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
Size: 51.74 MB
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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.

Historical Dictionary Of Slovakia

Author: Stanislav J. Kirschbaum
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081088030X
Size: 64.93 MB
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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
Size: 38.22 MB
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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
ISBN: 9781932043495
Size: 58.58 MB
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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 Oxford Illustrated History Of Opera

Author: Roger Parker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Size: 44.51 MB
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An oversized, elaborately illustrated resource chronicles the full sweep of a musical genre, covering the major periods including those of Italy, France, and Germany, and providing commentary on such composers as Mozart, Rossini, Wagner, and Verdi. UP.

Vanished History

Author: Tomas Sniegon
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 178238295X
Size: 62.60 MB
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Bohemia and Moravia, today part of the Czech Republic, was the first territory with a majority of non-German speakers occupied by Hitler's Third Reich on the eve of the World War II. Tens of thousands of Jewish inhabitants in the so called Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia soon felt the tragic consequences of Nazi racial politics. Not all Czechs, however, remained passive bystanders during the genocide. After the destruction of Czechoslovakia in 1938-39, Slovakia became a formally independent but fully subordinate satellite of Germany. Despite the fact it was not occupied until 1944, Slovakia paid Germany to deport its own Jewish citizens to extermination camps. About 270,000 out of the 360,000 Czech and Slovak casualties of World War II were victims of the Holocaust. Despite these statistics, the Holocaust vanished almost entirely from post-war Czechoslovak, and later Czech and Slovak, historical cultures. The communist dictatorship carried the main responsibility for this disappearance, yet the situation has not changed much since the fall of the communist regime. The main questions of this study are how and why the Holocaust was excluded from the Czech and Slovak history.


Author: Ol̕ga Drobná
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 9780865163195
Size: 48.61 MB
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An overview of a European country of great natural beauty, emphasizing its rich cultural traditions.