A GUIDE TO COMMUNIST BULGARIA

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Average: 5 (3 votes)
  • Authors
    Dimana Trankova, Anthony Georgieff, Georgi Lozanov, Mihail Gruev
  • Publisher
    Free Speech International
  • Covers
    Hard covers
  • Pages
    500
  • ISBN
    ISBN 978-619-91312-3-7
  • Product dimensions
    230 x 210 mm
  • Price
    49.99 leva
  • Book Language
    English
  • Published
    June, 2020
  • In Stock
    In stock

A Guide to Communist Bulgaria meanders through the architectural, artistic and material heritage of the People's Republic of Bulgaria, and puts it in context. The book features the must-visit locations and monuments for anyone with an interest in the triumphs and failures of Bulgaria's recent past: from Buzludzha and Dimitrovgrad to Stalinist Sofia, the monuments of Communist guerrilla fighters and Soviet soldiers, the abandoned military barracks and cinema theatres, the failed megaprojects and the nostalgia for the idealised Communist past and its funny street signs.

"Communist ideology permeated the living space. It materialised through it and it turned itself into daily life. This process disciplined the urban environment so that just inhabiting it was supposed to make you a faithful Communist subject."

Georgi Lozanov, philosopher

"A Guide to Communist Bulgaria eveals not only the distant past, it also shows the elegant face of early 20th century Plovdiv, the changes brought by Communism and the times after the regime's collapse. The archive photography of well-known sites and places throw a bridge between past and present."

Mihail Gruev, historian


Bulgaria: 29.99 euros

EU & EEA: 45.99 euros

USA & rest of the world: $53.99