Three Books Receive AABS Honorable Mentions

Aug 12, 2018

Three books received Honorable Mentions for the 2018 AABS Book Prize:

Christine Beresniova, Holocaust Education in Lithuania (Lexington Books, 2017)

The review committee noted that the book “makes an original, comprehensive and significant contribution to the analysis and evaluation of Holocaust education in Lithuania, based on extensive fieldwork and building on earlier publications. The issue of Holocaust education is of central importance to Lithuania’s integration in Europe in terms of political, cultural and educational matters.”

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Dalia Leinarte, The Lithuanian Family in Its European Context, 1800-1914 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) 

In its consideration of this book, the committee described it as “distinguished by the methodological diversity. [Parts of the book] present a microscopic view evaluating the subjective range of motives and perceptions of intelligentsia or peasants. At the same time, quantitative data and structural analyses are present…reconstructing long-term developmental tendencies.”

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Vasilijus Safronovas, The Creation of National Spaces in a Pluricultural Region; The Case of Prussian Lithuania (Academic Studies Press, 2016)

The review committee commented that “this fascinating study makes a valuable and fresh contribution to recent historiography about Lithuania, as scholars have recovered multiple older meanings, usages, and imaginings of ‘Lithuania’ as a concept, often in significant contrast to current usage as the designation of a nation-state that has regained independence and statehood.”

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