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
ISBN 80-86010-60-0, 304 pages,
hard binding, 235x135 mm
Gallery price: CZK 144.00
Recommended price: CZK 240.00