History of the Czech Lands 2


Guarantor: Mgr. Zbyněk Vydra, Ph.D.,
Lecturers: Mgr. Vladan Hanulík, Ph.D., Mgr. Zbyněk Vydra, Ph.D.

Course objectives:

The main objective of this course is to present comprehensively the development of Czech society and the Czech state in the 19th and 20th centuries in the context of Central European history. Lectures are focused on the main themes of polical history, while also addressing issues of social, economic and cultural history.

Requirements on student:
Written exam at the end of the semester.

1) Czech Lands and Austrian Empire, 1792-1848.
2) Czech Lands and Austrian Empire, 1848-1867.
3) Czech Lands in Austria-Hungary, 1867-1914.
4) The Industrial Revolutions. The economical structures of the Czech Lands.
5) Culture and Society in the 19th century Czech Lands.
6) The First World War and the Creation of Czechoslovakia.
7) The First Czechoslovakian Republic (1918-1938).
8) The Reichsprotectorate Bohemia and Moravia. Czechoslovakia and the Second World War.
9) Czechoslovakia and the Eastern Bloc, 1945-1953.
10) Czechoslovakia and the Eastern Bloc, 1953-1968.
11) Czechoslovakia and the Eastern Bloc, 1969-1989.
12) Everyday life in the Czechoslovakia in the 20th century.
13) The transformation of gender and identities (19th and 20th century).


Competences acquired:
Students acquire basic knowledge about the development of Czech society and the Czech state in the 19th and 20th centuries. At the same time, they are able to put the events and trends in the Czech area in the broader context of Central Europe.

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