Journals Higher Education



Published: 21 July 2009

308 Pages | 11 illustrations

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195367812

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Battle for the Castle

The Myth of Czechoslovakia in Europe, 1914-1948

Andrea Orzoff

  • Demonstrates the importance of myth, propaganda, the press, and intellectuals to modern European politics
  • First book to analyze Czechoslovak nationalism as growing out of a competitive arena, in which every European state and nationality used propaganda and cultural diplomacy to jockey for the attention and support of the Great Powers
  • Demonstrates the existence of an "Eastern Europe" long before the creation of the Iron Curtain, a region of Europe that was dependent on, and desperate to prove its similarity to, the West

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