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Berghahn Books will be at the ASEEES 2018 Conference


We are delighted to inform you that we will be attending the 50th Annual ASEEES Convention held 6-9 December 2018 in Boston, MA. Please stop by our booth #319 to browse our latest selection of books at discounted prices & pick up some free journal samples.


If you are unable to attend, we would like to provide you with a special discount offer. For the next 30 days, receive a 25% discount on all Slavic, Easter European & Eurasian titles found on our website. At checkout, simply enter the discount code ASEEES18.


We hope to see you in Boston!


Here is a preview of some of our newest releases on display:


Polish Cinema: A History

Revised and Updated Edition

A History
Marek Haltof


This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Marek Haltof’s seminal survey takes stock of dramatic shifts in Polish society and to provide an essential account of the nation’s cinema from the nineteenth century to today. It covers such renowned figures as Kie?lowski and Wajda along with vastly expanded coverage of documentaries, animation, and television.

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Beyond Inclusion and Exclusion: Jewish Experiences of the First World War in Central EuropeBEYOND INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION
Jewish Experiences of the First World War in Central Europe
Edited by Jason Crouthamel, Michael Geheran, Tim Grady and Julia Barbara Köhne


Beyond Inclusion and Exclusion recaptures the multifariousness of Central European Jewish life through the experiences of both soldiers and civilians during World War I. This collection explores rare sources and employs novel interdisciplinary methods to illuminate four interconnected themes: minorities and the meaning of military service, Jewish-Gentile relations, the cultural legacy of the war, and memory politics.

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Carnage and Care on the Eastern Front: The War Diaries of Bernhard Bardach, 1914-1918CARNAGE AND CARE ON THE EASTERN FRONT
The War Diaries of Bernhard Bardach, 1914-1918
Bernhard Bardach†


For nearly all of the Great War, the Jewish doctor Bernhard Bardach served with the Austro-Hungarian army in present-day Ukraine. His diaries from that period, unpublished and largely overlooked until now, represent a distinctive and powerful record of daily life on the Eastern Front.

Read Introduction: Bernhard Bardach: A Biographical Sketch



Waiting for Elijah: Time and Encounter in a Bosnian LandscapeWAITING FOR ELIJAH
Time and Encounter in a Bosnian Landscape
Safet HadžiMuhamedović

NEW SERIES: Volume 1, Articulating Journeys: Festivals, Memorials, and Homecomings


Waiting for Elijah is an intimate portrait of time-reckoning, syncretism, and proximity in one of the world’s most polarized landscapes, the Bosnian Field of Gacko.

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The Revolt of the Provinces: Anti-Gypsyism and Right-Wing Politics in HungaryTHE REVOLT OF THE PROVINCES
Anti-Gypsyism and Right-Wing Politics in Hungary
Kristóf Szombati
Foreword by Ivan Szelenyi

Volume 23, Dislocations


The first in-depth ethnographic monograph on the New Right in Central and Eastern Europe, The Revolt of the Provinces explores the making of right-wing hegemony in Hungary over the last decade.

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Frontiers of Civil Society: Government and Hegemony in SerbiaFRONTIERS OF CIVIL SOCIETY
Government and Hegemony in Serbia
Marek Mikuš

Volume 22, Dislocations


Frontiers of Civil Society asks why, exploring the roles of multiple civil society forces in a set of government “reforms” of society and individuals in the early 2010s, and examining them in the broader context of social struggles over neoliberal restructuring and transnational integration.

Read Introduction: What and Whose Reform? Civil Society and Serbia’s Endless Transition


Gulag Memories: The Rediscovery and Commemoration of Russia's Repressive PastGULAG MEMORIES
The Rediscovery and Commemoration of Russia’s Repressive Past
Zuzanna Bogumił
Translated from the Polish by Philip Palmer


This ethnographic study takes a holistic, comprehensive approach to understanding memories of the Gulag, and particularly the language of commemoration that surrounds it in present-day Russian society.

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The CSCE and the End of the Cold War: Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990THE CSCE AND THE END OF THE COLD WAR
Diplomacy, Societies and Human Rights, 1972-1990
Edited by Nicolas Badalassi and Sarah B. Snyder


Since its inception over forty years ago, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe has been met with political and historical controversies. While it’s known today as a significant contributor to the end of the Cold War, The CSCE and the End of the Cold War revisits some of the most fascinating questions in Cold War historiography.

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New in Paperback


'City of the Future': Built Space, Modernity and Urban Change in Astana‘CITY OF THE FUTURE’
Built Space, Modernity and Urban Change in Astana
Mateusz Laszczkowski

Volume 14, Integration and Conflict Studies


“The book can serve as the perfect companion to post-graduate studies in many fields, because its methodology is brilliant, clear, transparent, and utterly reflexive. No doubt it will become a major reference text on many syllabi to come.”Central Asian Affairs

Read Introduction: Pathways into the ‘City of the Future’


Whose Memory? Which Future?: Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Eastern, Central and Southeastern EuropeWHOSE MEMORY? WHICH FUTURE?
Remembering Ethnic Cleansing and Lost Cultural Diversity in Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe
Edited by Barbara Törnquist-Plewa

Volume 18, Contemporary European History

“Exploring a new avenue, the study of cultural trauma, Whose Memory? Which Future? provides an original, timely and singularly stimulating contribution to several subfields of memory studies. Owing to its strong comparative dimension, the book will serve as a sound conceptual, methodological and critical springboard for scholars working on post-conflict memory and cultural trauma but also for students of urban heritage management or post-socialist political cultures…” • Bohemia

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Memory and Change in Europe: Eastern PerspectivesMEMORY AND CHANGE IN EUROPE
Eastern Perspectives
Edited by Małgorzata Pakier and Joanna Wawrzyniak
Foreword by Jeffrey Olick

Volume 16, Contemporary European History


“[This volume] addresses memory and cultural transformations from an eastern point of view… [and] illuminates very different aspects of the problems Eastern European researchers face identifying  national crossroads of diverging memories and the necessity of coming to terms with a surfeit of memories which had not hitherto been publicly articulated or acknowledged.” · European History Quarterly

Read Introduction: Memory and Change in Eastern Europe: How Special?





Austrian and Habsburg Studies Series


The volumes in this series address specific themes and questions around the history, culture, politics, social, and economic experience of Austria, the Habsburg Empire, and its successor states in Central and Eastern Europe.




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Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

Current Issue: Volume 27, Issue 1: In Memoriam Ina-Maria Greverus


The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women’s and Gender History

Current Volume: Volume 12


Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology

Current Issue: Issue 82: Capitalism and global anthropology: Marxism resurgent


Interdisciplinary Journal of Siberian Studies

Current Issue: Volume 17, Issue 2


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