Czech Republic

Ceská Republika
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Although the name Bohemia is Celtic, Slav settlers were well established in the area by the 6th century. The Czech tribe rose to dominance in the 8th century. After the death of Charlemagne a Greater Moravian State emerged before being engulfed by Magyars around 905, though part was recovered by one of the Premvsl ruling family (895–1306).


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Further Reading

  1. Czech Statistical Office. Statistical Yearbook of the Czech Republic. Google Scholar
  2. Havel, V., Disturbing the Peace. London, 1990.—Living in Truth: Twenty-Two Essays. London, 1990.—Summer Meditations. London. 1992Google Scholar
  3. Hermann, A. H., A History of the Czechs. London, 1975Google Scholar
  4. Kalvoda, J., The Genesis of Czechoslovakia. New York, 1986Google Scholar
  5. Left, C. S., National Conflict in Czechoslovakia: The Making and Remaking of a State, 1918–1987. Princeton, 1988Google Scholar
  6. Short, D., Czechoslovakia. [Bibliography] Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1986Google Scholar
  7. Simmons, M., The Reluctant President: a Political Life of Vaclav Havel. London, 1992Google Scholar
  8. National statistical office: Czech Statistical Office, Sokolovská 142, 186 04 Prague 8. Website:

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