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  • The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crownby Hugh Agnew

    Hoover Institution Press 2004; US$ 19.99

    In this first up-do-date, single volume history of the Czechs, Agnew provides an introduction to the major themes and contours of Czech history for the general reader—from prehistory and the first Slavs to the Czech Republic's entry into the European Union. more...

  • Coping With Distancesby JA¸rgen Ole BA¦renholdt

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    The Nordic Atlantic area has seen remarkable examples of social formations in areas that many would perceive as too remote to allow the construction of functioning communities. But through innovations, networking and the formation of identities people have coped with distances, thus continuously rebuilding societies in Northern Norway, Iceland,... more...

  • Joseph IIby T.C.W. Blanning

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 70.95

    Joseph II (1741--90) -- son and eventual successor of Maria Theresa -- has conventionally been seen in the context of the "Enlightened Despot'' reformers. Today's turmoil in his former territories invites a rather different perspective, however, as Joseph grapples with the familiar and intractable problems of creating a viable unitary state out of... more...

  • The Rough Guide to Austriaby Jonathan Bousfield; Rob Humphreys

    Rough Guides 2008; US$ 24.99

    Discover a land of breath-taking beauty and inspiring culture with The Rough Guide to Austria, the most comprehensive guide to Austria available. The full-colour introduction with stunning photography will whet your appetite for the country?s many highlights, from the world-class city of Vienna and the astonishing architecture of Salzburg to the snow-capped... more...

  • The Austriansby Gordon Brook-Shepherd

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 23.00

    This is a masterful survey of Austria?s controversial place at the heart of European history. From the Reformation through the Napoleonic and Cold Wars to European Union, a superb history of Austria?s central role in uniting Western civilization is covered. 24 pages of photographs and maps are included. ?Connoisseurs of Austria and its delightful... 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...

  • The Limits Of Loyaltyby Laurence Cole; Daniel Unowsky

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 29.95

    The overwhelming majority of historical work on the late Habsburg Monarchy has focused primarily on national movements and ethnic conflicts, with the result that too little attention has been devoted to the state and ruling dynasty. This volume is the first of its kind to concentrate on attempts by the imperial government to generate a dynastic-oriented... more...

  • Hitler and Czechoslovakia in World War IIby Patrick Crowhurst

    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...

  • Central European Crossroadsby Pieter C. van Duin

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 24.95

    During the four decades of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia a vast literature on working-class movements has been produced but it has hardly any value for today?s scholarship. This remarkable study reopens the field. Based on Czech, Slovak, German and other sources, it focuses on the history of the multi-ethnic social democratic labor movement... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Czech Stateby Rick Fawn; Jiri Hochman

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 119.99

    The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Czech State has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Featuring a chronology, introductory essay, appendix, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries, this detailed, authoritative reference provides understandings of the Czechs as a people; the territory they inhabit;... more...