- About the book
DetailsAt 11 o´clock in the evening of 20th August 1968, the armies of four Warsaw Pact countries, the Soviet Union, Poland, Bulgaria, and Hungary, crossed the borders of Czechoslovakia, starting the “Operation Danube”. Literally overnight the Czechoslovak experiment with Alexander Dubček´s liberalization reforms was transformed from living reality into history. Although the Soviet Union’s action successfully halted the pace of reform in Czechoslovakia, it had unintended consequences for both the unity of the communist bloc and the establishment of the new Soviet foreign doctrine. This book brings the international context of the 1968 crisis in Czechoslovakia to the center of attention. It brought together experts from within as well as from without Central Europe with the hope of igniting, or, perhaps better, re-igniting an international discussion on the Prague spring, its origins, its unfolding, its aftermath, and, most importantly, the international context. The volume’s contributors are: Ljubodarg Dimić, Jakub Drábik, Mihail Gruev, Slavomír Michálek, Miklós Mitrovits, Jackques Rupnik, Alexander Stykalin, Mirosław Szumiło, Michal Štefanský, and Virgiliu Tarau
- The author
About the authorDr. Jakub Drabik (born 1986) is a historian mainly interested in comparative fascism studies but covering a broad range of topics from 20th-century history in his research and teaching. He completed his doctorate at Charles University in Prague in 2014 and, since 2016, is working at the Institute of History at the Slovak Academy of Sciences, and teaching at the Masaryk University in Brno. His previous books include Fašista [A Fascist] (Academia, 2017) and Fašizmus [Fascism] (Premedia, 2019).
Reviews"The publication is a contribution to Czechoslovak history in 1968 and its deep international context, revealing the character of the Soviet bloc and the essence of relations between its countries, and the Western and Eastern bloc, too. It is very valuable for both professional historians and for general readers."—Miroslav Lysý, Comenius University Bratislava
"The aim of each article in this collection is to bring new knowledge, interpretations, and evaluation of the current state of research. And the authors succeed in that goal admirably."—Norbert Kmeť, Institute of Political Science of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
- Additional Information
Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days Author Peter Bielik, Ljubodarg Dimić, Jakub Drábik, Mihail Gruev, Slavomír Michálek, Miklós Mitrovits, Jacques Rupnik, Alexander Stykalin, Mirosław Szumiło, Michal Štefanský Editor Jakub Drábik Number of pages 168 Language English Publication date Apr 21, 2021 Weight (kg) 0.2200 ISBN-13 9783838215549