Edited by Marianne Saghy, associate professor in the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU, and Edward M. Schoolman, assistant professor at the University of Nevada, this collection of essays inscribes itself into the revisionist discussion of pagan-Christian relations.
Edited by Claudia-Florentina Dobre, director of the Center for Memory and Identity Studies, and Cristian Emilian Ghita, this volume brings together a range of case studies of myth-making and myth-breaking in Eastern Europe from the nineteenth century to the present day. In particular, it focuses on the complex process through which memories are transformed into myths.
Focusing upon a region in Southern Bulgaria, a region that has been the crossroads between Europe and Asia for many centuries, this book by Anna M. Mirkova, assistant professor at the Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, describes how former Ottoman Empire Muslims were transformed into citizens of Balkan nation-states. This is a region marked by shifting borders, competing Turkish and Bulgarian sovereignties, rival nationalisms, and migration. Problems such as these were ultimately responsible for the disintegration of the dynastic empires into nation-states.
This collection of well-researched chapters, edited by Oto Luthar, professor at the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences, Slovenia, assesses the uses and misuses of history 25 years after the collapse of Soviet hegemony in Eastern Europe.
What is the meaning of the martyr’s sacrifice? Is it true that the martyr imitates Christ? After the “one and eternal” sacrifice of Jesus why are from time to time new (and often quite numerous) sacrifices necessary? What is the underlying concept concerning the divinity? How do these ideas survive in present times?
This monograph by Zsolt Nagy, Assistant Professor at the department of History at University of St. Thomas, Minnesota examines the development of interwar Hungarian cultural diplomacy in three areas: universities, the tourist industry, and the media—primarily motion pictures and radio production. It is a story of the Hungarian elites’ high hopes and deep-seated anxieties about the country’s place in a Europe newly reconstructed after World War I, and how these elites perceived and misperceived themselves, their surroundings, and their own ability to affect the country’s fate.
Edited by Marianna D. Birnbaum, research professor at UCLA, and Marcell Sebok, assistant professor in the Department of Medieval Studies at CEU.
Edited by Tommaso Piffer, Bodossakis research fellow at the University of Cambridge, and Vladislav Zubok, professor of International History at the London School of Economics, this book is a tribute to the memory of Victor Zaslavsky (1937–2009), sociologist, émigré from the Soviet Union, Canadian citizen, public intellectual, and keen observer of Eastern Europe. In seventeen essays leading European, American and Russian scholars discuss the theory and the history of totalitarian society with a comparative approach.
"Utopian Horizons: Ideology, Politics, Literature," by Zsolt Cziganyik, senior lecturer at Eotvos Lorand University and Humanities Initiative Fellow at CEU, presents not only innovative theoretical approaches, but also the practical application of the concept of utopia to a variety of phenomena which have been neglected in the utopian studies paradigm, especially to the rarely discussed Central European texts and ideologies.
This book by anthropologist William A. Christian, Jr. presents and comments on an extensive set of religious and personal photographs and illustrations, from a wide variety of sources throughout Europe, that depict people along with divine beings or absent loved ones.
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