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History of Poland

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 1980; 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...

  • Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights (1)by Stephen Turnbull; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Throughout their stormy history the Teutonic Knights of Germany have always been the most controversial brotherhood ever to call themselves 'Knights of Christ'.They were the most warlike of the religious orders, and this is reflected in the architecture they left behind. In contrast to the Templars who are remembered for their churches, the Teutonic... 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...