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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Further changes to the territorial extent of the Czech state date from 1742: after
defeat in the Silesian wars, Maria Theresia gave Prussia Ktodzko in its entirety (
measuring about 1635 km2), Lower Silesia and part of Upper Silesia, Opole, ...
The disputed standing of Moravia, Silesia and both Lusatias was the
consequence of the Czech-Hungarian wars of 1468-1478 and the Peace of
Olomouc. From the viewpoint of the Bohemian Estates, these countries were part
of the ...
Even before the powers agreed on partitioning the Habsburg lands, Friedrich II,
King of Prussia, started a campaign in Silesia without formally declaring war. His
main goal was to annex this part of the Kingdom of Bohemia to his dependencies
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