Edited volume

Włodzimierz Borodziej, Stanislav Holubec, Joachim von Puttkamer (eds.) (2015)

Mastery and Lost Illusions. Space and Time in the Modernization of Eastern and Central Europe

Publishing house De Gruyter Oldenbourg
Place of publication München
Page references 257
Series Europas Osten im 20. Jahrhundert
Language English

ISBN: 978-3-11-036431-6

This volume highlights the specific experiences and challenges of modernity in twentieth-century Eastern and Central Europe. Contributors ask how spatial and temporal conditions shaped the region's transformation from a rural to an urban, industrialized society in this period and investigate the state's role in the mastery of space, particularly in the context of state socialism. The volume also sheds light on the ruralization of cities and mutual perceptions of the rural and urban populations in this region.

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  • Mastery and Lost Illusions. Space and Time in the Modernization of Eastern and Central Europe

    Reviewed by PD Dr. Rafał Riedel