CEU's Department of History Celebrates Mega Book Launch

2014 was an especially prolific year for the Department of History: as authors and (co-)editors, faculty members published altogether 12 books with leading international academic publishers.

The chronological coverage is from late antiquity to communist times, the geographic spread is truly transnational (even transcontinental and global), and the topics and approaches range from religious studies, political thought and intellectual history, through history of science and history of empires, to questions of identity, social and political history.

The volumes were presented by colleagues in the Departments of History and Medieval Studies. 

Confessiones et nationes. Discours identitaires nationaux dans les cultures chretiennes: Moyen Age ? XXe siècle. Textes reunis par Mikhaïl-V. Dmitriev  et Daniel Tollet Paris : Honore Champion editeur, 2014. - 376 p.

Aziz Al-Azmeh, The Emergence of Islam in Late Antiquity: Allah and His People (Cambridge University Press, 2014) - presented by Carsten Wilke

Aziz Al-Azmeh, The Arabs and Islam in Late Antiquity. A Critique of Approaches to Arabic Sources (Gerlach Press, 2014) - presented by Tijana Krstic and Carsten Wilke

Carsten L. Wilke: The Marrakesh Dialogues: A Gospel Critique and Jewish Apology from the Spanish Renaissance (Brill, 2014) - presented by Gyorgy Gereby

Alfred J. Rieber, The Struggle for the Eurasian Borderlands: From the Rise of Early Modern Empires to the End of the First World War (Cambridge University Press, 2014) - presented by Alexei Miller

Laszlo Kontler, Antonella Romano, Silvia Sebastiani, Borbala Zsuzsanna Torok (eds.), Negotiating Knowledge in Early Modern Empires. A Decentered View (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) - presented by Marcell Sebok

Laszlo Kontler,Translations, Histories, Enlightenments.William Robertson in Germany, 1760-1795 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) - presented by Balazs Trencsenyi

Diana Mishkova, Balázs Trencsenyi, Marja Jalava (eds.), 'Regimes of Historicity' in Southeastern and Northern Europe, 1890-1945. Discourses of Identity and Temporality (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), and Diana Mishkova, Balázs Trencsenyi, Marius Turda (eds.), Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeast Europe 1770–1945 Vol. IV. Anti-modernism:Radical Revisions of Collective Identity(CEU Press 2014) – presented by Constantin Iordachi 

Roumen Daskalov, Diana Mishkova (eds.) Entangled Histories of the Balkans. Vol. 2. Transfers of Political Ideologies and Institutions. Brill Publishers, 2014. - presented by Constantin Iordachi 

Constantin Iordachi, Arnd Bauerkamper, eds., The Collectivization of Agriculture in Communist Eastern Europe: Comparisons and Entanglements (CEU Press, 2014), and Constantin Iordachi, Kristof van Assche, eds., The Biopolitics of the Danube Delta: Nature, History and Policies (Lexington Books, 2014) - presented by Alfred Rieber 

East Central Europe – presented by Laszlo Kontler