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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 readerfrom prehistory and the first Slavs to the Czech Republic's entry into the European Union. more...

  • Origins of the Czech National Renascenceby Hugh LeCaine Agnew

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1994; US$ 28.95

    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 argument... 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...

  • Revolution, Modus Vivendi, or Sovereignty?by Josette Baer; Duncan Kovac

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    This study, the first of its kind in English, presents an overview of Slovak intellectual history in the 19th century, including the debates surrounding the memorandum of 1861, the political stagnation of the 1880s, characterized by an increasingly Russophile orientation, and, finally, Czechoslovakism as the way to common independence with the Czechs.... more...

  • A History of the Habsburg Empire 1273-1700by Jean Berenger; C.A. Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95

    The first part of a two-volume history of the Habsburg Empire from its medieval origins to its dismemberment in the First World War. This important volume (which is self-contained) meets a long-felt need for a systematic survey in English of the Habsburgs and their lands in the late medieval and early modern periods. It is primarily concerned with... more...

  • The Habsburg Empire 1700-1918by Jean Berenger; C.A. Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    This is the eagerly awaited second volume of Jean Bérenger's history of the Habsburgs. It covers the last two centuries of their rule and provides a compelling account of the fluctuations of Habsburg dynastic power and its disintegration after World War One. Bérenger gives a rich portrait of Habsburg greatness under Maria Theresa and Joseph II and... more...

  • Joseph IIby T C W Blanning

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    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...

  • Nationale Kontrahenten oder Partner?by Christoph Boyer

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 79.25

    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...

  • Coping with Distancesby Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt

    Berghahn Books 2007; 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, the... more...

  • The Limits of Loyaltyby Laurence Cole; Daniel Unowsky

    Berghahn Books 2007; US$ 34.95

    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...