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Bohemia in History

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Mikulás Teich, Jirí Sláma, Jaroslav Mezník, Zdenek Merínsky, Frantisek Kavka, Frantisek Smahel, Josef Macek, Josef Válka, Josef Petrán, Lydia Petránová, Jirí Kroupa, Vladimír Macura, Otto Urban, Jan Havránek, Irena Seidlerová, Robert Kvacek, Alice Teichova, Milan Otáhal, Jan Kren, Helena Krejcová, Dusan Kovác
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  • Date Published: December 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521431552

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  • This original collection of essays offers an account of key moments and themes in the history of the Czech Lands from the ninth century to the fall of socialism in 1989. The essays, commissioned specially for this volume, are almost all written by prominent scholars teaching and researching in the present-day Czech Republic, and there is no comparable book in English on the subject. Topics range from the great Bohemian courts of the medieval and early modern periods, to the nationalist revival, and the dramatic ethnic upheavals of modern times.

    • The first full study of the history of Bohemia to be published in English in modern times
    • Draws on the work of many of the Czech Republic's leading historians, who have written especially for this volume
    • Offers major new insights into an important historical area of south-central Europe, and to both German and Czech history
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    "The work of a gifted editor and a score of Czech scholars who share a common history of having suffered injustice, ostracism, intellectual constraint, and academic persecution during communist rule in Czechoslovakia--especially after 1968--this volume of 18 essays presents a strikingly original picture of Czech history and culture." Choice

    "...the essays are written in a style that is clear and avoids the use of cumbersome jargon...The collection is almost entirely free of anything that might be considered patriotic chestbeating or ranting nationalism." Andrew M. Drozd, Slavic and East European Journal

    "All of these essays are highly scholarly pieces of work....The English translations are uniformly excellent..." Slavic Review

    "...handsomely produced volume..." American Historical Review

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    • Date Published: December 1998
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521431552
    • length: 408 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • contains: 6 b/w illus. 7 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Mikulás Teich
    1. Boiohaemum - Cechy Jirí Sláma
    2. The making of the Czech state: Bohemia and Moravia from the tenth to the fourteenth centuries Jaroslav Mezník and Zdenek Merínsky
    3. Politics and culture under Charles IV Frantisek Kavka
    4. The Hussite movement: an anomaly of European history? Frantisek Smahel
    5. The monarchy of the estates Josef Macek
    6. Rudolfine culture Josef Válka
    7. The White Mountain as a symbol in modern Czech history Josef Petrán and Lydia Petránová
    8. The alchemy of happiness: the Enlightenment in the Moravian context Jirí Kroupa
    9. Problems and paradoxes of the national revival Vladimír Macura
    10. Czech society 1848–1918 Otto Urban
    11. The university professors and students in nineteenth-century Bohemia Jan Havránek
    12. Science in a bilingual country Irena Seidlerová
    13. The rise and fall of a democracy Robert Kvacek
    14. The Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (1939–45): the economic dimension Alice Teichova
    15. Czechoslovakia behind the Iron Curtain (1945–89) Milan Otáhal
    16. Changes in identity: Germans in Bohemia and Moravia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Jan Kren
    17. Czechs and Jews Helena Krejcová 18. Czechs and Slovaks in modern history Dusan Kovác.

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    Mikulas Teich, University of Cambridge

    Contributors

    Mikulás Teich, Jirí Sláma, Jaroslav Mezník, Zdenek Merínsky, Frantisek Kavka, Frantisek Smahel, Josef Macek, Josef Válka, Josef Petrán, Lydia Petránová, Jirí Kroupa, Vladimír Macura, Otto Urban, Jan Havránek, Irena Seidlerová, Robert Kvacek, Alice Teichova, Milan Otáhal, Jan Kren, Helena Krejcová, Dusan Kovác

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