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Stalinist monumental art and architecture, and the "immortalization of memory"

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This thesis analyzes the “immortalization of memory” policy of the Stalinist regime in the USSR (1932-1954), a program that sought to ensure that contemporaneous events and individuals would be remembered by posterity, in perpetuity. “Immortalization,” I argue, was carried out through the construction of dedicated monumental art and architecture, which were built to last for centuries and were placed under a strong preservation regime.

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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Department:
History
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Supervisor
Department:
Medieval and Modern Languages
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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