The Sokol in the Czech Lands to 1914

Training for the Nation

  • Authors
  • Claire E. Nolte

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Claire E. Nolte
    Pages 1-4
  3. Claire E. Nolte
    Pages 20-38
  4. Claire E. Nolte
    Pages 39-55
  5. Claire E. Nolte
    Pages 56-73
  6. Claire E. Nolte
    Pages 179-184
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 185-258

About this book


This overview of the history of the Sokol, the Czech nationalist gymnastic organization, from its founding in 1862 until the outbreak of World War I emphasizes its role in articulating national values and facilitating mass mobilization in the political context of the multinational Habsburg state. By including background on the German Turnverein , this study goes beyond the Czech context to explore the intersection of gymnastics and mass nationalism in Central Europe.


Europe history Nation nationalism organization politics Romanticism World War I

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40035-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-28868-3
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