Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 August 2011

302 Pages | 11 halftones


ISBN: 9780199843466

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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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