Bohemia in History

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Mikulas Teich
Cambridge University Press, Oct 29, 1998 - History - 389 pages
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This original collection offers an account of key moments and themes in the history of the Czech lands from the time of the rise of the Premyslide dynasty in the ninth century to the fall of socialism in 1989. The pieces, commissioned especially for this volume, are written by prominent scholars almost all teaching and researching in the present-day Czech Republic. Apart from eleven historical essays along socio-political times there are four contributions which focus broadly on the arts, sciences and education, emphasising political, economic and other aspects. Two further essays consider the worlds of the university and of science in the period 18001914, and 18001930 respectively. The co-existence and encounters between Czechs and Germans embedded in Czech history are emphasised throughout the book, while the conflicts between the two nationalities in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are examined in a separate chapter. Lastly, pursuing the 'ethnic' theme, there are essays on both the little-explored question of Czech-Jewish relations and on the sensitive Czech-Slovak question.
  

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Contents

MIKULA TEICH
6
BoiohaemumCechy
23
Bohemia and Moravia from
39
Politics and culture under Charles IV
59
an anomaly of European history?
79
The monarchy of the estates
98
Rudolfine culture
117
The White Mountain as a symbol in modern Czech history
143
Czech society 18481918
198
The university professors and students in nineteenth
215
Science in a bilingual country
229
The rise and fall of a democracy
244
Czechoslovakia behind the Iron Curtain 19451989
306
Germans in Bohemia and Moravia in
324
Czechs and Jews
344
Czechs and Slovaks in modern history
364

Moravian context
164
Problems and paradoxes of the national revival
182

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