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  • Yet Another Europe after 1984by Leonidas Donskis

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 59.00

    Much of the debates in this book revolves around Milan Kundera and his 1984 essay ?The Tragedy of Central Europe.? Kundera wrote his polemical text when the world was pregnant with imminent social and political change, yet that world was still far from realizing that we would enter the last decade of the twentieth century with the Soviet empire and... more...

  • The Czech Language in the Digital Ageby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 69.95

    This white paper is part of a series that promotes knowledge about language technology and its potential. It addresses educators, journalists, politicians, language communities and others. The availability and use of language technology in Europe varies between languages. Consequently, the actions that are required to further support research and development... more...

  • Transforming National Holidaysby Ljiljana ?aric; Karen Gammelgaard; Kjetil R Hauge

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00

    This chapter examines one of Poland’s most influential newspapers, Gazeta Wyborcza, and its front-page coverage of what is arguably the country’s most popular national holiday, Independence Day. Specific attention is given to how Gazeta’s writers discursively constructed a Polishness compatible with European values, both before and... more...

  • My Crazy Centuryby Ivan Klíma

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    More than a memoir, My Crazy Century explores the ways in which the epoch and its dominating totalitarian ideologies impacted the lives, character, and morality of Klma's generation. Klma's story begins in the 1930s, in the Terezin concentration camp outside of Prague, where he was forced to spend almost four years of his childhood. He reveals... more...

  • The Slavonic Languagesby Professor Greville Corbett; Professor Bernard Comrie

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 99.95

    In this scholarly volume, each of the living Slavonic languages are analysed and described in depth, together with the two extinct languages - Old Church Slavonic and Polabian. In addition, the various alphabets of the Slavonic languages - particularly Roman, Cyrillic and Glagolitic - are discussed, and the relationships of the Slavonic languages to... more...

  • Narrating Post/Communismby Natasa Kovacevic

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    The transition of communist Eastern Europe to capitalist democracy post-1989 and in the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars has focused much scholarly attention - in history, political science and literature - on the fostering of new identities across Eastern European countries in the absence of the old communist social and ideological frameworks. This... more...

  • The Germanic loanwords in Proto-Slavicby Saskia Pronk-Tiethoff

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 85.05

    This book is a comprehensive study of the Germanic loanwords in Proto-Slavic. It includes an investigation of all Germanic words that were borrowed into Proto-Slavic until its disintegration in the early ninth century. Research into the phonology, morphology and semantics of the loanwords serves as the basis of an investigation into the Germanic donor... more...