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By Mary McAuley
Based on first-hand knowledge of the Soviet system since the Khrushchev period, and research into both Soviet history and contemporary politics, this book provides an analysis of the developments which brought an end to Communist Party rule and the breakup of the USSR.
The roots of modern Western legal institutions and concepts go back nine centuries to the papal revolution, when the Western church established its political and legal unity and its independence from emperors, kings, and feudal lords. Out of this upheaval came the Western idea of integrated legal systems developed over...
This book examines the dramatic and sometimes violent events which accompanied the fall of the Russian czars and the creation of the Soviet nation. In drawing upon the most recent research, especially on the nature of the popular movement during 1917, Beryl Williams examines how and why Bolsheviks came to...