Past Winners of the Barbara Jelavich Book Prize

2022 - Grant T. Harward, Romania's Holy War: Soldiers, Motivation, and the Holocaust (Cornell University Press)

2021 - Francine HirschSoviet Judgment at Nuremberg: A New History of the International Military Tribunal After World War II (Oxford University Press).

Honorable Mention: Dominique Kirchner Reill, The Fiume Crisis: Life in the Wake of the Habsburg Empire (Harvard University Press).

2020 - R. Chris Davis, Hungarian Religion, Romanian Blood: A Minority’s Struggle for National Belonging, 1920–1945 (University of Wisconsin Press)

2019 - Will SmileyFrom Slaves to Prisoners of War: The Ottoman Empire, Russia and International Law (Oxford University Press)

Honorable Mention: William D. Godsey, The Sinews of Habsburg Power: Lower Austria in a Fiscal-Military State 1650-1820 (Oxford University Press)

2018 - John C. Swanson, Tangible Belonging: Negotiating Germannes in Twentieth-Century Hungary (University of Pittsburgh Press)

2017 - Jakub S. Beneš, Workers and Nationalism: Czech and German Social Democracy in Habsburg Austria, 1890-1918 (Oxford University Press)

2016 - Jelena Batinić, Women and Yugoslav Partisans: A History of World War II Resistance (Cambridge University Press)

Honorable Mention: Robert Donia, Radovan Karadžić: Architect of the Bosnian Genocide (Cambridge University Press) 

2015 - Julia Phillips Cohen, Becoming Ottomans: Sephardi Jews and Imperial Citizenship in the Modern Era (Oxford University Press)

2014 - Katherine LebowUnfinished Utopia: Nowa Huta, Stalinism and Polish Society, 1949-56, (Cornell University Press)

2013 - Mary Neuburger, Balkan Smoke: Tobacco and the Making of Modern Bulgaria (Cornell University Press)

2012 - Gail Kligman and Katherine Verdery, Peasants under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949-1962 (Princeton University Press)

2011 - Sean McMeekin, The Berlin-Baghdad Express: The Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press)

2010 - Holly Case, Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during World War II (Stanford University Press)

2009 - Tara Zahra, Kidnapped Souls: National Indifference and the Battle for Children in the Bohemian Lands, 1900-1948 (Cornell University Press)

2008 - Deborah R. Coen, Vienna in the Age of Uncertainty: Science, Liberalism, and Private Life (University of Chicago Press)

2007 - Pieter M. Judson, Guardians of the Nation: Activists on the Language Frontiers of Imperial Austria (Harvard University Press)

2006 - Alison Frank, Oil Empire: Visions of Prosperity in Austrian Galicia (Harvard University Press)

2005 - Maureen Healy, Vienna and the Fall of the Habsburg Empire: Total War and Everyday Life in World War I (Cambridge University Press)

Honorable Mention: Charles KingThe Black Sea: A History (Oxford University Press)

2004 - Vladimir Tismaneanu, Stalinism for all Seasons: A Political History of Romanian Communism (University of California Press)

Honorable Mentions: 
Katherine Verdery, The Vanishing Hectare: Property and Value in Postsocialist Translyvania (Cornell University Press)
Keith Brown, The Past in Question: Modern Macedonia and the Uncertainties of Nation (Princeton University Press) 

2003 - Jennifer Siegel, Endgame: Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Central Asia (I.B. Tauris Publishers)

2002 - Larry Wolff, Venice and the Slavs: The Discovery of Dalmatia in the Age of Enlightenment (Stanford University Press)

2001 - Alice Freifeld, Nationalism and the Crowd in Liberal Hungary, 1848–1914 (Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press)

2000 - Lois C. Dubin, The Port Jews of Habsburg Trieste: Absolutist Politics and Enlightenment Culture (Stanford University Press)

1999 - Melissa K. Bokovoy, Peasants and Communists: Politics and Ideology in the Yugoslav Countryside, 1941–53 (University of Pittsburgh Press)

1998 - Anastasia N. Karakasidou, Fields of Wheat, Hills of Blood: Passages to Nationhood in Greek Macedonia, 1870–1990 (University of Chicago Press)

1997 - S.C.M. Paine, Imperial Rivals: China, Russia and Their Disputed Frontier (M.E. Sharpe)

1996 - Robert Rotenberg, Landscape and Power in Vienna (Johns Hopkins University Press)

1995 - Franz A.J. Szabo, Kaunitz and Enlightened Absolutism, 1753–1780 (Cambridge University Press)