Slovakia in History (Google eBook)

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Mikuláš Teich, Dušan Kováč, Martin D. Brown
Cambridge University Press, Feb 3, 2011 - History
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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 1992–3. 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 state from 1918–39, 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.
  

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Contents

1 Slovakia t he Slovaks and their history
1
2 The Duchy of Nitra
15
3 The beginnings of the nobility in Slovakia
30
4 Medieval towns
38
5 Renaissance and humanist tendencies in Slovakia
54
6 The period of religious disturbances in Slovakia
71
7 The Enlightenment and the beginnings of the modern Slovak nation
87
8 Slovak Slavism and Panslavism
101
the most dramatic moment in the nation s history
206
15 The Slovak question 19451948
229
16 Czechoslovakism in Slovak history
247
17 The Magyar minority in Slovakia before and after the Second World War
269
18 The establishment of totalitarianism in Slovakia after the February coup of 1948 and the culmination of mass persecution 19481953
284
19 Slovakia and the attempt to reform socialism in Czechoslovakia 19631969
299
20 Slovakia s position within the CzechoSlovak federation 19681970
315
controversial developments in the economy society and culture
330

from Hungarian patriotism to the CzechoSlovak state
120
10 Slovakia in Czechoslovakia 19181938
137
11 Slovakia from the Munich Conference to the declaration of independence
157
12 The Slovak state 19391945
175
13 The Slovak question and the resistance movement during the Second World War
193
22 The fall of communism and the establishment of an independent Slovakia
351
Slovakia in history
370
Index
391
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MIKULÁŠ TEICH is Emeritus Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge and Honorary Professor, Vienna University of Technology (Technische Universität Wien). His publications include work on the history of chemistry, biomedical sciences and biotechnology; social, economic and national aspects of scientific and technical developments; and Slavica.

dUŠAN KOVÁČ is Vice-President of the Slovak Academy of Sciences and President of the Slovak National Committee of Historians. His previous publications include include Dějiny Slovenska (History of Slovakia, 1998).

Martin D. Brown is Assistant Professor of International History at Richmond, the American International University in London. His previous publications include Dealing with Democrats: The British Foreign Office's Relations with the Czechoslovak Émigrés in Great Britain, 1939–1945 (2006).

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