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Author Lukes, Igor.

Title Czechoslovakia between Stalin and Hitler : the diplomacy of Edvard Beneés in the 1930s / Igor Lukes
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 318 pages) : illustrations
Contents Czechoslovak-Soviet contacts from the end of World War I to Adolf Hitler's Machtergreifung, 1918-1933 -- Dangerous relations: Benes̆ and Stalin in Hitler's shadow, 1933-1935 -- Between the Agile East and the Apathetic West: Central Europe, 1935-1937 -- Benes̆ and the Tukhachevsky Affair: new evidence from the archives in Prague and Moscow -- The fateful Spring of 1938: Austrian Anschluß and the May crisis -- Lord Runciman and Comrade Zhdanov: Western and Soviet policies toward Czechoslovakia from June to early September 1938 -- September 1938
Summary The Munich crisis of 1938, in which Great Britain and France decided to appease Hitler's demands to annex the Sudentenland, has provoked a vast amount of historical writing. The era has been thoroughly examined from the perspectives of Germans, French, and British political establishments. But historians have had, until now, only a vague understanding of the roles played by the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia, the country whose very existence was at the very center of the crisis. In Czechoslovakia Between Stalin and Hitler, Igor Lukes explores this turbulent and tragic era from the new perspec
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-309) and index
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Subject Beneš, Edvard, 1884-1948.
Czechoslovakia -- Foreign relations -- Germany.
Czechoslovakia -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Czechoslovakia -- Foreign relations.
Germany -- Foreign relations -- Czechoslovakia.
USSR -- Foreign relations -- Czechoslovakia.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0199762058 (electronic bk.)
9780199762057 (electronic bk.)