From Allies to Adversaries: Czechoslovakia and Italy between the Wars Cover Image

Ze spojenců protivníky O československo-italských vztazích mezi válkami
From Allies to Adversaries: Czechoslovakia and Italy between the Wars

Author(s): Miroslav Šepták
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR
Keywords: War; Czechoslovakia; Italy; Allies

Summary/Abstract: Houska, Ondřej. Praha proti Římu: Československo-italské vztahy v letech 1922–1929. (Fontes, vol. 3.) Prague: Filozofi cka fakulta Univerzity Karlovy, 2011, 214 pp. Ondřej Houska, the author of the work under review (whose title translates as Prague against Rome: Czechoslovak-Italian Relations, 1922–29), has, according to the reviewer, created a readable work, based on the careful analysis of a great deal of information, about Czechoslovak-Italian political and diplomatic relations in the 1920s, from the coming to power of Mussolini and his Fascists to the breakdown of treaty-based cooperation between the two countries. In this way, he has largely succeeded in fi lling a gap in our knowledge of the international relations of the fi rst Czechoslovak Republic. The reviewer praises, among other things, Houska’s use of a broad range of Italian archive records and his critical assessment of the actions of the Czechoslovak Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edvard Beneš (1884–1948). He argues, however, that the author has neglected economic relations between Prague and Rome.

  • Issue Year: XX/2013
  • Issue No: 01-02
  • Page Range: 219-223
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Czech