From Good King Wenceslas To The Good Soldier Svejk: A Dictionary Of Czech Popular Culture

From Good King Wenceslas To The Good Soldier Svejk: A Dictionary Of Czech Popular Culture

By: Dr. Andrew Roberts (author)Hardback

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Roberts' book follows in the tradition of recent scholarship that seeks to emphasize the importance of popular culture and the wealth of knowledge that can be gained through an analysis of the daily lives and practices of individuals. Focusing on popular songs, movie stars, famous athletes, traditional dishes, and children's games that are second nature to every Czech, Roberts' work serves as an introduction to Czech popular culture. This dictionary is a sizeable achievement as it offers an English readership an invaluable source of information to a rich body of material that has thus far remained ephemeral. The six hundred entries are cross-referenced and allow readers to pursue particular topics in greater depth. Written in a readable style this work is easily accessible to a wide readership.

About Author

Andrew Roberts is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. In addition to writing on the politics of Eastern Europe, he also follows popular culture in post-communist countries.

Contents

Introduction A Short Guide to Czech Pronunciation A Brief Chronology of Czech History 613 entries

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789637326264
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 207
  • ID: 9789637326264
  • ISBN10: 963732626X

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