Edited by Stefan Berger, director of the Institute of Social History at Ruhr University and Alexei Miller, visiting professor in CEU’s Department of History, this collection of essays by outstanding scholars includes case studies of Europe-based empires, whether those of Bourbon Spain, Napoleonic France, Italy, Great Britain, Oldenburg Denmark, Germany, Habsburg Austro-Hungary, Late-Ottoman Turkey or Romanov Russia.
Expanding the horizon of established accounts of Central European art under socialism,The Green Bloc: Neo-avant-garde Art and Ecology under Socialism uncovers the neglected history of artistic engagement with the natural environment in the Eastern Bloc.
In Hungary, which fell under Soviet influence at the end of World War II, those who had participated in the wartime atrocities were tried by so called people’s courts. This book analyses this process in an objective, quantitative way, contributing to the present timely discussion on the Hungarian war guilt. The authors, Ildiko Barna, associate professor at Eotvos Lorand University and Andrea Peto, professor at CEU’s Department of Gender Studies, apply a special focus on the gender aspect of the trials.
The third volume in the Historical Studies in Eastern Europe series, by Darius Staliunas, of the Lithuanian Institute of History, explores anti-Jewish violence in Lithuania under the Tsars. It begins by illustrating how widespread anti-Jewish feelings were among the Christian population in 19th century, focusing on blood libel accusations as well as describing the role of modern Antisemitism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.