The Subtle Shackles of Cleo: East European Historiography after the Collapse of the Iron Curtain Cover Image

Nenápadné okovy Kleió Východoevropské dějepisectví po pádu železné opony mezi vědeckým étosem a legitimizacípanství
The Subtle Shackles of Cleo: East European Historiography after the Collapse of the Iron Curtain

Author(s): Pavel Kolář
Subject(s): Review
Published by: Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR

Summary/Abstract: Alojz Ivanisevic, Andreas Kappeler, Walter Lukan, and Arnold Suppan (eds), Klio ohne Fesseln? Historiographie im ostlichen Europa nach dem Zusammenbruch des Kommunismus. Frankfurt on Main: Peter Lang, 2002, 548 pp. The volume under review comprises critical self-reflections of East European histo¬rians comparing their academic communities with 'standard' Western scholarship, as well as commentaries on them by their West European colleagues. It constitutes the first attempt at an overall assessment of the development of historiography in eastern and central Europe after the disintegration of the Soviet bloc. On the basis of these articles and commentaries, the reviewer attempts an overall comparison of the development of institutions concerned with history, theoretical and methodolo¬gical discourse, and the relationship between politics and historiography in the post-Communist half of Europe.

  • Issue Year: XI/2004
  • Issue No: 01-02
  • Page Range: 224-230
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Czech