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  • Tschechienby Hans-Jörg Schmidt

    Ch. Links Verlag 2012; US$ 9.24

    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...

  • Nationale Kontrahenten oder Partner?by Christoph Boyer

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 98.00

    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$ 133.00

    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$ 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...

  • 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 Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • Origins of the Czech National Renascenceby Hugh LeCaine Agnew

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1994; US$ 27.95

    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... more...

  • The Philosophy and Politics of Czech Dissidence from Patocka to Havelby Aviezer Tucker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 25.95

    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... more...

  • Czechoslovakiaby Robin Shepherd

    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...

  • Talks with T. G. Masarykby Karel Capek; Michael Henry Heim

    Catbird Press 1995; US$ 9.99

    Never have two such important world figures collaborated in a biography: Tomá? Garrigue Masaryk (1850–1937), the original philosopher-president who founded Czechoslovakia in 1918, and Karel Capek (1890–1938), the leading Czech writer of the time. Capek interviewed Masaryk over a number of years and produced a single narrative that tells Masaryk's... more...