Discourses of Collective Identity

in Central and Eastern Europe (1770 - 1945)


texts and commentaries

Vol. I Vol. II Vol. III Vol. IV
This series of four books, published by the Central European University Press, is the outcome of a long-term project carried out by a group of scholars at the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia. It contains the most important texts that shaped the processes of nation-building in Central and Southeast Europe. The series aims to integrate the history of these cultures with that of general European civilization. Thus it counteracts the habit whereby European intellectual phenomena and historical movements are generally analyzed where they originated and experienced their earliest and most intensive development while the peculiar manifestations of these currents in the 'Other Europe' are neglected.

The structure of the book and its inherent comparative perspective endeavors to go beyond individual national histories and offer a regionally sensitive framework of interpretation. The pieces range from poems to essays, from (extracts of) academic treatises to letters. Each excerpt is accompanied by a presentation of the author, and by an analysis of the context in which the respective text was born.

Editorial Committee:
Ahmet Ersoy, Maciej Górny, Vangelis Kechriotis, Michal Kopeček, Diana Mishkova, Balázs Trencsényi, Marius Turda


Created by the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia, 2006