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Kenez, Peter

Overview
Works: 44 works in 215 publications in 3 languages and 7,454 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Personal narratives  Biography  Posters 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DK266, 947.0841
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Most widely held works about Peter Kenez
 
Most widely held works by Peter Kenez
A history of the Soviet Union from the beginning to the end by Peter Kenez( Book )

34 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Kenez's A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End examines not only political change but also social and cultural developments. The book identifies the social tensions and political inconsistencies that spurred radical change in the government of Russia, beginning at the turn of the century and culminating in the revolution of 1917. Kenez envisions that revolution as a crisis of authority that posed the question, "Who shall govern Russia?" This question was resolved with the creation of the Soviet Union." "Kenez sees the 1920s, the years of the New Economic Policies, as crucial to any interpretation of the history of the Soviet Union. He points out the seeds of totalitarianism in the mixed economic and political system of those years, then traces the disintegration of that system, brought on by the confused policies enacted by officials who were ambivalent about the NEP. He shows that the crisis ended only when the system was completely dismantled and replaced by a new experiment: the Stalinist order." "The leaders of the post-Stalin era attempted to determine a new direction for the Soviet Union. The 1960s to the 1980s were marked by a turn away from the dynamic "cult of personality" that characterized the earlier decades of the Soviet Union, toward collective leadership, conservatism, and corruption. The complacency and demoralization of those decades presage the disintegration of the Soviet Union under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev."--Jacket
Bolshevik culture : experiment and order in the Russian Revolution( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The birth of the propaganda state : Soviet methods of mass mobilization, 1917-1929 by Peter Kenez( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil war in South Russia, 1918 : the first year of the Volunteer Army by Peter Kenez( Book )

18 editions published between 1917 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil War in South Russia, 1919-1920 : the defeat of the Whites by Peter Kenez( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinema and Soviet society, 1917-1953 by Peter Kenez( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hungary from the Nazis to the Soviets : the establishment of the Communist regime in Hungary, 1944-1948 by Peter Kenez( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first book in a Western language to describe in detail the establishment of the Communist regime in Hungary. Hungary was the last ally of Nazi Germany and as such suffered dreadful destruction in the course of fighting during the last year of the war. The war discredited the political and social elite and gave opportunity for a new beginning. Early optimism in democratic circles, however, quicky, dissipated. With the help of the Soviet Army, the Communists, who had negligible indigenous support, in a short time managed to destroy any organized opposition to their taking power." "In this concise book, which is based on archival and other primary sources, Peter Kenez describes the methods of Communist conquest of power in one country in Eastern Europe and therefore allows us to better understand the origin of the cold war."--Jacket
Stenberg brothers : constructing a revolution in Soviet design by Christopher Mount( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exhibition: 6/10-9/2/97, Distributed by Abrams
Cinema and Soviet society from the revolution to the death of Stalin by Peter Kenez( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this updated edition of his classic text, Kenez covers the roots of Soviet cinema in the film heritage of pre-Revolutionary Russia, tracing the changes generated by the Revolution of 1917
The coming of the Holocaust : from antisemitism to genocide by Peter Kenez( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Coming of the Holocaust aims to help readers understand the circumstances that made the Holocaust possible. Peter Kenez demonstrates that the occurrence of the Holocaust was not predetermined as a result of modern history but instead was the result of contingencies. He shows that three preconditions had to exist for the genocide to take place: modern anti-Semitism, meaning Jews had to become economically and culturally successful in the post-French Revolution world to arouse fear rather than contempt; an extremist group possessing a deeply held, irrational, and profoundly inhumane worldview had to take control of the machinery of a powerful modern state; and the context of a major war with mass killings. The book also discusses the correlations between social and historical differences in individual countries regarding the success of the Germans in their effort to exterminate Jews
Varieties of antisemitism : history, ideology, discourse( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Soviet Union from the beginning to its legacy by Peter Kenez( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red advance, white defeat : civil war in South Russia 1919-1920 by Peter Kenez( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lenin and the freedom of the press by Peter Kenez( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of the Soviet press by Peter Kenez( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1918 : the first year of the volunteer army by Peter Kenez( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1919/1920 : the defeat of the Whites by Peter Kenez( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red Attack, White Resistance : Civil War in South Russia 1918 by Peter Kenez( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civil war in South Russia by Peter Kenez( Book )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Societies in disintegration : similarities and differences between Weimar Germany and Post-Soviet Russia( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A history of the Soviet Union from the beginning to the end
Alternative Names
Kenéz, Péter 1937-

Peter Kenez Amerikaans historicus

Кенез, Питер

Languages
English (187)

Russian (2)

Polish (1)

Covers
Bolshevik culture : experiment and order in the Russian RevolutionThe birth of the propaganda state : Soviet methods of mass mobilization, 1917-1929Hungary from the Nazis to the Soviets : the establishment of the Communist regime in Hungary, 1944-1948Stenberg brothers : constructing a revolution in Soviet designCinema and Soviet society from the revolution to the death of StalinVarieties of antisemitism : history, ideology, discourseRed advance, white defeat : civil war in South Russia 1919-1920Red Attack, White Resistance : Civil War in South Russia 1918