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 end of the 1880s, however, witnessed the rise of social-democratic
organizations in the Czech Lands with Austria-wide leadership headed by Viktor
Adler. The social-democratic movement won workers by emphasizing their
demand for ...
The Union of Czechoslovak Writers was founded in March 1949 as a selective
organization for authors who supported the politics of the CPCz in their works,
and Communist author Jan Drda became its chairman. The former 'Writers' ...
As early as around 1965, the leadership positions of most faculty organizations
were secured by highly critical student radicals, and after the August invasion the
Students' Union (formed in 1968) became the most radical opponent of the return
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