Silvio Pons and Robert Service (eds): A Dictionary of 20th Century Communism

Reviewed by
March 2011, no. 329

Silvio Pons and Robert Service (eds): A Dictionary of 20th Century Communism

Reviewed by
March 2011, no. 329

Companion to a collapse

Stuart Macintyre

 

A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism
edited by Silvio Pons and Robert Service, translated by Mark Epstein and Charles Townsend
Princeton University Press (Footprint Books), $149 hb, 959 pp, 9780691135854

 

This mammoth book, first published in Italy in 2006, now appears in an English translation. It consists of some four hundred entries on communism as a world movement. The entries cover aspects of communist theory and practice, organisations and institutions, historical events, leading figures, and key concepts. They range in length from less than a thousand to four thousand words.

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