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Facing History / The evolution
of Czech and German relations in the Czech provinces, 1848-1948

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Zdeněk Beneš, Drahomír Jančík, Jan Kuklík, jr., Eduard Kubů, Václav Kural, Robert Kvaček, Václav Pavlíček, Jiří Pešek, René Petráš, Zdeněk Radvanovský
(and a team of authors), Radovan Suchánek


The book, the second enlarged and corrected edition of which is currently offered in bookstores, presents a perspective to the current research of the Czech-German relations in the 19th and 20th century to broad public. Renowned historians and lawyers track social, economic, legal and political aspects of the relations between Czechs and Germans, their co-operation and mutual confrontation in eight chapters of the book. They put the Czech-German relations to the broad international context of that time without which the individual historical events and their consequences for today would not be fully understandable. It is just the above mentioned aspect that substantially enriches the existing Czech literature.
The discussion about the collapse of the Czech-German co-existence, the expulsion and resettlement of the Sudeten Germans and the so-called Beneš decrees represent one of the most frequent topics of the modern Czech history. Not accidentally. It is a theme of perennial relevance to humans, with a live political aspect, that could not be investigated without considerable source and ideological limitations for almost forty years. Since 1990 the research of the resettlement itself and the causes that provoked it, and finally of the consequences it led to, has been developing very dynamically, to a considerable extent thanks to the initiative of the joint Czech-German commission of historians.
The book edited by Zdeněk Beneš and Václav Kural is accompanied by basic documentation including the so-called Beneš decrees, illustrations and bibliography.

ISBN 80-86010-60-0, 304 pages,
hard binding, 235x135 mm

Gallery price: CZK 144.00
Recommended price: CZK 240.00
2nd edition.