Freethought and Atheism in Central and Eastern Europe
mar17

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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Capire la Bosnia ed Erzegovina
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Capire la Bosnia ed Erzegovina

Cathie Carmichael Capire la Bosnia ed Erzegovina. Alba e Tramonto del secolo breve. Bottega Errante, 2020. Postfazione di Azra Nuhefendić. Traduzione di Piero Budinich. Una ricerca storica che parte dal Medioevo e arriva ai giorni nostri e che ha come cuore il “secolo breve”, dal 1914 al 1995, dall’uccisione dell’arciduca Francesco Ferdinando agli accordi di Dayton. Un periodo che ha trasformato la Bosnia e Erzegovina in un crocevia...

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Soviet Urbanization
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Soviet Urbanization

Olga Medvedkov Soviet Urbanization (Routledge, 2019) Originally published in 1990, Soviet Urbanization provides an assessment of Soviet urban systems. Drawing on her personal experiences at the Soviet Academy of Sciences and bringing with her much material otherwise unavailable in the West, the author analyses the structure of the Soviet urban network and its future development under the constraints of central planning. The author...

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Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe
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Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe

Gyula Horváth Spaces and Places in Central and Eastern Europe. Historical Trends and Perspectives, 1st Edition. By Gyula Horváth (Routledge, 2019) Across Europe there is a rapidly changing context for undertaking regional development. In the 20th century, development of the former planned economies (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia), was defined by these countries differences, rather than their common...

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