Central Europe: Enemies, Neighbors, Friends

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Oxford University Press, 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  - Josie - Goodreads

Accessible history of Central Europe in easily digested country by country chapters. Takeaway: 20th Century style nationalism - forming countries based on ethnicity or some vague claim of a people's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

"Historical memory, the presence of a past that is so remote that it bears little or no resemblance to the so-called realities of the contemporary world, is an important Central European attribute ... Read full review


Where Is Central Europe?
Central Europe and the Roman Christian West 4001000
The Disunited German Empire

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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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