Czech Republic

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


What is now the Czech Republic was originally inhabited by Celts around the 4th century BC. The Celtic Boii tribe gave the country its Latin name— Boiohaemum (Bohemia)—but was driven out by Germanic tribes. Slav tribes were well established by the 6th century. The Great Moravian Empire, comprising Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia, reached its height under Moravian ruler Svatopluk, but was engulfed and destroyed by the Magyars around 903–07.

Česká Republika


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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. Kalvoda, J., The Genesis of Czechoslovakia. New York, 1986Google Scholar
  4. Krejcí, Jaroslav and Machonin, Pavel, Czechoslovakia 1918–1992: A Laboratory for Social Change. Macmillan, London, 1996CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Leff, C. S., National Conflict in Czechoslovakia: The Making and Remaking of a State, 1918–1987. Princeton, 1988CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Lunt, Susie, Prague. [Bibliography] ABC-Clio, Oxford and Santa Barbara (CA), 1997Google Scholar
  7. Simmons, M., The Reluctant President: a Political Life of Vaclav Havel. London, 1992Google Scholar
  8. Turner, Barry, (ed.) Central Europe Profiled. Macmillan, London, 2000Google Scholar
  9. National statistical office: Czech Statistical Office, Na Padesátém 81, 100 82 Prague 10.Google Scholar

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