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  • The Czecho-Slovak Struggle for Independence, 1914-1920by Brent Mueggenberg

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    The calamity of World War I spawned dozens of liberation movements among ethnic and religious groups throughout the world. Of this array of peoples aspiring toward self-determination, none were more successful in realizing that goal than the Czechs and Slovaks. From its humble beginning the Czecho-Slovak liberation movement grew into an impressive... 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...

  • 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...

  • Entspannung in Europaby Gottfried Niedhart

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 24.00

    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...

  • Islam, Christianity and the Making of Czech Identity, 1453?1683by Asst Prof Laura Lisy-Wagner; Professor Ann Rosalind Jones; Professor Jyotsna Singh; Professor Mihoko Suzuki

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Unlike many narratives about the Czech lands, which place them on the periphery of their own history, this study considers Czechs as central characters, looking both east and west to find their place in the early modern world. Islam, Christianity and the Making of Czech Identity, 1453-1683 works through the descriptive and ethnographic texts produced... more...

  • Hitler and Czechoslovakia in World War IIby Patrick Crowhurst

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Critical Thinking in Slovakia after Socialismby Jonathan L. Larson

    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. more...

  • Heimweh nach Pragby Joseph Roth; Helmuth Nürnberger

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 30.52

    Hauptbeschreibung Für keine andere Zeitung hat Joseph Roth so lange geschrieben wie für das seinerzeit weit über die Grenzen der Tschechoslowakei hinaus gelesene "Prager Tagblatt": Der erste Beitrag des damals noch ganz unbekannten Germanistikstudenten, ein Gedicht, erschien 1917, der letzte 1937, als der mittlerweile berühmte Journalist und Romancier... more...

  • Tschechienby Hans-Jörg Schmidt

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 9.53

    Hauptbeschreibung Nach Prag locken Stein gewordene Geschichte und die wunderschöne Altstadt ebenso wie Kafka, Schwejk und gutes Bier. Was sich jedoch hinter den renovierten Jugendstilfassadenverbirgt, wie die Tschechen auch außerhalb der Metropole leben und wie sie aus der schwierigen Geschichte heraus die deutschen Nachbarn beurteilen, bleibt den... more...