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Book categories: Czech, Castles & Palaces, Bohemia, Wenceslas, Winter King & Winter Queen, Moravia, Slovakia, Travel, Bavaria, Franks, Charlemagne, Germany, Habsburgs, Holy Roman Empire, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland, Ukraine, Europe
Hastening Toward Prague by Lisa Wolverton. Power and society in the medieval Czech Lands.
Historical Dictionary of the Czech State by Jiri Hochman. An overview of the history of this Eastern European region, including a chronology and two maps.
From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier Svejk by Andrew Lawrence Roberts. A dictionary of Czech popular culture.
Czechs & Germans by Elizabeth Wiskemann. A study of the struggle in the historic provinces of Bohemia and Moravia. Published in 1938. Out of print, but available from Alibris.
Great Country Houses of the Czech Republic and Slovakia by Lord Michael Pratt, photographs by Gerhard Trumler. Includes photos of the twin chateaux of Valtice and Lednice in the Czech Republic. The lords of these castles still remain as the ruling house of the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Autobiography of Charles IV of Luxemburg: Holy Roman Emperor and King of Bohemia edited by Balazs Nagy, translated by Frank Schaer and Paul W. Knoll. In this autobiography, Charles IV tells the story of his life from his birth to his election as king of Germany in 1346.
Art and Propaganda: Charles IV of Bohemia, 1346-1378 by Iva Rosario. This illustrated book, the first study of the subject in English, focuses on some 30 portraits of Charles IV and how they were used to glorify the ruler.
The Paris Summit, 1377-78 by Frantisek Smahel. Roman Emperor Charles IV met with French king Charles V in Paris in 1378. This book reconstructs his journey, offering an account of medieval life, grand European politics of the time, and even medieval cuisine.
Bohemia in History edited by Mikulas Teich. Key moments and themes in the history of the Czech lands from the rise of the Premyslid dynasty in the 9th century to the fall of socialism in 1989.
Moravia Magna: The Great Moravian Empire, Its Art and Times by Jan Dekan. Published in 1980. Illustrated. Out of print, but available from Alibris.
A History of Slovakia: The Struggle for Survival by Stanislav Kirschbaum. Traces the development of Slovak culture from the Great Moravian Empire of the eighth century through the Middle Ages and Hapsburg rule to the 20th century.
Slovak History: Chronology & Lexicon edited by Julius Bartl and Dusan Skvarna. The history of Slovakia is part of the rich tapestry of Europe. This title fills an important gap in knowledge of events in Central Europe over the last 14 centuries.
Historical Dictionary of Slovakia by Stanislav J. Kirschbaum. Includes a brief historical introduction, a chronology of important events, and a series of five maps from the Great Moravian Empire in the ninth century to the current Slovak Republic.
Books About the Habsburgs
Insight Guide Czech & Slovak Republics by Alfred Horn. This travel guide includes information on history and castles.
Lonely Planet Czech & Slovak Republics by Neil Wilson, Richard Nebesky, John King. Includes over 100 maps and special coverage of historic castles and folk culture.
These DVDs are formatted for North American audiences.
National Geographic Traveler Prague & the Czech Republic. DVD released in 2004.
Good King Wenceslas
The Frankish Empire
Charlemagne and His Empire
History of Luxembourg
World Royal History
World Royal News