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Czechoslovakia By Maria J.C. Dowling

Czechoslovakia
by Maria J.C. Dowling

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Maria Dowling's history of Czechoslovakia engages with themes of perennial interest--nationalism, democracy, and authoritarian rule--and as well as guiding the reader through the particularly rich and varied experiences of Czechoslovakia, illuminates the nature of government, power, and culture in twentieth-century Europe.
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Czechoslovakia by Maria J.C. Dowling

Located at the heart of Europe between east and west, Czechoslovakia was the pivot of twentieth-century European history. Created in 1918 out of the ruins of an empire, it remained a beacon of democracy in a continent darkened by fascism and communism. But unable to resist the machinations of greater powers, it succumbed to Nazi invasion and partition on the eve of World War II. After that conflict it underwent a communist dictatorship, which was lightened only briefly by the Prague Spring of 1968. Finally, the Czechoslovaks reclaimed liberty and democracy in the Velvet Revolution of 1989. Maria Dowling's history of Czechoslovakia engages with themes of perennial interest--nationalism, democracy, and authoritarian rule--and as well as guiding the reader through the particularly rich and varied experiences of Czechoslovakia, illuminates the nature of government, power, and culture in twentieth-century Europe.

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Czechoslovakia Reviews


'The greatest strength of Dowling's survey is the inclusion of cultural history within the political narrative.' Australian History Yearbook 36

About Maria J.C. Dowling


Maria Dowling is Senior Lecturer at St Mary's University College, UK

Table of Contents


Czechs and Slovaks in Austria-Hungary / 1918: The World War and the making of a state / The first Czechoslovak Republic, 1918-1938 / 1938: foreign policy and the Munich Agreement / World War II: resistance, propaganda and national survival / 1948: communist coup and Stalinist rule / 1968: Prague Spring and the Soviet invasion / Normalisation and dissent / 1989: The Velvet Revolution / Epilogue: The Velvet Divorce

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GOR003364288
Czechoslovakia by Maria J.C. Dowling
Maria J.C. Dowling
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2002-05-03
208
0340763698
9780340763698
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