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A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe – Volume I: Negotiating Modernity in the 'Long Nineteenth Century' - Oxford Scholarship Online
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A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe: Volume I: Negotiating Modernity in the 'Long Nineteenth Century'

Balázs Trencsényi, Maciej Janowski, Monika Baar, Maria Falina, and Michal Kopecek


The two volumes, authored by an international team of researchers, offer the first-ever synthetic overview of the history of modern political thought in East Central Europe. Covering almost twenty national cultures and languages, the work goes beyond the conventional nation-centered narrative and offers a novel vision especially sensitive to the cross-cultural entanglement of discourses. Devising a regional perspective, the authors avoid projecting Western European analytical and conceptual schemes on the whole continent, and develop instead new concepts, patterns of periodization, and interpr ... More

Keywords: political thought, East Central Europe, modernity, intellectual history, Enlightenment, Romanticism, positivism, liberalism, nationalism, mass politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198737148
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737148.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Balázs Trencsényi, author
Associate Professor, Central European University Budapest

Maciej Janowski, author
Head of Section at the Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw; Visiting Professor at the Central European University Budapest.

Monika Baar, author
Associate Professor, University of Leiden

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