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
Reviews and Awards
"Their study is the remarkable product of a long-term collective project and the first of two volumes... offers a rich perspective and can be read both as a compendium and a comparative synthesis for political thought in the region... The volume is an invaluable source for any student and researcher of Central Europe or intellectual history." - Gregor Feindt, Leibniz Institute of European History. History of Concepts: Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe, Volume 12, 2017
"Through its remarkable breadth and methodological sophistication, the first volume of A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe brings a seminal contribution to the creation of a genuinely transnational longue durée history of ideas. A genuine tour de force, this peerless book at the intersection of global intellectual history and comparative political thought allows us to revisit and rediscover the richness of our European intellectual heritage. ...It is a monumental scholarly achievement for which its authors deserve our entire admiration." - Aurelian Craiutu, Global Intellectual History
"This book is the first part of a two-volume project by a group of scholars providing an original survey of the history of modern political thought in East Central Europe. This is a subject that has not been much explored until now and was a veritable Herculean challenge, but the international team has succeeded with ingenuity and has offered a very thoroughly researched, well-structured and well-written scholarly work, sweeping in its scope. With its academic qualities, readable style and well-organized content, this book is a valuable source of information and inspiration for both scholars and students of history and political science." - Miroslav Sedivy, European History Quarterly