Historical Dictionary of the Czech State by Rick FawnHistorical Dictionary of the Czech State by Rick Fawn

Historical Dictionary of the Czech State

byRick Fawn, Jiri Hochman

Hardcover | November 19, 2009

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Czechoslovakia has been at the center of some of the most difficult-and tragic-episodes of modern European history: its sacrifice to Nazi Germany at Munich; the Communist Coup of 1948; and the military crushing of the Prague Spring. It has also enacted momentous change almost magically, as in the peaceful overthrow of communism in 1989, and then the negotiated end to the country in 1992. Czechoslovak history has consequently produced enduring political metaphors for our times, such as the Velvet Revolution and Velvet Divorce. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Czech State has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Featuring a chronology, introductory essay, appendix, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries, this detailed, authoritative reference provides understandings of the Czechs as a people; the territory they inhabit; their social, cultural, political, and economic developments throughout history; and interactions with their neighbors and the wider world.
Rick Fawn is senior lecturer in International Relations at the University of St Andrews and editor of Ideology and National Identity in Post-Communist Foreign Policies. He is the author of The Czech Republic: A Nation of Velvet. Jiri Hochman was a leading journalist in Czechoslovakia who now lives in the United States after having bee...
Title:Historical Dictionary of the Czech StateFormat:HardcoverDimensions:428 pages, 8.88 × 5.85 × 1.21 inPublished:November 19, 2009Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810856484

ISBN - 13:9780810856486

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Editorial Reviews

An impressive compilation.. Overall the Bibliography is feature in its own right and would form a useful starting point for anyone undertaking non-specialist research into the history of the Czech State.. Updating is thorough and in-depth. As well as giving a good overview of Czech history, the volume provides a useful flavour of the contemporary Czech State. It belongs in all libraries with an interest in the country or the history of east and central Europe, even where the first edition is in stock.