By Balazs Trencsenyi, Michal Kopecek
This quantity represents the 1st in a chain of 4 books, a bold undertaking by way of CEU Press, which offers an important texts that prompted and formed the methods of nation-building within the many nations of imperative and Southeast Europe. The sequence brings jointly students from Austria, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, the Republic of Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey. The editors have created a brand new interpretative synthesis that demanding situations the self-centered and "isolationist" ancient narratives and academic canons ordinary within the quarter, within the spirit of "coming to phrases with the past." the most goal of the enterprise is to confront 'mainstream' and doubtless winning nationwide discourses with one another, hence making a area for examining these narratives of identification which grew to become institutionalized as "national canons." The sequence will increase the sector of attainable comparisons of the respective nationwide cultures. every one textual content is observed through a presentation of the writer, and via an research of the context within which the respective textual content used to be born.
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