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T. G. Masaryk (1850–1937)

Thinker and Politician

  • Robert B. Pynsent

Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)

About this book


Between the wars a personality cult grew around Masaryk. These three volumes constitute the first balanced critical assessment of the actual achievement of the university professor who became the first president of Czechoslovakia. In this the first volume scholars from Europe and North America offer new insights into the career and ideas of Masaryk during the three decades preceding the outbreak of World War I. They appraise his role as critic of injustice and outworn tradition, providing a most significant interpretation of his place in modern history.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert B. Pynsent
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Slavonic and East European StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

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