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  • The Habsburg Cafeby Andrew Riemer

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Andrew Riemer's return to the heartland of the Habsburg empire - Austria and Hungary - in 1991, having left there at the age of 10 in 1946. more...

  • Through Grown-up Eyesby Robert Henrey

    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 inThe Fallen Idolbased 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 the... more...

  • Nationale Kontrahenten oder Partner?by Christoph Boyer

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 84.19

    In der Zwischenkriegszeit war das Verhältnis zwischen den Tschechen und Deutschen in der Ersten Tschechoslowakischen Republik in vieler Hinsicht gespannt. In besonderem Maße galt dies für die Wirtschaft. Die Studie beruht auf einem umfangreichen Fundus neu erschlossener Quellen aus den Archiven beider Länder. Christoph Boyer schlägt Schneisen in das... more...

  • Karel Kramár (1860?1937)by Martina Winkler

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 112.27

    In den letzten Jahren hat, bedingt durch aktuelle politische Entwicklungen ebenso wie wissenschaftliche Debatten, das Interesse an der Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas deutlich zugenommen. Ostmitteleuropa als Region der Überschneidungen historischer Strukturen, als "Herz" Europas, als Ort der Identitätssuche; diese Bedeutung wird auch an der... more...

  • Entspannung in Europaby Gottfried Niedhart

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 19.04

    Gottfried Niedhart analyzes the key role played by West Germany in the process of détente in Europe, which was understood by the West German political coalitions in power during this period as a means of transcending the status quo. At the same time, he explains the policies of the Warsaw Pact, whose members, unlike West Germany, saw détente... more...

  • A Life Dedicated to the Republicby Josette Baer

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 36.99

    Josette Baer retraces the eventful life of Slovak politician Vavro ?robár, the principal figure in the implementation of Czechoslovak democracy in Slovakia. From his student days and fight for Slovak civil rights in Upper Hungary to his active resistance to German fascism, ?robár shaped Czechoslovakia?s turbulent history in the first half of the twentieth... more...

  • Havelby Michael Zantovsky

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Vaclav Havel: iconoclast and philosopher king, an internationally successful playwright who became a political dissident and then, reluctantly, a president. His pivotal role in the Velvet Revolution and the modern Czech Republic makes him a key figure of the twentieth century. Michael Zantovsky was one of Havel's closest confidants. They lived through... more...

  • Fools and Heroesby Peter Hruby

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Fools and Heroes: The Changing Role of Communist Intellectuals in Czechoslovakia details two crucial years of 1948 and 1968 that marked the climax of contradictory developments, namely, the acceptance and repudiation of Soviet ideology and statecraft. Organized into three parts, this book begins with the class struggle and moral problems in Czechoslovakia.... more...

  • Origins of the Czech National Renascenceby Hugh LeCaine Agnew

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1994; US$ 28.95

    With the fall of socialism in Europe, the former East bloc nations experienced a rebirth of nationalism as they struggled to make the difficult transition to a market-based economy and self-governance.  The dissolution of Czechoslovakia, in particular, underscored the power of ethnic identity and ancestral loyalties. Hugh Agnew develops the argument... more...

  • Prague Panoramasby Cynthia Paces

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Prague Panoramas examines the creation of Czech nationalism through monuments, buildings, festivals, and protests in the public spaces of the city during the twentieth century. These ?sites of memory? were attempts by civic, religious, cultural, and political forces to create a cohesive sense of self for a country and a people torn by war, foreign... more...