The Comintern

A History of International Communism from Lenin to Stalin

  • Authors
  • Kevin McDermott
  • Jeremy Agnew

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Kevin McDermott, Jeremy Agnew
    Pages 1-40
  3. Kevin McDermott, Jeremy Agnew
    Pages 41-80
  4. Kevin McDermott, Jeremy Agnew
    Pages 81-119
  5. Kevin McDermott, Jeremy Agnew
    Pages 120-157
  6. Michael Weiner
    Pages 158-190
  7. Kevin McDermott, Jeremy Agnew
    Pages 191-211
  8. Kevin McDermott, Jeremy Agnew
    Pages 212-219
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 220-304

About this book


This accessible text provides a comprehensive narrative and interpretative account of the entire history of the Communist International, 1919-1943. By incorporating the most recent Western and Soviet research the authors explain the legendary complexities of Comintern history and chart its degeneration from a revolutionary internationalist organisation into an obedient instrument of Soviet foreign policy. Key themes include: continuities and discontinuities between the Leninist and Stalinist phases, Bolshevisation versus national traditions, and the role of leading individuals in the Comintern apparatus. A selection of documents will elucidate these central themes.


access communism history history of literature individual interpret Inuit organization policy revolution Stalin tradition Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) Vladimir Lenin

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-55284-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-25024-0
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