October 8, 2013
CEU Press’ latest book is a comparative study of grassroots religious-based opposition activity in Slovakia and East Germany prior to 1989. Author David Doellinger, professor of history at Western Oregon University, examines the divergent grassroots activism of the secret Catholic Church in Slovakia and the Lutheran Church in East Germany that confronted state socialist rule and contributed to its eventual dismantling.
September 10, 2013
CEU Press’ latest book, by Nigel Swain of the School of History at the University of Liverpool, is a study in comparative contemporary history that looks at rural change in six countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia. In the 1990s, all these nations went through the dramatic transition from communism to capitalism and most of them experienced their fourth radical restructuring of agricultural relations of the 20th century. http://www.ceupress.com/books/html/Green-Barons.htm
August 13, 2013
CEU Press’ latest book investigates the Eastern European transition from socialism to capitalism that began in the early 1990s as it radically altered the artistic practice of the unofficial artists who had emerged decades earlier in the shadow of state socialism. This volume seeks to illuminate the nature of these changes by following the evolution of Moscow Conceptualism and the Moscow-based conceptual artist group Collective Actions in particular.
August 13, 2013
This book elucidates the factors that made the Jews in Bohemia (the historic name for the western part of the Czech lands) forerunners of the demographic transition to decreasing mortality and fertility that later became the norm. It examines demographic data from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century, and explores the reasons why Bohemian Jews’ data reveal trends distinctly different than those observed in the gentile community and among Jews elsewhere. The unique demographic behavior started when Jews were still living in segregated ghettos.
July 16, 2013
CEU Press' Fall/Winter 2013 catalog with forthcoming titles and select previously published books is available for download at http://www.ceupress.com/catalog/catalogue2013%20fallwinter.pdf.
May 21, 2013
This recent release was edited by Anne Eusterschulte, professor of philosophy at Freie Universitaet Berlin and Henning Hufnagel, research fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies. It examines Bruno, who was celebrated for his comprehensive erudition, emphatic defense of philosophical inquiry against religious doctrine, and rigid attacks against reputed authorities.http://ceupress.com/books/html/TurningTraditionsUpsideDown.htm
May 7, 2013
In medieval and early modern Europe, the use of charms was a living practice in all strata of society. The essays in this latest CEU Press publication explore the rich textual tradition of archives, monasteries, and literary sources. The author also discusses texts amassed in folklore archives and ones that are still accessible through field work in many rural areas of Europe. The book was edited by James A.
April 23, 2013
More and more CEU Press titles are available through BiblioRossica, a portal for academics and scholars that offers expertly selected collections devoted to the most relevant areas of modern Russian, Jewish, Eastern European, and Eurasian humanities. See http://www.bibliorossica.com/index.html.
April 8, 2013
This latest volume from CEU Press, second in the Historical Studies in Eastern Europe and Eurasia series, represents a significant advance in understanding post-war Baltic history. It explores what happened in rural society when a wave of persecution was launched in the Estonian countryside after the Second World War in connection with collectivization. It also answers questions about the reactions of Communist Party representatives, local councils, the farm population, the accused, and the not-yet accused.
March 26, 2013
CEU Press' new release focuses on the concepts that have shaped Romanian cultural and political identity. It analyzes the dominant ideologies of the 19th and 20th centuries as well as their sociopolitical impact, and discusses the formation of the Romanian national state and its transition toward modernity by means of concepts such as patriotism, ethno-culture, property, and constitution. The book’s editors are Victor Neumann, professor of history at West University of Timisoara, Romania, and Armin Heinen, professor of history at RWTH Aachen University, Germany.