Czech Republic

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


The area that is today 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 migrated to central Europe during the period known as the Migration of Peoples and were well established by the 6th century. The first half of the 7th century saw allied Slavonic tribes defending their territory from the Avar Empire in the Hungarian lowlands and from Frank attackers to the West.


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Further Reading

  1. Czech Statistical Office. Statistical Yearbook of the Czech Republic.Google Scholar
  2. Krejci, Jaroslav and Machonin, Pavel, Czechoslovakia 1918–1992: A Laboratory for Social Change. 1996CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Leff, C. S., National Conflict in Czechoslovakia: The Making and Remaking of a State, 1918–1987. 1988CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Simmons, M., The Reluctant President: a Political Life of Vaclav Havel. 1992Google Scholar
  5. National Statistical Office: Czech Statistical Office, Na Padesátém 81, 100 82 Prague 10.Google Scholar

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