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The Shining Beacon of Socialism in Europe. The Albania State and Society in the Period of Communist Dictatorship 1944-1992

Tadeusz Czekalski

Publisher: Uniwersytet Jagielloński Wydawnictwo, 2013
Page(s): 170
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ISBN/ISSN: 9788323335153

 

Author: Tadeusz Czekalski

Publisher: Uniwersytet Jagielloński Wydawnictwo, 2013

Section:

Page(s): 170

ISBN/ISSN: 9788323335153

In the history of European communist dictatorships, the Albanian case deserves particular attention. Half a century of Albanian communism saw an attempt to apply the model of forceful industrialisation, combined with a brutal and multifarious indoctrination of society, to a backward country which had lived in traditional tribal structures. In Albania, the model of power which was called Stalinist in Europe proved particularly durable and impossible to verify through demographic and generational changes. This work is the first to analyse the process of the ideologisation of the state and its impact on the economic, social and cultural life. An important asset of the book is its extensive use of Albanian source materials as well as works of Albanian historians.