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- 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...
- Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 91.00
150 years ago, Franz Joseph I inaugurated the Vienna Ringstrasse. Just a few years earlier, in 1858, the project was the subject of an urban architectural competition, which included a total of 85 submissions, only 30 of which have been preserved today. The book examines the Ringstrasse competition in its broader historical and urban architectural... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95
This is the eagerly awaited second volume of Jean Bérenger's history of the Habsburgs. It covers the last two centuries of their rule and provides a compelling account of the fluctuations of Habsburg dynastic power and its disintegration after World War One. Bérenger gives a rich portrait of Habsburg greatness under Maria Theresa and Joseph II and... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 28.95
A critical study of the philosophy and political practice of the Czech dissident movement Charter 77. Aviezer Tucker examines how the political philosophy of Jan Patocka (1907?1977), founder of Charter 77, influenced the thinking and political leadership of Vaclav Havel as dissident and president. Presents the first serious treatment of... more...
- Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00
Die zweite Auflage dieses inzwischen vergriffenen Buches (1. Auflagen Suhrkamp 1997/2001) stellt die einzige Gesamtdarstellung und Dokumentation des Wiener Kreises im historischen Kontext dar. Es liefert eine wissenschaftsgeschichtliche und systematische Untersuchung zum Logischen Empirismus des Wiener Kreises, der bis heute als bahnbrechende Strömung... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95
The massacres that spread across Algeria in 1997 and 1998 shocked the world, both in their horror and in the international community's failure to respond. In the years following, the violence of 1990s Algeria has become a central case study in new theories of civil conflict and terrorism after the Cold War. Such "lessons of Algeria" now contribute... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 53.00
Czechoslovakia, one of the most rigid and authoritarian of the former Soviet Union's satellite states, started the transition from communism with high hopes. But a decade of change has exposed the full extent of the damage wrought to the country through decades of communist rule. For one thing, the country could not hold together, splitting apart into... more...