The Cambridge History of Communism 3 Volume Hardback Set
History of Communism is an unprecedented global history of communism in the twentieth century. With contributions from a team
of leading historians, economists, political scientists and sociologists, the three volumes examine communism in the context
of wider political, social, cultural, and economic processes, while at the same time revealing how it contributed to shaping
them. Volume One deals with the roots, impact, and development of communism, analysing the tumultuous events from the Russian
Revolution of 1917 to the Second World War, and historical personalities such as Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky. Volumes Two and
Three then review the global impact of communism, focusing on the Cold War, the Chinese Revolution, the Vietnam War and the
eventual collapse of the Soviet Union. Together, the volumes explain why a movement that sought to bring revolution on a global
scale, overthrowing capitalism and parliamentary democracy, acquired such force and influence.
Part I. Origins; Part
II. Patterns and Extensions; Part I. Expansion and Conflict; Part II. Becoming Global, Becoming National.
study demonstrating the centrality of Communism to the history of the twentieth century from a global perspective.