Vera Tolz, Sir William Mather Professor of Russian Studies, the University of Manchester, UK

The Convolutions of Historical Politics is the first comparative study of the politics of memory in contemporary Eastern Europe. Putting a range of East European case studies in a wider pan-European context, this excellent collection of essays shows how and why history politics has recently re-emerged as a major element of foreign and domestic policies in Eastern Europe. Contributors explore the ways in which multiple agents and institutions construct and disseminate historical narratives not only within, but also across national boundaries. The essays highlight both broad common trends, as well different specific approaches to instrumental uses of history, and thereby make a major contribution to the study of memory politics from a transnational perspective.
Reviewed book: 
Editor: 
Alexei Miller
Maria Lipman
ISBN: 
978-615-5225-15-4
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$95.00 / €85.00 / £75.00