By Ulrich Lins,Humphrey Tonkin

ISBN-10: 1352000199

ISBN-13: 9781352000191

This booklet examines the increase of the foreign language Esperanto, introduced in 1887 as a proposed an answer to nationwide conflicts and a route to a extra tolerant global. The chapters during this quantity research the location of Esperanto in japanese Europe throughout the chilly warfare; particularly it explores Stalin’s ultimate years and the slow re-emergence of the Esperanto move. first and foremost, its revival was once constrained to the satellite tv for pc international locations, particularly Bulgaria and Poland, yet, with Stalinism’s slow retreat, Esperanto firms reappeared in such a lot East eu international locations and at last within the Soviet Union itself.  The growth used to be asymmetric, and its information demonstrate the stresses and traces that grew to become obvious because the team spirit of the Soviet bloc declined. This booklet will attract a large readership, together with linguists, historians, political scientists and others drawn to the heritage of the 20 th century from the weird viewpoint of language. This quantity is complemented through the sister quantity Dangerous Language — Esperanto below Hitler and Stalin which bargains a focus at the production and early emergence of Esperanto as a global language.

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