Soviet Cinema in Transnational Perspective Conference
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Soviet Cinema in Transnational Perspective Conference

Soviet Cinema in Transnational Perspective Conference Friday March 6 2020 Soviet film played a key role in the USSR’s cultural and artistic agenda, a role cemented already in the early 1920s by the view attributed to Lenin of cinema as “the most important of all the arts”. During the first decades of Soviet power, promotion of Soviet cinema to the world was rather haphazard, but after the end of WW2, and even more...

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Fame di guerra. L’occupazione italiana della Grecia (1941-43)
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Fame di guerra. L’occupazione italiana della Grecia (1941-43)

Paolo Fonzi “Fame di guerra. L’occupazione italiana della Grecia (1941-43)”, Carocci Editore, 2020. Aprile 1941, dopo una guerra vittoriosa contro l’Italia fascista la Grecia è costretta ad arrendersi all’Asse dall’intervento tedesco. Nelle trattative che seguono, il paese è smembrato in tre zone di occupazione: italiana, tedesca e bulgara. Quella assegnata all’Italia, che considera la Grecia parte del suo “spazio...

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Freethought and Atheism in Central and Eastern Europe
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Freethought and Atheism in Central and Eastern Europe

Tomáš Bubík, Atko Remmel, David Václavík Freethought and Atheism in Central and Eastern Europe: The Development of Secularity and Non-Religion. Routledge Studies in Russia and Eastern Europe, 2020. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of atheism, secularity and non-religion in Central and Eastern Europe in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In contrast to scholarship that has focused on the ‘decline of religion’...

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Austerities and Aspirations
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Austerities and Aspirations

Béla Tomka Austerities and Aspirations. A Comparative History of Growth, Consumption, and Quality of Life in East Central Europe since 1945. Central European University Press, 2020. This monograph updates existing scholarship on the economic performance of Czechoslovakia (and its successor states), Hungary, and Poland since 1945, in contrast with Western Europe. For this longitudinal comparative exercise, the author goes beyond the...

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Avala is Falling
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Avala is Falling

Biljana Jovanović Avala is Falling. Central European University Press, 2020. In Avala Is Falling, Jovanović’s breakout success in 1978, a young woman challenges the expectations that teachers, parents, bus drivers, and doctors have for her. The “Avala” of the title refers to a mountain south of Belgrade which is home to some of Serbia’s most important nationalist monuments and shrines; it is also the site of the main mental hospital...

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