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Latest releases:

Academic Freedom. The Global Challenge
edited by Michael Ignatieff and Stefan Roch

From Central Planning to the Market by Libor Žídek

Coming soon:

Landscapes of Disease - Malaria in Modern Greece
Katerina Gardikas

Nationalism and Terror - Ante Pavelić and Ustasha Terrorism from Fascism to the Cold War
Pino Adriano and Giorgio Cingolani

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General editors: J. M. Bak, U. Borkowska, G. Constable, G. Jaritz, G. Klaniczay

CEMT was born out of renewed interest in Central (or East Central) Europe on the one hand and the difficulty to access the medieval narratives of the region, especially for those less fluent in Latin then older generations were, on the other. So far, we have been able to present texts from Bohemia, Croatia (Dalmatia), Hungary and Poland, and we hope to continue on this road. We print the best available critical edition of the original version, usually without full philological apparatus, but with extensive annotations to the translation for readers less familiar with the history and geography of the region. Financial restraints, well known to our readers everywhere in the academic world, have hindered us to keep to our original plan of publishing a volume a year, but we still hope to complete at least the first round of major narrative sources within the next five to six years.

Already appeared:

Vol. I. Gesta Hungarorum - The Deeds of the Hungarians
Simon of Kéza, Edited and translated by László Veszprémy and Frank Schaer


Vol. II. Autobiography of Emperor Charles IV and his Legend of St Wenceslas
Karoli IV Imperatoris Romanorum Vita Ab Eo Ipso Conscripta

Edited by Balázs Nagy, translated by Paul W. Knoll and Frank Schaer



Vol. III. Gesta principum Polonorum
- The Deeds of the Princes of the Poles
Edited and translated by Paul W. Knoll and Frank Schaer


Vol. IV. History of the Bishops of Salona and Split - Archdeacon Thomas of Split
Editors: Damir Karbić, Mirjana Sokol, James Ross Sweeney

Vol. V. Anonymus and Master Roger
Anonymus, notary of King Béla: The Deeds of the Hungarians
Edited, translated and annotated by Martyn Rady and László Veszprémy
Master Roger’s Epistle to the Sorrowful Lament upon the Destruction of the Kingdom of Hungary by the Tatars
Translated and annotated by János M. Bak and Martyn Rady

Vol. VI.
Saints of the Christianization Age of Central Europe
(Tenth-Eleventh Centuries)
Vitae sanctorum aetatis conversionis Europae Centralis
(Saec. X-XI)


Vol. VII. The Oldest Legend
Acts of the Canonization Process, and Miracles of Saint Margaret of Hungary
Legenda Vetus
Acta processus canonizationis et miracula sanctae Margaritae de Hungaria
Edited by Ildikó Csepregi, Gábor Klaniczay, and Bence Péterfi
Translated by Ildikó Csepregi, Clifford Flanigan, and Louis Perraud