Utopian Horizons will be launched on Tuesday, 30th May at 4:00 pm.
Venue: CEU, 1051 Budapest, Nádor utca 15., Room Quantum 101 more

 

CEU Press attended the 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies at the Western Michigan University, May 11-14, 2017.
In addition to the extensive backlist, two new titles were on display: The Lettered Knight and The Visual World of the Hungarian Angevin Legendary.

The latest release is Totalitarian Societies and Democratic Transtion (Essays in memory of Victor Zaslavsky).

The Stranger, the Tears, the Photograph, the Touch (Divine presence in Spain and Europe since 1500): a selection of pictures from this book is on display in the Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House until May 24.
The book was presented by Vlad Naumescu, Associate Professor at CEU's Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at a book launch on May 4.

The Last Superpower Summits is highly recommended by Choice. The book was presented on April 11 at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies of The George Washington University.

House of a Thousand Floors  is a 2016 INDIES Finalist in the Science Fiction category. 

2017 Spring/Summer Catalog is available for download.

Roma-Gypsy Presence in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 15th-18th Centuries by Lech Mróz received honorable mention for the Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies.

Top five CEU Press titles by number of copies sold in 2016:
With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Post-Communist Mafia State
Arguing it Out
Hybrid Renaissance

Top five by sales revenue in 2016:
With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Art Beyond Borders
Nationalizing Empires
Holocaust in Hungary





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For the Good of Humanity
Ludwik Rajchman, Medical Statesman

Marta A. Balinska, Columbia University's Paris Program

"It is a rediscovery of a utopian who believed in the efficiency of international institutions, in the troubled era of fierce nationalism."
- Le Monde

In this biography of Ludwik Rajchman, Marta A. Balinska paints a portrait of a true hero of our times. He was born in Poland in 1881 and was an exponent of humanitarian intervention and defender of colonized people, as adept in secret diplomacy as in organizing vast anti-epidemic campaigns. He inspired the creation of WHO and the foundation of UNICEF, of which he became the first chairman. Progressive but opposed to all dogmas, he was forced by McCarthyism to flee the U.S. and soon became an object of suspicion in the Soviet bloc, finding himself estranged from his beloved Poland.

As the story of this remarkable life unfolds, the reader is given a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the major events that shaped the twentieth century. Using family archives and documentary sources from a dozen countries, the author brilliantly reconstructs the career of a man who was not only the first médecin sans frontiere but also an intellectual with an exceptional sense of the universal.

1998
310 pages
ISBN 978-963-9116-17-7 cloth $44.95 / €33.95 / £30.00

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