"By playing on the memory of recent events, the myth-makers built their own legitimacy and attempt at establishing their own myth. Quest for a Suitable Past brilliantly addresses the birth and development of several myths in contemporary Central and Eastern Europe. its originality consists in linking cultural memory and myth-making entrepreneurship, providing the reader with a wide range of well-researched chapters on how memory is shaped by politics. The volume is useful for researchers but also suitable for classroom use, due to the conciseness and clarity of each chapter. As Lucian Boia has written in the foreword, the volume is “only a beginning” in the investigation of how myths and mythologies have accompanied the recent history of Central and Eastern Europe."