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A Life Dedicated to the Republic : Vavro Srobár's Slovak Czechoslovakism.

Author: Josette Baer
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
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Josette Baer retraces the eventful life of Slovak politician Vavro Šrobár, the principal figure in the implementation of Czechoslovak democracy in Slovakia. From his student days and fight for Slovak civil rights in Upper Hungary to his active resistance to German fascism, Šrobár shaped Czechoslovakia's turbulent history in the first half of the twentieth century. Baer's comprehensive biography makes archived  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Vavro Šrobár; Vavro Šrobár; Vavro Šrobár
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Josette Baer
ISBN: 9783838263465 3838263464
OCLC Number: 879023181
Description: 1 online resource (361 pages)
Contents: Table of contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; X. Introduction; X. 1. Why write about Šrobár?; X. 2. Analytical framework and conceptual matrix; X. 3. Method, definitions, hypothesis; X. 3. 1. Method: contextual biography; X. 3. 2. Definitions; X. 3. 2. 1. Antisemitism; X. 3. 2. 2. Nation-building; X. 3. 2. 3. State-building; X. 3. 2. 4. Transition to democracy, consolidation of democracy; X. 3. 3. Hypothesis; I. The idea of Czecho-Slovak solidarity and the Czechoslovak state (1898-1918); I. 1. A prelude? The year 1907 in the Czech lands and Upper Hungary. I. 1. 1. 1907 in the Czech landsI. 1. 2. 1907 in Upper Hungary; I. 2. Slovak Czechoslovakism in Detvan and the journals Hlas and Prúdy; I. 2. 1. The Slovak student circle Detvan; I. 2. 2. The journal Hlas (1898-1904); I. 2. 3. The journal Prúdy (1909-1914; 1922-1938); II. The making of Czechoslovakia in Slovakia (1918-1938); II. 1. The ministries (1918-1922); II. 1. 1. Minister Plenipotentiary for Slovakia (1918-1920); II. 1. 1. 1. The Žilina government; II. 1. 1. 2. The move to Pressburg; II. 1. 1. 3. Béla Kun and the war dictatorship. II. 1. 2. The Ministry of Information and Public Health (1920-1922)II. 1. 2. 1. ""De-alcoholizing"" Slovakia and the fight against trachoma; II. 1. 2. 2. Employment matters and a letter against discrimination; II. 1. 3. The Ministry of Education and Culture (1921-1922); II. 1. 3. 1. The ""small law"" on schooling; II. 1. 4. Member of Parliament; II. 1. 4. 1. In defence of the state --
the lecture tour in the USA (1923); II. 1. 4. 2. Family matters; II. 2. The autonomist movement and Andrej Hlinka; II. 2. 1. The affair of the Ružomberok bear. II. 2. 2. Lux in Tenebris --
a literary attack on Slovak clericalismII. 3. The Agrarians and relations with Milan Hodža; II. 3. 1. Budapest 1918 --
the principal reason for a power struggle in 1928?; II. 3. 2. The affair of the forged paintings; II. 4. Šrobár's commitment to the Hippocratic Oath; III. The Slovak State and the post-war years(1939-1950); III. 1. Autonomy and the Slovak State (1938-1939); III. 1. 1. The pogrom in Piešťany (1939); III. 1. 2. Šrobár's memoirs of the Slovak State; III. 2. Toward the reconstitution of Czechoslovakia (1944-1946). III. 2. 1. The Slovak National Uprising (1944)III. 2. 2. The Košice Agreement (1945); III. 2. 3. The three Prague Agreements (1945-1946); III. 3. Šrobár's last years in Czechoslovak politics(1945-1950); III. 3. 1. The Democratic Party (1944) and the Party of Freedom (1946); III. 3. 2. The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Unification of Laws; Conclusion; Vavro Šrobár --
data; Appendix; Vavro Šrobár --
life in brief; Oral history interview with Mr. Karol Šrobár, academic painter, 18 July 2012, Vlkolinec, Slovakia, 11.30 --
13.00. The interview was conducted in Slovak.; Bibliography; Index.

Abstract:

Josette Baer retraces the eventful life of Slovak politician Vavro Šrobár, the principal figure in the implementation of Czechoslovak democracy in Slovakia. From his student days and fight for Slovak civil rights in Upper Hungary to his active resistance to German fascism, Šrobár shaped Czechoslovakia's turbulent history in the first half of the twentieth century. Baer's comprehensive biography makes archived materials available to English-speaking audiences for the first time and offers unique insight into Czechoslovakia's underresearched political history.

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