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Der Archipel GULAG

Der Archipel GULAG

  • Author: Aleksandr I. Solženicyn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596184248
  • Category:
  • Page: 579
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The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

  • Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061253715
  • Category: History
  • Page: 704
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Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society

The Gulag Archipelago

The Gulag Archipelago

  • Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1473568617
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 544
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WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY JORDAN B. PETERSON 'Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece...The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today' Anne Applebaum THE OFFICIALLY APPROVED ABRIDGEMENT OF THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO VOLUMES I, II & III A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the story of those at the heart of the Soviet Union who opposed Stalin, and for whom the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair. A thoroughly researched document and a feat of literary and imaginative power, this edition of The Gulag Archipelago was abridged into one volume at the author's wish and with his full co-operation. '[The Gulag Archipelago] helped to bring down an empire. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing, Sunday Telegraph

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

  • Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn,Anne Applebaum
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • ISBN: 9780061253720
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 752
  • View: 334
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Volume 2 of the gripping epic masterpiece, The story of Solzhenitsyn's entrance into the Soviet prison camps, where he would remain for Nearly a decade

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

  • Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780813332949
  • Category: History
  • Page: 672
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Now available exclusively from Westview Press, all three volumes of Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn’s masterwork, “the greatest and most powerful indictment of a political regime ever to be leveled in modern times,”

Ganz normale Männer

Ganz normale Männer

das Reserve-Polizeibataillon 101 und die "Endlösung" in Polen

  • Author: Christopher R. Browning
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783499608001
  • Category: Polen - Deutschland / Reserve-Polizei-Bataillon 101 - Judenvernichtung - Geschichte
  • Page: 330
  • View: 4039
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Der Gulag

Der Gulag

  • Author: Anne Applebaum
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442153503
  • Category:
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China's Bloody Century

China's Bloody Century

Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900

  • Author: R. J. Rummel
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 1412814006
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 348
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Except for Soviet citizens, no people in this century have endured so much mass killing as have the Chinese. They have been murdered by rebels conniving with their own rulers, and then, after the defeat in war of the imperial dynasty, by soldiers of other lands. They have been killed by warlords who ruled one part of China or another. They have been executed by Nationalists or Communists because they had the wrong beliefs or attitudes or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. In China's Bloody Century, R.J. Rummel's careful estimate of the total number of killings exceeds 5 million. How do we explain such killings, crossing ideological bounds and political conditions? According to Rummel, the one constant factor in all the Chinese mass murder, as it was in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, is arbitrary power. It was the factor that united warlords, Nationalists, Communists, and foreign armies. The author argues that whenever such undisciplined power is centralized and unchecked, the possibility exists that it will be used at the whim of dictators to kill for their own ends, whether the aim is ethnic-racial purity, national unity, development, or utopia. The book presents successive periods in modern Chinese history, with each chapter divided into three parts. Rummel first relates the history of the period within which the nature and the amount of killings are presented. He then provides a detailed statistical table giving the basic estimates with their sources and qualifications. The final part offers an appendix that explains and elaborates the statistical computations and estimates. While estimates are available in the literature on the number of Chinese killed in Communist land reform, or in Tibet, or by the Nationalists in one military campaign or another, until this book no one has tried to systematically accumulate, organize, add up, and analyze these diverse killings for all of China's governments in this century. For the first time in one place, hundreds of published estimates of Chinese genocide and mass murder are listed with sources, analyzed, and their historical context presented. This book will be of central interest to Sinologists, Sovietologists, and those interested in comparative politics and society.

Ein Tag im Leben des Iwan Denissowitsch

Ein Tag im Leben des Iwan Denissowitsch

  • Author: Alexander Solschenizyn
  • Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig
  • ISBN: 3776682477
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 188
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Ein Tag aus dem Leben des Iwan Denissowitsch ist zweifellos das aufsehenerregendste Buch, das nach dem Krieg in der Sowjetumion veröffentlicht wurde. Heute ist dieses Buch aus den Buchhandlungen in der Sowjetunion wieder verschwunden, für das sich Chruschtschow auf dem 22. Parteitag mt den Worten einsetzte: "Es ist unsere Pflicht, derartige Angelegenheiten, die mit dem Mißbrauch der Macht zusammenhängen, sorgfältig und allseitig zu klären.Solange wir arbeiten. können, müssen wir vieles klarstellen und der Partei und dem Volk die Wahrheit sagen..." Solschenizyn hat das gequälte Gewissen jener zahllosen Russen erleichtert, die solange in vollem Wissen um die Schande in Stummheit leben mußten. Das Buch ist keineswegs eine sensationell aufgemachte Aneinanderreihung grausamer Enthüllungen und der im Titel genannte "Tag" unterscheidet sich kaum von den mehr als dreitausend anderen Tagen der Gefangenschaft Denissowitschs. Es werden weder Folterungen beschrieben, noch wird offen gegen das Unrecht protestiert, aber der stumme Protest, der die Erzählung bestimmt, wirkt gerade durch die eindringliche,detaillierte Schilderung des monotonen Lagerlebens um so stärker. Es ist unumgänglich für jeden, der sich ein Bild von den Entwicklungen jener Zeit in der Sowjetliteratur machen will, das hier neuaufgelegte erste Buch von Solschenizyn zu lesen.

Lethal Politics

Lethal Politics

Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1917

  • Author: R. J. Rummel
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351508873
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 268
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While there are estimates of the number of people killed by Soviet authorities during particular episodes or campaigns, until now, no one has tried to calculate the complete human toll of Soviet genocides and mass murders since the revolution of 1917. Here, R. J. Rummel lists and analyzes hundreds of published estimates, presenting them in the historical context in which they occurred. His shocking conclusion is that, conservatively calculated, 61,911,000 people were systematically killed by the Communist regime from 1917 to 1987.Rummel divides the published estimates on which he bases his conclusions into eight historical periods, such as the Civil War, collectivization, and World War II. The estimates are further divided into agents of death, such as terrorism, deportations, and famine. Using statistical principles developed from more than 25 years of quantitative research on nations, he analyzes the estimates. In the collectivization period, for example, about 11,440,000 people were murdered. During World War II, while the Soviet Union had lost almost 20,000,000 in the war, the Party was killing even more of its citizens and foreigners-probably an additional 13,053,000. For each period, he defines, counts, and totals the sources of death. He shows that Soviet forced labor camps were the major engine of death, probably killing 39,464,000 prisoners overall.To give meaning and depth to these figures, Rummel compares them to the death toll from'major wars, world disasters, global genocide, deaths from cancer and other diseases, and the like. In these and other ways, Rummel goes well beyond the bare bones of statistical analysis and tries to provide understanding of this incredible toll of human lives. Why were these people killed? What was the political and social context? How can we understand it? These and other questions are addressed in a compelling historical narrative.This definitive book will be of interest to Soviet experts, those inte

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds

Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds

  • Author: Margaret Bald,Nicholas J. Karolides
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing
  • ISBN: 0816071519
  • Category: Censorship
  • Page: 639
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Literature Suppressed on Religious Grounds, Revised Edition profiles the censorship of many such essential works of literature. The entries new to this edition include extensive coverage of the Harry Potter series, which has been frequently banned in the United States on the grounds that it promotes witchcraft, as well as entries on two popular textbook series, The Witches by Roald Dahl, Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran, and more. Also included are updates to such entries as The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie and On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin.

Marx's Scientific Dialectics

Marx's Scientific Dialectics

A Methodological Treatise for a New Century

  • Author: Paul B. Paolucci
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9047420977
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
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This book examines both problems in traditional readings of Marx's texts and how he used several methods of science to inform his dialectical thinking, historical materialist research, political economic analyses, and his communist project. A case is made for Marx's continuing methodological relevance.

12 Rules For Life

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

  • Author: Jordan B. Peterson
  • Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641239842
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
  • View: 3156
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Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

an experiment in literary investigation

  • Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit͡s͡yn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Concentration camps
  • Page: 558
  • View: 5140
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Die Romanows

Die Romanows

Glanz und Untergang der Zarendynastie 1613-1918

  • Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 310490152X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 1032
  • View: 5591
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Simon Sebag Montefiore, Bestseller-Autor und Russland-Experte, schildert in seiner ebenso spannenden wie unterhaltsamen Biographie ›Die Romanows: Glanz und Untergang der Zarendynastie 1613 - 1918‹ die sagenumwobene Dynastie, die Russland bis heute prägt. Wie kein anderes Adelsgeschlecht sind die Romanows der Inbegriff von schillerndem Prunk, Macht, Dekadenz und Grausamkeit. Über 300 Jahre dominierten sie das russische Reich, mehr als 20 Zaren und Zarinnen gingen aus dem Geschlecht hervor, allesamt getrieben von unbändigem Machthunger und rücksichtslosem Willen zu herrschen – einige dem Wahnsinn näher als dem Genie. Simon Sebag Montefiore erzählt die Saga dieser unglaublichen Familie, in der Rivalität, Giftmorde und sexuelle Exzesse regelrecht auf der Tagesordnung standen. Basierend auf neuester Forschung und unbekanntem Archivmaterial zeichnet er die Schicksale und politischen Verwicklungen nach. Weder zuvor noch danach gab es ein so gewaltiges Reich, in dem sich Glanz und Grausamkeit auf so unheilvolle Weise verbündeten. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, prächtige Ausstattung. »Exzellent! Im Vergleich dazu ist Game of Thrones das reinste Kaffeekränzchen.« Antony Beevor »Als läse man zwanzig packende Romane in einem Band zusammengefasst.« The Bookseller »Die glorreiche Geschichte der Romanow-Dynastie, voll von Blut, Sex und Tränen.« Daily Telegraph »Ein beindruckendes Buch, das gründliche Recherche mit exzellenter Prosa vereint.« The Times »Montefiores Reise durch die 300 Jahre der Romanows gleicht einer Studie über Brutalität, Sex und Macht, absolut fesselnd [...], die Recherche ist akribisch und der Stil packend.« The Observer

The Stalin Era

The Stalin Era

  • Author: Philip Boobbyer
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134739370
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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This book provides a wide-ranging history of every aspect of Stalin's dictatorship over the peoples of the Soviet Union. Drawing upon a huge array of primary and secondary sources, The Stalin Era is a first-hand account of Stalinist thought, policy and and their effects. It places the man and his ideology into context both within pre-Revolutionary Russia, Lenin's Soviet Union and post-Stalinist Russia. The Stalin Era examines: * collectivisation * industrialisation * terror * government * the Cult of Stalin * education and Science * family * religion: The Russian Orthodox Church * art and the state.

Once More Unto The Breach, Dear Friends

Once More Unto The Breach, Dear Friends

Incomplete Theory And Complete Bibliography of Irving Louis Horowitz on the Occasion of His 75th Birthday

  • Author: Irving Louis Horowitz
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780765802743
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 190
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Candor, breadth, judiciousness-all these are attributes Irving Louis Horowitz possesses as a scholar. Under his leadership there is no academic publication from which I have learned as much as Transaction-Society."David Riesman, Harvard University "We are all happy benefi ciaries of Horowitzs acutely perceptive and (often) devas-tatingly plain-spoken self as sociologist and sage, broad-gauged scholar, dedicated teacher, tough-minded editor and publisher with an ingrained sense of fairness."Robert K. Merton, Columbia University

Pluralism in International Criminal Law

Pluralism in International Criminal Law

  • Author: Elies van Sliedregt,Sergey Vasiliev
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 019100829X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 410
  • View: 7658
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Despite the growth in international criminal courts and tribunals, the majority of cases concerning international criminal law are prosecuted at the domestic level. This means that both international and domestic courts have to contend with a plethora of relevant, but often contradictory, judgments by international institutions and by other domestic courts. This book provides a detailed investigation into the impact this pluralism has had on international criminal law and procedure, and examines the key problems which arise from it. The work identifies the various interpretations of the concept of pluralism and discusses how it manifests in a broad range of aspects of international criminal law and practice. These include substantive jurisdiction, the definition of crimes, modes of individual criminal responsibility for international crimes, sentencing, fair trial rights, law of evidence, truth-finding, and challenges faced by both international and domestic courts in gathering, testing and evaluating evidence. Authored by leading practitioners and academics in the field, the book employs pluralism as a methodological tool to advance the debate beyond the classic view of 'legal pluralism' leading to a problematic fragmentation of the international legal order. It argues instead that pluralism is a fundamental and indispensable feature of international criminal law which permeates it on several levels: through multiple legal regimes and enforcement fora, diversified sources and interpretations of concepts, and numerous identities underpinning the law and practice. The book addresses the virtues and dangers of pluralism, reflecting on the need for, and prospects of, harmonization of international criminal law around a common grammar. It ultimately brings together the theories of legal pluralism, the comparative law discourse on legal transplants, harmonization, and convergence, and the international legal debate on fragmentation to show where pluralism and divergence will need to be accepted as regular, and even beneficial, features of international criminal justice.