Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society 65 (2017), 2

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Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society 65 (2017), 2.
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The Second World War in Historiography and Public Debate


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*Editors:* SABINE RUTAR (Regensburg), Editor-in-Chief GER DUIJZINGS (Regensburg) WIM VAN MEURS (Nijmegen) *Editorial Board:* Heinz-Jürgen Axt (Duisburg-Essen) Florian Bieber (Graz) Dimitar Bechev (Sofia/Oxford) Johanna Bockman (Washington, DC) Xavier Bougarel (Paris) Ulf Brunnbauer (Regensburg) Marie-Janine Calic (München) Nina Caspersen (York) Andras Inotai (Budapest) Deema Kaneff (Birmingham) Stef Jansen (Manchester) Jürgen Jerger (Regensburg) Denisa Kostovicova (London) Ivan Krastev (Sofia) Mladen Lazić (Belgrade) Joseph Marko (Graz/Bozen) Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Bukarest/Berlin) Vjeran Pavlaković (Rijeka) Nadège Ragaru (Paris) Sabrina P. Ramet (Trondheim) Solveig Richter (Erfurt) Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers (Bournemouth) Milica Uvalic (Perugia) *Editorial Office:* Sabine Rutar Wim van Meurs (Book Review Editor)
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München 2017: Oldenbourg Verlag
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253 pp.
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*Editors:* SABINE RUTAR (Regensburg), Editor-in-Chief GER DUIJZINGS (Regensburg) WIM VAN MEURS (Nijmegen) *Editorial Board:* Heinz-Jürgen Axt (Duisburg-Essen) Florian Bieber (Graz) Dimitar Bechev (Sofia/Oxford) Johanna Bockman (Washington, DC) Xavier Bougarel (Paris) Ulf Brunnbauer (Regensburg) Marie-Janine Calic (München) Nina Caspersen (York) Andras Inotai (Budapest) Deema Kaneff (Birmingham) Stef Jansen (Manchester) Jürgen Jerger (Regensburg) Denisa Kostovicova (London) Ivan Krastev (Sofia) Mladen Lazić (Belgrade) Joseph Marko (Graz/Bozen) Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (Bukarest/Berlin) Vjeran Pavlaković (Rijeka) Nadège Ragaru (Paris) Sabrina P. Ramet (Trondheim) Solveig Richter (Erfurt) Stephanie Schwandner-Sievers (Bournemouth) Milica Uvalic (Perugia) *Editorial Office:* Sabine Rutar, Olga Popova, Kathrin Jurkat (Assistenz)
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Dr. Sabine Rutar Leibniz-Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung Landshuter Straße 4 93047 Regensburg

Dear Colleagues,

Issue 2, of “Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society” has just been published. Sabine Rutar is guest editor of this issue’s thematic section focusing on “The Second World War in Historiography and Public Debate”.

It is likely that the authors of this special issue have accomplished something never before seen, for rarely if ever has a similarly comparative overview been provided of the historiographical state of the art and concomitant scholarly and public debates pertaining to the Second World War in Southeastern Europe. Following Sabine Rutar’s introductory overview, gathered here are detailed analyses by Milan Ristović of the historiography of the German occupying forces in the Balkans, and by Paolo Fonzi of the Italians; Marija Vulesica deals with the Holocaust in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia, while Nadège Ragaru examines its effects in Bulgaria and Bulgarian-occupied Macedonia. Polymeris Voglis and Ioannis Nioutsikos provide the state of the historiographical art and the public debate for Greece; Slovenia is considered by Nevenka Troha; Gentiana Kera looks at Albania, while Moldova receives close attention from Svetlana Suveica.

Compellingly, all authors reveal how, since the political changes of the 1990s, things have not automatically evolved towards comprehensive improvement in comparison with the preceding era. This special issue’s central aim is therefore to provide a foundation on which may be built further differentiation of perspectives and agendas for research designed to do greater justice to the complex, multidimensional, and often parallel social dynamics triggered in the region by the global conflagration of 1939-1945. The authors all make quite clear that the current societies in Southeastern Europe continue to be permeated by questions of what the Second World War meant. Black-and-white narratives, simple yet a-historical ‘truths’ have been put forward in the service of sociopolitical interests, and have contributed to sharpening existing divisive lines. Among matters at stake are identities, memory politics and commemorative structures; how historical studies have been (re-)institutionalized; and how individuals and societies relate to others, from both domestic and international perspectives.

Beyond the special section, the issue features a “Spotlight” on the Central European University in Budapest, which Balázs Trencsényi coordinated together with Alfred J. Rieber, Constantin Iordachi, and Adela Hîncu.

The journal is available in print from De Gruyter Oldenbourg and online at https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/soeu.2017.65.issue-2/issue-files/soeu.2017.65.issue-2.xml. The book reviews are available in open access at recension.net.

Best regards,
Sabine Rutar

CONTENT

FOCUS: THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN HISTORIOGRAPHY AND PUBLIC DEBATE

Sabine Rutar
The Second World War in Southeastern Europe. Historiographies and Debates
195–220

Milan Ristović
The German Occupation Regimes in Southeastern Europe as a Research Problem in Yugoslav and Serbian Historiography
221–238

Paolo Fonzi
Beyond the Myth of the ‘Good Italian’. Recent Trends in the Study of the Italian Occupation of Southeastern Europe during the Second World War
239–259

Marija Vulesica
Holocaust Research in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia. An Inventory
260–283

Nadège Ragaru
Nationalization through Internationalization. Writing, Remembering, and Commemorating the Holocaust in Macedonia and Bulgaria after 1989
284–315

Polymeris Voglis and Ioannis Nioutsikos
The Greek Historiography of the 1940s. A Reassessment
316–333

Nevenka Troha
Slovenia. Occupation, Repression, Partisan Movement, Collaboration, and Civil War in Historical Research
334–363

Gentiana Kera
Rethinking the Place of the Second World War in the Contemporary History of Albania
364–387

Svetlana Suveica
From Heroisation to Competing Victimhoods. History Writing on the Second World War in Moldova
388–411

SPOTLIGHT

Balázs Trencsényi, Alfred J. Rieber, Constantin Iordachi, Adela Hîncu
Academic Freedom in Danger. Fact Files on the ‘CEU Affair’
412–436

BOOK REVIEWS

Cathie Carmichael
A Concise History of Bosnia
(Oskar Roginer)

Stef Jansen / Čarna Brković / Vanja Čelebčić, eds
Negotiating Social Relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Semiperipheral Entanglements
(Reana Senjković)

Vladimir Tismaneanu / Bogdan C. Iacob, eds
Remembrance, History, and Justice. Coming to Terms with Traumatic Pasts in Democratic Societies
(Susan Scherpenisse)

Sebastian Goll / Martin Mlinarić / Johannes Gold, eds
Minorities under Attack. Othering and Right-Wing Extremism in Southeast European Societies
(Delila Bikic)

Rosanna Dom
Fragile Loyalität zur Republik Moldau. Sowjetnostalgie und ‘Heimatlosigkeit’ unter den russischen und ukrainischen Minderheiten
(Wim van Meurs)

Zitation
Südosteuropa. Journal of Politics and Society 65 (2017), 2. in: H-Soz-Kult, 17.09.2017, <www.hsozkult.de/journal/id/zeitschriftenausgaben-10570>.
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