Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends

Paperback | November 2, 2010

byLonnie Johnson

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This historical survey of Central Europe covers a region that encompasses contemporary Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends contains a new epilogue - updated to cover events since 1995 - and severalredesigned or updated maps. Each chapter is thematically organized around issues or events that are important in helping students develop an understanding of the region's internal dynamics. Johnson illuminates the competing religious, cultural, economic, national, and ideological interests that havedriven the history of Central Europe. Thorough, objective, and focused, Johnson's work stands out as both a useful core text covering an area of growing interest and a brilliant account of a region that is only just beginning to receive the attention it deserves.

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This historical survey of Central Europe covers a region that encompasses contemporary Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends contains a new epilogue - updated to cover events since 1995 - and severalredesigned or updated maps. Each chapter is ...

Lonnie Johnson is Executive Director of the Fullbright Commission in Vienna, Austria. He specializes in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly in the 20th Century. His books include: Introducing Austria (Ariadne Press, 1989) and Vienna (Ariadne Press, 1995).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:November 2, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: Where is Central Europe?1. Central Europe and the Roman Christian West, 400-10002. Feudal Foundations, 1000-13503. The Great Late Medieval Kingdoms4. The Bulwarks of Christendom5. The Counter Reformation: The Roman Catholic Church and the Habsburg Dynasty, 1550-17006. Absolutism as Enlightenment, 1700-17907. Nations without States, States without Nations, 1790-18488. The Demise of Imperial Austria and the Rise of Imperial Germany, 1848-18909. World War I and National Self-Determination, 1914-192210. Spheres of Influence I, Germany and the Soviet Union11. Spheres of Influence II, East and West or "Yalta Europe"12. The Failure of Eastern Europe, 1956-198913. The Revolutions of 1989 and their AftermathsEpilogue: Old Europe, New Europe, and Central Europe since 9/11NotesIndex