By Laura Cashman
This quantity has been released to coincide with the anniversaries of 2 major milestones in Czech and Slovak background – the institution of communist rule in 1948 and the Prague Spring of 1968 – and in anticipation of the twentieth anniversary of the 1989 ‘Velvet Revolution’. Given the final word failure of the communist procedure, those occasions and their legacy for Czech and Slovak society and politics benefit persevered research, really given the wealth of recent facts made on hand while nation and get together data have been ultimately opened within the Nineties.
The essays during this quantity, by way of witnesses, historians and social scientists from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the us, united kingdom and Australia provide a reappraisal of these turbulent occasions. They current new and unique study, in line with info from information that have been now not opened until eventually after 1990 and which isn't but on hand to audiences who don't converse Czech or Slovak. This quantity will, accordingly, be of curiosity to either experts and basic readers who're curious to profit extra approximately those events.
This ebook was once released as a distinct factor of Europe-Asia Studies.
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1948 and 1968 – Dramatic Milestones in Czech and Slovak History (Routledge Europe-Asia Studies) by Laura Cashman