Regimes of Historicity in Southeastern and Northern Europe, 1890-1945: Discourses of Identity and Temporality

Edited by Diana Mishkova, professor of Modern and Contemporary Balkan History at the University of Sofia, Marja Jalava, academy research fellow at the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies of the University of Helsinki, and Balazs Trencsenyi, associate professor in CEU’s Department of History, the volume undertakes a comparative analysis of the various discursive traditions dealing with the connection between modernity and historicity in two 'small-culture' European regions: Southeastern and Northern Europe. It seeks to reconstruct the ways in which different 'temporalities' and time horizons produced alternative representations of the past and the future, of continuity and discontinuity in a wide spectrum of twentieth-century social and political thinking about modernity and identity. Above all, the book focuses on the ways in which these political traditions and languages of identity were shaped and interpreted by the different branches of the humanities and the newly formed social sciences. For more information, see