The Lenin Cult in Soviet Russia
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|Format: ||Paperback / softback, 376 pages, Enlarged Edition|
|Other Information: ||27 halftones, notes, bibliography, index|
|Published In: ||United States, 07 May 1997|
Was the deification of Lenin a show of spontaneous affection, or a planned political operation designed to solidify the revolution with the masses? This book aims to provide the answer. Exploring the cults mystical, historical, and political aspects, the book attempts to demonstrate the galvanizing power of ritual in the establishment of the postrevolutionary regime. In a new section the author includes the fall of the Soviet Union and Russia's new democracy.
Table of Contents
Russian roots of the Lenin cult; Vladimir Ilich Ulianov-Lenin; Lenin and the Bolshevik myth; illness and immortality; the nation mourns; the body and the shrine; Lenin's life after death.
Harvard University Press|
23.44 x 15.54 x 2.34 centimetres (0.49 kg)|
15+ years |