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In the Shadow of the Great War
Physical Violence in East-Central Europe, 1917–1923
Edited by Jochen Böhler, Ota Konrád, and Rudolf Kučera
236 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-939-6 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (January 2021)
ISBN 978-1-80539-128-9 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Published (November 2023)
eISBN 978-1-80539-388-7 eBook
“Overall, the volume offers a broad panorama of the history of violence in East Central Europe. The individual essays are thematically diverse and offer an excellent synthesis of multilingual sources of research literature and theory.” • H-Soz-Kult
“This is an excellent collection of high-quality essays on a topic that is at the cutting edge of the field and which builds on a fast-growing interest in the impacts of the First World War.” • Roland Clark, University of Liverpool
Whether victorious or not, Central European states faced fundamental challenges after the First World War as they struggled to contain ongoing violence and forge peaceful societies. This collection explores the various forms of violence these nations confronted during this period, which effectively transformed the region into a laboratory for state-building. Employing a bottom-up approach to understanding everyday life, these studies trace the contours of individual and mass violence in the interwar era while illuminating their effects upon politics, intellectual developments, and the arts.
Jochen Böhler is director of the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies. His publications include Civil War in Central Europe: The Reconstruction of Poland, 1918–1921 (Oxford University Press, 2018).
Ota Konrád is a full professor of modern history at Charles University in Prague. His publications include Paths out of the Apocalypse Physical Violence in the Fall and Renewal of Central Europe, 1914-1922 (Oxford University Press, 2022. Together with Rudolf Kučera) and Geisteswissenschaften im Umbruch. Die Fächer Geschichte, Germanistik und Slawistik an der Deutschen Universität in Prag 1918–1945 (Berlin 2020).
Rudolf Kučera is director of the Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences and associate professor of history at the Charles University in Prague. His publications include Paths out of the Apocalypse Physical Violence in the Fall and Renewal of Central Europe, 1914-1922 (Oxford University Press, 2022. Together with Ota Konrád) and Rationed Life: Science, Everyday Life, and Working Class Politics in the Bohemian Lands, 1914–1918 (Berghahn Books, 2016).
Subject: History: World War IHistory: 20th Century to PresentPeace and Conflict Studies
Area: Central/Eastern Europe
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