February 24, 2015
Darwin’s Footprint, the 6th volume in the CEU Press Studies in the History of Medicine series, is dealing with the impact of Darwinism in Greece, investigating how it has shaped Greece in terms of its cultural and intellectual history, and in particular its literature.
February 10, 2015
Edited by Sabrina P. Ramet, Albert Simkus, and Ola Listhaug, professors at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, this collection of essays examines the development of democratic practices and liberal values in Kosovo.
January 27, 2015
CEU Press's first volume in 2015 contains stories about how imagination and rational thinking in wildly different cultures capture, imagine, and conceptualize what freedom of speech means. Edited by Peter Molnar, former CMCS fellow, this book treats the reader not as a tourist, but as a traveler.
December 1, 2014
Written by Margita Figuli (1909–1995), the newest volume in the CEU Press Classics series, a pure and delicate, passionate story of love, was first published in 1940 and became an instant success among contemporary Slovak readers. The story of childhood lovers Peter, the young commercial traveler, and local beauty Magdalena, threatened by the rich Zapotocny, who marries the girl against her will, appeared when the chaos of war was sweeping through all of Europe and the foundations of faith in the goodness of man were being violently shaken.
November 18, 2014
This volume, written by Friederike Kind-Kovacs, assistant professor in the Department for the History of Southeastern and Eastern Europe at the University of Regensburg, is based on extensive archival research, oral history interviews, and contemporary literature. It offers a new perspective on the role of underground literature in the Cold War and challenges readers to recognize gaps in the Iron Curtain.
November 4, 2014
The first volume in the "Leipzig Studies on the History and Culture of East-Central Europe" series examines the mechanisms and processes that influence, determine, and mint the private and public memory of communism in the post-1989 era.
October 21, 2014
“Catholicism, Race and Empire: Eugenics in Portugal, 1900–1950” by Richard Cleminson is the 5th volume in the CEU Press Studies in the History of Medicine that brings to light an eugenics movement hitherto unstudied. The author argues that three factors limited the impact of eugenics in Portugal: a low level of institutionalization, opposition from Catholics and the conservative nature of the Salazar regime.
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.
October 7, 2014
Keith Doubt, professor of sociology at Wittenberg University, Ohio, brings an original perspective to folklore of Bosnians at a certain period of time and the differences and similarities of the three main ethnic groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This book is not about war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, evil, or the killing of a society. It is about a cultural heritage, something vital to a society as a society, something that was not killed in the previous war, something that is resilient.
September 9, 2014
The adjustment problems of public finance in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are often misunderstood and misinterpreted by Western scholars. This book, edited by Istvan Benczes, Vice Dean in the Faculty of Economics at Corvinus University Budapest, contributes to bridging the gap between what is thought by external observers and what the actual public finance reality is, as described by competent local scholars.