Lubitz' TrotskyanaNet © (or, LTN for short) provides a considerable amount of material – chiefly bio-bibliographical informations, research tools, essays and miscellanies – related to Leon Trotsky (Nov. 7, 1879 - Aug. 21, 1940) as well as to Trotskyism and Trotskyists.
LTN went online on August 21, 2004; it was relaunched on April 10, 2006, August 21, 2011, and August 21, 2014. It is called up round about 100,000 times per year.
LTN is an ongoing project; most of its chapters were created between 2004 and 2008, some being revised and amended several times, others remaining unchanged since then.
From 2009 our monumental Lubitz' Leon Trotsky Bibliography (LLTB) is forming the centrepart of LTN; it is revised and amended semi-annually.
The main sections of TrotskyanaNet are:
- Lubitz' Bibliographies, containing
- the Lubitz' Leon Trotsky Bibliography (LLTB) - [ISSN 2190-0183];
- a feature about the online edition of the Lubitz' Leon Trotsky Bibliography (LLTB);
- an exhaustive introduction and users' guide to the online edition of the Lubitz' Leon Trotsky Bibliography (LLTB);
- a feature about the printed editions (published between 1982 and 1999) of the Lubitz' Trotsky Bibliography;
- a feature about the printed edition (published 1993) of the Lubitz' Trotskyist Serials Bibliography plus a PDF version of this out-of-print work.
- Furthermore, we provide several bibliographical repertories within various other main sections of TrotskyanaNet, too, as for example:
- the Ernest Mandel Bibliography, an exhaustive bibliography of works by and about one of the most eminent Trotskyists for many decades (an ongoing project);
- the Pierre Broué Bibliography, listing writings by and about the famous French Trotsky biographer and Trotskyist historian;
- the University Works, a bibliography listing hundreds of dissertations, theses and similar university works in the field of Trotsky and Trotskyism research (an ongoing project);
- 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 life - now being the Museo Casa de León Trotsky;
- some bibliographical notes concerning Trotsky's genealogy;
- several dozens of smaller bibliographies forming part of the biographical outlines about a number of more or less renowned Trotskyists (or, Ex-Trotskyist), featured within the Bio-bibliographical Sketches section of TrotskyanaNet.
- Leon Trotsky, containing
- a Genealogy of Trotsky's family;
- a feature about the first, although unfinished, attempt of a Leon Trotsky works edition, namely the Russian-language Sochineniia;
- a feature about one of Trotsky's most eminent editorial endeavours during his final exile, namely the Biulleten' Oppozitsii (Bulletin of the Opposition);
- an almost complete and partially annotated list of Pseudonyms (pen nmes) used by Leon Trotsky;
- an exhaustive feature and photo gallery about The Trotsky Museum (Museo Casa León Trotsky, Coyoacán, México) plus an exhaustive bibliography about Trotsky's final years in Mexico and his assassination.
- Trotskyists, containing
- Name Authority Files, i.e. exhaustive alphabetical lists of names and pseudonyms of more or less renowned Trotskyists and ex-Trotskyists;
- Bio-Bibliographies, i.e. biographical sketches or notes and selective bibliographies about some 50 Trotskyists;
- a detailed description of the life and work of Louis Sinclair (1909-1990), the pioneer collector and bibliographer of Leon Trotsky's primary works;
- a feature about the meaning and work of the French historian Pierre Broué (1926-2005), the author of a monumental Trotsky biography;
- an exhaustive bibliography, a biographical presentation and other material about Ernest Mandel (1923-1995), the most renowned Trotskyist in the second half of the last century.
- Lubitz' Collections, containing
- Trotsky's Books, a short catalogue of our Trotsky primary works holdings;
- Trotskyist Serials, a listing of our holdings of Trotskyist journals, bulletins, newsletters and series;
- Collectibles, featuring some of the nonprint items and memorabilia within our Trotskyana collection.
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The main subject of our TrotskyanaNet website, Leon Trotsky [Лев Давидович Троцкий], was born as Lev (or, Leib) Bronshtein [Лев Бронштейн] at Ianovka (Russian Empire) on Nov. 7, 1879 (=Oct. 26 according to the Julian calendar style, see also the Genealogy chapter within TrotskyanaNet), and murdered in Coyoacán (Mexico). He was an eminent Marxist revolutionary theoretician and uncompromising internationalist, protagonist of the Russian revolutions in 1905 and 1917, creator and chief of the Red Army, leader of the anti-Stalinist Russian and International Left Opposition, founder of the Fourth International, distinguished author, editor, journalist, essayist, polemicist, historian, and literary critic – of course one of the most enigmatic and controversial political figures of the 20th century. He was (and still is) the subject of an immense amount of scholarly, polemical and ephemeral literature as well as of films, dramas, novels and other fiction.
The photograph above (taken by P. Lubitz) depicts a portrait of Trotsky (oil on canvas, ca. 40x60 cm) which was painted by Eduard Panosian (Leipzig) in 2012 as a commissioned work based on photographs shot in Moscow in 1919/1920 portraying 40 years old Trotsky as People's Commissar of War; the painting forms part of our extensive Trotskyana collection.
For a nice little slide-show (duration: 3'56") depicting Trotsky's life in photographs, caricatures, paintings etc. see the video Trotsky on YouTube.