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  • Another Hungaryby Robert Nemes

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Another Hungary tells the stories of eight remarkable individuals: an aristocrat, merchant, engineer, teacher, journalist, rabbi, tobacconist, and writer. All eight came from the same woebegone corner of prewar Hungary. Their biographies illuminate how the region's residents made sense of economic underdevelopment, ethnic diversity, and relations... more...

  • Secondhand Timeby Svetlana Alexievich; Bela Shayevich

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00

    The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature?a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing ?a new kind of literary genre,? describing... more...

  • Genocide in the Carpathiansby Raz Segal

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    Genocide in the Carpathians presents the history of Subcarpathian Rus', a multiethnic and multireligious borderland in the heart of Europe. This society of Carpatho-Ruthenians, Jews, Magyars, and Roma disintegrated under pressure of state building in interwar Czechoslovakia and, during World War II, from the onslaught of the Hungarian occupation.... more...

  • Worlds of Hungarian Writingby András Kiséry; Zsolt Komáromy; Zsuzsanna Varga; Júlia Bácskai-Atkári; Tamás Demény; Sándor Hites; Györgyi Horváth; Katalin Orbán; Veronika Ruttkay; Ágnes Vashegyi Macdonald; Lauren Walsh; Edit Zsadányi; György Túry

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book discusses modern Hungarian literary culture as a site of intercultural exchange, suggesting through a variety of case-studies that encounters with foreign literatures are integral to national literary tradition, and studying them renews critical perspectives on national literary history. It contributes to current reconsiderations of methods... more...

  • Medieval East Central Europe in a Comparative Perspectiveby Gerhard Jaritz; Katalin Szende

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Medieval East Central Europe in a Comparative Perspective draws together the new perspectives concerning the relevance of East Central Europe for current historiography by placing the region in various comparative contexts. The chapters compare conditions within East Central Europe, as well as between East Central Europe, the rest of the continent,... more...

  • A History of Slovakia: The Struggle for Survivalby Stanislav J. Kirschbaum

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    This classic book offers the most comprehensive and up-to-date history of Slovakia, from its establishment on the Danubian Plain to the present. While paying tribute to Slovakia's resilience and struggle for survival, it describes contributions to European civilization in the Middle Ages; the development of Slovak consciousness in response to Magyarization;... more...

  • Rationed Lifeby Kuč; Rudolf era

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Far from the battlefront, hundreds of thousands of workers toiled in Bohemian factories over the course of World War I, and their lives were inescapably shaped by the conflict. In particular, they faced new and dramatic forms of material hardship that strained social ties and placed in sharp relief the most mundane aspects of daily life, such as when,... more...

  • Whose Memory? Which Future?by Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Scholars have devoted considerable energy to understanding the history of ethnic cleansing in Europe, reconstructing specific events, state policies, and the lived experiences of victims. Yet much less attention has been given to how these incidents persist in collective memory today. This volume brings together interdisciplinary case studies conducted... more...

  • Living Soviet in Ukraine from Stalin to Maidanby Michael T. Westrate

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book examines the experience of citizens living in the U.S.S.R., focusing on a group of military colonels and their families in Karkhiv, Ukraine. Drawing from oral accounts, it describes their shifting social, cultural, and political realities and explores how ideological, professional, gender, and national imperatives were internalized, transformed,... more...

  • The Demon in Democracyby Ryszard Legutko

    Encounter Books 2016; US$ 23.99

    Ryszard Legutko lived and suffered under communism for decadesand he fought with the Polish ant-communist movement to abolish it. Having lived for two decades under a liberal democracy, however, he has discovered that these two political systems have a lot more in common than one might think. They both stem from the same historical roots in early... more...