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History of Poland

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  • Rethinking History, Reframing Identityby Alexandra Wangler

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 109.00

    This book contributes to the theoretical and methodological discussion about how the diverging experiences of generations and their historical memories play a role in the process of national identity formation. Drawing from narratives gathered within the Ukrainian minority in northern Poland and centered on the collective trauma of Action Vistula,... more...

  • Polen und Deutschland vor 1000 Jahrenby Michael Borgolte

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 154.00

    Der Begegnung Kaiser Ottos III. und des Herzogs Boleslaw Chrobry zu Gnesen im Winter des Jahres 1000 ist anläßlich des Millenniums in Polen und Deutschland vielfach gedacht worden. Nirgends aber fanden sich führende Fachhistoriker beider Länder in so großer Zahl zusammen wie zur Berliner Tagung am 28. und 29. Januar 2000 im Institut für... more...

  • Zwischen Europa und Amerikaby Veronica Ziemer

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2008; US$ 54.99

    Nach einer Einschätzung von Kazimierz Dziewanowski lautet die grundlegende Frage zur polnischen Außenpolitik: ?Kann man irgendjemandem vertrauen? Werden wir nicht verraten, von unseren Feinden überfallen, von den Verbünde- 1 ten im Stich gelassen, für 30 Silberlinge verkauft?? Die polnische Außenpolitik unterlag nach 1989 einem fundamentalen W- del.... more...

  • Das politische System Polensby Klaus Ziemer

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 29.99

    Die erste nichtkommunistische Regierung Polens wurde zwar bereits im Herbst 1989 gebildet, doch kam es erst 1997 zur Verabschiedung ei­ner neuen Verfassung. Diese Verfassung der ?III. Republik? wies Merk­male institutionellen Lernens auf, mit denen z.B. die hohe Fluktuation an Regierungschefs eingedämmt werden sollte. Doch das Parteiensys­tem ist... more...

  • Monarchische und adlige Sakralstiftungen im mittelalterlichen Polenby Eduard Mühle

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    The studies in this volume address the history, standards, political factors, and social contexts that led Polish rulers to endow churches and monasteries, provide them with property, and entrust relics to them. In addition to documenting the latest research findings, the volume provides an overview of religious foundations in medieval... more...

  • Poland in the Modern Worldby Brian Porter-Szücs

    Wiley 2014; US$ 36.95 US$ 32.02

    Poland in the Modern World presents a history of the country from the late nineteenth century to the present, incorporating new perspectives from social and cultural history and positioning it in a broad global context Challenges traditional accounts Poland that tend to focus on national, political history, emphasizing the country's 'exceptionalism'.... more...

  • Orphans Of Versaillesby Richard Blanke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The lands Germany ceded to Poland after World War I included more than one million ethnic Germans for whom the change meant a sharp reversal of roles. The Polish government now confronted a German minority in a region where power relationships had been the other way around for more than a century. Orphans of Versailles examines the complex psychological... more...

  • Stalins Kommandotruppen 1941-1944 [German-language Edition]by Alexander Gogun

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 36.99

    There are certain parallels between the operations Vladimir Putin initiated in the wake of the Ukraine crisis of 2014 and the approach Stalin took in the region during the Second World War.Stalin's ruthless use of scorched earth tactics, the deliberate provocation of reprisals of the occupiers against the civilian population, the destruction of their... more...

  • Democracy Assistance from the Third Waveby Paulina Pospieszna

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    The role of Western NGOs in the transition of postcommunist nations to democracy has been well documented. In this study, Paulina Pospieszna follows a different trajectory, examining the role of a former aid recipient (Poland), newly democratic itself, and its efforts to aid democratic transitions in the neighboring states of Belarus and Ukraine.... more...

  • The Politics of Ethnicity in Central Europeby Dr Karl Cordell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00

    This volume deals with the politics of ethnicity in East-Central Europe. The major part of the book focuses upon the nature of identity and inter-ethnic relations in the Central European region of Silesia. Although Silesia is terra incognita to most of the English-speaking world, for centuries it has been contested by German, Polish, Czech, Prussian,... more...