Historical Dictionary of the Czech State

Author: Rick Fawn
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810856484
Format: PDF
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Czechoslovakia has been at the center of some of the most difficult - and tragic-episodes of modern European history: its sacrifice to Nazi Germany at Munich, the Communist Coup of 1948, and the military crushing of the Prague Spring. It has also enacted momentous change almost magically, as in the peaceful overthrow of communism in 1989 and then the negotiated end to the country in 1992. Czechoslovak history has consequently produced enduring political metaphors for our times, such as the Velvet Revolution and Velvet Divorce. This second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Czech State has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Featuring a chronology, introductory essay, appendix, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries, this detailed, authoritative reference provides descriptions of the Czechs as a people; the territory they inhabit; their social, cultural, political, and economic developments throughout history; and their interactions with neighbors and the wider world.


Author: Massimo Mastrogregori
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 311096743X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Annually published since 1930, the International bibliography of Historical Sciences (IBOHS) is an international bibliography of the most important historical monographs and periodical articles published throughout the world, which deal with history from the earliest to the most recent times. The works are arranged systematically according to period, region or historical discipline, and within this classification alphabetically. The bibliography contains a geographical index and indexes of persons and authors.

Russia and Eastern Europe

Author: Helen F. Sullivan
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563087363
Format: PDF, ePub
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This timely guide focuses on books that deal with the major historical occurrences that have impacted Russia and Eastern Europe, including the transition from Socialism to market economics, the civil war in the Yugoslav peninsula, and the Holocaust, featuring annotations of works representative of the time and culture. Titles are arranged by country of origin and subject area. An excellent resource for academic librarians, scholars, students, and anyone interested in the region.

One Europe Many Nations

Author: James Minahan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313309847
Format: PDF, ePub
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Explains how so-called Old World groups continue to dominate world headlines and present the world with some of its most intractable conflicts.

Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies Romanies

Author: Donald Kenrick
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810864401
Format: PDF, ePub
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Originating in India, the Gypsies arrived in Europe around the 14th century, spreading not only across the entirety of the continent but also immigrating to the Americas. The first Gypsy migration included farmworkers, blacksmiths, and mercenary soldiers, as well as musicians, fortune-tellers, and entertainers. At first, they were generally welcome as an interesting diversion to the dull routine of that period. Soon, however, they attracted the antagonism of the governing powers, as they have continually done throughout the following centuries. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Gypsies (Romanies) seeks to end such prejudice by clarifying the facts about this nomadic people. Through a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, places, events, institutions, and aspects of culture, society, economy, and politics, the history of the Gypsies and their culture is told.

Historical Dictionary of Slovakia

Author: Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Slovakia is a result of the sudden splintering that occurred throughout Eastern Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Slovakia is unique though, in that it initially struggled to maintain itself after the velvet overthrow of communism in Czechoslovakia and the eventual amicable split between the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic. Despite possible friction between numerous minorities in Slovakia and problems of reconfiguring economic and political principles to fit the problems of the new state, the Slovak Republik has been a model of a peaceful transition from communism to capitalism in Eastern Europe. Though the state only officially existed beginning in 1993, the Historical Dictionary of Slovakia takes a broad view of its history, iincluding the formation of other states in between, wheter tribes, kingdoms, or its part in World War II and in the recent state of Czechoslovakia. The book includes ample coverage of its economic and political realities, as well as individuals that will figure prominently in the future course of this infant state. A brief introduction, a chronology of important historical events, and a series of five maps of early Moravian empires to commun

Miniature Empires

Author: James Minahan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313306105
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An essential guide to the new states, ignored or suppressed during the Cold War, and the nations that dwell in their borders.