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.
September 9, 2014
This book by Leonid Smilovitsky, fellow at the Yoran-Sznycer Research Foundation in Jewish History and researcher at the Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center at Tel Aviv University, is one of the first attempts to study Jewish life in Belarus during the last decade of Stalin's rule. For more than half a century the truth about Jewish life during this period was sealed in archives to which researchers had access only lately.
August 5, 2014
Edited by Maciej Kisilowski, assistant professor in CEU’s Business School, this book provides a broadly managerial perspective on key trends that affect business decision-making in Central and Eastern Europe twenty years after the beginning of the region’s transition to market economy.
June 30, 2014
Published by Helena History Press, distributed by CEU Press, this volume of translations represents the entire dramatic and cinematic ouevre of Danilo Kis (1935, Subotica, Yugoslavia – 1989, Paris), cult figure among circles disturbed by the emerging nationalisms of the late 20th century. The themes of these seven dramas and screenplays range from the Holocaust to the first decades of communism in Yugoslavia and Hungary.