Czechoslovakia

ISBN: 9780300172423 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2011 Autor: Mary Heimann Editură: Yale University Press Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 432 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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This book, the most thoroughly researched and accurate history of Czechoslovakia to appear in English, tells the story of the country from its founding in 1918 to partition in 1992-from fledgling democracy through Nazi occupation, Communist rule, and invasion by the Soviet Union to, at last, democracy again.

The common Western view of Czechoslovakia has been that of a small nation that was sacrificed at Munich in 1938 and betrayed to the Soviets in 1948, and which rebelled heroically against the repression of the Soviet Union during the Prague Spring of 1968. Mary Heimann dispels these myths and shows how intolerant nationalism and an unhelpful sense of victimhood led Czech and Slovak authorities to discriminate against minorities, compete with the Nazis to persecute Jews and Gypsies, and pave the way for the Communist police state. She also reveals Alexander Dubcek, held to be a national hero and standard-bearer for democracy, to be an unprincipled apparatchik. Well written, revisionist, and accessible, this groundbreaking book should become the standard history of Czechoslovakia for years to come.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Istoria lumii
Perioada Istorica
Epoca contemporana
Autor
Mary Heimann
Data Publicarii
2011
Editura
Yale University Press
Inaltime
23
Latime
16
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
432
Subtitlu
The State That Failed
Greutate
680
Istoric preț pentru: Czechoslovakia

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