Balázs Trencsényi is Professor in the History Department of Central European University, Budapest. His main field of interest is the history of political thought in East Central Europe. He is the author of The Politics of ‘National Character’: A Study in Interwar East European Thought (2012), and co-author of A History of Modern Political Thought in East Central Europe. Vol. I: Negotiating Modernity in the 'Long Nineteenth Century' (2016).
“After reading the individual contributions, the attempt of a Trans-European historiography through the inclusion specifically of the meso-regions proves to be truly successful….But it is not only because of an updated regional history that the volume is very informative and readable; it also offers many fruitful ideas for the various historiographical academic disciplines and an overarching transnational discourse. Hopefully, these concepts will be developed further.” • Historische Zeitschrift
“…acquiring this book will undoubtedly help you to get a very good understanding of the spatial turn, its advantages and its shortcomings, not to mention that it will provide you with all the necessary bibliography on matters of conceptual regions.” • EuropeanReview ofHistory:Revue européenne d'histoire
“All in all, this volume is a successful and highly recommendable book. It conveys many important insights into European history, as well as into the possibilities of doing a conceptual history which goes beyond basic political-philosophical concepts. And it will provide the reader with a good knowledge-base for answering the question about where Central Europe actually is located.” • Global Intellectual History
“Many of the individual chapters are highly readable and insightful…Many [readers] will indulge in the rich intricacies of conceptual history and historical concepts that abound in this book as a whole.” • European History Quarterly
“With a roster of authoritative scholars, the chapters of this book chart the construction and use of the key concepts of European space. By focusing on conceptual ‘clusters’, an extraordinary number of subjects are covered, and the complex processes at work are further highlighted by the frequent cross-referencing between chapters and topics, making this compelling book much more than the sum of its individual studies.” • Wendy Bracewell, University College London