PRAŽSKÁ JAR A INVÁZIA VOJSK VARŠAVSKEJ ZMLUVY DO ČESKOSLOVENSKA V ROKU 1968 OČAMI „ZÁPADNEJ“ HISTORIOGRAFIE
Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 as reflected in “Western” historiography
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The Prague Spring and its quashing by Soviet tanks was not only an important event in Czech and Slovak national history, it also had a wider, global reach. The events themselves and subsequent occupation of Czechoslovakia by the combined forces of the Warsaw Pact have not ceased to inspire historical research and public debate. The aim of this essay is not to provide a complete list of works concerning the Prague Spring and the occupation of 1968; the sheer volume of literature on the subject is now overwhelming. Instead, the essay focuses on the most significant works and seeks to capture and analyse the main trends in the research into and writing about this event. It focuses on Western historiography – especially works written in English – as that contribution to the scholarship is the most numerous and, arguably, the most influential. It also pays brief attention to the work of German, Italian and French historians.
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