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Priest, politician, collaborator : Jozef Tiso and the making of fascist Slovakia

Priest, politician, collaborator : Jozef Tiso and the making of fascist Slovakia

Author: James Mace Ward
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is a biography of the Catholic priest and Slovak nationalist Jozef Tiso (1887-1947). The first president of an independent Slovakia, established as a satellite of Nazi Germany, Tiso was ultimately hanged for treason and (in effect) crimes against humanity. The author portrays Tiso as a devoutly religious man who came to privilege the maintenance of a Slovak state over all other concerns, helping thus to condemn  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jozef Tiso; Jozef Tiso; Jozef Tiso
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Mace Ward
ISBN: 9780801449888 080144988X
OCLC Number: 811337495
Awards: Winner of Honorable Mention, Czechoslovak Studies Associatio.
Description: xii, 362 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "For God and our homeland," 1887-1918 --
Turning national and political, 1918-19 --
"For God and nation," 1919-25 --
The failure of "activism," 1925-33 --
The lure of the world, 1933-38 --
Standing up for the truth, 1938-39 --
Sacred convictions, 1939-44 --
Losing battles, 1944-2008.
Responsibility: James Mace Ward.
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As portrayed in this masterful biography, Jozef Tiso's life not only illuminates the modern history of Slovakia but also supplies a missing piece of the larger puzzle that was interwar and wartime  Read more...


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"As the first rigorous biography of Slovakia's priest-president Jozef Tiso available in English, this book addresses a major gap in Czech and Slovak studies and represents a considerable contribution Read more...

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