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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 2014; US$ 11.99

    Vaclav 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 and the modern Czech Republic makes him a key figure of the twentieth century. Michael Zantovsky was one of Havel's closest confidants. They lived through... 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...

  • Entspannung in Europaby Gottfried Niedhart

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 24.00

    Mitte der 1960er Jahre trat der Ost-West-Konflikt in eine neue Phase ein. Auf die Konfrontation im Kalten Krieg folgte die antagonistische Kooperation in der Ära der Entspannung. Die Bundesrepublik leistete einen wesentlichen Beitrag zu dieser Entwicklung: Sie entschärfte die deutsche Frage, indem sie die territoriale Nachkriegsordnung... more...

  • Hitler and Czechoslovakia in World War IIby Patrick Crowhurst

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...