Latest releases:

From Central Planning to the Market by Libor Žídek


Tyrants Writing Poetry, edited by Konstantin Kaminskij and Albrecht Koschorke

Coming soon:

Coca-Cola Socialism by Radina Vučetić

Pagans and Christians in the Late Roman Empire was presented at Pécs University on November 20, and at CEU on November 30. At this latter occasion also the Latin-English hagiography of St Margaret of Hungary was launched.

CEU Press was at the 2017 ASEEES Convention in Chicago.

CEU Press exhibited at the Fifth European Congress on World and Global History hosted by both CEU and Corvinus University in Budapest.

House of a Thousand Floors  is a 2016

2017 Fall/Winter 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.


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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)