Intellectual Horizons offers a pioneering, transnational and comparative treatment of key thematic areas in the intellectual and cultural history of Central and Eastern Europe in the twentieth century.
For most of the twentieth century, Central and Eastern European ideas and cultures constituted an integral part of wider European trends. However, the intellectual and cultural history of this diverse region has rarely been incorporated sufficiently into nominally comprehensive histories of Europe. This volume redresses this underrepresentation and provides a more balanced perspective on the recent past of the continent through original, critical overviews of themes ranging from the social and conceptual history of intellectuals and histories of political thought and historiography, to literary, visual and religious cultures, to perceptions and representations of the region in the twentieth century. While structured thematically, individual contributions are organized chronologically. They emphasize, where relevant, generational experiences, agendas and accomplishments, while taking into account the sharp ruptures that characterize the period.
The third in a four-volume set on Central and Eastern Europe in the twentieth century, it is the go-to resource for understanding the intellectual and cultural history of this dynamic region.
Table of Contents
Włodzimierz Borodziej and Joachim von Puttkamer
1 Spatial configurations: regional intellectual imageries in twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe
2 Thinking dangerously: political thought in twentieth-century East Central Europe
3 A history of fiction in twentieth-century Central and Eastern Europe
John Neubauer, with Endre Bojtár and Guido Snel
4 Writing history in twentieth-century Eastern Europe
5 Nationalization vs. secularization: the Christian churches in East Central Europe
6 Visual cultures: tele-visions
Włodzimierz Borodziej is Professor of History at Warsaw University, Poland.
Ferenc Laczó is Assistant Professor of History at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
Joachim von Puttkamer is Professor of Eastern European History at Jena University, Germany and Co-Director of the Imre Kertész Kolleg, Germany.