How 100 years of the Communist Party transformed the Czech lands?

The deadline for submissions to the monothematic issue is 31 July 2021.

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Securitas Imperii 38/2021

This year's first issue of Securitas Imperii. Journal for the Study of Modern Dictatorships offers a wide range of historical topics. In her study, Petra Loučová deals with the fate of Marta Hellmuthová, the translator of Mika Waltari's Egyptian Sinuhet, who, although she was a political prisoner in the 1950s, managed to gain a position through her work during the 1960s and 1970s that had to be respected by the power structures of the time. Milan Bárta describes the efforts to reform the security apparatus in the 1960s and shows how the reform efforts of the Prague Spring, had an impact on the Ministry of the Interior, albeit only briefly. The topic of the printed periodicals published in the 1970s and 1980s by the Federal Ministry of the Interior of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic is dealt with by Tomáš Malínek, who gives a detailed outline of their content, personnel, and organisational development. Adam Havlík focuses his study on the censorship activities of the Czechoslovak security apparatus before 1989, with a focus on the foreign press. Two studies deal with wartime and post-war issues. Jan Zumr's text deals extensively with the Gestapo's personnel policy, especially the composition of its Prague headquarters....

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Securitas Imperii 37 (2/2020)

The 100th anniversary in 2017 of the establishment of the Soviet Cheka (All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage) provided...

Securitas Imperii 36 (1/2020)

The monothematic, thirty-sixth issue of Securitas Imperii is dedicated to 1989, the 30th anniversary of the fall of the communist...

Securitas Imperii 35 (2/2019)

The current issue is devoted to the turbulent year 1938, a turning point for Czechoslovakia. It looks at the events...