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Bohemia in History (Hardback)
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Bohemia in History (Hardback)

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Hardback 408 Pages / Published: 29/10/1998
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This original collection offers an account of key moments and themes in the history of the Czech lands from the time of the rise of the Premyslide dynasty in the ninth century to the fall of socialism in 1989. The pieces, commissioned especially for this volume, are written by prominent scholars almost all teaching and researching in the present-day Czech Republic. Apart from eleven historical essays along socio-political times there are four contributions which focus broadly on the arts, sciences and education, emphasising political, economic and other aspects. Two further essays consider the worlds of the university and of science in the period 1800-1914, and 1800-1930 respectively. The co-existence and encounters between Czechs and Germans embedded in Czech history are emphasised throughout the book, while the conflicts between the two nationalities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are examined in a separate chapter. Lastly, pursuing the 'ethnic' theme, there are essays on both the little-explored question of Czech-Jewish relations and on the sensitive Czech-Slovak question.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521431552
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 770 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'All of these essays are highly scholarly pieces of work ... [an] excellent book.' Slavic Review
'... a valuable compilation of historical work.' Catherine Albrecht, H-NET Book Review
"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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