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A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe
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A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe: Volume II: Negotiating Modernity in the 'Short Twentieth Century' and Beyond, Part I: 1918-1968

Balázs Trencsényi, Michal Kopeček, Luka Lisjak Gabrijelčič, Maria Falina, Mónika Baár, and Maciej Janowski


A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe is a two-volume synthetic overview, authored by an international team of researchers. Covering twenty national cultures and 250 years, it goes beyond the conventional nation-centered narratives and presents a novel vision especially sensitive to the cross-cultural entanglement of discourses. Its principal aim is to look at these cultures within the global “market of ideas” and also help rethink some of the basic assumptions about the history of modern political thought and modernity as such. The second volume starts with the repercus ... More

Keywords: history of political thought, East Central Europe, modernity, interwar period, nationalism, democracy, authoritarianism, totalitarianism, communism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198737155
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198737155.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Balázs Trencsényi, author
Professor in the Department of History, Central European University Budapest

Michal Kopeček, author
Head of the Ideas and Concepts Department, Institute of Contemporary History, Prague

Luka Lisjak Gabrijelčič, author
PhD candidate in the Program in Comparative History of Central, Southeastern, and Eastern Europe, Central European University, Budapest