June 30, 2015
By bringing key documents together in one single volume,this book offers penetrating new insights into Soviet policies in Romania, Hungary and Austria that contributed to the origins of the Cold War. The book was edited by Csaba Békés, founding director of the Cold War History Research Center, Budapest, and senior research fellow at the 1956 Institute, Budapest, László Borhi, senior research fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and visiting professor at the Institute for European Studies, Indiana University, Peter Ruggenthaler, senior research fellow at the
June 2, 2015
Edited by Peter Krasztev, social anthropologist and associate professor at the Budapest Business School and Jon Van Til, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, this book offers a panoramic overview of the constitutional, political, social and ideational changes in Hungary. The volume also provides a kaleidoscopic analytical frame for the study of the dynamics of political change drawing on concepts from social movement studies, comparative politics, political sociology, gender studies and constitutionalism.
May 19, 2015
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.
May 4, 2015
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.
April 3, 2015
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.
March 10, 2015
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.
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.