Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena

Kolleg Publications


The following section contains collected volumes emanating from the conferences and workshops held at the Imre Kertész Kolleg since its inception. Here you will find our most recent publications with Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) as well as contributions by staff and affiliated researchers to our monograph series ‘Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century’, published by De Gruyter/ Oldenbourg.


Mastery and Lost Illusions

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.