November 18, 2014
This new overview of Spanish social and political history sets developments in 20th-century Spain within a broader European context. Julian Casanova, visiting professor in the Department of History at CEU, and Carlos Gil Andres, professor of history at the University of Zaragoza, chart the country's experience of democracy, dictatorship and civil war and its dramatic transformation from an agricultural and rural society to an industrial and urban society fully integrated into Europe.
November 18, 2014
In sixteenth-century Marrakesh, a young Flemish merchant converts to Judaism and takes his Catholic brother on a subversive reading of the Gospels and an exploration of the Jewish faith. Their antagonistic, yet frank and fraternal debate meanders between the themes of clerical oppression, religious imposture, education, true piety, male happiness, social honor, and the course of world history towards its predicted apocalyptic end.
July 22, 2014
Edited by Diana Mishkova, professor of Modern and Contemporary Balkan History at the University of Sofia, Marja Jalava, academy research fellow at the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies of the University of Helsinki, and Balazs Trencsenyi, associate professor in CEU’s Department of History, the volume undertakes a comparative analysis of the various discursive traditions dealing with the connection between modernity and historicity in two 'small-culture' European regions: Southeastern and Northern Europe.
June 16, 2014
The latest book by Aziz Al-Azmeh, university professor in CEU’s Department of History and director of CEU’s Center for Religious Studies, is a critique of Arabic textual sources pertaining to the history of the Arabs in late antique times, during the centuries immediately preceding Muhammad and up to and including the Umayyad period.
June 3, 2014
The latest book by Laszlo Kontler, professor in the Department of History, discusses the reception of the Scottish historian William Robertson in the 1760s to 1790s in Germany.