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Remembering Communism
Remembrance, History, and Justice
Written here, Published There

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Great Minds Don't Think Alike--University Press Week 2014

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Our 2014 Fall/Winter catalogue is available for download.

Our books on medieval history were exhibited at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 7-10 July, 2014.

By the end of 2013 A Life Under Russian Serfdom has been adopted for courses at no fewer than 33 universities and colleges of the United States. It is followed by Prague Tales with 17 adoptions.
Professors at University of Maryland and University of North Carolina have advised the reading of CEU Press titles in the greatest number, followed by Harvard and Carleton.

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Accidental Occidental has been selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine, the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.

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The Association for Women in Slavic Studies has awareded the 2013 Heldt Prize for Best Article in Slavic / Eastern European / Eurasian Women's Studies to "War Rape: (Re)defining Motherhood, Fatherhood, and Nationhood" in Embracing Arms: Cultural Representation of Slavic and Balkan Women in War.

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Angels, Devils
The Supernatural and Its Visual Representation

Edited by Gerhard Jaritz, Central European University

Supernatural phenomena and causalities played an important role in medieval society. Religious practice was relying upon a set of cult images and the sacral status of these depictions of divine or supernatural persons became the object of heated debates and provoked iconoclastic reactions.

The miraculous intervention of saints or other divine agents, the wondrous realities beyond understanding, or the manifestations of magic attributed to diabolic forces, were contained by a variety of discourses, described and discussed in religion, philosophy, chronicles, literature and fiction, and also in a large number of pictures and material objects. The nine essays in this collection discusses how supernatural phenomena – especially angels and devils – found visual manifestation in Latin and Eastern Christianity as well as Judaism in the late medieval, early renaissance period.

Contents
List of Illustrations Preface Norbert Schnitzler, The Beam of Grace and the Ocular Paradigm. Some Remarks on the Relation between Late Medieval Theology and Art Gerhard Jaritz, Visual Images of the Supernatural in the Late Middle Ages, or, How to Make the Entities Recognizable that Are not Part of Our Natural World Alexander E. Makhov, In diversas figuras nequitiae: The Devil’s Image from the Viewpoint of Rhetoric Helmut Hundsbichler, Devils in Visual Proximity Béla Zsolt Szakács, Supernatural Figures Incognito Maria Crăciun, Guardians or Avengers? Depictions of Angels in Transylvanian Altarpieces from the Late Medieval Period Zsófia Buda, Heavenly Envoys: Angels in Jewish Art György E. Szőnyi, The Reincarnations of Enoch from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance Anna Maria Gruia, Images to Influence the Supernatural: Apotropaic Representations on Medieval Stove Tiles List of Contributors Index

 

2011
216 pages, 90 illustrations
ISBN 978-615-5053-21-4 cloth $40.00 / €35.00 / 30.00

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