Illustrated Slovak History

Author: Anton Špiesz
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 0865164266
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"As a stand-alone volume, no other book in English has such a wealth of contemporary and scholarly information. This title fills an important gap in historiography about events throughout Central Europe over the last fourteen centuries. It presents the history of Slovakia in terms of the latest scholarship and in context of on-going historical debate about Slovak history and its presentation in a post-socialist world. It addresses the historiographical controversies with copious notes and an extensive bibliography."--Publisher's website.

Slovakia In History

Author: Mikuláš Teich
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139494945
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Until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, Slovakia's identity seemed inextricably linked with that of the former state. This book explores the key moments and themes in the history of Slovakia from the Duchy of Nitra's ninth-century origins to the establishment of independent Slovakia at midnight 1992–3. Leading scholars chart the gradual ethnic awakening of the Slovaks during the Reformation and Counter-Reformation and examine how Slovak national identity took shape with the codification of standard literary Slovak in 1843 and the subsequent development of the Slovak national movement. They show how, after a thousand years of Magyar-Slovak coexistence, Slovakia became part of the new Czechoslovak state from 1918–39, and shed new light on its role as a Nazi client state as well as on the postwar developments leading up to full statehood in the aftermath of the collapse of communism in 1989. There is no comparable book in English on the subject.

My Slovakia My Family

Author: John Palka
Publisher: Kirk House Pub
ISBN: 9781933794556
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True to its title this book presents much of the history of Slovakia while narrating the story of the author's family, one of the most notable in the country's history. Part genealogy, part historical analysis, and part immigrant story Palka's narrative covers a span of 300 years. Starting in the era of the craft guilds the book concludes with the author's personal encounters in the Slovakia of today – a Slovakia that reflects both the culture and its turbulent history. Including ordinary people as well as towering historical figures, this is a fascinating and superbly documented biography of the Hodža and Pálka families' significant role in Slovak history.

Historical Dictionary Of Slovakia

Author: Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081088030X
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The third edition of Historical Dictionary of Slovakia provides a thorough update of the many accomplishments that Slovakia has achieved. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The cross-referenced dictionary section has over 1000 entries on significant persons, places and events, political parties and institutions, literature, music and the arts. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Slovakia.

The History Of The Czech Republic And Slovakia

Author: William Mahoney
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313363064
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This survey of Czech and Slovak history traces the development of two neighboring peoples through the creation of a common Czechoslovakian state in 1918 to the founding of the independent Czech and Slovak Republics in 1993 and beyond. • Brief biographical sketches of many noteworthy Czechs and Slovaks through the ages • A chronology of key events in Czech and Slovak history from prehistory to the present day • A bibliographical essay on significant general works and historical monographs regarding Czech and Slovak history

Slovak American Touches

Author: Toni Brendel
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ISBN: 9781932043495
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Toni Brendel weaves a beautiful telling of the old and new; from the rich customs, festivities, foodways, traditions, and cultural institutions of the Slovak peoples and the Slovak Americans who faithfully keep those traditions alive across the United States. Included are 24 full-color pages highlighting the folk arts, traditions, costumes, wedding attire, textile arts, and many handcrafts. Also, more than 150 traditional recipes profiling daily Slovak fare and celebratory occasions. Special sections include Czech-Slovak history, the role of the church, holiday traditions, famous Slovaks, Slovak maxims, and Slovak and Slovak American institutions and organizations. A great gift for anyone interested in Slovak history, culture, and art.

The Emperor And The Peasant

Author: Kenneth Janda
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476669570
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"A unique, eye-opening approach…the author performs an outstanding round-up of the existing literature on the Habsburg Monarchy, from the old classics like Wickham Steed to the latest."--Geoffrey Wawro, A Mad Catastrophe: The Outbreak of World War I and the Collapse of the Habsburg Empire "This wonderful book explores oft-neglected history and is enlivened by a family story that exemplifies the lives of many immigrants from Central Europe. Read it for vivid insight into a complex time still relevant today."--John Palka, author of My Slovakia, My Family "A unique, engaging account of World War I as seen through the eyes of both the Austro-Hungarian emperor and one of his Slovakian peasants--a fascinating read combining geopolitics, class, ethnicity, and personal history."--Bernard Tamas, Valdosta State University. There was more to World War I than the Western Front. This history juxtaposes the experiences of a monarch and a peasant on the Eastern Front. Franz Josef I, emperor of Austria-Hungary, was the first European leader to declare war in 1914 and was the first to commence firing. Samuel Mozolak was a Slovak laborer who sailed to New York--and fathered twins, taken as babies (and U.S. citizens) to his home village--before being drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army and killed in combat. The author interprets the views of the war of Franz Josef and his contemporaries Kaiser Wilhelm II and Tsar Nicholas II. Mozolak's story depicts the life of a peasant in an army staffed by aristocrats, and also illustrates the pattern of East European immigration to America.

The Czech And Slovak Legion In Siberia 1917 1922

Author: Joan McGuire Mohr
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786488514
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"The Legion's detour through Siberia became the story of the war, chronicled weekly in the New York Times and New York Herald. For political purposes, tales of the Legion's odyssey have been buried or expunged. This revealing volume offers the first account of this hidden yet epic journey, shedding light on a forgotten facet of World War I"--Provided by publisher.

Slovakia

Author: Ol̕ga Drobná
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 9780865163195
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An overview of a European country of great natural beauty, emphasizing its rich cultural traditions.