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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...

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 the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes an opportunity to organize an international conference on the history of Soviet-type security services, political police, and intelligence in Communist Party dictatorships. It focused on the repressive apparatus that arose out of the revolution and on the further development of its organizational structures, as well as various phenomena connected with politically motivated oppression in countries under Communist Party rule. This volume of Securitas Imperii contains nine articles, which are extended versions of papers presented at...

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 regimes in Eastern Europe. A broader, not only Central European, perspective on the events of that time is offered by a study depicting the discussion of human rights in the political councils of the leaders of the Warsaw Pact countries in 1985-1989 and the reactions of the Polish opposition to repression and human rights violations in other (not only European) socialist states in 1987-1989. Events in Hungary and Poland are documented through the cultural policies of and opposition to the...

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 of that time from an international perspective (Czechoslovak-French Cooperation in Military Intelligence 1932-1938; Czechoslovakia and the Western Powers on the Road to Munich: the Problem of Mutual (Mis)Understanding and Czechoslovakia in 1938 through the eyes of American diplomats) and domestic (studies of the Ruth affair and the trial of the Adolf Weiss and Co. group in the autumn of 1937; The Vernerer putsch; Ukrainian nationalism in Subcarpathian Rus in the context of the Czechoslovak crisis of 1938; "A small but...

Securitas Imperii 34 (1/2019)

Třicáté čtvrté číslo časopisu Securitas Imperii opět nabízí široký výběr historických témat. Do pohnutých let 1938 a 1939 zavádí čtenáře studie o Ulrichu Ferdinandu Kinském a jeho roli v Runcimanově mise (Šlechtic, letec, automobilový závodník a sportsman ve 20. století) a o československém vojenském zpravodajství po mnichovských událostech (Pátrací středisko pro Podkarpatskou Rus). Poválečnou perzekuci německého katolického kléru v litoměřické diecézi a retribuci přibližují studie Odcházím, mé srdce ale zůstává v mateřské diecézi a Konflikty Mimořádného lidového soudu v Praze a Oblastní úřadovny StB v Praze v letech 1946–1947, které doplňuje téma, jež v obnovené ČSR silně rezonovalo (Banderovci v Československu 1945–1947). Pražské jaro a srpnová...

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