Central Europe: enemies, neighbors, friends

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2002 - History - 351 pages
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This historical survey of Central Europe covers a region that encompasses contemporary Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, and Croatia. Now in its second edition, Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends contains a new epilogue-updated to cover eventssince 1995-and several redesigned or updated maps. Each chapter is thematically organized around issues or events that are important in helping students develop an understanding of the region's internal dynamics. Johnson illuminates the competing religious, cultural, economic, national, andideological interests that have driven the history of Central Europe. Thorough, objective, and focused, Johnson's work stands out as both a useful core text covering an area of growing interest and a brilliant account of a region that is only just beginning to receive the attention itdeserves.

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

European political-military affairs and history. An excellent background of the past 150 years of this part of Europe showing how the area arrived at its disfunctional borders. This is a remarkable ... Read full review

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A thorough yet easy read on the often troubled history of a region that is vitally important in understanding the overall history of Europe. This book is impressive in its scope while maintaining an ... Read full review

Contents

Where Is Central Europe?
3
Central Europe and the Roman Christian West 4001000
13
The Disunited German Empire
30
Copyright

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Lonnie Johnson has taught at a variety of institutions in Vienna and Austria, and has traveled extensively throughout Central Europe.

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