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History of Poland

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  • The Crosses of Auschwitzby Geneviève Zubrzycki

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    In the summer and fall of 1998, ultranationalist Polish Catholics erected hundreds of crosses outside Auschwitz, setting off a fierce debate that pitted Catholics and Jews against one another. While this controversy had ramifications that extended well beyond Poland?s borders, Geneviève Zubrzycki sees it as a particularly crucial moment in the development... more...

  • Eastern Destiny: Russia in Asia and the North Pacificby G. Patrick March

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 45.95

    Eastern Destiny: Russia in Asia and the North Pacific is the history of a remarkable eastern expansion under tsars, emperors, and commissars. The narrative spans the period from the Mongol conquest in the 13th century to the Cold War of the 20th. An intense anxiety for security, owed in large part to the Mongol incursion, would impel the eastern... more...

  • The Idea of Galiciaby Larry Wolff

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    The Idea of Galicia analyzes the intellectual and cultural history of a place as an idea: how Galicia, invented in the late eighteenth century as a geopolitical artifice, gradually acquired complex meaning over the course of its historical existence (and even beyond) for the peoples? Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews? who lived there and for the political... more...

  • The History of Poland Since 1863by R. F. Leslie

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 64.00

    This is an account of the evolution of Poland from conditions of subjection to its reconstruction in 1918, development in the years between the two World Wars, and reorganisation after 1945. It begins at a time when Poland was still suffering from the legacy of the eighteenth-century Partitions and burdened with problems of sizeable ethnic minorities,... more...

  • Heart of Europeby Norman Davies

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 17.99 US$ 16.19

    The image of Poland has once again been impressed on European consciousness. Norman Davies provides a key to understanding the modern Polish crisis in this lucid and authoritative description of the nation's history. Beginning with the period since 1945, he travels back in time to highlight the long-term themes and traditions which have influenced... more...

  • Polandby George Sanford

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95

    Poland pioneered the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Domestic reformism and the negotiated abdication of ruling elites in 1989 have structured the country's politics in the 1990s. But the division between the communist and Solidarity camps continues to cause problems for a potential reform coalition aiming to complete modernisation through... more...

  • Into Enemy Armsby Michael Hingston

    Grub Street Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    Ditha Bruncel’s detailed memory of living in Germany during the Second World War provides a rare, first-hand insight into the day-to-day struggle against Nazi oppression, when even small acts of defiance or resistance carried great personal risk. In 1945 Ditha was living with her parents in the small town of Lossen, in Upper Silesia. Close Jewish... more...

  • Civil War in Poland 1942-1948by Professor Anita J. Prazmowska

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    This challenging new work uses archival research to examine Poland's government in exile during the Second World War as it sought both to fight against the advances of Germany and the Soviet Union, and to prepare for the moment when it would once more be possible to establish a national Polish government. The author suggests that the Poles were as... more...

  • The Grand Strategy of the Russian Empire, 1650-1831by John P. LeDonne

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 144.99 US$ 130.49

    At its height, the Russian empire covered eleven time zones and stretched from Scandinavia to the Pacific Ocean. Arguing against the traditional historical view that Russia, surrounded and threatened by enemies, was always on the defensive, John P. LeDonne contends that Russia developed a long-term strategy not in response to immediate threats but... more...

  • Poland under Communismby A. Kemp-Welch

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 36.00

    A history of Poland from the Second World War until the fall of Communism. more...