This is an article about the Czechs written in 1910, when Slovakia was still part of Austria-Hungary. http://www.aux1.com/czech11thtext.shtml

This is an article about Jan Hus, the leader of Bohemia’s religious reform movement that ended in Hus’ martyrdom at the Council of Constance (6 July 1415) and began the Hussite Wars in Bohemia. http://www.mssr.com/info/hus.htm

This is an essay about the origins and history of Slovakia. http://www.snm.sk/zbornik/m_kucera.htm

This is another essay about Slovakia, and includes the history of its absorbtion into the Magyar state. http://www.slovakia.org/history3.htm

This site contains information on the ancient Slavic pre-Christian religion. http://www.geocities.com/cas111jd/slavs/

Different languages of Slovakia; indicates just who the heck's owned this place over the centuries (or claimed to, as the case may be) http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Slovakia

This is on an online book from the Katholieke Univeriteit Leuven (University of Louvain, Belgium) called "Gypsies in Slovakia: A Damaged Culture". It's an anthropological and historical study of the Gypsies. Slovakia has a very large Gypsy community; the author is a Slovak. http://www.vacilando.sk/research/anthropology/gypsies/gypsiesinslovakia/gypsiesinslovakia_researchpaper.php

Map of Bohemia drawn in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1882. The names are in German as the land was still part of Austria-Hungary. http://feefhs.org/maps/ah/ah-bohem.html

Map of Moravia drawn in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1882. It's from the same site as the map of Bohemia above; again, the names are in German. (Even the names in neighboring Galicia, now in Poland, are in German. Holy smokes! Yes, it's the same country, different rulers). http://feefhs.org/maps/ah/ah-morav.html