This Lubitz' Leon Trotsky Bibliography (LLTB) is part of Lubitz' TrotskyanaNet (LTN)


Outline of the Classification System


  1. Generalities and bibliography
  2. Biographical items and related material
  3. Trotsky's political, philosophical, socio-economic and military thought
  4. Trotsky's literary, cultural, and religious thought
  5. Trotsky/Trotskyism and the factional struggles within the Russian/Soviet Social-Democratic and Communist Party
  6. Repression and liquidation of the Trotskyists. The Moscow show trials and Trotsky's counter-trial in Mexico
  7. The international Trotskyist movement
  8. Book reviews, review articles, progress reports, abstracts
  9. Material about selected deceased Trotskyists



Detailed Classification System
of the
Lubitz' Leon Trotsky Bibliography (LLTB)

Note: Italics = headlines only (i.e. records are listed under the respective sub-divisions only)


1. Generalities and bibliography
1.1 Bibliographies on Trotsky and Trotskyism. (Incl. inventories, archive guides and related research tools)
1.2 Conference proceedings, symposia, collections, journals and special topic issues
1.3 Research on Trotsky/Trotskyism and its sources. Reception and publication history of Trotsky's works. See also → 3.2 and 3.3.15
1.4 Encyclopaedic articles and miscellaneous. See also → 2.2
2. Biographical items and related material
2.1 Comprehensive biographies and collective works. See also → 3.1
2.2 Concise biographies, biographical outlines, biochronologies and introductions to Trotsky's life and work. See also → 1.4 and 3.2
2.3 Obituaries, appreciations, general characterizations, occasional writings, varia. See also → 3.2
2.4 Recollections and reminiscences
2.5 Literary adaptations. (Trotsky in drama, novel, short story, poem, satire, and film.) For films see also → 2.2 and → 2.8.08
2.6 Works of visual art, iconography, exhibition catalogues, caricatures, cartoons
2.7 Miscellaneous incl. juvenile and children's literature
2.8 Single aspects and periods of Trotsky's life
2.8.01 Trotsky's childhood, youth, adolescence, and family. Genealogy. Psychobiographical items
2.8.02 Trotsky as a Jew and as a target of anti-Semitism
2.8.03 Trotsky before May 1917. His banishment and exile. (Siberia, Austria, Switzerland, France, Spain, United States, Canada. His return to Russia in 1917)
2.8.04 Trotsky as revolutionary leader. (Trotsky in the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917, as chairman of the Petrograd Soviet and of the Military Revolutionary Committee)
2.8.05 Trotsky as People's Commissar of Foreign Affairs, People's Commissar of War, founder and chief of the Red Army. His rôle in the civil war and its aftermath
2.8.06 Trotsky's downfall (1925-27), his banishment (1928-29) and his expulsion from the USSR (1929). His attempts to find asylum
2.8.07 Trotsky's final exiles (1929-40)
2.8.07.01 Items about the entire final exile period and generalities
2.8.07.02 Trotsky in Turkey (1929-33). (Incl. Trotsky's trip to Copenhagen, Nov. 1932)
2.8.07.03 Trotsky in France (1933-35)
2.8.07.04 Trotsky in Norway (1935-36)
2.8.07.05 Trotsky in Mexico (1937-40). (Incl. items about the Trotsky Museum in Coyoacán)
2.8.08 Trotsky's assassination (August 1940). (Incl. items about the May 1940 assault and about Trotsky's murderer)
3. Trotsky's political, philosophical, socio-economic and military thought
3.1 Comprehensive works, collections, introductions. General assessments of his thought. See also → 2.1 and 3.2
3.2 Generalities, outlines, intellectual portraits and concise evaluations. Trotsky's significance to the present. See also → 1.3, 1.4, 2.2, 2.3, and 3.3.15
3.3 Single aspects of Trotsky's political and socio-economic thought
3.3.01 Trotsky's theory of permanent revolution. (Uneven and combined development, theory of permanent revolution, the revolutions of 1905 and 1917 in Trotsky, the rôle of the state and of social classes in Trotsky. Trotsky and comparative revolutionary history)
3.3.02 Trotsky and world revolution. (Trotsky on revolutionary strategy and tactics, his criticism of Comintern and reformist policies, etc.)
3.3.02.01 Trotsky and the political and socio-economic problems of the Western (or, advanced) countries
3.3.02.02 Trotsky and the political and socio-economic problems of the Eastern (or, backward) countries. Permanent revolution and the 'Third World'
3.3.03 Trotsky's economic thought
3.3.03.01 Trotsky on capitalism and imperialism
3.3.03.02 Trotsky and the socio-economic problems of post-revolutionary Russia. See also → 5.3.05.03
3.3.04 Trotsky and the 'Russian question'. (Trotsky on Stalinism, the degeneration of the workers' state, the transitional society, the bureaucratic phenomenon, 'Thermidor' and 'Bonapartism'. His forecasts concerning the future development of the USSR.) See also → 5.3.05.05
3.3.05 Trotsky and the problem of organization. (His attitudes towards Bolshevism/Leninism, Menshevism, soviets, trade unions, workers' democracy and substitutionism)
3.3.06 Trotsky's analysis of fascism
3.3.07 Trotsky as historian. Trotsky and historical materialism
3.3.08 Trotsky's military thought. Military policy and world revolution
3.3.09 Trotsky and foreign policy issues, international relations, war and peace, revolutionary defeatism
3.3.10 Trotsky and problems of political philosophy, dialectic, morals, ethics, and psychology
3.3.11 Trotsky and the problems of revolutionary violence and terrorism. Trotsky and the Kronstadt rebellion. Trotsky as 'Stalin's anticipator'
3.3.12 Trotsky's relationships to various Marxist and non-Marxist theoreticians, to revolutionists and reformists, and to social democracy
3.3.13 Trotsky and the 'Jewish question'. Trotsky on racism, anti-Semitism, nationalism, and national self-determination
3.3.14 Trotsky as writer, editor, and journalist. (Incl. items about Trotsky and "Pravda" (Vienna), "Biulleten' oppozitsii", "Vostochnoe obozrenie" etc.)
3.3.15 The question of Trotsky's 'rehabilitation' and his rôle in Soviet/Russian historiography. (The re-assessment of his rôle, thought and legacy in the Gorbachev era and its aftermath) See also → 7.4
3.3.16 Varia and miscellaneous
4. Trotsky's literary, cultural, and religious thought
5. Trotsky/Trotskyism and the factional struggles within the Russian/Soviet Social-Democratic and Communist Party
5.1 Comprehensive works and collections
5.2 Generalities, outlines and surveys
5.3 Single periods and major topics
5.3.01 The pre-1917 factional struggles
5.3.02 From the October revolution to the peace treaty of Brest-Litovsk (1917-18)
5.3.03 War communism, trade union debate, Kronstadt rebelllion and the beginnings of the NEP (1919-1922)
5.3.04 The Trotskyist Left Opposition and its controversy with the 'triumvirate' (1923-25). Lenin's death and the succession struggle
5.3.04.01 Comprehensive works, collections, generalities
5.3.04.02 The 'literary debate'. (The party controversy about Trotsky's New course, Lessons of October, etc.) See also → 5.4
5.3.04.03 The struggle against the Left Opposition within the Soviet youth- and student federations, the trade unions and in the press
5.3.04.04 Varia and miscellaneous
5.3.05 The Joint (New) Opposition (Trotskyist-Zinovievist Opposition) and its controversy with the Stalin-Bukharin majority faction (1925-27)
5.3.05.01 Comprehensive works, collections, generalities
5.3.05.02 The ideological foundations of the Joint Opposition, its platform, its leaders
5.3.05.03 The controversy about Stalin's 'socialism in one country'. See also → 3.3.03.02
5.3.05.04 The controversy about the economic and agricultural policy, about the means and methods of socialist reconstruction
5.3.05.05 The controversy about the class nature of the Soviet Union, about state and bureaucracy, 'Thermidor' and 'Bonapartism'. See also → 3.3.04.
5.3.05.06 The controversy about problems of foreign and security policy and the question of war danger
5.3.05.07 The controversy about Comintern affairs
5.3.05.08 The controversy about party democracy and the inner-party regime
5.3.05.09 The struggle against the Joint Opposition within the Soviet youth- and student federations, the trade unions and in the press
5.3.05.10 The defeat of the Joint Opposition
5.3.05.11 The Joint Opposition as ostensible ally of interior and foreign counter-revolution
5.3.05.12 Varia and miscellaneous
5.3.06 The Trotskyist Opposition after its defeat in 1927. The fight against Trotsky and the underground opposition in the USSR 1928-36
5.4 Leading figures of the CPSU (1920s and 1930s) about Trotsky and the Trotskyist Opposition
5.5 CPSU and Comintern resolutions relating to Trotsky and the Trotskyist Opposition
5.6 Area studies relating to the Trotskyist Opposition and the struggle against it
6. Repression and liquidation of the Trotskyists. The Moscow show trials and Trotsky's counter-trial in Mexico
6.1 The ostensible crimes of the Trotskyists. Persecution and liquidation of the Trotskyists in the USSR and abroad. Infiltration of the Trotskyist movement by Stalin's secret services
6.2 The Moscow show trials (1936-38)
6.3 The Dewey Commission of Inquiry and Trotsky's counter-trial in Mexico (1937)
7. The international Trotskyist movement
7.1 The International Left Opposition. Comintern's struggle against Trotskyism
7.2 The Trotskyist Fourth International
7.2.01 Comprehensive works and collections
7.2.02 Generalities and shorter contributions about the history, rôle and meaning of the Fourth International. General assessments of Trotskyism past and present
7.2.03 Early history of the Fourth International. (The International Communist League, the Movement for the Fourth International, and Trotsky's struggle for the founding of the F.I.)
7.2.04 Factional struggles, splits and re-unifications of the Fourth International. Policies, strategies, tactics and programmes of the Fourth International after Trotsky's death
7.2.05 Varia and miscellaneous
7.3 Soviet and related assessments of the international Trotskyist movement (before the Gorbachev era). Trotskyism and the 'New Left'
7.4 About Anti-Trotskyism. See also → 3.3.15
7.5 Trotskyist movements in various countries and regions. Area studies. (Note: Material about the Trotskyist movement in the pre-Gorbachev USSR is to be found in chapters → 5... and 6.1.)
7.5.01 Australia and New Zealand
7.5.02 Austria
7.5.03 Belgium and The Netherlands
7.5.04 China
7.5.05 Denmark, Sweden, Norway
7.5.06 Eastern Europe, The Balcans, USSR/CIS
7.5.07 France
7.5.08 Germany
7.5.09 Great Britain
7.5.10 India
7.5.11 Indochina
7.5.12 Italy
7.5.13 Latin America
7.5.13.01 Latin America in general, various countries
7.5.13.02 Argentina
7.5.13.03 Bolivia
7.5.13.04 Brazil
7.5.13.05 Chile
7.5.13.06 Cuba
7.5.13.07 Mexico
7.5.13.08 Peru
7.5.13.09 Other Latin American countries
7.5.14 South Africa
7.5.15 Spain and Portugal
7.5.16 Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
7.5.17 Switzerland
7.5.18 USA and Canada
7.5.19 Other contries and regions. (Not considered in 7.5.01 - 7.5.18)
8. Book reviews, review articles, progress reports, abstracts
8.1 Reviews of Trotsky's writings
8.1.01 Review articles, omnibus reviews
8.1.02 Single reviews, forewords, etc.
8.2 Reviews of writings about Trotsky and Trotskyism
8.2.01. Review articles, omnibus reviews
8.2.02 Single reviews, forewords, etc.
8.3 Reviews of writings by and about Trotsky
9. Material about selected deceased Trotskyists. (Incl. some dissidents and ex-Trotskyists)
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