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Covering territory from Russia in the east to Germany and Austria in the west, The Routledge History of East Central Europe since 1700 explores the origins and evolution of modernity in this turbulent region. This book applies fresh critical approaches to major historical controversies and debates, expanding the study of a region that has experienced persistent and profound change and yet has long been dominated by narrowly nationalist interpretations.
Written by an international team of contributors that reflects the increasing globalization and pluralism of East Central European studies, chapters discuss key themes such as economic development, the relationship between religion and ethnicity, the intersection between culture and imperial, national, wartime, and revolutionary political agendas, migration, women’s and gender history, ideologies and political movements, the legacy of communism, and the ways in which various states in East Central Europe deployed and were formed by the politics of memory and commemoration. This book uses new methodologies in order to fundamentally reshape perspectives on the development of East Central Europe over the past three centuries.
Transnational and comparative in approach, this volume presents the latest research on the social, cultural, political and economic history of modern East Central Europe, providing an analytical and comprehensive overview for all students of this region.
The Routledge History of East Central Europe focuses on the origins and evolution of modernity in the region between Russia to the east, and Germany and Austria to the west. Starting with the chronological marker of 1700, the book focuses on the origins and evolution of modernity in the region between Russia to the east, and Germany and Austria to the west. As a collective volume it brings together a team of both young and established European and American historians working with new methodological and transnational perspectives, creating a landmark text that presents the very latest in historiography on modern East Central Europe.
Fresh critical approaches are applied to major historical controversies and debates, opening out the field of study of a region that has experienced relentless and profound political, economic and social change, and yet has long been dominated by more narrow, mostly political and national historical interpretations. Individual chapters take broad themes such as 'Ideas and Culture', 'Religion & Ethnicity' and 'Political Ideas & Movements' and provide readers with the latest research in order to fundamentally reshape perspectives and encourage further comparative and transnational studies of East Central Europe.