Anti-modernism: Radical Revisions of Collective Identity

October 21, 2014

The present volume, edited by Diana Mishkova, professor of History at the Center for Advanced Study in Sofia, Bulgaria, Marius Turda, CEU alumn and associate professor in the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Religion at Oxford Brookes University, and Balazs Trencsenyi, associate professor in CEU’s he Department of History, is the last in the series entitled “Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeast Europe (1770–1945): Texts and Commentaries.” The anthologies bring together and make accessible basic texts of the region’s national traditions.

“A well-edited and exceptionally useful collection of identity statements from Central and Southeastern Europe over a longer time span. The editors have covered the range of the region’s many languages, made informed selections, prepared excellent translations, and provided contextual introductions both to the individual extracts and to the main themes of each volume. There is no comparable work in any language; and with the appearance of the final volume in the series, dedicated to anti-modernist discourses in the first half of the twentieth century, it is worth stressing how invaluable a resource this is for teachers and researchers alike. No university library with ambitions to make the region’s cultural and intellectual history available to English-speaking students should be without it,” Alex Drace-Francis,  associate professor in Modern European Literary and Cultural History at the University of Amsterdam praised the book.

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