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Title Slovakia in history / edited by Mikuláš Teich, Dušan Kováč, and Martin D. Brown

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 413 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Contents 1. Slovakia, the Slovaks and their history / Dusan Kovac -- 2. The Duchy of Nitra / Jan Steinhubel -- 3. The beginnings of the nobility in Slovakia / Jan Lukacka -- 4. Medieval towns / Vladimir Seges -- 5. Renaissance and humanist tendencies in Slovakia / Eva Frimmova -- 6. The period of religious disturbances in Slovakia / Viliam Cicaj -- 7. The Enlightenment and the beginnings of the modern Slovak nation / Eva Kowalska -- 8. Slovak Slavism and Panslavism / L'Udovit Hakaksim -- 9. The Slovak political programme: from Hungarian patriotism to the Czecho-Slovak state / Dusan Kovac -- 10. Slovakia in Czechoslovakia, 1918 -- 1938 / Natalia Krajcovicova -- 11. Slovakia from the Munich Conference to the declaration of independence / Valerian Bystricky -- 12. The Slovak state, 1939 -- 1945 / Ivan Kamenec -- 13. The Slovak question and the resistance movement during the Second World War / Jan Rychlik
14. The Slovak National Uprising: the most dramatic moment in the nation's history / Vilem Precan -- 15. The Slovak question, 1945 -- 1948 / Michal Barnovsky -- 16. Czechoslovakism in Slovak history / Elisabeth Bakke -- 17. The Magyar minority in Slovakia before and after the Second World War / Stefan Sutaj -- 18. The establishment of totalitarianism in Slovakia after the February coup of 1948 and the culmination of mass persecution, 1948 -- 1953 / Jan Pesek -- 19. Slovakia and the attempt to reform socialism in Czechoslovakia, 1963 -- 1969 / Stanislav Sikora -- 20. Slovakia's position within the Czecho-Slovak federation, 1968 -- 1970 / Jozef Zatkuliak -- 21. Slovakia under communism, 1948 -- 989: controversial developments in the economy, society and culture / Elena Londakova -- 22. The fall of communism and the establishment of an independent Slovakia / Michal Stefansky -- 23. Afterword: Slovakia in history / Mikulas Teich
Summary "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 1992-1993. 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 Republic from 1918-1939 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"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject National characteristics, Slovak.
Slovakia -- History.
Slovakia -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010022615
ISBN 1139187848
1139190431 (electronic bk.)
9781139187848
9781139190435 (electronic bk.)
(e-book)