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- Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00
Multiculturalism has long been linked to calls for tolerance of cultural diversity, but today many observers are subjecting the concept to close scrutiny. After the political upheavals of 1968, the commitment to multiculturalism was perceived as a liberal manifesto, but in the post-9/11 era, it is under attack for its relativizing, particularist,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.95
Joseph II (1741--90) -- son and eventual successor of Maria Theresa -- has conventionally been seen in the context of the "Enlightened Despot'' reformers. Today's turmoil in his former territories invites a rather different perspective, however, as Joseph grapples with the familiar and intractable problems of creating a viable unitary state out of... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 44.00
The invasion of Czechoslovakia by Nazi Germany in March 1939 helped to precipitate Europe?s descent into World War II six months later. The move, supposedly to protect the Sudeten Germans, shocked many in Europe, who saw it as a clear statement of intent by Hitler. Here, Patrick Crowhurst argues that occupation of the Sudetenland and the Czech lands... more...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 95.00
During the four decades of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia a vast literature on working-class movements has been produced but it has hardly any value for today?s scholarship. This remarkable study reopens the field. Based on Czech, Slovak, German and other sources, it focuses on the history of the multi-ethnic social democratic labor movement... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95
Working through the descriptive and ethnographic texts produced by Czech speakers about Islam and the Ottoman Empire, this study brings to light how they used this discourse to create Czech identities. Rather than simply constructing identity in opposition to the Islamic Other, Laura Lisy-Wagner investigates how the authors played the Holy Roman and... more...
- Polperro Heritage Press 2013; US$ 13.05
Bobby Henrey was eight when he was improbably chosen by film director Carol Reed and producer Sir Alexander Korda to star alongside Sir Ralph Richardson in The Fallen Idol based on a Graham Greene story. Released in 1948, the film was an instant box office success; the child?s performance was singled out for critical acclaim and it remains one of... more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 28.00
Now available in PDF format. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Czech and Slovak Republics is the ultimate companion to this magnificent region. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of key cities and towns. Whether you wish to explore the enchanting metropolis... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00
Critical Thinking in Slovakia after Socialism interrogates the putative relationship between critical thought and society through an ethnographic study of civic discourse in post-1989 Slovakia. Drawing on original fieldwork as well as on anthropological theories of language and culture, Jonathan Larson uncovers traces of patterned elements of criticism... more...
- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 14.00
Now available in PDF format. Streamline your vacation to Europe's most enchanting city with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Prague . Organized into easy-to-follow, illustrated itineraries, this Top 10 travel guide for Prague takes you to the best spots in the city, including its top 10 restaurants and cafes, the top 10 haunted sights... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 129.95
The union of the two royal houses - the Habsburgs and the Bourbons - in the early seventeenth century illustrates the extent to which marriage was a tool of government in Renaissance Europe, and festivals a manifestation of power and cultural superiority. With contributions from scholars representing a range of disciplines, this volume provides an... more...