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Title Quest for a suitable past : myth and memory in Central and Eastern Europe / edited by Claudia-Florentina Dobre and Cristian Emilian Ghita.
Imprint Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2016.

Subject Europe, Eastern -- Social life and customs.
Europe, Central -- Social life and customs.
Myth -- Social aspects -- History.
Myth -- Political aspects -- History.
Memory -- Social aspects -- History.
Memory -- Political aspects -- History.
Communism -- Social aspects -- History.
Post-communism -- Social aspects -- History.
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government.
Europe, Central -- Politics and government.
Alt Name Dobre, Claudia-Florentina.
Ghita, Cristian Emilian.
Description 1 online resource
Summary "The present volume, In Search of Better Times : Myth and Memory in Eastern and Central Europe, brings together a range of case studies of myth making and myth breaking from the nineteenth century to the present day. In particular, it makes a novel contribution to the study of the complex process through which memories are transformed into myths. This problematic interplay between memory and myth-making is analyzed in conjunction with the role of myths in the political and social life of the region"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Claudia-Florentina Dobre -- An obscure object of desire : the myth of Alba Iulia and its social functions, 1918-1940 / Gabor Egry -- Croatia between the myths of the nation-state and of the common European past / Neven Budak -- Deconstructing the myth of the "wicked German" in northern and western parts of Poland : local approaches to cultural heritage / Izabela Skorzynska and Anna Wachowiak -- Mythologizing the biographies of Romanian underground communists : the case study of Miron Constantinescu / Stefan Bosomitu -- Women in the Communist Party : debunking a (post- )communist mythology / Luciana-Marioara Jinga -- Avatars of the social imaginary : myths about Romanian communism after 1989 / Claudia-Florentina Dobre -- Post-communist politics of memory and the new regime of historiography : recent controversies on the memory of the "Forty-five years of the communist yoke" and the "Myth of Batak" / Liliana Deyanova -- The phenomenon of "parahistory" in post-communist Bulgaria : old theories and new myths on proto-Bulgarians / Alexander Nikolov.
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ISBN 9789633861387 (electronic bk.)
9633861381 (electronic bk.)
9789633861363 (hardbound ; alkaline paper)
OCLC # 944246649
Additional Format Print version: In search of better times. Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, 2016 9789633861363 (DLC) 2016008821

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