– Survey –
Since more than three and a half decades we have been involved not only in systematically collecting books, pamphlets, articles and a great variety of other material by and about Leon Trotsky, Trotskyism and Trotskyists, but also have been engaged in cataloguing the bulk of our acquisitions and in compiling a considerable number of relevant bibliographies, some of which being widely acknowledged as useful and indispensable reference tools within the community of scholars, librarians and archivists. Some of our bibliographical works were published in printed form by Saur Verlag (Munich, etc.) between 1982 and 1999, others appeared in scholarly journals, others have been made accessible by us in recent years as online resources (HTML or PDF files) within the framework of our TrotskyanaNet website which was originally launched in 2004.
Within the various sections of TrotskyanaNet, we provide the following bibliographic reference works (as well as some features about them):
- the Lubitz' Leon Trotsky Bibliography (or, LLTB, for short) [ISSN 2190-0183], an annually published exhaustive online reference work, listing some 15,000 items (as at Summer 2012); it is a substantially enlarged, expanded and revised follow-up version of the three printed editions of our Trotsky Bibliography (1982, 1988, 1999). The present LLTB might be considered the core of the TrotskyanaNet website;
- a brief feature about the present (online) Lubitz' Leon Trotsky Bibliography;
- an exhaustive Introduction and users' guide about it;
- a feature about the earlier printed editions (1st to 3rd ed.) of our Trotsky Bibliography (incl. some assessments, a list of reviews, and historical notes about it);
- the Trotskyist Serials Bibliography [as PDF file], which is a very slightly revised, but not updated, version of the printed edition from 1993 which has been out-of-print since 1999; a feature about the Trotskyist Serials Bibliography is available, too.
- the Ernest Mandel Bibliography, an exhaustive bibliography of works by and about one of the most eminent Trotskyists for many decades (an ongoing project); an earlier version of this bibliography (as at 2004) is still available as a PDF file;
- the Pierre Broué Bibliography listing writings by and about the famous French Trotsky biographer and Trotskyist historian,
- the University Works bibliography listing dissertations, theses and similar university works in the field of Trotsky and Trotskyism research;
- Trotsky in Coyoacán, a bibliography about the assassination of Leon Trotsky and about his house in Coyoacán (Mexico) where he spent the last sixteen months of his exile in Mexico - now being the Museo Casa de León Trotsky;
- some bibliographical notes concerning Trotsky's genealogy.
- several dozens of smaller bibliographies forming part of biographical outlines about a number of more or less renowned Trotskyists (or, Ex-Trotskyist), e.g. I. Deutscher, J.P. Cannon, J. Hansen, J. Van Heijenoort, all featured within the Bio-bibliographical Sketches section of TrotskyanaNet.