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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 Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32

    Václav 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, the end of Communism and the birth of a modern, west-facing Czech Republic makes him a key figure of the twentieth century. He was a character of great... 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 Oldenbourg 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 as a means... more...

  • Hitler and Czechoslovakia in World War IIby Patrick Crowhurst

    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...

  • Islam, Christianity and the Making of Czech Identity, 1453–1683by Laura Lisy-Wagner

    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...

  • 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. Drawing on original fieldwork as well as on anthropological theories of language and culture, Jonathan Larson uncovers traces of patterned elements of criticism... more...

  • Heimweh nach Pragby Joseph Roth; Helmuth Nürnberger

    Wallstein Verlag 2012; US$ 33.95

    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$ 10.60

    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...

  • The History of the Czech Republic and Slovakiaby William Mahoney

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 50.00

    This survey of Czech and Slovak history traces the development of two neighboring peoples through the creation of a common Czechoslovakian state in 1918 to the founding of the independent Czech and Slovak Republics in 1993 and beyond. more...