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Central European History Compared - JMMZ111
Anglický název: Modern Central European History Compared
Zajišťuje: Katedra německých a rakouských studií (23-KNRS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2017
Semestr: zimní
Body: 9
E-Kredity: 9
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:2/2 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (3)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
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Garant: PhDr. Václav Šmidrkal, Ph.D.
Literatura
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Václav Šmidrkal, Ph.D. (10.09.2017)

Compulsory Literature

 

Robert Bideleux and Ian Jeffries. A history of Eastern Europe: crises and changes. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2007.  (Part III From national self-determination to fascism and the Holocaust: the Balkans and East Central Europe, 1918–45, pp. 317–456).

Mark Pittaway. Eastern Europe 1939–2000. London 2004. 286 pp.

Philipp Ther. Europe since 1989: A History. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2016. 440 pp.

 

 

Recommended Literature

 

Austria

Beller, Steven. A Concise History of Austria (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Rathkolb, Oliver. The Paradoxical Republic: Austria, 1945–2005 (New York: Berghahn Books, 2010).

 

East-Central Europe

Rothschild, Joseph and Nancy M. Wingfield. Return to diversity: a political history of East Central Europe since World War II, 4th ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008).

Wandycz, Piotr S. The Price of Freedom: a history of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the present, 2nd ed. (London: Routledge, 2001).

 

Czech lands/Czechoslovakia

Agnew, Hugh LeCaine. The Czechs and the lands of the Bohemian crown (Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 2004).

McDermott, Kevin. Communist Czechoslovakia, 1945–89: a political and social history (London: Palgrave, 2015).

Pánek, Jaroslav et al. The History of the Czech Lands (Prague: Karolinum, 2009).

 

Europe

Jarausch, Konrad H. Out of Ashes: A New History of Europe in the Twentieth Century (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015).

Judt, Tony. Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945 (London: Vintage Books, 2005).

Kaelble, Hartmut. The social history of Europe, 1945–2000: recovery and transformation after two World Wars. New York: Berghahn Books, 2011.

 

(East) Germany

Fulbrook, Mary. History of Germany, 1918–2008: The Divided Nation, 3rd ed. (Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)

 

Historical geography

Magocsi, Paul R. Historical atlas of Central Europe (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2002).

 

Hungary

Kontler, Laszló. A History of Hungary, 2nd rev. ed. (Budapest: Atlantisz, 2009).

 

Poland

Davies, Norman. God’s Playground: A History of Poland, Vol. 2 1795 to present (New York: Columbia University Press, 2005).

Kemp-Welch, Anthony. Poland under communism: a Cold War history (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).

 

Slovakia

Mannová, Elena. A Consise History of Slovakia (Bratislava: HÚ SAV, 2000).

Sylabus
Poslední úprava: PhDr. Václav Šmidrkal, Ph.D. (10.09.2017)

JMMZ111 - Modern Central European History Compared

 

PLEASE NOTE: This course is only for the English speaking master's programmes, especially the Central European Comparative Studies (CECS).

 

The aim of the course is to cover the historical development of Central Europe since late 19th century until today. The focus is laid on crucial historical tendencies and nodal points in history of this macro-region. The course will highlight convergences and divergences in the modern history of ethnic groups, nations, territories and states Central Europe (has) consisted of. 

 

The course is made up by double lessons, each of which is divided into a lecture and a seminar. 

 

Requirements:

 

- Active in-class participation. Preparation of the assigned readings (10 %)

 

- An oral presentation on a historical topic (20 %)

 

- A commentary on a historical source document (20 %)

 

- An essay of 4,000 words (± 10%) (50 %)

 

 

Course structure:

 

1. Introduction to the course plan and structure. What is Central Europe? Defining Central Europe. Historical geography of Central Europe.

2. Nationalism and creation of national identities in 19th century Central Europe. Theories of nationalism and their application on Central European nation-building processes.

3. The Habsburg Monarchy in early 20th century. Geography, political system, social and economic changes.

4. World War I and the inter-war order in Central Europe. Downfall of old empires and creation of new states in Central Europe.

5. Nazism and communism in inter-war Central Europe. Influence of Russian Bolsheviks on Central Europe. Creation of the fascist movement.

6. Expansion of Nazi Germany and World War II. International politics on the eve of the World War II. Germany’s territorial claims. The beginning of the war.

7. Occupation, Resistance, Collaboration in Central Europe. Nazi policies towards Central European peoples 1939-1945. The Holocaust.

8. The way of Central Europe into two blocks. Occupation of Germany. Establishment of communist rule in Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary.

9. Central Europe during the Cold War I. From Stalinism to reforms.

10. Central Europe during the Cold War II. The rise and fall of "Goulash Communism".

11. Annus mirabilis 1989 and beyond: a return of Central Europe?

12. Central Europe nowadays. History, memory and politics.

 
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