Recently Published Books

This page showcases most significant recent books on Esperanto, its history, and the field of interlingual communication. For more information of a specific book or to purchase a copy, click on the cover image or title.

For a more detailed overview of the state-of-the-art scholarship in various fields of Esperantic Studies, see here.


Schor, Esther (2016) Bridge of Words: Esperanto and the Dream of a Universal Language. Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt.

List of Reviews








Lins, Ulrich (2016) Dangerous Language: Esperanto under Hitler and Stalin: 1. Trans. Humphrey Tonkin. London: Palgrave Macmillan. xviii + 299pp. English translation of part 1 of Ulrich Lins, La danĝera lingvo (2016).







Lins, Ulrich (2017) Dangerous Language: Esperanto and the Decline of Stalinism. Trans. Humphrey Tonkin. London: Palgrave Macmillan. xix + 198pp. English translation of part 2 of Ulrich Lins, La danĝera lingvo (2016).






Esperanto – einfach, kompakt und übersichtlich


Pahlow, Heike (2016). Esperanto – einfach, kompakt und übersichtlich. Engelsdorfer Verlag, Leipzig.





indo-european controversy



Pereltsvaig, Asya and Martin W. Lewis (2015). The Indo-European Controversy. Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics. Cambridge University Press (2015).





tamen gxi movigxas Tonkin Lipari



Editors: Lipari, Michela and Humphrey Tonkin (2015). Tamen ĝi moviĝas! (And yet it moves!). Twelve essays by award winning authors of Belartaj Konkursoj of UEA.





Historio de Esperanto-Literaturo Minnaja Silfer



Minnaja, Carlo; Silfer, Giorgio (2015). Historio de la esperanta literaturo. Kooperativo de Literatura Foiro. La Chaux-de-Fonds. 2015.  (with ESF funding)





Galor, Zbigniew, and Jukka Pietiläinen (2015) UEA en konscio de esperantistoj. Movado. KAVA-PECH. Dobřichovice. (with ESF funding)






Garvía, Roberto (2015) Esperanto and Its Rivals: The Struggle for an International Language. University of Pennsylvania Press.







Gordin, Michael D. (2015) Scientific Babel: How Science Was Done Before and After Global English. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.







Melnikov, Aleksandro S. (2015) Gvidlibro tra Esperantio. Rostov-na-Donu. (with ESF funding)







Hornsby, Michael (2015) Revitalizing Minority Languages New Speakers of Breton, Yiddish and Lemko. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.







English In Nordic Universities


Hultgren, Anna Kristina, Frans Gregersen and Jacob Thøgersen (editors) (2014). English in Nordic Universities: Ideologies and practices. Amsterdam: NL: John Benjamins Publishing Company.







Halperin, Liora R. (2014) Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.







Konishi, Sho (2013) Anarchist Modernity: Cooperatism and Japanese-Russian Intellectual Relations in Modern Japan. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.







Mazower, Mark (2013) Governing the World: The History of an Idea, 1815 to the Present. Penguin Books.






Tellier, Angela (2013) Esperanto as a starter language for child second-language learners in the primary school. 2nd edition. Barlaston: Esperanto UK.






Tollefson, James W. (ed.) (2013) Language Policies in Education: Critical Issues. New York: Routledge.








Gubbins, Paul (ed.) (2012) Star in a Night Sky: An Anthology of Esperanto Literature. London: Francis Boutle Publishers.






Vlasov, Dmitrij V. (2011) Ėsperanto: polveka cenzury. Moskva: Impeto. [in Russian]







Ostler, Nicholas (2010) The Last Lingua Franca. English Until the Return of Babel. London: Allen Lane.








Okrent, Arika (2009) In the Land of Invented Languages. New York: Spiegel & Grau.







Krasnikov, Oleg and Detlev Blanke (2008) Esperanto-dvizhenie: fragmenty istorii. [in Russian]






Sutton, Geoffrey H. (2008) Concise Encyclopedia of the Original Literature of Esperanto. New York: Mondial.






Shohamy, Elana (2006) Language Policy: Hidden Agendas and New Approaches. London: Routledge.

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