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6 edition of The coasts of Bohemia found in the catalog.

The coasts of Bohemia

a Czech history

by Derek Sayer

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Bohemia (Czech Republic),
  • Czech Republic
    • Subjects:
    • Bohemia (Czech Republic) -- History.,
    • Czech Republic -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementDerek Sayer ; translations from the Czech by Alena Sayer.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDB2063 .S28 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 442 p. :
      Number of Pages442
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL694127M
      ISBN 100691057605
      LC Control Number97041418


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The coasts of Bohemia by Derek Sayer Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Coasts of Bohemia draws on an enormous array of literary, musical, visual, and documentary sources ranging from banknotes to statues, museum displays to school textbooks, funeral orations to operatic stage-sets, murals in subway stations to censors' indexes of banned books.

It brings us into intimate contact with the ever changing details Cited by: The Coasts of Bohemia draws on an enormous array of literary, musical, visual, and documentary sources ranging from banknotes to statues, museum displays to school textbooks, funeral orations to operatic stage-sets, murals in subway stations to censors’ indexes of banned books.

It brings us into intimate contact with the ever changing details. More than just a history of events and personages, The Coasts of Bohemia deals in some depth with Czech culture. The efforts on the part of the nationalists to build a cultural identity up to the first republic and its perversion under the KSC is described in exhaustive detail.

A book to keep as a reference/5(11). the prague trilogy My major current research and writing project is a book entitled Prague at the End of History: Postcards from Absurdistan, which is the follow-up to my book Prague, Capital of the Twentieth Century () and the culmination of a trilogy that began with The Coasts of Bohemia ().

An unconventional and original look at Czech history, examining the “artifacts of national culture,” both large and small. Sayer, a Canadian sociologist (University of Alberta, Edmonton) married to a native Czech, aims to set the record straight.

His intention is to free Bohemia from the conventional and uninformed image of it as a pastoralized, romanticized, and Orientalized Author: Derek Sayer. Anybody wanting to gain a deeper knowledge of the Czech people, Czech culture, and Czech spirit should read Derek Sayer's 'The Coasts of Bohemia.' Anybody wanting to dive into the sticky mess of Central European history would also do well to read this book.

And those unbelievers who think that a scholarly work must be by its very nature dry and /5(15).