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  • A History of the Czech Lands

    A History of the Czech Lands
    av Jaroslav Panek

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024622279

    Born January 1, 1993, after the split with Slovakia, the Czech Republic is one of the youngest members of the European Union. Despite its youth, this new state and the areas just outside its modern borders boast an ancient and intricate past. With A…

  • Prague

    Prague
    av Katerina Beckova

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024632926

    Since its birth as a city, Prague's appearance, character, and life have been shaped by the River Vltava. The flow of the river enabled the settlement of the Prague basin, the creation of the capital of the Bohemian Kingdom, and, later, the Czech st…

  • Confronting Totalitarian Minds

    Confronting Totalitarian Minds
    av Aspen Brinton

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024645377

    Jan Patocka was a Czech philosopher who not only lived through the turbulent politics of twentieth-century Central Europe, but he shaped his intellectual contributions in response to that tumult. One of the last students of Edmund Husserl and Martin…

  • Rus?Ukraine?Russia

    Rus?Ukraine?Russia
    av Martin C. Putna

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024635804

    An outspoken opponent of pro-Russian, authoritarian, and far-right streams in contemporary Czech society, Martin C. Putna received a great deal of media attention when he ironically dedicated the Czech edition of Rus–Ukraine–Russia to Mi…

  • Cesky, Pros?m I

    Cesky, Pros?m I
    av Jitka Cvejnova

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024615776

    These new editions of the first universal textbooks for studying Czech as a foreign language employ a strictly communication-based format that requires no mediating language and thus is ideal for users of all mother tongues. Fresh and modern in thei…

  • Vladislav Vancura

    Vladislav Vancura
    av Rajendra Anand Chitnis

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024614564

    This is the first major analytical study in English of the work of the leading Czech Avant-garde novelist and dramatist, Vladislav Vancura, often regarded as the greatest exponent of the Czech language in prose. In the study, Vancura's paradoxical a…

  • Passionate Copying in Late Medieval Bohemia

    Passionate Copying in Late Medieval Bohemia
    av Lucie Dolezalova

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024646657

    A case study of the unusual liberties taken by the fifteenth-century Bohemian scribe Crux of Telcz.? Passionate Copying in Late Medieval Bohemia addresses a unique case in the culture of manuscript transcription and textual transmission during the l…

  • Abusir

    Abusir
    av Ladislav Bares

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788071848226

    This handsome report describes work in the 1980s and 1990s on the tomb of Udjahorresnet, a prominent official who participated in the Persian occupation of Egypt around 525 BC and may even have been one of their main collaborators. As well as chapte…

  • Making the Most of Tomorrow

    Making the Most of Tomorrow
    av Matej Spurny

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024640174

    Most, one of the most impressive historical cities of Northern Bohemia, was destroyed in the sixties and seventies for coal mining. When plans to redevelop the city began, hope and expectations ran high; in the end, however, Most became a symbol for…

  • Cesky, Pros?m II

    Cesky, Pros?m II
    av Jitka Cvejnova

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024621050

    These new editions of the first universal textbooks for studying Czech as a foreign language employ a strictly communication-based format that requires no mediating language and thus is ideal for users of all mother tongues. Fresh and modern in thei…

  • Saturnin

    Saturnin
    av Zdenek Jirotka

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024606835

    On its initial publication in Czech in 1942, "Saturnin" was a best-seller, its gentle satire offering an unexpected - if temporary - reprieve from the grim reality of the German occupation. In the years since, the novel has been hailed as a classic…

  • Saturnin

    Saturnin
    av Zdenek Jirotka

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024632889

    On its initial publication in Czech in 1942, Saturnin was a best seller, its gentle satire offering an unexpected if temporary reprieve from the grim reality of the German occupation. In the years since, the novel has been hailed as a classic of Cze…

  • Health and Disease in the Neolithic Lengyel Culture

    Health and Disease in the Neolithic Lengyel Culture
    av Vaclav Smrcka

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024645148

    Lasting from around 4800 to 4000 BCE, the Lengyel culture helped usher in the Copper Age in Central Europe with the rise of mining, craft production, and the trading of copper and obsidian, in addition to larger-scale farming. In Health and Disease…

  • Ibuse Masuji

    Ibuse Masuji
    av Antonin Liman

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024614526

    Japanese novelist Ibuse Masuji (1898-1993) is best known for his 1966 novel Kuroi Ame (published in English as Black Rain), which detailed the tragic aftermath of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima. With Ibuse Masuji, Anthony Liman, Ibuse's lifelong f…

  • We Were a Handful

    We Were a Handful
    av Karel Polacek

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024614496

    A favorite work of Czech humor, We Were a Handful depicts the adventures of five boys from a small Czech town through the diary of Petr Bajza, the grocer’s son. Written by Karel Polá??ek at the height of World War II before his deportation to…

  • We Were a Handful

    We Were a Handful
    av Karel Polacek

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024632858

    A favorite work of Czech humor, We Were a Handful depicts the adventures of five boys from a small Czech town through the diary of Petr Bajza, the grocer's son. Written by Karel Polacek at the height of World War II before his deportation to Auschwi…

  • Seven Letters to Melin

    Seven Letters to Melin
    av Josef Safarik

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024643755

    Josef Šafarík’s Seven Letters to Melin is an exploration of man’s alienation from nature—and from himself—in the modern technological age. Conceived as a series of letters to Melin, an engineer who believes in the valu…

  • The Shop on Main Street

    The Shop on Main Street
    av Ladislav Grosman

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024640228

    Written by a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, The Shop on Main Street is the story that inspired the highly successful Academy Award–winning Czechoslovak film of the same title. Looking at the Holocaust through the eyes of a complicit individ…

  • Bohumil Hrabal

    Bohumil Hrabal
    av Jiri Pelan

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024639093

    Described by Parul Sehgal in the New York Times Book Review as “one of the great prose stylists of the twentieth century; the scourge of state censors; the gregarious bar hound and lover of gossip, beer, cats, and women (in roughly that order)…

  • Inferences with Ignorance

    Inferences with Ignorance
    av Michal Pelis

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024631813

    Inferences with Ignorance focuses on two formal logic systems that employ the type of inferences in which questions are used in addition to statements. Not merely capturing questions as part of a logical apparatus, Michal Pelis also emphasizes the r…

  • Summer of Caprice

    Summer of Caprice
    av Vladislav Vancura

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024611952

    "Summer of Caprice", a winning comic novel first published in 1926, is a classic of Czech writing, yet it is little known elsewhere. This may be due to the complexities of the text, which is characterized by a playful narrative, an exceptional maste…

  • Summer of Caprice

    Summer of Caprice
    av Vladislav Vancura

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024632896

    Summer of Caprice, a captivating comic novel first published in 1926, is a classic of Czech literature, yet it is little known elsewhere. Commonly considered untranslatable due to the complexities of the text, which is characterized by a playful nar…

  • Basic Czech I

    Basic Czech I
    av Ana Adamovicova

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024623344

    These three volumes form a complete textbook for a course for English-language speakers who want to learn Czech. The first volume presents the basics of the Czech language by means of continuous and systematic acquisition of vocabulary and conversat…

  • Living in Problematicity

    Living in Problematicity
    av Jan Patocka

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024645100

    Spanning his entire career, this selection of texts by influential philosopher Jan Patocka illustrates his thoughts on the appropriate manner of being and engagement in the world. The writings assembled in Living in Problematicity examine the role o…

  • Lexical and Semantic Aspects of Proverbs

    Lexical and Semantic Aspects of Proverbs
    av Frantisek Cermak

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024643588

    This book is linguistic in nature, offering a number of aspects of contemporary languages and their proverbs. Focusing mostly on lexical, semantic and pragmatic aspects, the book also explores language corpora findings. Apart from collecting data on…

  • Myths and Traditions of Central European University Culture

    Myths and Traditions of Central European University Culture
    av Lukas Fasora

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024643809

    By examining the myriad myths surrounding Central European universities, Czech historians Lukáš Fasora and Jirí Hanuš take a diachronic approach to investigating the issues facing higher learning in the region. Using careful historical…

  • Pavel Dias, Photographs 1956-2015

    Pavel Dias, Photographs 1956-2015
    av Jan Havel

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024630175

    Pavel Dias’s work forms one of the touchstones of Czech journalistic and documentary photography. Working at a time when the stiffness of form and content called for by Soviet ideology was giving way to photography capturing people and real li…

  • T. G. Masaryk and the Jewish Question

    T. G. Masaryk and the Jewish Question
    av Milos Pojar

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024638799

    In this book, Miloš Pojar traces the development and transformation of the opinions about Jews and Judaism of the first Czechoslovak president, T. G. Masaryk. Pojar describes the key events and ideas that shaped Masaryk’s attitudes: his…

  • Sculpture of the Czech Art Nouveau

    Sculpture of the Czech Art Nouveau
    av Petr Wittlich

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024602356

    The English version of the major book from Petr Wittlich, which charts the crisis and development of Czech monumental sculpture at the turn of the 19th/20th century and explores the new decorative style associated with the movement known as Secessio…

  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

    Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
    av J. R. Pick

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024636993

    Compassion, levity, and laughter can be found in the darkest of places--and even in the smallest of creatures. Set in 1943 Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, J. R. Pick's novella Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals tells the story of Tony, a…

  • Exile in London

    Exile in London

    Pocket - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024637013

    During World War II, London experienced not just the Blitz and the arrival of continental refugees, but also an influx of displaced foreign governments. Drawing together renowned historians from nine countries--the United Kingdom, Germany, the Nethe…

  • The Chattertooth Eleven

    The Chattertooth Eleven
    av Eduard Bass

    Inbunden - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024615738

    In 1922, the same year that saw the establishment of the Czechoslovak Football Association, a former singer and cabaret director from Prague published a novel about soccer. Eighty-six years later, that novel, Eduard Bass's The Chattertooth Eleven, h…

  • Catalogue of the Late Roman, Byzantine and Barbaric Coins in the Charles University Collection (364-1092 A. D.)

    Catalogue of the Late Roman, Byzantine and Barbaric Coins in the Charles University Collection (364-1092 A. D.)
    av Federico Gambacorta

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024622408

    The collection of ancient coins at Charles University has existed in its present state since 1945. That year Greek, Roman, and other ancient coins were entrusted to the care of the Seminar for Ancient History and incorporated into their already exte…

  • Pistiros VI

    Pistiros VI

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024633015

    This sixth and final installment in the Pistiros series devoted to excavations in that former Greek emporium in inland Thrace (today Bulgaria) closes an extraordinary, three-decade-long collaboration among Bulgarian, Czech, and British classical arc…

  • Public Policy

    Public Policy
    av Martin Potucek

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024635569

    This book provides an up-to-date, comprehensive, synoptic, and easy-to-grasp account of the state of public policy as a field. Both a scholar and a Czech policy maker, Martin Pot????ek draws on his vast and diverse experience to offer descriptions o…

  • Samizdat Past+Present

    Samizdat Past+Present

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024640334

    Much of what we now consider the canon of twentieth-century Czech literature—the work of authors like Bohumil Hrabal, Ludvík Vaculík, and Jáchym Topol, among many others—has, in fact, just recently become widely available to readers. Lon…

  • Medieval Painting in Bohemia

    Medieval Painting in Bohemia
    av Jan Royt

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024602660

    Originally published in Czech in 2002 and now available in English, "Medieval Painting in Bohemia" assesses the history of painting in Bohemia and Moravia from the emergence of the Czech state in the late ninth century to the end of the rule of Ludw…

  • Around the Globe

    Around the Globe

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024622262

    In this unusual and important new work, Miroslav Vanek interviews twelve experts on oral history to discuss the medium's current status within the social sciences in light of recent technological breakthroughs. Around the Globe addresses many of the…

  • Writing Underground Reflections on Samizdat Literature in Totalitarian Czechoslovakia

    Writing Underground Reflections on Samizdat Literature in Totalitarian Czechoslovakia
    av Machovec

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024641256

    In this collection of writings produced between 2000 and 2018, the pioneering literary historian of the Czech underground, Martin Machovec, examines the multifarious nature of the underground phenomenon. After devoting considerable attention to the…

  • Historical Population Atlas of the Czech Lands

    Historical Population Atlas of the Czech Lands

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024635774

    This bilingual, English-Czech atlas of Czechoslovakia is one of the first to use statistical data to evaluate spatial aspects of population development over time. Its twelve chapters present various themes relating directly to population from a hist…

  • Generalized Microeconomics

    Generalized Microeconomics
    av Jiri Hlavacek

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024620244

    The generalization of microeconomics enables model descriptions of economic rationality, even in fields that standard microeconomics more or less avoids, like nonprofit sectors of market economies, altruism, or externalities. Here, the authors broad…

  • The Irish Franciscans in Prague 1629-1786

    The Irish Franciscans in Prague 1629-1786
    av Jan Parez

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024626765

    At the end of the sixteenth century, Queen Elizabeth I forced the Irish Franciscans into exile. Of the four continental provinces to which the Irish Franciscans fled, the Prague Franciscan College of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary was…

  • The Master of the Trebon Altarpiece

    The Master of the Trebon Altarpiece
    av Jan Royt

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024622613

    The Master of the Trebon Altarpiece was a painter active in Prague in the fourteenth century and one of the most important gothic artists of the international style. He is named for his most famous work, a triptych depicting the death and resurrecti…

  • Czechs and Germans 1848-2004

    Czechs and Germans 1848-2004
    av Vaclav Houzvicka

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024621449

    In "Czechs and Germans 1848-2004", Vaclav Houzvicka describes the development of the Czech-German national controversies from the mid-nineteenth century through the establishing of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1918 and finally to the beginning of th…

  • Materializing Identities in Socialist and Post-Socialist Cities

    Materializing Identities in Socialist and Post-Socialist Cities

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024635903

    Following the so-called -Material Turn- of historiography, this book explores the materialization of identity in urban space--specifically in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Urban spaces played an important role in the formation of national identit…

  • The Philosophy of Living Nature

    The Philosophy of Living Nature
    av Zdenek Kratochvil

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024631318

    The Philosophy of Living Nature focuses on the approach of the Western philosophical tradition to physis, or nature. Zdenek Kratochvíl reveals, on a philosophical level, the roots of today’s environmental crisis, presenting an etymological inv…

  • Art-Nouveau Prague

    Art-Nouveau Prague
    av Petr Wittlich

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024613468

    Since the collapse of the iron curtain, Prague has become one of Europe's - and the world's - most popular tourist destinations. As in London, Paris, and Rome, visitors flock to the gorgeous buildings and monuments that grace the streets of Prague,…

  • The Urban Condition

    The Urban Condition
    av Olivier Mongin

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024632933

    The first installment in Karolinum's new Vaclav Havel Series which aims to continue the philosophical discourse of that thinker, playwright, dissident, and president this book asks whether it will be possible to reestablish urban spaces that are in…

  • Czech Law between Europeanization and Globalization

    Czech Law between Europeanization and Globalization

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024617855

    In 2005 the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic granted to the Charles University Law Faculty funds to research developments in Czech law from the last twenty years. Their findings were compiled into a four-volume collectio…

  • Spartakiad

    Spartakiad
    av Petr Roubal

    Pocket - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024638515

    Every five years from 1955 to 1985, mass Czechoslovak gymnastic demonstrations and sporting parades called Spartakiads were held to mark the 1945 liberation of Czechoslovakia. Featuring hundreds of thousands of male and female performers of all ages…

  • God's Rainbow

    God's Rainbow
    av Jaroslav Durych

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024632919

    This is a book about collective guilt, individual fate, and repentance, a tale that explores how we can come to be responsible for crimes we neither directly commit nor have the power to prevent. Set in the Czechoslovakian borderland shortly after W…

  • Teachers on the Waves of Transformation

    Teachers on the Waves of Transformation
    av Dana Moree

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024643779

    It is known that a society in transformation undergoes significant changes on many levels, but structural and cultural changes are arguably two of the most significant. How do such monumental changes affect the lives of individuals and small communi…

  • A Horror and a Beauty

    A Horror and a Beauty
    av Petr Chalupsky

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9788024631615

    Peter Ackroyd's writing is obsessed with the defining heterogeneity of London its rich diversity of human experience, mood, and emotion, of actions and events, and of the tools through which all of this heterogeneity is represented and reenacted. Bu…