Culture and Customs of the Czech Republic and Slovakia by Craig Cravens PDF
By Craig Cravens
The Czech Republic is a red-hot ecu vacation spot, and the charms of Slovakia are slowly being stumbled on by way of Westerners besides. the 2 nations proportion basic similarities in language and tradition, yet they by no means particularly controlled to create a standard nationwide Czechoslovak id, after being merged in 1918 whilst the Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed. With the lifting of the Iron Curtain in 1989 in the course of the Velvet Revolution and the ultimate breakup of Czechoslovakia in to 2 nations in 1993, this up to date, major perception is far wanted. This quantity overviews the present social, cultural, and political scene of either international locations, in order that normal readers come away with an effective realizing of the place the Czechs and Slovaks were and the place they're going.
The land, humans, and historical past bankruptcy lays the foundation for the remainder of the narrative. within the bankruptcy on faith and inspiration, the explanations for the common atheism of the Czechs and the contrasting religiosity of the Slovaks are defined. either peoples are proven to have cozy perspective towards lifestyles and a love of celebrations, with a powerful beer tradition. The country of ladies and relations and feminism within the post-Soviet period is usually mentioned and readers will know about the function of romance novels and the Czech Cosmopolitan. The literature bankruptcy emphasizes the Czech humorousness and the inability of translations of Slovakian works. The crises in journalism and cinema are different vital subject matters. eventually, the powerful traditions of theater and tune, that have continuously been a part of the Czech nationwide recognition, are obvious to be as alive and colourful as in anyplace within the world.
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