The Price of Freedom: A History of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present (Paperback)Piotr Stefan Wandycz (author)
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While the countries of East Central Europe have differed dramatically from one another, the author asserts that they have been bound by a certain community of fate. These comparisons are traced through the Middle Ages and the Early Modern era to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This exploration reveals that it is no accident that the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland were the first among the former Soviet bloc nations to be admitted to NATO, and are likely to become the first members of the expanded European Union. Thus an understanding of their experiences, contributions and their place within the European community of nations vastly enriches our knowledge of Europe's past and present.
The second edition of this distinguished book brings the history of the region up to date. It discusses the events of the post-communist decade of the 1990s and the problems resulting from the transition to democracy and market economy.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
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