A History of the Czech Lands
Charles University, 2009 - 639 oldal
Born January 1, 1993 after it split with Slovakia, the Czech Republic is one of the youngest members of the European Union. Despite its youth as a nation, this land and the areas just outside its modern borders boasts an ancient and intricate past. With A History of the Czech Lands, editors Jaroslav Pánek and Oldrich Tuma—along with several scholars from the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Charles University—provide one of the most complete historical accounts of this region to date.
Pánek and Tuma's history begins in the Neolithic era and follows the development of the state as it transformed into the Kingdom of Bohemia during the ninth century, into Czechoslovakia after World War I, and finally into the Czech Republic. Such a tumultuous political past arises in part from a fascinating native people, and A History of the Czech Lands profiles the Czechs in great detail, delving into past and present traditions and explaining how generation after generation adapted to a perpetually changing government and economy. In addition, Pánek and Tuma examine the many minorities that now call these lands home—Jews, Slovaks, Poles, Germans, Ukrainians, and others—and how each group's migration to the region has contributed to life in the Czech Republic today.
The first study in English with this scope and ambition, A History of the Czech Lands is essential for scholars of Slavic, Central, and East European studies and a must-read for those who trace their ancestry to these lands.
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2 Fundamental Changes in the Political and Economic Nature of the Country The
seizure of power by the CPCz in February 1948 dealt a deep and fatal blow to the
political, economic and social life of the country. The destruction of the existing ...
They, nonetheless, proved so inefficient that before long the CPCz found it
necessary to reorganize them and reduce their number. In the early 1950s, full
civil rights were restored to those members of the German minority who had
managed to ...
including CPCz's former Secretary General Rudolf Slansky, the Minister of
Foreign Affairs Vladimir Clementis, the Deputy Minister of National Defence
Bedfich Reicin, two Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs, three Deputy Ministers of
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