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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The consolidation of the power of the Estates in the Bohemian crown lands led to
the jural crystallization and demarcation of ... Representatives of all the Estates
sat at the Land Diets, which were the most important organ of Estates' power.
Even in the Bohemian and Moravian Diets and their Land committees - the
highest territorial legislative institutions - incessant confrontations of the
governmental absolutist-centralized and the Estates' Land principles were
appearing. During ...
These Estates Diets provided room for more political initiative than the formal
postulate sessions. Yet it was not until the 1840s that the Land Diets became the
sites of political battles between the Estates opposition and the central
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