The Invisible Shining: The Cult of Matyas Rakosi in Stalinist Hungary, 1945–1956

January 30, 2018

In this book, Balazs Apor, lecturer in European Studies at the Trinity College Dublin, offers a detailed analysis of the construction, reception, and eventual decline of the cult of the Hungarian Communist Party Secretary, Matyas Rakosi, one of the most striking examples of orchestrated adulation in the Soviet bloc. The monograph is primarily concerned with techniques and methods of cult construction, as well as the role various institutions played in the creation of mythical representations of political figures.
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