ISBN-10:
0742530248
ISBN-13:
9780742530249
Pub. Date:
11/01/2005
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
The Struggle for the Soul of the Nation: Czech Culture and the Rise of Communism

The Struggle for the Soul of the Nation: Czech Culture and the Rise of Communism

by Bradley F. Abrams

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ISBN-13: 9780742530249
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Series: Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series
Edition description: ANN
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.11(d)

About the Author

Bradley F. Abrams is associate professor of history at Columbia University.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: The Cold War and Contemporary Understandings of the Communist Takeover of Czechoslovakia Part 2 Part I: Czech Intellectuals Enter the Postwar World Chapter 3 World War II and the East European Revolution Chapter 4 Intellectuals in the Czech Environment Chapter 5 Four Groups of Czech Intellectuals Part 6 Part II: The Interpretation and Reinterpretation of Czech History and the Reorientation of the Czech Nation Chapter 7 The Communist Aim: The Creation of a New Czechoslovakia Chapter 8 The Battle Over the Recent Past I: The Experiences of Munich and World War II Chapter 9 The Battle Over the Recent Past II: The First Republic and Tomá? G. Masaryk Chapter 10 The Shift in Sensibilities and Generations: May 5, 1945 Versus October 28, 1918 Chapter 11 The Reorientation of National Identity: Czechs Between East and West Part 12 Part III: The Meaning of Socialism Chapter 13 Socialism and Communist Intellectuals: The "Czechoslovak Road to Socialism" Chapter 14 Socialism and Democratic Socialist Intellectuals: The "New Socialist Ethos" Chapter 15 Socialism and Roman Catholic Intellectuals: The "Fateful Struggle between Spirit and Matter" Chapter 16 Socialism and Protestant Intellectuals: The "Kingdom of God on Earth"? Chapter 17 Conclusion: The End of Czechoslovak Democracy and the Rise of Communism in Eastern Europe

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