Reviews

Author: 
Bruce R. Berglund, Brian Porter, eds.
Reviewer: 
Patrick Houlihan

Houlihan on Berglund and Porter, 'Christianity and Modernity in Eastern Europe'


Bruce R. Berglund, Brian Porter, eds. Christianity and Modernity in Eastern Europe. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2010. 380 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9776-65-4.

Reviewed by Patrick Houlihan (University of Chicago)
Published on HABSBURG (January, 2011)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Secularization and Its Discontents

Author: 
Karl Klambauer
Reviewer: 
Peter Utgaard

Utgaard on Klambauer, 'Österreichische Gedenkkultur zu Widerstand und Krieg: Denkmäler und Gedächtnisorte in Wien 1945 bis 1986'


Karl Klambauer. Österreichische Gedenkkultur zu Widerstand und Krieg: Denkmäler und Gedächtnisorte in Wien 1945 bis 1986. Der Nationalsozialismus und seine Folgen. Innsbruck: StudienVerlag, 2006. 333 pp. EUR 37.80 (paper), ISBN 978-3-7065-4076-6.

Reviewed by Peter Utgaard (Cuyamaca College)
Published on HABSBURG (January, 2011)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Erika Thurner
Reviewer: 
Karl F. Bahm

Bahm on Thurner, 'National Socialism and Gypsies in Austria'


Erika Thurner. National Socialism and Gypsies in Austria. Translated by Gilya Gerda Schmidt. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2006. xx + 218 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8173-5329-2.

Reviewed by Karl F. Bahm (University of Wisconsin)
Published on HABSBURG (January, 2011)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Silvio Pons, Robert Service, eds.
Reviewer: 
Padraic Kenney

Kenney on Pons and Service, 'A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism'


Silvio Pons, Robert Service, eds. A Dictionary of 20th-Century Communism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. 944 pp. $99.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-13585-4.

Reviewed by Padraic Kenney (Indiana University)
Published on HABSBURG (January, 2011)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

A New ABC of Communism

Author: 
Tibor Glant
Reviewer: 
Katalin Kádár Lynn

Kádár Lynn on Glant, 'Remember Hungary 1956: Essays on the Hungarian Revolution and Wars of Independence in American Memory'


Tibor Glant. Remember Hungary 1956: Essays on the Hungarian Revolution and Wars of Independence in American Memory. Boulder: Eastern European Monographs, 2007. 250 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-616-1.

Reviewed by Katalin Kádár Lynn (Independent Scholar)
Published on HABSBURG (December, 2010)
Commissioned by John C. Swanson

Author: 
Catherine Durandin, Zoe Petre
Reviewer: 
Edward Maxfield

Maxfield on Durandin and Petre, 'Romania since 1989'


Catherine Durandin, Zoe Petre. Romania since 1989. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. 248 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-88033-661-1.

Reviewed by Edward Maxfield (University of Sussex)
Published on HABSBURG (November, 2010)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Not So Exceptional: An Insider’s View of Romania’s Transition from Communism to Democracy

Author: 
Hillary Hope Herzog, Todd Herzog, Benjamin Lapp, eds.
Reviewer: 
Joseph W. Moser

Moser on Herzog and Herzog and Lapp, 'Rebirth of a Culture: Jewish Identity and Jewish Writing in Germany and Austria Today'


Hillary Hope Herzog, Todd Herzog, Benjamin Lapp, eds. Rebirth of a Culture: Jewish Identity and Jewish Writing in Germany and Austria Today. New York: Berghahn Books, 2008. vi + 193 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-511-8.

Reviewed by Joseph W. Moser (Washington and Jefferson College)
Published on HABSBURG (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
William Mulligan
Reviewer: 
Anatol Schmied-Kowarzik

Schmied-Kowarzik on Mulligan, 'The Origins of the First World War'


William Mulligan. The Origins of the First World War. New Approaches to European History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. viii + 256 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88633-8; $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-71394-8.

Reviewed by Anatol Schmied-Kowarzik (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Published on HABSBURG (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Author: 
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi
Reviewer: 
Dennis Deletant

Deletant on Iordachi and Dobrincu, 'Transforming Peasants, Property and Power: The Collectivization of Agriculture in Romania, 1949-1962' and Mungiu-Pippidi, 'A Tale of Two Villages: Coerced Modernization in the East European Countryside'


Constantin Iordachi, Dorin Dobrincu, eds. Transforming Peasants, Property and Power: The Collectivization of Agriculture in Romania, 1949-1962. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2009. 530 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9776-25-8.Alina Mungiu-Pippidi. A Tale of Two Villages: Coerced Modernization in the East European Countryside. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2010. 232 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-963-9776-78-4.

Author: 
Gertrud u.a. Ranner
Reviewer: 
Martin Moll

Moll on Ranner, '... und das Herz wird mir schwer dabei: Czernowitzer Juden erinnern sich'


Gertrud u.a. Ranner. ... und das Herz wird mir schwer dabei: Czernowitzer Juden erinnern sich. Potsdam: Deutsches Kulturforum östliches Europa, 2009. 226 pp. (paper), ISBN 978-3-936168-28-0.

Reviewed by Martin Moll (University of Graz)
Published on HABSBURG (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Jonathan Kwan

Erinnerungen an eine untergegangene Welt

Author: 
Holly Case
Reviewer: 
Roland Clark

Clark on Case, 'Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II'


Holly Case. Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009. 349 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5986-1.

Reviewed by Roland Clark (University of Pittsburgh)
Published on HABSBURG (September, 2010)
Commissioned by John C. Swanson

Rethinking Europe’s Twentieth Century

Author: 
György Lukács
Reviewer: 
Lee Congdon

Congdon on Lukács, 'Soul and Form'


György Lukács. Soul and Form. Edited by John T. Sanders and Katie Terezakis. Translated by Judith Butler. Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010. ix + 252 pp. $84.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-14980-8; $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-14981-5.

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