nemesis
3. The Momentum of Change in Hungary
4. Solidarity and the Return of the Repressed in Poland
5. The Glorious Revolutions in 1989
6. The Devil's Finger: The Disintegration of Yugoslavia
7. The New European Order
8. Central Europe on the Move
9. Southeastern Europe: A Glass Half Empty
Epilogue: Pluralism, The New Reality