Dispersed in two continents, four countries and six collections; many of its pages were cropped, cut into four, or lost forever; its history, origin, commissioner and audience are obscure; still, in its fragmented state it presents fifty-eight legends in abundant series of images, on folios fully covered by miniatures, richly gilded, using only one side of the fine parchment; a luxurious codex worthy of a ruler; a unique iconographic treasury of medieval legends; one of the most significant manuscripts of the medieval Hungarian Kingdom – these are all what we call the Hungarian Angevi
The Holocaust in Hungary represented a unique chapter in the singular history of the Final Solution of the “Jewish question” in Europe. In the fifth year of the Second World War Hungary still had a Jewish population of approximately 800,000.
Published as part of CEU Press’ Natalie Zemon Davis Annual Lecture Series, Hybrid Renaissance: Culture, Language, Architecture, by Peter Burke, Professor Emeritus of Cultural History at the University of Cambridge and Life Fellow at Emmanuel College, introduces the idea that the Renaissance in Italy, elsewhere in Europe, and in the world beyond Europe is an example of cultural hybridization.
Having won a two-third majority in Parliament at the 2010 elections, the Hungarian political party Fidesz removed many of the institutional obstacles of exerting power. Just like the party, the state itself was placed under the control of a single individual, who since then has applied the techniques used within his party to enforce submission and obedience onto society as a whole.
A selection of CEU Press titles was exhibited at the 2016 annual conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES), the largest such gathering in Europe. The event, held at the Fitzwilliam and Churchill Colleges in Cambridge, UK, April 2-4, attracted over 400 with papers in politics, history, sociology and geography, film and media, languages and linguistics, literatures and cultures, economics.
Czechoslovak Diplomacy and the Gulag, a recent CEU Press publication, was presented and discussed at the Anglo-American University in Prague on March 24.
Center for Jewish History in New York City hosted the book launch of Andras Koerner's How they Lived: The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews, 1867-1940, took place on February 8 in front of a sold-out audience. The video stream of the event is now available at http://www.cjh.org/videoplayer.php?vfile=020816_CJH_HOWTHEYLIVED.mp4&iframe&width=481&height=360
“With thirty-five contributions, the present volume gathers an unusually high number of texts. Most of them are case studies on a single artist, image, exhibition, meeting, etc. From the outset, the project was conceived as a kaleidoscopic research work… It reflects the diversity of the academic community writing on art history across present-day Europe.