Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena
Mastery and Lost Illusions

Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century, Vol. 5

Włodzimierz Borodziej, Stanislav Holubec and Joachim von Puttkamer (Eds.)

Mastery and Lost Illusions

Space and Time in the Modernization of Eastern and Central Europe

De Gruyter/ Oldenbourg
ISBN 978-3-11-036420-0
257 pages

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.