"Cold War Eastern Europe is a truly indispensable resource for students and academics alike studying the history of Eastern Europe, Communism and the Cold War."

-Csaba Bekes, Founding Director, Cold War History Research Center, Budapest, Hungary.

Sourced entirely from the National Archives, U.K., Cold War Eastern Europe, Module I: 1953-1960 provides access to over six thousand files from the political departments of the U.K. Foreign Office responsible for reporting on the Soviet Union and the socialist states of Eastern Europe.

 

Reflecting the Foreign Office’s interest in every aspect of political, economic, cultural, social and dissident life behind the ‘Iron Curtain’, these files document a highly diverse range of topics, from state leadership to protest movements; economic output to international relations; scientific achievements to minority populations; and state run media to popular culture.

 

Commencing in 1953, and covering every socialist state in the region, this uniquely comprehensive English-language resource on post-Stalinist Eastern Europe allows comparative study of trends across space and time, or in-depth analysis of individual countries or years. It is a vital resource for teachers, researchers, and students of the Cold War, communist societies, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and twentieth century international relations.

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This fascinating collection is an extraordinary resource for researchers interested in socialist Eastern Europe. It offers insight into a wide array of topics from the 1950s through the 1980s, including trade and economic development, internal politics, foreign affairs, human rights and dissident movements.

This crucial resource provides detailed insight into the internal workings of the communist world and to the dynamic of the Cold War, particularly from a British perspective.

The publishers have enabled students and scholars to gain easy and structured access to a wealth of key primary materials which will enrich research work in history, politics and related disciplines and which will particularly support student-led learning in higher education

Cold War Eastern Europe is a truly indispensable resource for students and academics alike studying the history of Eastern Europe, Communism and the Cold War.

Melissa Feinberg

Rutgers University

Mark Allinson

University of Bristol

Mark Allinson

University of Bristol

Csaba Bekes

Founding Director,
Cold War History Research Center

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