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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Although they gained the agreement of Jan Zizka to offer the empty throne to the
Polish king Wkdyslaw (Vladislav) of Jagiellon, in all other matters they met with
the determined resistance of the Táborite leaders and their allies in the New
Since he could not depend on the Taborite league because of its internal
fragmentation, Zizka transferred his base to eastern Bohemia in spring 1423. The
towns of Domazlice, Klatovy and SuSice, along with several Taborite governors
The group of radical preachers and captains about Jan RohaC of Duba did not
intend to put up with the state of affairs after Lipany, and RohaC succeeded in
founding a Unity of Taborite and Orphan towns. The interim government, led by
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