Prague: A Cultural and Literary History

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Prague is considered one of the treasures of Europe. A city steeped in history, well-preserved architecture, and literary imagination, it draws visitors who return speaking mostly in superlatives. Burton, a former professor of French at the University of Sussex and a visitor to Prague since 1970, aims not to provide a standard guidebook but to give visitors sufficient literary and cultural background in the context of Prague's colorful and varied history. An overview chapter offers the history and evolution of the most important city sights. Other chapters cover such topics as Jewish and German Prague and the great role theater has played in the city; four separate chapters review the city's history from 1900 to the present. Line drawings punctuate the text, adding to the artistic flavor of the commentary. Recommended as an excellent supplement to standard guidebooks for general travel collections in both public and academic libraries.-Olga Wise, Austin, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566564908
  • Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: Cities of the Imagination Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 664,659
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

    prague is an fascinating intro for those as myself that want to know more about this city and its history. Special interest for me is the historical overview of this city (as well as this country). The signifance of being under the dominance of other

    empires for its people. What this country and city meant for jewish people in diferent moments of history is another example of the importance of reading this book. I found it very complete and full of details necessary for a traveler to be able to put everything in perspective and have a better understanding of this country. Highly recommended for those interested in traveling to the chezc republic.

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