Practices of Coexistence
(Constructions of the other in early modern perceptions) was launched on 15th June at the Central European University in Budapest.

Utopian Horizons was launched on 30th May at CEU Budapest, more.

The Stranger, the Tears, the Photograph, the Touch (Divine presence in Spain and Europe since 1500): a selection of pictures from this book was on display in the Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House until May 24.

The Last Superpower Summits is highly recommended by Choice. The book was presented on April 11 at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies of The George Washington University.

House of a Thousand Floors  is a 2016 Foreword INDIES Finalist in the Science Fiction category. 

2017 Spring/Summer Catalog is available for download.

Roma-Gypsy Presence in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 15th-18th Centuries by Lech Mróz received honorable mention for the Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies.

Top five CEU Press titles by number of copies sold in 2016:
With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Post-Communist Mafia State
Arguing it Out
Hybrid Renaissance

Top five by sales revenue in 2016:
With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Art Beyond Borders
Nationalizing Empires
Holocaust in Hungary





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A Selection of Readings for Holocaust Memorial Day, 2017

Holocaust Memorial Day is marked each year on 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. To commemorate it, we offer excerpts from our recent publications to further your understanding about anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and Jewish life before and after the Shoah.

How They Lived 1 – The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews 1867-1940

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How They Lived 2 – The Everyday Lives of Hungarian Jews 1867-1940: Family, Religious and Social Life, Learning, Military Life, Vacationing, Sports, Charity


András Koerner

This two-volume work tries to create a coherent narrative of how the many types of Hungarian Jews spent their days in the decades before the Holocaust. No matter how imperfect, how incomplete such reconstructions might be, it is still better than accepting that this multifaceted, fascinating world must inevitably disappear without a trace. The first volume of this book examines the visible and tangible aspects of everyday life among the various groups of Hungarian Jews between 1867 and 1940: their dress and facial hair, their places of living, and their workplaces. The second volume describes the same period, but in contrast to the first volume it focuses mainly on cultural factors that determine lifestyle, such as family life, religious customs, social life, learning, military life, as well as a few other activities. Both books present lifestyles through contemporaneous photos accompanied by texts analyzing them and highlighting their social and historical backgrounds.

Photo selection

 

The Holocaust in Hungary. Seventy Years Later

Edited by Randolph L. Braham and András Kovács

This volume includes twelve selected scholarly papers thematically organized under four headings: 1. The newest trends in the study of the Holocaust in Hungary. 2. The anti-Jewish policies of Hungary during the interwar period 3. The Holocaust era in Hungary 4. National and international aspects of Holocaust remembrance.

The studies reflect on the anti-Jewish atmosphere in Hungary during the interwar period; analyze the decision-making process that led to the deportations, and the options left open to the Hungarian government. They also provide a detailed presentation of the Holocaust in Transylvania and describe the experience of Hungarian Jewish refugees in Austria after the end of the war.

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Women and Holocaust. New Perspectives and Challenges

Edited by Andrea Pető, Louise Hecht, Karolina Krauska

(Published by IBL PAN [The Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences], distributed by CEU Press)

This collection of essays expands the existing scholarship on women and the Holocaust adopting current approaches to gender studies and focusing on the texts and context from Central-Eastern Europe. The authors complicate earlier approaches by considering the intersections of gender, region, nation, and sexuality, often within specifically delineated national settings, including the Czech/German, Hungarian, Hungarian/Austrian, Lithuanian, Polish/Israeli, Romanian/US-American, and Slovak. In these studies, the communist regimes after World War II often provide a productive framework for studying women and the Holocaust. This truly international volume features contributions by eminent authors, including pioneers in the field, as well as upcoming literary scholars and historians who delve into previously unmapped archives, explore cinematic representations and digital testimonies.

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Jewish Life in Austria and Germany since 1945 - Identity and Communal Reconstruction

Susanne Cohen-Weisz

The monograph focuses on the variety of prevailing perceptions about topics such as: the state of Israel, one’s relationship to the country of residence, the Jewish religion, the aftermath of the Holocaust, and the influx of post-soviet immigrants. Cohen-Weisz examines the changes in Jewish group identity and its impact on the development of communities. The study analyzes the similarities and differences in regard to the political, social, institutional and identity developments within the two countries, and their changing attitudes and relationships with surrounding societies; it seeks to show the evolution of these two country’s Jewish communities in diverse national political circumstances and varying post-war governmental policies.

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