The Price of Freedom: A History of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present
Psychology Press, 2001 - Broj stranica: 335
The Price of Freedom surveys and explains the fascinating and intricate history of East Central Europe - the present day countries of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Taking a thematic approach, the author explores such issues and controversies as the tension between the industrial developed West and the agrarian East Central Europe, the rise of modern nationalism, democracy and authoritarianism and Communism.
While the countries of East Central Europe have differed dramatically from one another, the author asserts that they have been bound by a certain community of fate. These comparisons are traced through the Middle Ages and the Early Modern era to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This exploration reveals that it is no accident that the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland were the first among the former Soviet bloc nations to be admitted to NATO, and are likely to become the first members of the expanded European Union. Thus an understanding of their experiences, contributions and their place within the European community of nations vastly enriches our knowledge of Europe's past and present.
The second edition of this distinguished book brings the history of the region up to date. It discusses the events of the post-communist decade of the 1990s and the problems resulting from the transition to democracy and market economy.
Što ljudi govore - Napišite recenziju
Na uobičajenim mjestima nismo pronašli nikakve recenzije.
Ostala izdanja - Prikaži sve
The Price of Freedom: A History of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages ...
Piotr Stefan Wandycz
Pregled nije dostupan - 2001
agrarian agriculture Allies army Austria became Beneš Bohemia Bohemia and Hungary Budapest burghers capital Carpatho-Ukraine Catholic century church Commonwealth communists Congress Kingdom constitution Cracow Croatia Crown of St cultural Czech nation Czechoslovakia decade democrats developments diet Dmowski East Central Europe East Central European Eastern economic elections emancipation enlightened absolutism Enlightenment estates foreign France freedom French Galicia Gdańsk gentry German Gomułka Habsburg monarchy historian Hungarian Hussite important independence industrial Jagiellonian Jewish Jews king lands language later leaders liberal Lithuanian magnates Magyar Masaryk military modern Moravia nobility noble Party peace peasantry peasants percent Piłsudski Poland Poles policies Polish political nation population Prague president production reforms regime region religious revolution role Romanian royal rulers Russia sejm serfdom Sigismund Silesia Slav Slovak Slovakia social society socio-economic Solidarity Soviet St Stephen St Wenceslas szlachta towns transformation Transylvania Treaty troops Ukraine Ukrainians union uprising USSR Vienna Warsaw West Western