08.12.2015

New anthology: Jews and Muslims in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union

Martin Schulze Wessel, Michael Brenner and Franziska Davis are editors of the new anthology "Jews and Muslims in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union" that has recently been published with Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. The sixth volume of the series „Religiöse Kulturen im Europa der Neuzeit“ [Religious Cultures in Early Modern Europe] by the respective International Research Trainig Group deals with diverse perspectives on the history of Jews and Muslims in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

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03.11.2015

Politics and Legitimacy in Post-Soviet Eurasia

Martin Brusis, Joachim Ahrens, and Martin Schulze Wessel are the editors of the anthology "Politics and Legitimacy in Post-Soviet Eurasia", which has been published with Palgrave Macmillan recently. The book includes findings from the multi-disciplinary research network "KomPost" and investigates the politics of legitimation in post-Soviet countries, focusing on how political and intellectual elites exploit different modes of legitimation.

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03.11.2015

Written Here, Published There, Credits: Central European University Press

Friederike Kind-Kovács Written Here, Published There: How Underground Literature Crossed the Iron Curtain

The book identifies a transnational undertaking that reinforced détente, dialogue, and cultural transfer, and thus counterbalanced the persistent belief in Europe’s irreversible division. It analyzes a cultural practice that attracted extensive attention during the Cold War but has largely been ignored in recent scholarship: tamizdat, or the unauthorized migration of underground literature across the Iron Curtain. Investigating the transfer of underground literature from the ‘Other Europe’ to Western Europe, the United States, and back the study illuminates the intertwined fabrics of Cold War literary cultures.

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