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Mischa Gabowitsch

Putting Out Putin

The Russian parliamentary elections of December 2011 gave rise to a massive protest movement.

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English world rights (Polity)

Efrat Gal-Ed

No One’s Language

This biography of one of the most important Yiddish poets, the first comprehensive one worldwide, is extraordinary in form and content. The life story of Itzik Manger (1901 – 1969) becomes intertwined with a lively depiction of the Eastern European Yiddish-secular culture in between the World Wars. And appropriately, Gal-Ed’s textual alignment follows the page layout of the Talmud: with a narrative main text, images and explanatory side texts.

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English World Rights (Texas University Press)

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

After 1945

How we have become what we are - A journey through time that sheds light on our present day

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English world rights (Stanford UP), Spanish world rights (Universidad Iberoamericana), Russia (NLO), Brazilian Portuguese rights (UNESP), Poland (Krytyka Polityczna)

Uffa Jensen

The Politics of Rage

If we had a device for measuring the intensity of collective feelings, at the moment it would be in the red: in most of our political debates rational arguments and mutual respect have given way to fury, hate, and anxiety.

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Thomas Kaufmann

History of the Reformation in Germany

The traditional interpretation of history influenced by Protestantism regarded »Luther’s deed« as a liberation from the »dark powers« of the papal church and an »end of the Middle Ages«. However, the late Middle Ages were neither »dark«, nor was Luther a luminous figure.

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French world rights (Labor Et Fides), Korea (Ghil);
Domestic Rights Sales: Bookclub Edition (WBG – published, rights reverted)

Reinhart Koselleck

Concepts

At the heart of Reinhart Koselleck’s thought stands the history of concepts, the paradigm of which he, the »thinking historian«, as Hans-Georg Gadamer once called him, decisively helped create and used as the foundations for the major encyclopedia of Geschichtlichen Grundbegriffe which he co-edited.

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Spanish world rights (Trotta), Italy (Il Mulino), Poland (Oficyna Naukowa), Romania (Editura ART), Turkey (Iletisim)

Reinhart Koselleck

Futures Past

Modernity in the late eighteenth century transformed all domains of European life – intellectual, industrial, and social. Not least affected was the experience of time itself: ever – accelerating change left people with briefer intervals of time in which to gather new experiences and adapt.

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English world rights (Columbia UP), Spanish world rights (Paidos Iberica), Chinese simplex rights (Commercial Press), Brazilian Portuguese rights (Contrapunto), France (Éditions de l'EHESS), Italy (CLUEB), Sweden (Daidalos), Korea (Munhakdongne), Poland (Poznanskie), Hungary (Atlantisz), Turkey (Dost Kitabevi), Greece ( Exandas), Ukraine (Spirit and Letter)

Stefan Kühl

Ordinary Organizations

Why were so many Germans willing to play an active role in the annihilation of the European Jews under the Nazis? This book takes a new explanatory approach with its theory of »ordinary organizations.« For the first time, sociological systems theory has been used to demonstrate how integration in an organization can induce people to do things that would be inconceivable to them outside of the organization.

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English world rights (Polity)

Bodo Mrozek

Youth – Pop – Culture

Clamorous sounds, unruly behavior, and colorful fashions: the sonic vocabulary used by contemporaries to describe the new youth scene in the mid-20th century mark a cultural dividing point. Aesthetic conflicts culminated in street riots and produced police measures, censorship, and laws. Spectacular court cases against youths led to negative social clichés of male urban youth: the American juvenile delinquent, the British teddy boy, the French blouson noir and the German halbstarke.

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Norman M. Naimark

Stalin’s Genocides

Many millions of innocent people died under Stalin’s rule. They were shot, starved or died during imprisonment or exile. In his extended essay, Norman M. Naimark narrates the devastating stories of systematic destruction.

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France (L'Arche Editeur), Japan (Misuzu Shobo), Estonia (Tänapäev), Ukraine (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Publishing House)

Michail Ryklin

By Right of Being Stronger

In January 2003, the art exhibition »Attention, Religion!« organized in the Sacharov Center in Moscow was trashed. Yet it was not the miscreants who were subject to public despise and legal persecution, but the exhibition organizers and the artists. In a law suit that grabbed the headlines they were accused of »insulting the religious feelings of the Russian people« and threatened with jail sentences.

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Michail Ryklin

Spaces for Celebration

Moscow-based philosopher Michail Ryklin is the most prominent contemporary thinker in Russia, and the only intellectual with an equally intense first-hand knowledge of life in Western culture and in the Russian context. A former assistant to Jacques Derrida in Paris, he is now a professor at the Institute of Philosophy at the Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

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Spanish world rights (Herder), Italy (Bollati Boringhieri)

Philipp Ther

The Outsider

Flight and integration are extremely important themes at present. They are a major reason for the rise of right-wing populist parties and are threatening to divide the EU. However, a glimpse into the depths of history puts 2015’s »refugee crisis« into perspective. Since the expulsion of Jews from the Iberian Peninsula in 1492, Europe has constantly been a continent of refugees.

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English world rights (Princeton University Press)

Philipp Ther

Europe After 1989

In 2014, Europe is in the grip of concerns and crises that have caused the optimism of 1989’s new beginnings to fade into distant memory. The New Order on the Old Continent explores correlations between the current situation in Europe and the new dawn arising after the fall of the Iron Curtain by shedding a different light on the end of communism, the revolutions of 1989-91 and the subsequent political and social transformations that gave rise to the »new Europe«. Current transformations are analyzed, not within the confines of Eastern Europe, but as a phenomenon affecting all EU Member States.

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English world rights (Princeton University Press), Czech Republic (Libri), Bulgaria (KX Critique & Humanism), Ukraine (Laurus Press)