Reactions to the Events of 1956: New Findings from the Budapest and Warsaw Archives

@article{Granville2003ReactionsTT,
  title={Reactions to the Events of 1956: New Findings from the Budapest and Warsaw Archives},
  author={Johanna C. Granville},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={2003},
  volume={38},
  pages={261 - 290}
}
Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle once exclaimed, 'Alas for our chains or chainlets of causes and effects, which we so assiduously track through certain handsbreadths of years and square miles, when the whole is a broad, deep Immensity, and each atom is chained and completed with all!' By this Carlyle meant that, because of the essential unity of nature, an understanding of any particular event necessitates an understanding of the total context.1 Before the opening of communist bloc archives in… Expand
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