Agrarianism as Modernity during the Twentieth-Century Europe: The Golden Age of the Peasantry
While Soviet communism and its relationship to modernity are widely studied, the agrarian experiment in Eastern Europe is rarely been subject to historical analysis. The present comparative study traces the history of agrarianism after WWI and explores its place as an alternative modernity to capitalism and communism.
Drawing on rich archival material, the book explores the transnational connections between the paradigmatic cases in Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, as well as the International Agrarian Bureau in Prague (IAB), revealing contradictions in the interpretations of agrarianism.
The study convincingly restores interwar agrarianism to its rightful place as one of the original and significant political trends in 20th century Europe.