A region of rolling hills and mountains, bohemia is dominated by the national capital, prague. Giant mountains, high ash mountains and bohemian forest mountain ranges. These are some of the best books on czech history 1. Heda margolius kovaly 19192010 endured both the nazi death camp at auschwitz and the brutality of czechoslovakias postwar stalinist government.
This is the best book on the history of the czech people i have found in english. An illustrated childrens book depicts the authors childhood in communist czechoslovakia. The books on this page have topics than range from the early history of the area to world war ii. It comprises the historical provinces of bohemia and moravia along with the. Also very important for research into early white mountain history are the numerous travel guides, published from about 1828 on.
The czech republic also known by its shortform name, czechia. The czech national revival was a cultural movement which took place in the czech lands. With the collapse of the habsburg monarchy at the end of world war i, the independent country. A czech history derek sayer the coasts of bohemia draws on an enormous array of literary, musical, visual, and documentary sources ranging from banknotes to statues, mus. His book, the unbearable lightness of being, is often studied in schools around the world. Featured texts all books all texts latest this just in smithsonian libraries fedlink us genealogy lincoln collection. I read location appropriate books when i travel and i bought this book among others for a recent holiday in prague. List of highest mountains of the czech republic wikipedia. A towering mountain, coasts is far and away the best door to a culture and nation little. Following the battle of white mountain in 1620, the kingdom of bohemia was gradually. Search the history of over 431 billion web pages on the internet.
This is the list of highest mountains of the czech republic most of them are located at krkonose, hruby jesenik and sumava transl. Although almost 100 years old, it remains the most comprehensive and accurate single volume on white mountain history. The book is particularly famous for taking place during the 1968 prague spring. He is the author of material culture and daily life in the new city of prague in the age of rudolf ii krems, 1997 and numerous articles and book chapters on society and religion and popular culture. In 1620, the rebellion in bohemia was crushed at the battle of white mountain, and the ties between.
Cabada, ladislav, and sarka waisova, czechoslovakia and the czech republic in world politics lexington books. Czech institutions were established to celebrate czech history and culture. Contributions by robert kalivoda, frantisek smahel, petr hlavacek. Other mountain ranges with mountains over m that are not included in this general list are shown in additional tables. The three historical lands of the czech republic formerly the core countries of the. However, kundera is still considered one of czech republics most notable writers. Kundera was born in czechia but later became a french citizen to avoid persecution and was eventually stripped of czechoslovak citizenship. Mustread books about the czech republic under a cruel star. He is the author of several books, including with philip corrigan the great. This classic story takes place in the prague spring period of czechoslovak history 1968. Our extensive czech history section covers over 1200 years of the history of the czech lands, starting with the early slavic settlement around 6th century ad and ending with czech republics entry into the european union. The book was originally published in 1916 and has been reprinted a number of times.
What are some of the best books written on czech history. Sayer is quite convincing in making his major arguments. Full text of the new york times, 1976, usa, english. Our favourite books about the czech republic the slow road. The unbearable lightness of being by milan kundera. Following the battle of white mountain in 1620, czech lands experienced.659 890 1053 340 1018 1056 144 564 1237 1290 1035 660 431 1585 830 1185 3 1065 355 673 984 1378 1556 817 54 33 73 1182 1341 485 234 1023 1094 977 1034