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Palgrave Macmillan

'Regimes of Historicity' in Southeastern and Northern Europe, 1890-1945

Discourses of Identity and Temporality

ISBN 9781137362469
Publication Date June 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

The volume undertakes a comparative analysis of the various discursive traditions dealing with the connection between modernity and historicity in two 'small-culture' European regions: Southeastern and Northern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania, Montenegro, Serbia, Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark). It seeks to reconstruct the ways in which different 'temporalities' and time horizons produced alternative representations of the past and the future, of continuity and discontinuity in a wide spectrum of twentieth-century social and political thinking about modernity and identity: how the ever-growing distance between experience and expectation shaped identity discourse and political action; how the 'politics of time' framed political languages in these regions. Above all, the book focuses on the ways in which these political traditions and languages of identity were shaped and interpreted by the different branches of the humanities and the newly formed social sciences. The volume calls for a rethink of the usual metaphors rooted in temporal dimensions that are used for non-core Western cultures, such as belatedness, asynchrony, backwardness, catching-up, and rebirth.

Diana Mishkova is a Professor of Modern and Contemporary Balkan History, and is Director for the Centre for Advanced Study, Sofia, Bulgaria.
BalázsTrencsényi is an Associate Professor at the Department of History of the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.
Marja Jalava is Academy Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland.

1. Regimes of 'Balkan Historicity': The Critical Turn and Regional Time in Studies of the Balkans Before the First World War; Diana Mishkova
2. Latecomers and Forerunners: Temporality, Historicity, and Modernity in Early 20th Century Finnish Historiography; Marja Jalava
3. Temporality and Identity in Danish Historical Discourse, 1900–1945: Danish Historians Writing Modernity; Claus Møller Jørgensen
4. Regimes of Historicity, Identity and Temporality in Montenegro, 1905–1945; Frantisek Sištek
5. Temporalization and Professionalization: The Case of Lauritz Weibull and the Swedish Discipline of History; Simon Larsson
6. Transcending Modernity: Agrarian Populist Visions of Collective Regeneration in Interwar East Central Europe; Balázs Trencsényi
7. Cooperative Modernity: Discursive Constructions of Social Order in the Bulgarian Cooperative Movement of the Interwar Period; Augusta Dimou
8. Revolutionary Change, Individualism, and Collectivism: Historicity in Anarchist Thinking and Its Socialist Critique in Early 20th Century Finland; Ralf Kauranen and Mikko Pollari
9. The Regimes of 'Degeneration' and 'Regeneration': Eugenics and Modernization in Bulgaria, 1900−1945; Gergana Mircheva
10. Generation, Regeneration and Discourses of Identity in the Intellectual Foundations of Romanian Fascism: The case of the AXA Group; Valentin Săndulescu
11. Regimes of Historicity and Discourses of Modernity: The Conceptualization of Past and Future in Swedish Social Sciences since the 1870s; Bo Stråth
12. Byzantium Evolutionized: Architectural History and National Identity in Turn-of-the-Century Serbia; Aleksandar Ignjatović
13. Modernist Folklorism: Discourses on National Music in Greece and Turkey, 1900−1945; Merih Erol
14. The Past, Present, and Future of the Muslim Millet: Discourses of Modernity and Identity in Interwar Bulgaria, 1923−1939; Anna Mirkova
15. 'The Clash of Generations': The Identity Discourses of Romanian Jewish Intellectuals in the Interwar Period; Camelia Crăciun
16. 'Historical Truth and the Realities of Blood': Romanian and Hungarian Narratives of National Belonging and the Case of the Moldavian Csangos, 1920–1945; Chris Davis

Camelia Crăciun, Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania
R. Chris Davis, Lone Star College in Houston, USA
Augusta Dimou, University of Freiburg, Germany
Merih Erol, Harvard University, USA
Aleksandar Ignjatović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Ralf Kauranen, University of Turku, Finland
Simon Larsson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Gergana Mircheva, University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Anna Mirkova, Old Dominion University, Canada
Claus Møller Jørgensen, Aarhus University, Denmark
Mikko Pollari, University of Tampere, Finland
Valentin Săndulescu, independent researcher, Budapest
František Šístek, Czech Academy of Sciences
Bo Stråth, University of Helsinki, Finland


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