The Coasts of Bohemia: A Czech History / Edition 1

The Coasts of Bohemia: A Czech History / Edition 1

by Derek Sayer
     
 

"This is a beautifully written cultural history of the Czech people. There is no comparable work available in English, and certainly not one of such sensitivity and breadth."—Andrew Lass, Mount Holyoke College

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"This is a beautifully written cultural history of the Czech people. There is no comparable work available in English, and certainly not one of such sensitivity and breadth."—Andrew Lass, Mount Holyoke College

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691050522
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
493,453
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

LIST OF MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
A NOTE ON CZECH PRONUNCIATION
BEARINGS
ONE The Company of Our Great Minds
A Great Artist and a Great Czech
The End of Culture
Faithful We Shall Remain
TWO Materials of Memory
The Crown of Saint Wenceslas
Against All
Three Hundred Years We Suffered
THREE Rebirth
The Count's National Theater
Enlightenment
Home Cooking
FOUR Mirrors of Identity
A Burghers' Banquet
The Affordable National Library
Little Golden Chapel on the Vltava
A Cathedral and a Fortress
A Procession of Servant Girls
Palacky's Looking-Glass
A Discovery in Dvur Kralove
Memories of Ivancice
FIVE Modernisms and Modernities
Futurist Manifestos
Guten Tag und auf Wiedersehen
The Completion of Saint Vitus's
New Hussite Armies
The International Style
Emily Comes in a Dream
SIX Eternal Returns
The Art of Remaining Standing
Grave Far Away
Bila hora Redressed—Again
SEVEN Future Perfect
Neither the Swan nor the Moon
Prayer for Marta
The Lineup for Meat
In the Land Where Tomorrow Already Means Yesterday
Father Ales and Old Mr. Jirasek
Children's Eyes and Fiery Tongues
Love Is at Work It Is Tireless
NOTES
SOURCES
INDEX

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