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Published: 30 July 2009

308 Pages | 11 halftone illustrations


ISBN: 9780195367812

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Battle for the Castle

The Myth of Czechoslavakia 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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