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History of Poland

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  • The Birth of a Stereotypeby Andrzej Pleszczynski

    BRILL 2011; US$ 182.00

    In early Medieval Western Europe intellectuals were used to indicate the external location of Slavic countries, as though outside civilization, with the term the North. The problem did not only concern nomenclature. The stereotype associated with the North pointed at the obvious cold weather, but also the primeval nature of the land and people. This... more...

  • A Warsaw Diary. 1978-1981by Kazimierz Brandys

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.09

    Over the past few years innumerable books have been written about contemporary Poland; yet even the best of them have been essentially journalistic works, written by sympathetic outsiders and doomed to be quickly overtaken by events. A Warsaw Diary is a very different kind of book: subtle, profound, a work of outstanding ? and permanent ? literary... more...

  • Polish Hero Roman Rodziewiczby Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 77.99

    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...

  • The Great Powers and Polandby Jan Karski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 62.99

    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...

  • Between the Brown and the Redby Mikolaj Stanislaw Kunicki

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 35.99

    Between the Brown and the Red captures the multifaceted nature of church-state relations in communist Poland, relations that oscillated between mutual confrontation, accommodation, and dialogue. Ironically, under communism the bond between religion and nation in Poland grew stronger. more...

  • Rome?s Most Faithful Daughterby Neal Pease

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 21.99

    When an independent Poland reappeared on the map of Europe after World War I, it was widely regarded as the most Catholic country on the continent, as ?Rome?s Most Faithful Daughter.? more...

  • Nowa Hutaby Kinga Pozniak

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In 1949 construction of the planned town of Nowa Huta began on the outskirts of Kraków, Poland. Its centerpiece, the Lenin Steelworks, promised a secure future for workers and their families. By the 1980s, however, the rise of the Solidarity movement and the ensuing shock therapy program of the early 1990s rapidly transitioned the country from socialism... more...

  • Commemorations and the Shaping of Modern Polandby Patrice M. Dabrowski

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    "This book represents the most sophisticated historiographical approach to understanding nation-building. Patrice Dabrowski demonstrates tremendous erudition... making brilliant use of contemporary newspapers and journals, as well as archival material." -- Larry Wolff, Boston College, author of Inventing ... more...

  • Peopling the Russian Peripheryby Nicholas Breyfogle; Abby Schrader; Willard Sunderland

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Though usually forgotten in general surveys of European colonization, the Russians were among the greatest colonizers of the Old World, eventually settling across most of the immense expanse of Northern Europe and Asia, from the Baltic and the Pacific, and from the Arctic Ocean to Central Asia. This book makes a unique contribution to our understanding... more...

  • Communism, Nationalism and Ethnicity in Poland, 1944?1950by Michael Fleming

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book fills a significant gap in the study of the establishment of communist rule in Poland in the key period of 1944?1950. It shows that nationalism and nationality policy were fundamentally important in the consolidation of communist rule, acting as a crucial nexus through which different groups were both coerced and were able to consent to... more...