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  • The History of the Czech Republic and Slovakiaby William Mahoney

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    The History of the Czech Republic and Slovakia charts historical developments in the two nations to the opening decade of the 21st century. The book begins with an overview of the geography, climate, people, economy, and government of both the Czech and Slovak republics. Subsequent chapters offer a chronologically organized survey of historical... more...

  • Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crownby Hugh Agnew

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968by Günter Bischof; Stefan Karner; Peter Ruggenthaler

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 52.99

    The essays of a dozen leading European and American Cold War historians analyze the 'Prague Spring' and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in light of new documentary evidence from the archives of two dozen countries and explain what happened behind the scenes. They also reassess the weak response of the United States and consider whether Washington... more...

  • The Emergence of the Bohemian Stateby Petr Charvát

    BRILL 2010; US$ 154.00

    Drawing especially on new data from archaeology, history, art history and cultural or social anthropology, this book offers a new vision of the origins of the Bohemian state. It is based both on interpretation of evidence not sufficiently taken into consideration up to now, and on research results of a wide range of international scholarship. more...

  • Karel Kramár (1860–1937)by Martina Winkler

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 154.00

    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...

  • 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 Šrobár, 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, Šrobár shaped Czechoslovakia’s turbulent history in the first half of the twentieth... 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...

  • 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...

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

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 28.95

    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 of... 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...