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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 180.00
In separate chapters on history, politics, economics, foreign relations and the new Czech identity, this book not only applauds the country's successes since 1993, but also uncovers the frayed edges of this velvet nation. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 208.00
Following World War 1 a unique experiment in state-building took place between two closely kindred nations in Eastern Europe; an attempt to build up a composite ethnic - Czechoslovak-nation and provide it with an adequate political framework. This book gives the reader a succinct account of this experiment by means of ethnopolitical, economic and sociological... 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...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 45.00
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...
- Frontline Books 2009; US$ 12.99
Jan Zizka (1370-1424) was a formidable figure whose life and military career was set amidst the whirlwind of monumental revolutions - military, religious, political and social - that engulfed medieval Europe in the 14th and 15th centuries. The leader of Bohemia's Hussite Revolution - the first of the religious wars during the Protestant Reformation... more...
- Cato Institute 1997; US$ 3.99
The inspiring story of how Václav Klaus brought the Czech Republic out of communism. Václav Klaus was appointed finance minister of the Czech Republic in 1990, shortly after the demise of that country's communist government. Two years later he was named prime minister, and in that capacity he has been one of the most effective spokesmen for classical... more...