[[ Free Reading ]] From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist WorldAuthor Elidor Mëhilli – Replica-watches.co

[[ Free Reading ]] From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist WorldAuthor Elidor Mëhilli – Replica-watches.co


Elidor M Hilli Has Produced A Groundbreaking History Of Communist Albania That Illuminates One Of Europe S Longest But Least Understood Dictatorships From Stalin To Mao, Which Is Informed Throughout By M Hilli S Unprecedented Access To Previously Restricted Archives, Captures The Powerful Globalism Of PostSocialism, As Well As The Unintended Consequences Of Cross Border Exchanges From The Mediterranean To East Asia After A Decade Of Vigorous Borrowing From The Soviet Union Advisers, Factories, School Textbooks, Urban Plans Albania S Party Clique Switched Allegiance To China During The S Sino Soviet Conflict, Seeing In Mao S Patronage An Opportunity To Keep Stalinism Alive M Hilli Shows How Socialism Created A Shared Transnational Material And Mental Culture Still Evident Today Around Eurasia But It Failed To Generate Political Unity Combining An Analysis Of Ideology With A Sharp Sense Of Geopolitics, He Brings Into View Fascist Italy S Involvement In Albania, Then Explores The Country S Eastern Bloc Entanglements, The Profound Fascination With The Soviets, And The Contradictions Of The Dramatic Anti Soviet Turn Richly Illustrated With Never Before Published Photographs, From Stalin To Mao Draws On A Wealth Of Albanian, Russian, German, British, Italian, Czech, And American Archival Sources, In Addition To Fiction, Interviews, And Memoirs M Hilli S Fresh Perspective On The Soviet Chinese Battle For The Soul Of Revolution In The Global Cold War Also Illuminates The Paradoxes Of State Planning In The Twentieth Century


6 thoughts on “From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist World

  1. says:

    A most original, refreshing and useful history of the early days of the Albanian revolution, the youthfulness of the PLA militants , the immense ideological problems of backwardness amongst the working class and peasantry and the sad failures due to not really breaking away from that backwardness The original History of the Party of Labour of Albania, crafted by Enver Hoxha needs to be re read in light of Professor Mehilli s groundbreaking study.Highly recommended.


  2. says:

    In depth, well sourced and a multi panoramic view of Albania during its tumultuous experience of being part of the socialist world.


  3. says:

    To any serious student of Cold War history, FROM STALIN TO MAO fills a long neglected gap.Most Americans think of the Cold War as a decades long standoff between the U.S and its allies, and the Soviet Union and its satellite countries Most people are completely unaware that there was an even tense, hair trigger cold war between the Soviet Union and The People s Republic of China.Communist Albania, poor and isolated, played an intriguing role in these dynamics In the late 1940s and through the 50s, Albania was the the place where Western intelligence agencies thought the rollback of communism would begin This only fed the paranoia of the already paranoid dictator Enver Hoxha.His pivots from neighboring Yugoslavia, to Stalin s U.S.S.R, to Mao Ze Dong s China make for real drama.Elidor Mehilli s book also examines the impact of Albanian communism on architecture, culture and the internal politics of the country.This is a serious work of scholarship, relying on primary sources, and I can t recommend it highly enough.


  4. says:

    Extremely well researched and well written, beautifully crafted, featuring unseen archival images and equipped with a rigorous methodology, this excellent books offers a fascinating insight into the history of Communist Albania A great read for any serious history buffs and scholars out there


  5. says:

    Such an interesting book full of facts that get analyzed under a new light during the communist regime It s one of the very few publications in English regarding the post World War II forgotten dictatorship in Albania.


  6. says:

    Was this book meant to be published or is it a required term paper that went on too long And who is the intended audience I found it to be a forced, nonsensical ramble Or maybe just a way to grab some funding money and sabbatical time by cutting pasting articles here there into a book And the string of schools isn t helping It confirms that there lot of mediocrity hiding in Ivy Leagues these days.