By Laura Cashman
This quantity has been released to coincide with the anniversaries of 2 major milestones in Czech and Slovak heritage – the institution of communist rule in 1948 and the Prague Spring of 1968 – and in anticipation of the 20 th anniversary of the 1989 ‘Velvet Revolution’. Given the last word failure of the communist process, those occasions and their legacy for Czech and Slovak society and politics advantage persevered examine, quite given the wealth of recent information made to be had while nation and get together information have been eventually opened within the Nineteen Nineties.
The essays during this quantity, via witnesses, historians and social scientists from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the united states, united kingdom and Australia supply a reappraisal of these turbulent occasions. They current new and unique study, in response to details from files that have been now not opened till after 1990 and which isn't but on hand to audiences who don't converse Czech or Slovak. This quantity will, for this reason, be of curiosity to either experts and common readers who're curious to profit extra approximately those events.
This publication used to be released as a unique factor of Europe-Asia Studies.
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