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History of Poland

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  • 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...

  • The Eagle Unbowedby Halik Kochanski

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    In Halik Kochanski's extraordinary book, the untold story of Poland and the Poles in the Second World War is finally heard By almost every measure the fate of the inhabitants of Poland was the most terrible of any group in the Second World War. Following the destruction of its armed forces in the autumn of 1939, the Republic of Poland... more...

  • The Archaeology of the Prussian Crusadeby Aleksander Pluskowski

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The Archaeology of the Prussian Crusade explores the archaeology and material culture of the crusade against the Prussian tribes in the 13 th century, and the subsequent society created by the Teutonic Order which lasted into the 16 th century. It provides the first synthesis of the material culture of a unique crusading society created in the... more...

  • Polandby David H. Dunn; Marcin Zaborowski

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    This authoritative volume assesses how the recently democratized political system in Poland is adapting to the challenges posed by the country's adhesion to NATO which it joined in 1999. The contributors analyse Poland's performance as a newcomer. more...

  • The King's Honor and the King's Cardinalby John L. Sutton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Early in 1733 Augustus II, elector of Saxony and king of Poland, died in Warsaw from complications of a gangrenous foot. The elective throne of Poland thus fell vacant, and the states of Europe began cautious maneuvers designed to secure for each some national advantage in the choice of a successor. Before the year was out, diplomacy had given way... 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...

  • 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...