Hoover Institution Press, Studies of Nationalities Series:

Thursday, September 9, 2004

In The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown (Hoover Institution Press, 2004), Hugh Agnew chronicles the history of the Czech people. Agnew, recognized as an expert in Eastern European history, provides a readable guide to the geographic and historic developments that have continually forced the Czechs to answer questions about their position in Europe, figuratively and literally.

The Czechs provides a single-volume introduction to the land and its people that is both scholarly and accessible. Tracing the course of Czech history from the tenth century to the eve of the Czech Republic's entrance into the European union, The Czechs illuminates the tangled destinies of a people at one of Europe's strategic crossroads.

Agnew, an associate professor of history and international affairs and associate dean of Academic Programs at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, teaches and publishes on Eastern Europe, especially on the Czech Republic. Among Agnew's publications are Origins of the Czech National Renascence (1993) and numerous articles and chapters on aspects of Czech nationalism and national identity.

The Czechs is part of the Hoover Institution Press's acclaimed Studies of Nationalities series. The series examines the histories of the principal nationalities in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. It explores issues of identity and conflict, political and social organization, and modernization.

The Czechs and the Lands of the Bohemian Crown
by Hugh Agnew
ISBN: 0-8179-4491-5 $40.00 hardcover
425 pages September 2004

by Hugh Agnew