The Inhabited Ruins of Central Europe

Re-imagining Space, History, and Memory

  • Dariusz Gafijczuk
  • Derek Sayer

About this book


Focusing on Central Europe, the volume proposes a new paradigm of how culture works, based on a model of "inhabited ruins" as a space where contradictory elements come together into continually renewed and frequently paradoxical configurations. Examines art, architecture, literature and music.


Cultural history social and cultural theory Czech history apocalyptic democracy Europe history liberty revolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Dariusz Gafijczuk
    • 1
  • Derek Sayer
    • 2
  1. 1.University College LondonUK
  2. 2.Lancaster UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45494-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-30586-2
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