Times of Upheaval
feb27

Times of Upheaval

Pavlína Rychterov, Gábor Klaniczay, Paweł Kras, Walter Pohl Times of Upheaval Four Medievalists in Twentieth-Century Central Europe. Conversations with Jerzy Kłoczowski, János M. Bak, František Šmahel, and Herwig Wolfram (Budapest & New York: CEU Press, 2019). The volume unites conversations with four masters of Medieval Studies from east-central Europe: János Bak from Hungary, Jerzy Kłoczowski from Poland, František Šmahel from...

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Screening Trafficking
feb19

Screening Trafficking

Yana Hashamova Screening Trafficking. Prudent and Perilous (CEU Press, 2018). This book examines film and media representations of the social, political, and economic issue of human trafficking, one of the most dramatic challenges of today’s globalized world. Hashamova productively combines fieldwork in NGOs in southeastern Europe, social science data, and the analysis of Western and East European anti-trafficking films and media and...

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Coca-Cola Socialism
feb19

Coca-Cola Socialism

Radina Vucetic Coca-Cola Socialism. Americanization of Yugoslav Culture in the Sixties (CEU Press, 2018). This book is about the Americanization of Yugoslav culture and everyday life during the nineteen-sixties. After falling out with the Eastern bloc, Tito turned to the United States for support and inspiration. In the political sphere the distance between the two countries was carefully maintained, yet in the realms of culture and...

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Piroska and the Pantokrator
feb13

Piroska and the Pantokrator

Marianne Sághy, Robert Ousterhout Piroska and the Pantokrator Dynastic Memory, Healing and Salvation in Komnenian Constantinople (Budapest & New York, 2019). This book is about the Christ Pantokrator, an imposing monumental complex serving monastic, dynastic, medical and social purposes in Constantinople, founded by Emperor John II Komnenos and Empress Piroska-Eirene in 1118. Now called the Zeyrek Mosque, the second largest...

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Eurasian Integration and the Russian World
feb08

Eurasian Integration and the Russian World

Aliaksei Kazharski Eurasian Integration and the Russian World Regionalism as an Identitary Enterprise (Budapest & New York: CEU Press, 2019). This volume examines Russian discourses of regionalism as a source of identity construction practices for the country’s political and intellectual establishment. The overall purpose of the monograph is to demonstrate that, contrary to some assumptions, the transition trajectory of...

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Cosmas of Prague, The Chronicle of the Czechs – Cosmae Pragensis Chronica Bohemorum
feb08

Cosmas of Prague, The Chronicle of the Czechs – Cosmae Pragensis Chronica Bohemorum

János M. Bak and Pavlína Rychterová The Latin-English bilingual volume presents the text of The Chronicle of the Czechs by Cosmas of Prague. Cosmas was born around 1045, educated in Liège, upon his return to Bohemia, he got married as well as became a priest. In 1086 he was appointed prebendary, a senior member of clergy in Prague. He completed the first book of the Chronicle in 1119, starting with the creation of the world and the...

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