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Risen from Ruins

by Paul Stangl

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Berliners grappled with how to rebuild their devastated city. In East Berlin, where the historic core of the city lay, decisions made by the socialist leadership about...


Conflict, Bargaining, and Kinship Networks in Medieval Eastern Europe

by Christian Raffensperger

Conflict, Bargaining, and Kinship Networks in Medieval Eastern Europe takes the familiar view of Eastern Europe, families, and conflicts and stands it on its head. Instead of a world rife with civil war and...


Anthropology of Tourism in Central and Eastern Europe

by Magdalena Banaszkiewicz, Nelson Graburn, Tom Selwyn & Maarja Kaaristo et al.

In Anthropology of Tourism in Central and Eastern Europe: Bridging Worlds, Sabina Owsianowska and Magdalena Banaszkiewicz examine the limitations of the anthropological study of tourism, which stem from both...


A Short History of Romania

by James Samuelson

Although the earliest authentic records of Romania or, more correctly speaking, of Dacia, the Roman province which embraced Romania, Transylvania, and some adjoining territories of to-day, do not reach further...


Mother Tongue

by Tania Romanov

What is your mother tongue? Sometimes the simplest questions take a book to answer. Such is the case with Tania Romanov’s story.

Mother Tongue is an exploration of lives lived in the chaos of a part of the...


Erika and Klaus Mann

by Beverley Driver Eddy

Erika and Klaus Mann: Living with America provides new insights into the lives of Thomas Mann’s two eldest children, by focusing on their years in America. It begins with Erika and Klaus Mann’s self-promotional...


British Diplomacy and the Concept of the Eastern Pact (1933–1935)

by Dariusz Jeziorny

Dariusz Jeziorny explores British diplomatic relations in the years 1933–1935, illuminating London's attitude towards the Eastern Pact and highlighting British diplomacy's way of thinking and acting toward...


Witnessing Romania's Century of Turmoil

by Nicolae Margineanu, Calin Cotoiu & Dennis Deletant

Nicolae Margineanu's journey started in 1905 in the village of Obreja in Transylvania and ended in 1980 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He began his life under Austro-Hungarian rule, was witness to the 1918 Union,...


Socialist Realism in Central and Eastern European Literatures under Stalin

by Evgeny Dobrenko & Natalia Jonsson-Skradol

Socialist Realism in Central and Eastern European Literatures' is the first published work to offer a variety of alternative perspectives on the literary and cultural Sovietization of Central and Eastern Europe...


Rise of the Early Roman Republic

by Thomas L. Dynneson

An audaciously daring narrative, this text presents an overview of the early history of Rome, focusing the reader’s attention to those distinctive and often hidden cultural features that contributed to create...


A History of Montenegro

by Francis Stevenson

The historical interest that attaches to Montenegro is utterly out of proportion to the space that country occupies on the surface of the earth. With the exception of the politically insignificant republics...


A Short History of Germany

by Ernest Henderson

GERMANY stands in the centre of Europe, and on her soil all the great international struggles have been fought, the Thirty Years' War, the early campaigns of the Spanish Succession War, the Seven Years' War,...


History of the Balkans

by Ferdinand Schevill

THIS book is concerned with the story of man on the southeastern projection of Europe, known as the Balkan peninsula. For practical purposes the story begins with the Greeks, because the Greeks, though not the...


Hitler, Stalin & I: An Oral History

by Heda Margolius Kovály, Ivan Margolius & Helena Treštíková

Heda Margolius Kovály (1919-2010) was a renowned Czech writer and translator born to Jewish parents. Her bestselling memoir, Under a Cruel Star: A Life in Prague, 1941-1968 has been translated into more than...


The 'Stolpersteine' and the Commemoration of Life, Death and Government

by Lars Östman

Since the beginning of the 1990s, the German artist Gunter Demnig has been installing his Stolpersteine [Stumbling Stones] all over Europe – including Russia – to commemorate the victims of National Socialism....


Communist Parties Revisited

by Rüdiger Bergien & Jens Gieseke

The ruling communist parties of the postwar Soviet Bloc possessed nearly unprecedented power to shape every level of society; perhaps in part because of this, they have been routinely depicted as monolithic,...


The Wars of Yesterday

by Katrin Boeckh & Sabine Rutar

Though persistently overshadowed by the Great War in historical memory, the two Balkan conflicts of 1912–1913 were among the most consequential of the early twentieth century. By pitting the states of Greece,...


King Sigismund of Poland and Martin Luther

by Natalia Nowakowska

The first major study of the early Reformation and the Polish monarchy for over a century, this volume asks why Crown and church in the reign of King Sigismund I (1506-1548) did not persecute Lutherans. It offers...


Historia, memoria e integración europea desde el punto de vista de las relaciones transatlánticas de la UE / History, Memory and European Integration from the Point of View of EU Transatlantic Relations

by Enrique Moradiellos, Jürgen Elvert & Jesús Baigorri

Este libro analiza las relaciones históricas y políticas entre Europa y América, y el proceso de integración europea desde el punto de vista de las relaciones transatlánticas de la UE con un enfoque multidisciplinario....


The Same Night Awaits Us All

by Hristo Karastoyanov & Izidora Angel

Thirty years after being secretly executed by government agents, the remains of the great Bulgarian poet, Geo Milev, were found in a mass grave. The Same Night Awaits Us All reconstructs the final year and a...