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A Tale of Two Villages

Coerced Modernization in the East European Countryside

This dramatic story of land and power from twentieth-century Eastern Europe is set in two extraordinary villages: a rebel village, where peasants fought the advent of Communism and became its first martyrs, and a model village turned forcibly into a town, Dictator Ceauşescu’s birthplace. The two villages capture among themselves nearly a century of dramatic transformation and social engineering, ending up with their charged heritage in the present European Union.

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  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Serie : Hors collection
  • Place of publication : Budapest
  • Year of publication : 2010
  • Published on OpenEdition Books : 16 February 2013
  • ISBN (Print version) : 9789639776784
  • Electronic ISBN : 9789633860076
  • Number of pages : 232 p.

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