Item description for Preparing Liberty in Central Europe: Political Texts from the Spring of Nations 1848 to the Spring of Prague 1968 (Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society 38). Edited by Josette Baer by Zdenek V. David...
The often turbulent history of the Czechs and Slovaks in the 20th Century, leading from the Czechoslovak Republic to four decades of communist rule, ended with the Velvet Revolution in 1989. The independent Czech and Slovak democracies achieved EU membership in 2004. While their political histories under Austrian and Hungarian rule in 19th Century has been widely researched, their intellectual history is still largely unknown, mainly due to a lack of English translations. Preparing Liberty in Central Europe provides a collection of newly translated texts by Czech and Slovak intellectuals and political thinkers, covering the period of time from the Spring of Nations in 1848 to the Spring of Prague in 1968. The collection includes Jn Kollr's On literary reciprocity, T.G. Masaryk's The difficulties of Democracy and the debate about the Czech Fate between Vclav Havel and Milan Kundera in 1968/9. The volume addresses students of history, philosophy, political science and Slavic Studies, interested in issues such as Slavonic national revival, Panslavism, Austroslavism, liberalism and Human Rights. Additional comments on text and author guide the reader through one hundred and thirty years of Czech and Slovak political thought. A large selected bibliography and index complement the volume.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.95" Width: 5.75" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Jul 2, 2006
Publisher ibidem-Verlag, www.ibidem-verlag.de/spps.html
ISBN 3898215466 ISBN13 9783898215466
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More About Zdenek V. David
Zdenek V. David was librarian of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from 1974 to 2002. Educated as a historian (Ph.D. Harvard, 1960), he has published numerous articles on the history of Utraquism and on Jews in Czech historiography; he is coauthor of "The Peoples of the Eastern Habsburg Lands, 1526-1918."
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