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‘Regimes of Historicity’ in Southeastern and Northern Europe, 1890-1945. Discourses of Identity and Temporality

Editors:Diana Mishkova, Balázs Trencsényi and Maria Javala
Palgrave Macmillan, London 2014

This volume represents the outcomes of the collective project "Regimes of Historicity"  hosted by the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia. 

It a comparative analysis of the various discursive traditions dealing with the connection between modernity and historicity in Southeastern and Northern Europe, reconstructing the ways in which different "temporalities" produced alternative representations of the past and future, of continuity and discontinuity, and identity.

TABLE OF CONTENTS (17 chapters)

Introduction - Mishkova, Diana (et al.)

  • Regimes of ‘Balkan Historicity’: The Critical Turn and Regional Time in Studies of the Balkans before the First World War: Mishkova, Diana
  • Latecomers and Forerunners: Temporality, Historicity, and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century Finnish Historiography: Jalava, Marja
  • Temporality and Identity in Danish Historical Discourse, 1900–45: Danish Historians Writing Modernity: Jørgensen, Claus Møller
  • Regimes of Historicity, Identity, and Temporality in Montenegro, 1905–45: Šístek, František
  • Temporalization and Professionalization: The Case of Lauritz Weibull and the Swedish Discipline of History: Larsson, Simon
  • Transcending Modernity: Agrarian Populist Visions of Collective Regeneration in Interwar East Central Europe: Trencsényi, Balázs
  • Cooperative Modernity: Discursive Constructions of Social Order in the Bulgarian Cooperative Movement of the Interwar Period: Dimou, Augusta
  • Revolutionary Change, Individualism, and Collectivism: Historicity in Anarchist Thinking and Its Socialist Critique in Early Twentieth-Century Finland: Kauranen, Ralf (et al.)
  • Regimes of ‘Degeneration’ and ‘Regeneration’: Eugenics and Modernization in Bulgaria before the Second World War: Mircheva, Gergana
  • Generation, Regeneration, and Discourses of Identity in the Intellectual Foundations of Romanian Fascism: Săndulescu, Valentin
  • Regimes of Historicity and Discourses of Modernity: The Conceptualization of Past and Future in Swedish Social Sciences since the 1870s: Stråth, Bo
  • Byzantium Evolutionized: Architectural History and National Identity in Turn-of-the-Century Serbia: Ignjatović, Aleksandar
  • Modernist Folklorism: Discourses on National Music in Greece and Turkey, 1900–45: Erol, Merih
  • The Past, Present, and Future of the Muslim Millet: Discourses of Modernity and Identity in Interwar Bulgaria, 1923–39: Mirkova, Anna M.
  • ‘The Clash of Generations’: The Identity Discourses of Romanian Jewish Intellectuals in the Interwar Period: Crăciun, Camelia
  • ‘Historical Truth and the Realities of Blood’: Romanian and Hungarian Narratives of National Belonging and the Case of the Moldavian Csangos, 1920–45: Davis, R. Chris


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