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History of Poland

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  • The Great Powers and Polandby Jan Karski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 54.99

    This definitive study provides a comprehensive diplomatic history of Poland during the most seminal period in its existence, when its destiny lay in the hands of France, Great Britain, and the United States. Although sovereign in principle, Poland was little more than an object of the Great Powers? politics and rapidly changing relationships from... more...

  • Being and Becoming European in Polandby Marysia H. Galbraith

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    This book explores the life-story narratives of southern Poles, and asks what it means to be Polish as its population ‘becomes European’ following Poland’s entry into the European Union. more...

  • The Partitions of Poland 1772, 1793, 1795by Jerzy Lukowski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The Partitions of Poland were the major political and diplomatic upheaval of their time in Eastern Europe, and one of the most drastic redrawings of any European frontiers before 1919. And yet they have been strangely neglected in modern historiography. The appearance of this major study (the first comprehensive survey of the topic in English since... more...

  • Polish Hero Roman Rodziewiczby Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99

    In Polish Hero Roman Rodziewicz , Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm presents the fascinating and tragic real-life story of a Polish soldier and partisan hero, Roman Rodziewicz. Rodziewicz?s life takes the reader from Manchuria to Poland, enlistment in the Polish army, service with the famous partisan leader Major Hubal, capture and torture by the Germans,... more...

  • Poland, 1918-1945by Peter Stachura

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    Based on extensive range of Polish, British, German, Jewish and Ukranian primary and secondary sources, this work provides an objective appraisal of the inter-war period. Peter Stachura demonstrates how the Republic overcame giant obstacles at home and abroad to achieve consolidation as an independent state in the early 1920s, made relative economic... more...

  • The Polish-Lithuanian Monarchy in European Context, C.1500-1795by Dr Richard Butterwick

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 150.00

    The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is often considered an 'aberration' where monarchy was reduced by the nobility to impotence, and which was consequently partitioned. However, historians' reappraisal of monarchy in early modern Europe calls for a reconsideration of the extent of Polish-Lithuanian 'divergence'. The essays of this collection assess... more...

  • When Nationalism Began to Hateby Brian Porter

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 49.99

    In When Nationalism Began to Hate, Brian Porter offers a challenging new explanation for the emergence of xenophobic, authoritarian nationalism in Europe. He begins by examining the common assumption that nationalist movements by nature draw lines of inclusion and exclusion around social groups, establishing authority and hierarchy among "one's own"... more...

  • Polish Encounters, Russian Identityby David L. Ransel; Bozena Shallcross

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 18.35

    At a time when Poland is emphasizing its distance from Russia, Polish Encounters, Russian Identity points to the historical ties and mutual influences of these two great Slavic peoples. Whether Poland adopted a hostile or a friendly stance toward Russia, the intense responses of Russian thinkers, writers,... more...

  • Solidarity and Contentionby Maryjane Osa

    University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 70.50

    Solidarity and Contention deftly reconstructs the networks of protest in Communist Poland to show how waves of dissent during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s left an organizational residue that both instructed and enabled Solidarity and, ultimately, the Polish revolution. Using newly available documentary sources, Maryjane Osa shows how political challengers... more...

  • Katyn and the Soviet Massacre of 1940by George Sanford

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    The Soviet massacre of Polish prisoners of war at Katyn and in other camps in 1940 was one of the most notorious incidents of the Second World War. The truth about the massacres was long suppressed, both by the Soviet Union, and also by the United States and Britain who wished to hold together their wartime alliance with the Soviet Union. This... more...