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Milestones of Modern Czech History (1848–1989) - AHSE0015
Title: Milestones of Modern Czech History (1848–1989)
Guaranteed by: Institute of Czech History (21-UCD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2022
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 8
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. PhDr. Michal Stehlík, Ph.D.
prof. PhDr. Ivan Šedivý, CSc.
prof. PhDr. Jan Rychlík, DrSc.
Teacher(s): prof. PhDr. Jan Rychlík, DrSc.
prof. PhDr. Michal Stehlík, Ph.D.
prof. PhDr. Ivan Šedivý, CSc.
Class: Exchange - 08.3 History
Exchange - 14.1 Political Sciences
Incompatibility : AHS100447
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download Československo v letech 1918-1938_en.pptx Czechoslovakia 18-38 prof. PhDr. Michal Stehlík, Ph.D.
download Reborn of Czechoslovakia_2022_corr.pptx Reborn, 45-48 prof. PhDr. Michal Stehlík, Ph.D.
Last update: prof. PhDr. Ivan Šedivý, CSc. (30.01.2024)
The course is intended primarily for Erasmus students. It gives them a clear overview of key events, basic problems and topics of modern Czech history from the 19th century to the present.<br>
Schedule of the topics: <br>

19. 2. The Habsburg Monarchy and the Czech Society 1848-1914 Šedivý

26. 2. Czech Society, WWI and the origins of the Czechoslovak Republik Šedivý

4. 3. Building of the State Šedivý

11. 3. Czechoslovak interewar Society Šedivý

18. 3. The Munich Crisis Rychlík

25. 3. Czechoslovak Resistance and the Reborn of Czechoslovakia Rychlík

8. 4. Czechoslovakia at the Crossroad: Between East and West 1945-1948 Stehlík

15. 4. Czechoslovak society 1948-1960 Rychlík

22. 4. The reform movement of 1968 - the "Prague Spring" Stehlík

29. 4. Czechoslovakia in the period of "normalization" Stehlík

6. 5. Czechoslovak society in 1980s and the period of "perestojka" Stehlík

13. 5. Pre term (test)
Last update: UCDSEDIV (07.02.2019)

Pánek Jaroslav - Tůma Oldřich, A History of the Czech Lands, Prague, Karolinum 2014

Die Habsburgermonarchie 1848-1918, edd. Adam WANDRUSZKA - Peter URBANITSCH, I. Die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung, Wien 1973; II. Verwaltung und Rechtswesen, Wien 1975; III/1,2. Die Völker des Reiches, Wien 1980; IV. Die Konfessionen, Wien 1985; V. Die Bewaffnete Macht, Wien 1987; VI/1. Die Habsburgermonarchie im System der Internationalen Beziehungen, Wien 1989, 1993; VII/1, 2. Verfassung und Parlamentarismus, Wien 2000.

Kann, Robert A. - Winters, Stanley B.
Dynasty, Politics and Culture: Selected Essays. Robert A. Kann; ed. Stanley B. Winters. Boulder : Columbia University Press, 1991. XVI, 444 s. (Atlantic Studies on Society in Change. No. 72. East European Monographs. No. 317. Social Science Monographs.) ISBN:0-88033-223-9

WINTER, Eduard, Revolution, Neoabsolutismus und Liberalismus in der Donaumonarchie, Wien 1969.
BOSL, Karl (ed.), Die Erste Tschechoslowakische Republik als multinationaler Parteienstaat, München - Wien 1979.
ORZOFF, Andrea, Battle for the Castle. The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe 1914-1848, Oxford - New York 2009.
PERMAN, David, The shaping of the Czechoslovak state. Diplomatic history of the boundaries of Czechoslovakia 1914-1920, Leiden 1962.

KAPLAN, Karel: The Communist Party in Power. Boulder : London, 1987.

KAPLAN, Karel: The Overcomming of the Régime Crisis after Stalin’s Death in Czechoslovakia, Poland and Hungary. Köln : Index, 1986.

KIRSCHBAUM, Stanislav Joseph: A History of Slovakia. The Struggle for Survival. New York - London : St. Martin Press, 1995 (2nd ed. New York : Plagrave Macmillan, 2005).

KRAUS, Michael - STANGER, Allison (eds.): Irreconcilable Differences? Bowder, New York, Oxford : Rpwman and Litzlefield Publishing House Inc., 2000.

MAMATEY, Victor - LUŽA, Radovan: A History of Czechoslovak Republic 1918-1948. Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1973 (available also in French and German).

MANOVÁ, Elena (ed.) A Concise History of Slovakia. Bratislava : HÚ SAV, 2000.

MUSIL, Jiří (ed.): The End of Czechoslovakia. Budapest - New York: Central European University Pess (CEU), 1995.

RYCHLÍK, Jan: Collectivization in Czechoslovakia in Comparative Perspective. In: IORDACHI, Constantin - BAUERKÄMPER, Arnd (eds.): The Collectivization of Agriculture in Communist Eastern Europe. Budapest - New York, 2014, pp. 181-210.

RYCHLÍK, Jan: The ‘Velvet Divorce‘ of Czechoslovakia, 1989-1992. In: BAKKE, Eliasabeth - PETERS, Ingo (eds.): Twenty Years since the Fall of Berlin Wall. Berlin : Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag, 2011, pp. 159-178 (available also in German: RYCHLÍK, Jan: "Das Majorisierungsverbot und die Samtene Scheidung der Tchechoslowakei 1989-1992. In: ALDGASSER, Frnaz - MALÍNSKÁ, Jana - RUMPLER, Helmut - VELEK, Luboš (eds.): Hohes Haus! 150 Jahre moderner Parlamentarismus in Österreich, Böhmen, der Tschechoslowakei  und der Republik Tchechien im mitteleuropäischen Kontext.  Wien : Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2015, S. 353-368).    

SKILLING, Harry Gordon: Czechoslovakia’s Interrupted Revolution. Princeton : Princeton Unviversity Press, 1976.

SKILLING, Harry Gordon: Charter 77 and human rights in Czechoslovakia. London : G. Allen and Unwin, 1981.

STEIN, Eric: Czecho/Slovakia,Ethnic Conflict, Constitutional Fissure, Negotiated Breakup. Michigan : University of Michigan, 1997. 

STOLARIK, Mark M. [ed.]: The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968. Forty Years Later. Mande;ein, Illionis : Bolchazy-Carduci Publishers Inc., 2010.

TEICH, Mikuláš - KOVÁČ, Dušan - BROWN, D. Martin (eds.): Slovakia in History. Cabridge : Cambride University Press, 2011, pp. 229-390.     


Requirements to the exam
Last update: prof. PhDr. Michal Stehlík, Ph.D. (12.03.2023)

Examination in form of test. Condition: min. 65 %.

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